{"HeadlineLight14"/}Snow postpones area sports events

A snowstorm that started early Wednesday resulted in the postponements of every high school and college event on Wednesday's area sports schedule.

Delhi's home wrestling match against Unatego was moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Four other high school events have not been rescheduled as of Wednesday night _ Roxbury at Gilboa girls basketball, Bainbridge-Guilford at Sidney bowling, Hancock at Walton bowling and Cooperstown at Mohawk bowling.

SUNY Cobleskill's women's basketball game at Misericordia College will start at 6 p.m. today.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}O-Tigers luncheon set for today

Oneonta Tigers owner E. Miles Prentice III and general manager Andrew Weber will host a meet-and-greet luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at the Clarion Hotel in Oneonta.

The event, which was postponed Wednesday because of a snowstorm, is co-sponsored by the Otsego County Chamber and The Daily Star.

New York City attorney Prentice, 66, is the centerpiece of an investment group that purchased the Oneonta Tigers from longtime co-owners Sam Nader and Sid Levine in 2008. The sale was announced July 1 and completed Dec. 5.

Weber worked with the O-Tigers this past season to prepare for his role as general manager in 2009. Weber's father, Jim Weber, is part of the group that bought the O-Tigers.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Bowling fundraiser Friday at Holiday Lanes

The Oneonta State women's lacrosse team will host a bowling fundraiser from 8 a.m.-noon Friday at Holiday Lanes in Oneonta.

Cost is $10 for two games and shoe rental. The event also will feature a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a silent auction.

All proceeds will benefit the O-State women's lacrosse trip to St. Croix in March.

For more information, call head coach Jess Pausewang at 607-436-2902.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Crappie Derby at Dorchester on Saturday

The Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point.

Registration, which begins at 7 a.m. is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Participants can also pre-register at the Sportsmen's Den in Whitney Point and Gander Mountain in Johnson City.

The purse is expected to approach $5,000. Prizes will be awarded in several fishing categories.

For more information, call Dave Hughes at 607-692-3236 or 607-222-4000, or visiting www.crappiederby.com.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Harlem Wizards to play at Unatego

The Harlem Wizards will play the Unatego Superstars at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Unatego Jr.-Sr. High.

The Wizards are a basketball-show team that tours the northeast from January through March. General admission is $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Student admission is $8 in advance and $9 at the door.

The game will be presented by the Unatego yearbook committee.

Tickets are available from any yearbook member, Mrs. Owens at the middle/high school, Ms. Grays at Unadilla, Mr. Tolson at Otego, or by e-mailing kowens@unatego.stier.org.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Baseball Hall to offer VIP passes

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will offer the VIP Experience, a behind-the-scenes look at the shrine, on select dates from November through April.

The Hall of Fame VIP Experience begins with exclusive after-hours access to the Hall on Thursday evenings and ends Friday afternoons with private receptions. The package also includes a Hall of Fame Sustaining Membership ($100 value), a library archive tour and a museum collections artifact presentation.

Space is limited for the program, which continues Feb. 5-6; Feb. 19-20; March 5-6; March 19-20; April 2-3; April 16-17; and April 23-24.

The Cooper Inn, The Inn at Cooperstown, The Phinney House, The Rose and Thistle Bed and Breakfast and The White House Inn will offer accommodations. The program should be booked through the local merchants.

For more information, call the Hall's membership department at 607-547-0397.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Chenango Lake Perch Derby set for Feb. 7

The Oxford Lions Club will host the Chenango Lake Perch Derby on Feb. 7 in the town of New Berlin.

The angler who catches the first 2009 specially tagged perch at the derby will win a $1,000 cash award. In the event that no 2009-tagged perch is caught or poor weather, the cash prize will be raffled off to those who registered. The postponement date is Feb. 21.

The second person to catch a tagged perch will win $500. Prizes will be awarded for the largest perch every 15 minutes and for largest perch and pickerel caught during the day.

