Area Sports Briefs


Delhi golf pro honored

The Northeastern New York Section of the Professional Golfers' Association of America has selected SUNY Delhi Professional Golf Management Director Tom Philion as its Golf Professional of the Year, the Broncos announced Friday.

"It's an honor to be recognized by my peers for having a positive impact on the game of golf," said Philion, who will be honored Tuesday at the NENY PGA Spring Membership Meeting. "I've been very lucky."

Philion has served Delhi as its director of Business and Professional Golf Management Program for the past 10 years and coaches the Broncos' women's golf team. Before Delhi, he was the head golf professional at Columbia Golf & Country Club in Claverack for 16 years.

Philion, who earned PGA certification in executive management in 2007, coached golf at Columbia-Greene Community College from 1996-2005.

The NENY previously honored its former president with the Horton Smith and Bill Straughsbaugh awards.

TWC to show state finals

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will broadcast and stream high school basketball state championship games this weekend.

Channel 324 will broadcast the Class D girls final at 10 a.m. Sunday and the Class C girls final at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. South Kortright's girls will play a state semifinal at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, followed by Cooperstown's girls in a Class C state semifinal at 12:30 p.m.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will broadcast all of the boys and girls state championship games over the weekend. They also will be streamed live on

Hunter ed course April 11-12

Stamford Town Hall will host a Hunter Education Course from 8 a.m..-4 p.m. April 11 and from 8 a.m.-noon April 12.

There is no fee for the course, but pre-registration is required.

To pre-register or for more information, call Hank Cioccari at 607-652-8049.

Lifting event set for April 18

Muscles in Motion in Oneonta will host the Central New York Powerlifting Championships on April 18.

The USPA-sanctioned meet features competition in raw, classic raw, single and multiply categories.

For more information, call Jim Phraner at 607-267-4788 or Tom Knuth at 607-230-4025.

Milford to host 3-on-3 tourney

Milford Central will host its sixth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Anton Remy Jr. Gymnasium.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for the double-elimination tournament, which features male and female divisions for players in grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and adults. Players may play up a level but not down.

Teams must register with at least three players but no more than four.

Registration costs $50 per team and may be paid with cash or a check made out to Milford Education Foundation. Teams that register on the day of the event must arrive by 8 a.m.

Entry forms are available at Milford Central's main office, the MCS website, the Milford Education Foundation website, or by emailing Brenda Lang at

For more information, call 607-286-3349.

Wrestling festival is Saturday

Oneonta State will host its annual Red Dragon Wrestling Festival at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Chase Physical Education Building.

Wrestlers will be grouped by weight and compete in age divisions for 6-and-under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19 and over-19.

Entry fee is $20. The top three places in each weight class will receive awards, as well as the outstanding wrestler in each division.

Wrestlers may compete in two weight classes or divisions, but separate entry fees are required for each entry.

Clinics will start at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day at no additional charge.

For more information, call O-State coach Duane Ritter at 607-436-2100 or email him at

Youth baseball team forming

Oneonta Youth Baseball will form a city team to play in the Ostenango PONY League this summer.

The team is open to Oneonta City School District residents ages 13-16 as of May 1.

The team will play approximately 15 weekday games, from mid-June to late July.

Registration is $50, which helps offset the cost of officials and equipment. Players must provide their own baseball spikes, gray pants and a glove. Jerseys and hats will be provided.

For more information, email Terry Zimmer at or Leo Giovagnoli at

Junior golf program set

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf will offer a major Junior Golf Program at the Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin. The program will feature clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July.

The main program will be followed by a season-ending banquet and awards day at Fortin Park in Oneonta. Children ages 5-17 are welcome to participate.

For more information, visit the website or email

O-State wrestling clinics set

Oneonta State's Red Dragon Wrestling Clinic Series will run from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 23 in the Chase Physical Education Building.

Cost is $50 per athlete. Elementary school clinics run from 6-7 p.m., followed by middle/high school clinics from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, call O-State coach Duane Ritter at 607-436-2100 or email him at

Futsal tournament is March 28

The Milford Booster Club is seeking boys and girls teams for a Futsal Tournament on March 28.

Competition will be held at the modified and high school levels.

Cost is $80 per team. Roster size should be 6-10 players. Five players will play on the court, four in the field and one goalie.

To register a team or for more information, call Gwen at 607-437-4225 or email

O-State women to host dinner

The Oneonta State women's soccer team will host its 10th annual Dinner and Auction with the Dragons from 5-8 p.m. March 28 at the Elks Club at 84 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat pasta dinner and silent auction cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Players will personally deliver tickets. Proceeds will support the team's training trip to Vancouver during the Women's World Cup.

For more information, email head coach Liz McGrail at or call her at 607-436-3474.

Hartwick to offer swim lessons

Hartwick College's swimming and diving program will offer swimming lessons from March 30 through May 17 at Moyer Pool.

Members of Hartwick's swimming team will give 1-on-1 instruction. Thirty-minute sessions cost $15. Sessions run from 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are also sessions from 2-6 p.m. Sundays, except April 20.

All proceeds will benefit the Hartwick swimming teams.

