Cobleskill coach named to hall

Former SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse coach Stan Nevins will be inducted into the National Junior College Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 9, the college announced Friday.

Nevins will be honored as part of the Class of 2008 during a banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 9 at Nassau Community College. The banquet is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association's Lacrosse Championship Weekend.

Nevins founded Cobleskill's program and went 184-66 over 22 seasons as its coach. His Mountain Valley Conference powers of the 1970s and 80s won two league championships and eight NJCAA Region III Championships and made three national championship appearances.

Nevins, a 1996 Cobleskill Hall of Famer, earned NJCAA Coach of the Year honors in 1976 and 1980. He also coached the Fighting Tigers in wrestling and men's and women's cross country.

Cobleskill's Male Athlete of the Year award is named after Nevins.

A meet-and-greet session at B.K. Sweeney's Uptown Grille in Garden City will follow the induction ceremony. For more information, call NJCAA Lacrosse Coaches Association President Bob Leary at 607-746-4610.

Soccer team goes undefeated

The Calcio Under 19 Red Panthers, a local girls soccer team, completed an undefeated season in the Rising Stars Soccer Club winter indoor league on April 6.

Calcio's back-to-back 1-0 victories over Utica Rhino Riot and Utica Rhino One capped a 10-0 season. Samantha Borgstrom, Brittany Martin, Stefanie Cornnell, Eliza Higgins, Emily Slentz, Ashley Rowley, Susanna Johnson, Morghen Axtell, Laura Rowley, Kori Hamm, Samantha Martin, Laura Harmon and Emma Ryan-Miller competed for the Red Panthers, who were coached by John Rowley and Kris Slentz.

Champ to visit bowling alley

Professional bowler Kelly Kulick will appear at a Bowl for the Cure event Sunday at Hi-Scor Lanes in Earlville.

In 2006, Kulick became the first woman to earn a Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour exemption. She is a member of the United States Bowling Congress Ambassador program and the 2007 USBC Queens champion.

From 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Kulick will bowl with entrants during the event, which will donate its proceeds to breast-cancer research.

For more information, call Donna Stratton at 315-691-3211.

O-State banquet set for May 6

Oneonta State will host its 19th annual Athletic Awards Banquet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 6 in the Hunt Union Ballroom.

The banquet, which will honor the college's top student-athletes, will follow a reception for seniors from 5-6:15 p.m. May 6 at the Waterfront Cafe.

For more information or to make a reservation (RSVP by Monday), call O-State's athletic department at 607-432-3594.

Softball meetings start Tuesday

The Oneonta City Softball League will host manager/open-interest meetings this coming week at the Laskaris Skateroom in the Brenner Recreation Center of Neahwa Park. All teams are encouraged to have a representative present.

The Oneonta City men will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the Oneonta City women at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680 during regular business hours.

Golf clubs to meet soon

The Ouleout Creek Golf Course's Tuesday Night Ladies League will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

New members are welcome. For more information, call the clubhouse at 607-829-2100.

 Colonial Ridge Golf Course in Laurens will meet at the following times and dates:

Friday Night Couples, 5 p.m. April 25; Tuesday AM Men, 9 a.m. April 29; Monday AM, 8:30 a.m. May 5 (golf to follow) and Monday PM Women, 5 p.m. May 5 (golf to follow).

All leagues are open to the public. For more information, call the pro shop at 607-263-5291.

 Colonial Ridge also will hold its weekly Thursday Morning Senior Fun Day at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Coffee and donuts are served at 8:30 a.m. before each round.

Play is open to the public and golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Greens fees are $6 per player. Golf carts are also $6 per player. For more information, call the pro shop at 607-263-5752.

SUNY Delhi swimming set

SUNY Delhi will host summer swimming programs for youths and adults beginning June 30.

Community swimming lessons will run between 9 a.m.-noon in the Kunsela Hall pool. Classes include American Red Cross Levels I-VI, Basic Water Rescue, infant/toddler/preschoolers program and a Level VI diving class. Swim team practice is also available.

Residents of Bovina, Meredith, Delhi and Hamden should contact their village clerks to find out the cost of enrollment. Cost for residents outside these areas is $45 per person per session

For more information, call Delhi's athletic department at 607-746-4263.

Water aerobics at SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi will host water aerobics classes from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer session. Cost is $45 per person.

Delhi's summer pool schedule is as follows:

Monday-Friday: Swim practice, noon-1 p.m.; lap swim, 1-1:30 p.m.; open swim, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: Open swim, 5-6 p.m.

