Franklin to host Coaches vs. Cancer event

The Franklin basketball programs will host Worcester in a Coaches vs. Cancer event Saturday.

Play begins at 1 p.m. with junior varsity girls, followed by the varsity girls at 2:30 p.m. and the varsity boys at 4 p.m.

The event will feature a raffle that will include baseballs autographed by Cal Ripken Jr. and Carl Pavano, as well as a basketball autographed by the 2007-08 Syracuse University men's basketball team.

For more information, call Franklin athletic director Matt Campbell at 607-829-3551, ext. 314.

Softball camp to continue

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will host a Fastpitch Softball Pitching Camp for players ages 8-18 on Sunday. Sessions will run from 1-1:45 p.m. (ages 13-18, advanced/intermediate pitchers, catchers); from 1:45-3:45 p.m. (8-18, hitting, fielding); and from 3:45-4:30 p.m. (8-12, beginning pitchers).

Cost is $125 for pitching and skills, and $100 for hitting and fielding skills. For more information, call John Seedborg at 607-648-2126 or 607-765-6837.

Snowshoe race set for Feb. 2

Glimmerglass State Park will host a 5K snowshoe race at 2 p.m. Feb. 2. Registration will be accepted on race day.

This event is a qualifier for the winter Empire State Games, which are scheduled for February in Lake Placid. For weather updates that may affect the running of the race or for more information, call race coordinator Charles Hudson at 607-547-9252 or e-mail cjhudson@stny.rr.com.

Perch derby moved to Feb. 16

The Oxford Lions Club's annual Perch Derby has been rescheduled from Feb. 2 to Feb. 16 because of a mild January that has resulted in 6 inches of ice on Chenango Lake in Norwich.

The derby, which will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16, features a $1,000 NBT Bank cash prize for the first registered fisherman to catch a 2008 tagged perch. If the first tagged perch is caught by an angler who has pre-registered, that person will win an additional $200.

Blueox Corp is offering a $500 prize for the second tagged perch, and the person who catches the largest perch of the day will receive a $150 courtesy of Richard Polgar, DMD PC of Oneonta.

Pre-registration costs $4 and will be accepted until Feb. 9. Registration costs $5 on the ice. Forms are available at Mayhood's Sporting Goods in Norwich, Hoppies in Oxford and at the Oxford Lions' website, www.oxfordlions.org.

The event will also feature a raffle. Tickets are available from any member of the Oxford Lions Club and also will be sold on the ice during the derby.

If no perch with a 2008 tag is caught, or if the derby is canceled for weather-related reasons, the top prizes will be raffled off among pre-registered anglers at noon Feb. 16.

Proceeds will help provide eye examinations and eyeglasses for those in need and also benefit the Oxford Food Pantry, the Oxford Memorial Library and many other local groups.

For more information or to get involved with the club, call Ron Charles at 607-336-3729.

Hartwick to host Futsal league

The Hartwick men's soccer team will host the second annual Indoor Futsal League beginning Feb. 17 at Binder Gymnasium.

The league will be an eight-team formatted tournament and will be played on Sunday nights, with games scheduled for 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Cost for the league is $125 and is set up for players aged 17 and up.

For more information, call Ewan Seabrook at 607-431-4713 or e-mail seabrooke@hartwick.edu.

State wrestling runs March 8-9

Tickets are on sale for the 46th annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships, which will run March 8-9 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.

In its fifth year as a two-division format, the tournament will follow a similar schedule to last year's event held at the Times Union Center in Albany. The 2008 championships mark the second year that an additional 120 wrestlers will fill byes in the brackets, resulting in a combined field of 520 student-athletes.

The event begins with the Parade of Champions at 10 a.m. March 8. Preliminaries in both divisions follow from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Quarterfinals will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m., with wrestlbacks set for 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Semifinals begin Sunday's schedule and will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wrestlebacks and consolation semifinals are set for 12:30-2 p.m., followed by consolation finals from 2:15-4 p.m.

Championships begin at 6 p.m. and will be featured on two mats.

Tickets prices range from $12 for one session to $38 for all three, the latter including premium seating for the finals. Tickets are available at the Blue Cross Arena box office, by calling 585-232-1900 or 716-852-5000, or by visiting the website www.ticketmaster.com.

The championships return to Rochester for the first time since 1969, when they were held at RIT. They will return to Albany's Times Union Center in 2009.

Baseball club to host series

The Blue Jays Baseball Club will hold its seventh annual exhibition series near Cooperstown for high school varsity teams in late April and mid-May.

The club also will host three-game tournaments for summer teams ages 13, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U. Trophies and medallions are awarded.

For more information, call Harvey Sandig at 631-650-5759 or e-mail Cooperstown314@aol.com.

YMCA winter leagues start soon

The Oneonta Family YMCA is accepting sign-ups for the following winter leagues: Fastbreak Basketball (Monday nights); 30-and-Over Basketball (Tuesday nights); 50-and-Over Basketball (Wednesday nights); Racquetball (Monday nights); and Co-Ed Indoor Soccer (Thursday nights).

Sign-up forms are available at the YMCA. All leagues are scheduled to begin next week.

For more information, call the YMCA at 607-432-0010.

Soccer association accepting registration

The Oneonta Youth Soccer Association is accepting registration for its Spring Recreational Soccer Program.

Registration forms have been distributed at Oneonta City elementary schools and also are available at Sports Tech. This program is open to youths in grades K-2 who attend City of Oneonta schools or live within the Oneonta City School District.

For more information, call Geoff Davis at 607-432-7485 or e-mail davisgb@oneonta.edu.

Soccer club updates website

The Cooperstown Soccer Club has updated its website and now offers online registration for parents of youth soccer players.

The CSC website _ www.coopsoccerclub.com _ also will feature team details and coaching information, along with game and practice schedules.

Registration for spring soccer runs through March 1. The Spring Recreational Soccer season is for students in grades K-6 and runs Saturdays from April 26-June 28 (no games May 3).

The CSC will continue to accept paper registrations, although parents are encouraged to register online.

Registration forms are available at Church and Scott and the Clark Sports Center.

For more information, e-mail info@coopsoccerclub.com.

Youth soccer registration set

The Calcio Soccer Club, a competitive spring travel youth program, still has roster space available for the following teams: Calcio United Under-19 boys, U-16 boys, U-19 girls and U-12 girls.

Players are grouped by their ages as of Aug. 1, 2007. For more information or registration forms, call Kellie Place at 607-432-2406.

Baseball team seeks players

The Binghamton Warriors Class of 2008 Elite Travel Baseball Team has a few openings for its sixth year playing in regional tournaments.

For more information, call Todd Stupski at 607-772-0190.

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