For more information, contact Hartwick coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or by email at

Golf leagues to meet

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will hold organizational meetings for its Tuesday Night Men's League on March 31 and for its Wednesday Night Men's League on April 1.

Both leagues are open to the public and feature two-man teams. A one-time dues fee of $25 is required. Greens fees cost $7 per week.

To sign up or for more information, call Jeff at Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.

Golf league to meet April 1

The Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin will hold organizational meetings for its Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening leagues at 6 p.m. April 1 at the clubhouse.

Cobleskill to host baseball event

SUNY Cobleskill will host a local qualifier for the Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run skills competition April 6.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. The competition will begin and 6 p.m. and will be held rain or shine at the college's baseball diamond, softball fields and field house.

The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2015. A copy of each participant's birth certificate is required. Age-groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

Overall champions and category winners (pitch, hit and run) will qualify for sectional competition at a site and time to be determined.

For more information, call Joe McCarthy at 518-255-5164 or e-mail him at

Yankees bus trips set

Oneonta Youth Baseball will offer four bus trips to New York Yankees games this season.

April 6: Opening day at Yankee Stadium vs. Toronto Blue Jays, $100 per seat.

June 20: Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium vs. Detroit Tigers, $75 per seat.

Aug. 22: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees, $75 per seat.

Sept. 20: New York Yankees at New York Mets, $90 per seat.

Prices include one game ticket and transportation provided by Eastern Travel. Full payment is required to reserve a seat.

For more information, call Terry Zimmer at 607-267-4520 or email him at

Lifeguard training continues

The Oneonta Family YMCA will hold three sessions of Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training. Session II runs Monday and Friday nights from April 6-May 7. Session III starts April 9 and runs for three installments, Thursdays through Saturdays.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Waterfront Lifeguarding.

Cost is $275 for YMCA members and $350 for the public and includes all materials. All participants must complete a pre-test, including swimming 550 yards plus additional skills. Minimum age requirement is 15.

Re-certification classes will be offered April 3-4. For more information, call the YMCA at 607-432-0010, ext. 302.

OCC league starts soon

The Oneonta Country Club is accepting sign-ups for its Thursday Night Public Golf League.

Open play will be offered April 9 (weather-permitting) followed by a short meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The nine-hole league is open to men and women and runs from April 16-Sept. 10. Early league tee times start at 2:30 p.m. and late league times start at 4 p.m.

Weekly fees are $12 walking and $20 with cart. A one-time entry fee of $50 covers prizes.

For more information, call David Weaver at 607-434-2008 or email

Hunter ed course April 11-12

Stamford Town Hall will host a Hunter Education Course from 8 a.m..-4 p.m. April 11 and from 8 a.m.-noon April 12.

There is no fee for the course, but pre-registration is required.

To pre-register or for more information, call Hank Cioccari at 607-652-8049.

SADD event set for April 19

The 17th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair is scheduled for April 19 at Oneonta High. This event raises money for local SADD chapters.

Pre-registration fee is $15 by April 15. Those who pre-register by April 1 will be guaranteed an event shirt. Registration forms are available at schools in the Oneonta, Franklin and Unatego districts, or online at or

Cost is $20 on race day.

Registration and the health fair begin at 11:30 a.m., with the run/walk to follow at 1 p.m. For more information, email Cathy Lynch at

SUNY Delhi sets pool hours

SUNY Delhi's pool hours through May 10 are as follows:

Monday-Friday: Lap Swim, 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.; Open Swim, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: Open Swim, 1-5 p.m.

The pool will close for spring break after the 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lap Swim on April 3 and will re-open April 13.

BASE Race set for May 23

The annual BASE Race will be held at 8 a.m. May 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The competitive 10-kilometer race will start at 8 a.m. and the 5K race will begin at 8:15 a.m. Both races start at finish at Doubleday Field.

The event benefits the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Be A Superior Example (BASE) program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices.

The fee is $25 for individuals or $55 for families. You can sign up online at The first 300 to register will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag, a free general admission ticket to the Hall of Fame Classic – a seven-inning exhibition game involving former major league players that will be held at 2:05 p.m. May 23 at Doubleday Field – and an admission ticket to the Hall for May 23.

Race-day registration is $30 and $65 for families.

For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.

Horse racing series starts in July

Racing Under Saddle, a hybrid between harness racing and thoroughbred racing, will hold races at various the Afton Fair on July 9 and the Otsego County Fair in Morris on Aug. 4.

The series starts July 1 at the Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek. Other fair racing dates are July 7 (Tioga County in Owego), July 21 ("Little World's Fair" in Hemlock), Aug. 10 (Wayne County in Palmyra), Aug. 12 (Franklin County in Malone), Aug. 18 (Steuben County in Bath), and Aug. 25 (Tompkins County in Trumansburg).

The fair finals are set for Sept. 2 at Monticello Raceway.

For more information, visit the website

Gun show set for Aug. 9

The Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club will host its next gun-and-knife show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9 with the Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market at the Unadilla Rod & Gun Club on Butternut Road in Unadilla.

The Oneonta Holiday Inn also will host a show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1.

Table reservations cost $15 each. All federal and state firearms laws will be observed.

For more information, call 607-748-1010.

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