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January 28, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will host its “Bring a girl to the game” at 6 p.m. Feb. 7, when the Red Dragons host Fredonia in SUNY Athletic Conference play.

Girls will have an opportunity to meet the team after the game.

All Red Dragon girls basketball campers who respond by Tuesday will receive a coupon toward the camp. For more information, call O-State coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email her at Daphne.Thompson@Oneonta.edu.

Basketball tourney starts Feb. 28

The inaugural Roland A. Beers Memorial Basketball Tournament will run Feb. 28-March 1 at Walton Central.

The tournament will feature three six-team divisions, for players in grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10.

Games will be two 20-minute halves of running time. Regular time will be kept for the final minute of close games. Overtime periods, if needed, will last for two minutes.

Cost is $150 per team. Entry deadline is Friday.

The tournament raises money for the Roland A. Beers Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will benefit a Walton senior looking to pursue secondary education in criminal justice. Last year, the fund awarded three scholarships totaling $2,400.

For more information, call William Beers at 607-865-4730.

Soccer refs to meet March 2

The Oneonta/USSF Soccer Referee Association will hold an interest meeting for those who would like to referee youth travel soccer from 2-3:30 p.m. March 2 in Oneonta.

Pre-registration is required to attend. To pre-register, email Geoff Davis at geoff.davis@oneonta.edu or call 607-432-7485.

State basketball tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 37th New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Championships, which run March 14-16 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Tickets cost $10 per session or $50 for all sessions. Advanced tickets cost $8 apiece for the first 1,000 sold before March 1. Fans also may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $50 before March 1, but this package is limited to 250.

Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 855-432-2849 or online at www.GlensFallsCC.com or www.ticketleap.com.

The schedule is as follows:

March 14: Class D semifinals, 10 and 11:45 a.m.; Class C semifinals, 1:30 and 5 p.m.; Class B semifinals, 6:45 and 8:30 p.m.

March 15: Class A semifinals, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Class AA semifinals, 12:30 and 2:15 p.m.; Class D championship, 5:30 p.m.; Class C championship, 7:15 p.m.; Class B championship, 9 p.m.

March 16: Class A championship, 1:30 p.m.; Class AA championship, 3:15 p.m.

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

Crappie Derby rescheduled for Feb. 8

The Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby has been rescheduled for Feb. 8 in Whitney Point because of insufficient ice.

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.

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.