Kids in Sports Day is Saturday

The Oneonta State athletics department will host its 16th annual Kids in Sports Day from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday in Alumni Field House.

The event is free for boys and girls in grades K-5. Children should wear sneakers and athletic/play clothes and bring a lunch, a drink and a water bottle.

Participants will learn about soccer, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, softball and field hockey through instruction and sport-related games.

For more information, call Geoff Hassard at 607-436-2106.

Umpires board to meet

The local chapters of the Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires will hold their first business meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Sunday at Oneonta State’s Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center.

Anyone interested in becoming an umpire for the upcoming high school/summer seasons should attend.

Classes start Feb. 4 for baseball and Feb. 5 for softball.

For more information, call 607-287-3537 or visit the website

OBGC to hold youth wrestling

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will run Oneonta Youth Wrestling practices from 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the winter.

The program is free and open to boys ages 6-12 in the Oneonta City School District who are OBGC members. No wrestling experience is required.

For more information, call John Nealis at 607-433-8252 or 607-433-7382, or email him at

Special Olympics basketball tryouts set

Springbrook will hold tryouts for the Scorpions Special Olympics basketball teams and skills competitors from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28.

Anyone interested in the sport, regardless of experience, is encouraged to attend the tryouts in The School at Springbrook gymnasium at 105 Campus Dr. in Oneonta.

Athletes ages 8 and older who have been identified by an agency or medical professional as having an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures, or significant learning or vocational problems because of cognitive delays that require or have required specially-designed instruction are eligible to particpate.

There is no cost to tryout or to join a team. Athletes selected for one of the teams will receive warm-up attire and a uniform. Athletes should bring a water bottle, sneakers and appropriate athletic attire to the tryouts.

For more information, call coach Nicole Valentine-Sokolowski at 607-286-7171, ext. 394 or coach Jonathan Philby at 607-286-7171, ext. 385.

O-State softball fundraiser Jan. 31

The Oneonta State softball team will host a spaghetti-dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the 6th Ward Athletic Club.

Cost is $8. For more information, call O-State coach Sara Headley at 607-436-3590 or email her at

Meet O-State’s women Jan. 31

The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will welcome alumni of its SUNY Oneonta Girls Basketball Camp during a Jan. 31 home game against Oswego.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet the team during halftime of the men’s basketball game (approximately 1:30 p.m.) at Alumni Field House, then watch the women’s game at 4 p.m.

On Feb. 7, O-State will hold its Women’s Health Awareness Day and Kay Yow Pink Zone event. The Red Dragons will team with area organizations to support the fight against breast cancer. The day will start at 2 p.m., with a game against Potsdam to follow at 4 p.m.

For more information, call O-State coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email her at

Hall accepting intern applications

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will accept applications for its 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development until Jan. 31.

The program is a 10-week paid summer internship offering hands-on training in numerous professional career fields for those who are chosen from the hundreds of applications received in Cooperstown each year.

To be considered for the program, students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a college or university, having completed at least their sophomore year of studies. Intern positions for 2015 are available in the following fields:

Collections, Communications, Curatorial, Development, Digital Strategy, Education-Public Programs, Library Research, Licensing & Sales, Multimedia, Photo Archives, Photography and Special Events.

Nineteen internships will be awarded.

All applications must be completed online at To complete an application, candidates must attach a cover letter and resume to their online applications. Only completed applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program.

Applications must be received no later than Jan. 31.

Gun shows start Feb. 8

The Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club will host gun-and-knife shows starting with the Sidney Gun Show, which runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 8. Admission is $2 for the show, which will be held at the Elks Club at 104 River St. in Sidney.

The Holiday Inn on Route 23 in Oneonta will host the Oneonta Gun Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1. Admission is $2.

The Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Unadilla Rod & Gun Club on Butternut Road in Unadilla.

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

For more information, call 607-748-1010.

Crappie Derby set for Feb. 14

The Whitney Point Sportsmen’s Association and the Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the 41st New York State Crappie Derby on Feb. 14.

The derby attracts participants and visitors from a number of nearby states, as well as most regions of New York.

For more information, visit the website

O-State to hold softball clinic

The Oneonta State softball team will host a winter skills clinic for girls ages 10-and-older from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Alumni Field House.

