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June 11, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

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Local boy advances in PHR

Oneonta resident Mariano Hernandez III advanced to the New York Mets Team Championship portion of the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition after earning the highest overall total during sectional competition May 19 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.

Mariano finished the sectional event with 1,022 points to win the gold medal in the 11-12 age-group. His performance marked the best of the sectional competition, which drew local champions from the Southern Tier.

Mariano will compete in the New York Mets Team Championship on June 16 at Citi Field. The Team Championship will run from 7:45-9:15 a.m. at the home of the New York Mets, who will play the Chicago Cubs at 1:10 p.m. that day.

Mariano will compete against two other boys for the 11-12 title. Each division winner will be honored on Citi Field in a pre-game ceremony and advance to the National Finals, which will take place during All-Star Weekend back at Citi Field.

Hartwick has Scholar All-American

Hartwick College graduate Harry Hughes made the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's 2013 Scholar All-America Team, the Hawks announced earlier this week.

Hughes is one of 98 Division I, II and III athletes to receive the honor. A total of 49 D-III athletes from 202 USILA member institutions received the distinction.

Hughes is the first Hawk to receive the honor since defender Kevin Miller in 2010.

An attackman, Hughes made the Empire 8 Conference's Second Team this past season after leading Hartwick in goals (45) and points (57). He ranked 13th in the nation in goals per game (3.21) and was 46th in points per game (4.0). Within the Empire 8, he ranked third in goals and sixth in points.

Hughes finished as the program’s all-time leading goal scorer with 185. The sociology major finished the spring semester with a 3.5 grade-point average.

Bass tourney schedule set

The Susquehanna Bass Association will open its season with the Kirns Body Shop Open, which will run from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16 on Canadarago Lake.

The SBA also will host the Neptune Diner Open on Cayuga Lake on June 30. The club will fish a 10-tournament schedule. Anglers of the Year will be announced at the end of the season.

For more information, visit the website

Outlaws camps start June 24

The Oneonta Outlaws will host baseball camps for boys and girls ages 5-12 from June 24-July 18 at Damaschke Field.

Each four-day camp runs from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays through Thursdays. Campers will be grouped based on age and ability.

Cost is $70 per player and includes 12 hours of instruction from Outlaws coaches and players, as well as an official Oneonta Outlaws T-shirt. Cost for each additional family member is $60. Additional camps also cost $60 apiece.

The Outlaws are also offering birthday party packages. Cost is $12 per child, with a minimum of 10 children required. Cost includes free game admission for each child and one parent, as well as food and drink for each child. The birthday child also will received an Outlaws baseball cap and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

For more information, call Steve Pindar at 607-432-6326, email or visit the website

OBGC to hold summer camps

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will host the following summer camps.

Rising Stars Hoop Camp ($25): Oneonta High boys basketball coach Jerry Mackey will run basketball camps July 1-3. The camp for boys and girls in grades K-5 runs from 8:30-11 a.m. The camp for boys and girls in grades 6-11 runs from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Football Camp ($25): First-year Oneonta High varsity football coach John Mushtare will run a football camp for boys ages 7-12 from 3-5 p.m. July 15-17.

For a registration form or more information, visit the OBGC or the website

All-sport camp starts July 29

The 17th annual Eastman Associates Munchkin All-Sport Camp will run from July 29-Aug. 1 at Oneonta State.

The O-State women's soccer team will run the camp, which is designed for boys and girls ages 5-12. Activities include badminton, basketball, kickball, racquetball, soccer, T-ball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Cost is $60 per camper (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) or $90 per camper (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and includes a T-shirt. Campers should wear athletic attire, including sneakers, and bring their own lunches.

For more information, call camp director and O-State women's soccer coach Liz McGrail at 607-436-3474 or email