Crappie Derby rescheduled for Feb. 8
The Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby has been rescheduled for Feb. 8 in Whitney Point.
According to the event’s website, ice levels were not sufficient enough to hold the event on its scheduled date of this Saturday.
Entry fee is $2 for ages 13-and-older and free for those 12-and-younger.
Free parking is available at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point as well as the Kiebel Road extension on the west side of Whitney Point Lake.
The last Crappie Derby took place in 2011 and drew roughly 2,000 anglers and an additional 3,500 spectators. The purse that year was approximately $13,500.
For more information, call derby coordinator Dave Hughes at 607-692-3263, email email@example.com or visit the website www.crappiederby.com.
OTC to host winter events
The Oneonta Tennis Club will host the following events in 2014.
Doubles qualifiers (Saturday): Top eight in each division (men’s & women’s) will compete in the tournament, three sets with three different partners. Top four in each division will then team up for semifinals and finals. No fee for those in all-inclusive membership category. For others, cost is $20 for the qualifiers and $40 for the tournament.
O-State tennis fundraiser (Feb. 8-9): Fundraiser tournament for Oneonta State’s varsity tennis teams.
Local umpires to meet
Local chapters of the Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires, Inc., will hold their first business meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lecture Hall 5 in Oneonta State’s Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center.
Anyone interested in becoming an umpire for the upcoming high school/summer seasons should attend. Classes start Feb. 5 for baseball and Feb. 6 for softball.
For more information, call 607-287-3537 or visit the website www.schohannaumpires.org.
Pitching camp to start Sunday
The Oneonta Pitching Camp for softball players ages 8-18 starts Sunday at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club. The camp runs Sundays through March 2.