Cost for daily use is $3 per person. Pool passes are available.

For more information, call aquatics coordinator John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263 or 1-800-96-DELHI.

Spring turkey season starts May 1

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday that the 2008 spring season opens for all hunters on May 1.

A special Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is scheduled for April 26-27. Youths ages 12-15 who hold a junior hunting license and a turkey permit are eligible to hunt. Youths ages 12-13 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or relative older than 21, with written permission from their parent or legal guardian. Youths ages 14-15 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an adult older than 18, with written permission from their parent or legal guardian;

Accompanying adults must have current hunting licenses and turkey permits. Adults may assist youths, including calling, but may not carry a firearm or bow, or kill or attempt to kill a wild turkey during the youth hunt.

Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to noon each day. The bag limit for the youth weekend is one bearded bird, which becomes part of the youth's regular-season bag limit of two bearded birds. A second bird may be taken beginning May 1.

The regular spring season runs May 1-31. Hunters must have turkey hunting permits in addition to their small game hunting or sportsman license. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to noon each day, and hunters may take two bearded turkeys during the spring season but not on the same day.

Hunters may only use a shotgun and shot sizes no larger than No. 2 or smaller than No. 8 or with a bow and arrow. Successful hunters must call 1-866-426-3778 within 48 hours to report any turkey shot.

For more information, visit the DEC's website

Baseball event set for May 3

Oneonta will host a local qualifying event for the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition on May 3 at Damaschke Field.

There is no cost to participate. The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2008. Youths will compete for sectional berths in their respective age-groups (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14). Yankee Stadium will host the national finals during MLB's All-Star Week.

Parents or guardians must fill out the proper forms and present birth certificates to the Brenner Recreation Center in Neahwa Park to pre-register participants. Forms are available at the recreation office.

For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680 during regular business hours.

Colonial Ridge golf tourney Saturday

The Colonial Ridge Golf Course in Laurens will hold a captain and mate tournament Saturday.

Tee time is 9 a.m. for the event, which is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person. Greens fees and cart fees are not included in the entry fee.

For more information, call the Colonial Ridge pro shop at 607-263-5291

USPP canoe races slated for Saturday

The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers will host two spring canoe races at 11 a.m. Saturday.

All classes start at the Route 205 bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation, C-1W and youth classes will finish at the 12-mile mark at the Otego fishing access. All other classes (NYMCRA point and pros) will proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access for an 18-mile total.

Participants can register on raceday starting at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per amateur and $20 per pro.

All participants must be registered before the pre-race meeting at 11 a.m. on raceday.

For more information, call Jeff Shultis at 607-988-7898 or e-mail

Afton GC seeks players for ladies league

The Afton Golf Club is seeking two-person teams or individuals for its Monday Night Ladies League.

The handicapped-scoring league starts Monday and runs through mid-September. New players will receive three free clinic lessons from Afton's pros.

For more information or to join, call Judy Derr at 607-967-8756.

Wrestling clinics to continue

The Red Dragon Wrestling Clinic Series ends Tuesday in the wrestling room of Oneonta State's Chase Physical Education Building.

The elementary school division meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will be followed by the middle/high school division from 7:30-9 p.m.

Cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Oneonta State Athletics-Wrestling.

For more information, call 607-436-2100 or e-mail O-State head coach Duane Ritter at

OBGC to host whiffleball clinics

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will offer whiffleball clinics for children ages 6-9 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Participants will learn the basics of the sport, including game rules, baserunning, hitting, throwing and catching. For more information, call Gary Dilello at 607-432-1133.

OBGC accepting softball registration

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for its Spring Softball League for girls ages 8-10 and 11-12. This instructional league, with volunteer coaches and umpires, emphasizes player participation. Space is limited.

Indoor practices run from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays.

For more information or to obtain registration forms, visit the website

City softball league sign-ups begin

The Oneonta City Softball League is accepting registrations for its men's and women's leagues.

Men's games will run Tuesdays and Thursdays and the women will play on Mondays and Wednesdays on the fields at Neahwa and Catella Parks.

Games are scheduled to begin May 19.

League fees are $400 and the deadline to enter a team is 5 p.m. April 25.

For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Baseball club to hold tournaments

The Blue Jays Baseball Club is sponsoring a high school exhibition series for varsity and junior varsity teams near the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown from April 24-27 and May 10. Teams can play one or two games.

The club also will sponsor three-game summer tournaments for teams ages 13, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U on Memorial Day weekend, July 4-6 and selected dates during the week of July 28-Aug. 3.