Pre-registration costs $4. For registration forms and more Perch Derby information, visit the website www.oxfordlions.org. Derby day registration costs $5.

The Oxford Lions Club also will hold a raffle that will include several prizes of at least $100 on derby day. Tickets are available from any OLC member.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Little League pancake breakfast Feb. 7

Catskill Mountain Little League will hold a pancake breakfast at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Stamford from 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 7.

A $5 donation per person would be appreciated to raise money for the league. Kids younger than age 5 eat free. For more information, call 607-278-9979.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Indoor soccer league starts Feb. 15

The Hartwick men's and women's soccer programs will sponsor an Indoor Futsal League at Binder Gymnasium on Sunday nights starting Feb. 15.

The eight-team league will play games at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. each Sunday.

Cost is $150 per team, which are allowed a maximum of 10 players and a minimum of six. Players must be 17 years or older to compete.

For more information, call Hartwick women's soccer coach Matt Verni at 607-431-4728.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Baseball Hall to celebrate black history

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate Black History Month from Feb. 16-21.

Special artifact-spotlight presentations will featuring items from African-American players such as Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and Satchel Paige will be on display each day in the Pride and Passion exhibit. Other daily activities include hands-on activities for kids in the Education Gallery and documentary films in the Bullpen Theater.

In April, the Hall will open an exhibit celebrating the life of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.

For more information, visit the website baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Hartwick to honor former coach Lambros

Hartwick College will honor former longtime men's basketball coach Nick Lambros on Feb. 21, when the college changes the name of the renovated Binder Physical Education Center to Lambros Arena.

The arena will be dedicated in honor of 1959 Hartwick graduate Lambros at halftime of the men's basketball game against Stevens Institute of Technology. Tip-off is at 4 p.m. Feb. 21.

Oneonta native Lambros led Hartwick's men to 353 victories in his 21 seasons as head coach. His program had seven 20-win seasons, seven NCAA Division III Tournament appearances "" reaching the Final Four in 1988 "" and seven Eastern College Athletic Conference postseason berths. Lambros was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004 and headed the first Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame class in 1995.

The Hartwick Athletic Association will host a donor reception, a tribute dinner and a roast of Lambros after the game. Those who have contributed at least $50 to the fundraising effort for Lambros Arena are invited to attend.

Reservations are due by Feb. 13. To reserve a spot, call Josh Truman at 607-431-4055 or e-mail trumanj@hartwick.edu. Truman also is accepting donations to the Wick Campaign for Lambros Arena.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Youth soccer registration under way

The Oneonta Youth Soccer Association is distributing registration forms for its spring recreational soccer program throughout Oneonta's elementary schools.

The program is open to youths in kindergarten through second grade who live or attend school in the Oneonta City School District. Registration forms also are available at Sport Tech in Oneonta.

Registration deadline is March 15. For more information, call Geoff Davis at 607-432-7485.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Soccer Hall reception in March

The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta will host the second Bill Atchinson Jr. Honors Reception at 2 p.m. March 8.

The event, which open to the public at no cost, honors soccer players within the Hall's region who have reached the highest level of accomplishments. i.e. National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Americans, scholar-athletes, and/or state and national champions at the college and high school levels.

Broome Community women's soccer coach Bill Rich will be the keynote speaker. Rich led the Hornets to two junior college national championships.

{"HeadlineLight14"/}State boys basketball tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 32nd annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament, which runs March 20-22 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Tickets cost $10 per session or $50 for all sessions. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 518-798-0202, at any Ticketmaster location, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-45-3000 or 802-862-5300.

The state-tournament schedule is as follows:

March 20: 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 21: 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 22: Class A championship, 1 p.m.; Class AA championship, 2:45 p.m.

The Civic Center also will host the NYS Federation boys and girls basketball tournaments, from March 27-29. Tickets are on sale for those tournaments as well.

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