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January 21, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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---- — 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 nyscrappiederby@aol.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.

Session I is for advanced pitchers and runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. To qualify, pitchers must know the fundamentals and mechanics of windmill pitching. The cost is $210.

Session II is for intermediate and beginning pitchers. It runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and costs $90.

The camp is run by John Seedborg and Oneonta High softball coach Randy Brockway.

For more information, call Seedborg at 607-765-6837 or email him at seedborgj66@netscape.net.

Hall accepting intern applications

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is accepting applications for next year’s class at the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Leadership Development.

Applications for the Class of 2014 will be accepted through Jan. 31. The Steele Internship Program will provide students the chance to join the Hall in a 10-week summer internship.

To be considered for the program, students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a college or university, having completed at least their sophomore year. Fifteen intern positions are available.

All applications must be completed online at www.baseballhall.org/intern. Candidates must attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.

For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/intern.

O-State softball dinner Feb. 1

The Oneonta State softball team will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1.

The 6th Ward Athletic Club in Oneonta will host the dinner, which costs $8 per person.

Hall to offer overnights

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will offer its Extra Innings Overnights program beginning in February.

The program features a sleepover in the Hall’s Plaque Gallery for children ages 7-12 and their parents/guardians. It is open to museum members and youth groups.

Cost is $49.95 per person and includes after-hours access to the Hall’s public areas, hands-on programs throughout the museum, a late-night snack, a movie in the Bullpen Theater and a light breakfast the following morning. All junior participants will receive a Hall of Fame knapsack and mementos.

The program will run Feb. 22-23 and March 22-23 for youth groups only. It also will run March 1-2 and April 5 for members only.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Hall’s education department at 607-547-0313.

O-State softball clinic Feb. 23

Oneonta State’s softball team will host a winter clinic for girls ages 10-and-older from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Alumni Field House.

Cost is $45 and pre-registration is highly recommended.

For more information, call O-State coach Sara Headley at 607-436-3590 or email Sara.Headley@oneonta.edu.

State wrestling tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships, which run Feb. 28-March 1 at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Session 1 starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28 with the Parade of Champions and will be followed by preliminaries from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quarterfinals follow from 2-4 p.m., with wrestlebacks slated for 4-8 p.m.

Session 2 starts at 9:30 a.m. March 1 with special awards, followed by semifinals and wrestlebacks from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More wrestlebacks and consolation semifinals will run from 12:30-2 p.m., with consolation finals set for 2-3:30 p.m.

Session 3 starts at 6 p.m. March 1 and features Division I and Division II championship matches on two mats. Finals will be broadcast live by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel for the second straight year.

Three-session tickets cost $38 for premium seating at the finals or $33 for non-premium seating. Single-session tickets cost $12 each.

Tickets are on sale at the Times Union Center box office and select Walmart locations. Tickets also may be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit the website www.nysphsaa.org.

Unadilla MX announces schedule

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the following events in 2014.

May 10-11: Loretta Lynn’s MX area qualifier.

May 11: District 3 MX.

May 30-June 1: MX Rewind Vintage MX Weekend.

June 22: District 3 MX.

July 11-13: ATV National Weekend.

Aug. 8-10: Pro National MX Weekend.

Sept. 6-7: Grand National Cross Country.

For more information, call Unadilla MX at 607-965-8450, email info@unadillamx.com or visit the website www.unadillamx.com.

Club accepting deer hides

The Bainbridge Sportsmen’s Club and Chenango Federation are accepting donations of deer hides.

Proceeds will be used to send youths to DEC camps.

Deer hides may be dropped off at the club, which is located at 23 Pearl St. in Bainbridge.

For more information, call 607-967-2222.