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January 8, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Hall to announce results Wednesday

National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson will announce the results of the 70th Baseball Writers’ Association of America election live on MLB Network at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The announcement will be simulcast on and at the Hall’s website,

The 2013 BBWAA ballot features 24 new candidates and 13 returners. Those who appear on at least 75 percent of the BBWAA ballots cast will be enshrined into the Hall at 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. The Class of 2013 already features umpire Hank O’Day, former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th century standout Deacon White, who were elected by the Pre-Integration Era Committee in December.

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, whose careers were tainted by allegations of using performance-enhancing drugs, appeared on the BBWAA ballot for the first time in 2012. Other notable first-timers on the ballot are Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling and David Wells. The leading returning candidates are Jack Morris (66.7 percent of the votes last year), Jeff Bagwell (56.0) and Lee Smith (50.6).

Afton basketball

to fight cancer

Afton Central School will host a Coaches vs. Cancer basketball event to benefit the American Cancer Society today.

The Crimson Knights will host a quadruple-header against Sidney beginning with junior varsity boys and girls games at 4:30 p.m. The varsity girls will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.

Fans will receive cancer awareness stickers and pin-up cards for the Wall of Hope will be available for a $1 donation. The event also will feature 50/50 raffles and a half-court shooting contest.

For more information, call Afton Central at 607-639-8201 or visit the website

Hunting courses

in January

West End Archery will host a bowhunter education course from 5:30-9:30 p.m. today and Wednesday.

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