Campers will be instructed by coaches and players from the 2014 SUNY Athletic Conference championship Red Dragons. The clinic will focus on developmental instruction in the morning. Live game play will follow in the afternoon.

Cost is $50 per camper. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

For more information, call O-State coach Sara Headley at 607-436-3590 or email her at

Meeting for soccer refs Feb. 22

The Oneonta/USSF Soccer Referee Association will hold an informational meeting from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22 for those interested in officiating local youth travel soccer games.

The meeting will be followed by classes in March. Classes will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14 and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15.

The meeting and classes will be held in Oneonta.

Participants must be age 15 by April 15 and must call Geoff Davis at 607-432-7485 or email him at

State wrestling tickets on sale

Tickets for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships are on sale.

The Times Union Center in Albany will host the 53rd annual state championships from Feb. 27-28. The tournament is in its 12th year of a two-division format. Additionally, 120 wrestlers will fill byes in the brackets for the seventh year, bringing the total number of participants to roughly 500.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Feb. 27 Session I: Parade of Champions/National Anthem, 9:30 a.m.; Preliminaries, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Quarterfinals, 2-4 p.m.; Wrestlebacks, 4-8 p.m.

Feb. 28 Session II: National Anthem/Special Awards, 9:30 a.m.; Semifinals and wrestlebacks, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Consolation semifinals and wrestlebacks, 12:30-2 p.m.; Consolation finals, 2-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 28 Session III: Championships, 6 p.m.

Tickets will be sold in three packages. The premium package costs $38 and includes a ticket for each of the first two sessions and a third ticket for the last session in a premium seating area. A three-session package costs $33 and does not include premium seating for the finals. One-session tickets cost $12 apiece.

All seating is general admission, except for premium seating during the finals. Premium seating will not be sold separately during the finals.

Tickets are on sale at the Times Union Center Box Office, select Walmart locations, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

The Times Union Center will host the state championships for the seventh straight year and ninth time overall. On Tuesday, the NYSPHSAA State Committee and staff will be presented bids from the Times Union Center and the University at Buffalo to determine the site for the 2016-18 seasons.

For more information, visit the website

Swimming lessons begin in March

SUNY Delhi will start spring swimming lessons in March.

Option I covers six 30-minute lessons from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays from March 21-May 9 and costs $35.

Option II covers 12 30-minute lessons and runs from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, as well as from 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, from March 18-May 9. Cost is $50.

Lessons will not be held April 1, 4, 8 and 11.

Registration runs from 9 a.m.-noon March 14 at the Kunsela Hall pool.

For more information, call 607-746-4263 or email

Lifeguard training starts March 18

SUNY Delhi will hold Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training from 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from March 18-May 6.

Sessions run March 18, 23, 25; April 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; and May 4, 6. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Class size will be a minimum of six participants.

Training includes AED, First Aid and CPR-FPR. Participants must be at least age 15, must complete swimming tests as a prerequisite, must demonstrate competency in all all required skills, and must correctly answer at least 80 percent on all the written tests.

Cost is $270 and may be paid at the SUNY Delhi pool. A non-refundable deposit of $45 is required at registration. The remainder of the fee is due by the second day of classes.

For more information, call 607-746-4263.

State boys basketball tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the New York State Public High School Boys Basketball Tournament, which runs March 20-22 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

All tickets will be general admission this year and cost $10 per single session or $50 for an all-sessions ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 1-855-432-2849, or online at or on the boys basketball landing page at

The Civic Center will host the state tournament for the 34th straight year and 38th time overall.

The 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, 1:30 p.m.; Class AA championship, 3:15 p.m.

The boys and girls basketball championships will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sportschannel.

For more information, visit the website

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

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

Registration open for winter golf

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting teams for its winter simulator golf league.

Two-person teams will play nine holes of captain-and-mate per week on assigned golf courses, with a different course every week.

A one-time fee of $20 per person will go toward prize money, with a 100-percent payout. Weekly fees cost $10 per person.

The league runs through the end of March. Teams may make up matches and play in advance. Simulators open at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Reservations are required.

For more information, to sign up or to book a tee time, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291 or email

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