For more information, call Harvey Sandig at 631-650-5759 or e-mail

Worcester to host alumni basketball games

Worcester Central will host its 18th annual Alumni Basketball Games at 6 p.m. April 26.

Players can download registration forms at the website

At 4 p.m. April 26, the Worcester Central School Band will sponsor a Brooks' BBQ.

For more information, e-mail Worcester athletic director Jim Kenyon at

Golf tournament April 26 at Ouleout

The Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin will host the first Military Families Benefit Golf Tournament, a captain and crew event that tees off at 9 a.m. April 26.

Cost is $50 per player and includes greens fees, cart and a light lunch. Registration will be accepted from 8-8:45 a.m. on April 26.

All proceeds will go to a Delaware County American Legion or VFW Post, chosen by lottery, to be used to aid military families in need.

To reserve individual or team spots, call the Ouleout Creek GC at 607-829-2100. To donate prizes, call the golf course or Arnie Weiss at 607-746-3857.

Charity softball tourney April 26-27

The American Diabetes Association Charity Softball Tournament will run April 26-27 at the 12 North Sports Bar and Grill in Utica.

Registration costs $150 per team for the three-pitch tournament, which will award $200 for first place, $125 for second and $75 for third.

To register or for more information, call Cheryl Jassak at 1-888-342-2383, ext. 3696 or visit the website

Boys basketball tourney set for April 27

The Shoot the Lights Out 3-on-3 Boys Basketball Tournament is set for April 27 at the Oneonta Family YMCA.

Registration deadline is April 22. Cost is $50 per team. Maximum roster size is five players.

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

Sports festival continues April 27

The Oneonta State women's soccer team and the Headwaters Soccer Club will continue its 18th annual Powerade Indoor/Outdoor Soccer and Swim Festival for youths in grades 1-6 on April 27.

Boys and girls will be placed on teams and will play, swim, watch videos and receive skills instruction from members of the O-State women's soccer team.

Participants must bring snacks, sneakers and swimsuits. All activities will be held at O-State's Chase Physical Education Building, as well as Astro Turf Field during the April-May sessions (weather permitting). Check-in is at Chase.

Pre-registration costs $15 per child per date or $20 the day of each session. Festival times are from noon-4 p.m. April 27 and May 4.

Registration forms are available at the website

For more information e-mail coach Liz McGrail at or call her at 607-436-3474.

Youth parade in Worcester on May 3

The Worcester Baseball Organization, Inc. will hold a Little League and Girls Softball Opening Day Parade at 9 a.m. May 3 at Worcester Central.

All players must report by 8:30 a.m. May 3 for the parade, which will begin on Main Street and end at the Little League field. Team pictures will follow Opening Day ceremonies.

The WBO, which is seeking volunteers to umpire little league games and to coach at the little league and T-ball levels, also will hold registration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the M&M Building.

For more information, call Theresa at 607-397-9359 or e-mail

Fisk to appear at Cooperstown Classic

National Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk will attend the Cooperstown Classic, a Triple-A baseball game between the Syracuse Chiefs and the Rochester Red Wings on May 18 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The Chiefs announced Fisk's appearance this past Tuesday. Fisk played his final minor league season in 1971 with the IL's Louisville Colonels. He will throw out the first pitch and will attend the 6-8 p.m. postgame reception at the Baseball Hall. The reception also will feature appearances by players from the Chiefs and Red Wings.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 315-474-7833. For more information, visit the website

Men's baseball league seeks players

The Leatherstocking Baseball League is inviting men ages 22 and older to sign-up for its 2008 season, which will run from late May to early August.

Teams from Oneonta, Edmeston, Milford and Cooperstown will compete in the league, which is open to players of all skill levels. Games are professionally umpired and there is a fee to participate.

For more information, call Gary Pochkar (Oneonta) at 607-397-8633; Vic Erway (Milford) at 607-547-9358; Carl Wenner (Cooperstown) at 607-547-5729; or Mike Clark (Edmeston) at 607-965-6507.

O-State to host summer wrestling camp

Ken Chertow's Gold Medal Training Camp System for wrestling will return to Oneonta State for the third consecutive year from June 28-July 3. The camp is open to wrestlers of all skill levels and ages and features options for commuter and overnight campers.

For information on prices, sessions and available discounts, call 814-466-7790 or e-mail For information on nearby hotel accommodations, call 814-466-3466.

Baseball team has openings

The Binghamton Warriors Class of 2008 elite travel baseball team has a few openings.

The team will compete in regional showcase tournaments. For more information, call Todd Stupski at 607-772-0190.''

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