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February 9, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Crappie Derby canceled

The Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association announced Thursday that the NYS Crappie Derby has been canceled because the ice on Whitney Point Lake is not thick enough. The event was scheduled to run Saturday.

The BC Department of Parks and Recreation measured 8 inches of ice and determined Whitney Point Lake unsafe. As a result, the derby has been canceled for the fifth time in the last 10 years. The derby had been canceled five times in its first 30 years.

The 2014 Crappie Derby is scheduled for Jan. 25.

For more information, call derby coordinator Dave Hughes at 607-692-3263 or visit the website www.crappiederby.com.

Softball pitching camp runs Sundays

The 2013 Oneonta Pitching Camp for girls ages 8-18 will run Sundays through March 3 at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.

Session I is for advanced pitchers, Session II is for intermediate and Session III is for beginners. There are limited openings for Session I, which runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and costs $200. Pitchers must possess the basic fundamentals and mechanics of windmill pitching.

Sessions II and III are $85 each. Session II runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Session III runs from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Oneonta High softball coach Randy Brockway at 607-435-8205 or John Seedborg at 607-765-6837.

Local umpires to meet Sunday

The Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires will hold its interpreters clinics at 10 a.m. Sunday in Lecture Hall 1 of Oneonta State’s Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center.

The baseball clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m., followed by the softball clinic at noon. All high school baseball and softball coaches are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Steven Andrews at 607-432-0680.

Gun shows start Sunday

The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun and knife shows from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates.

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