PONY registration extended

The Oneonta Recreation Department has extended the registration period for its Youth Spring Training Baseball Team through Friday.

Players may register between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Recreation Office in Neahwa Park. Players must be ages 13-15 as of May 1, 2011 and must live or attend school in the Oneonta City School District, but they cannot be part of a high school team.

Birth certificates and registration/release forms are required to join the team, which will practice at Neahwa Park for the upcoming Otsenango PONY League season.

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 607-432-0680.

Hall's youth week runs April 16-22

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual Youth Baseball Week from April 16-22, when most area students will be on spring/Easter break.

The week begins at 7 p.m. April 16 with the Extra Innings Overnight program, which invites families to spend a night in the museum's Plaque Gallery. The program is designed for youths ages 7-12 and their parents and includes after-hours access to the Hall's public areas, special hands-on programs and a movie in the Bullpen Theater.

For information on pricing or to register, call 607-547-0312.

The following Youth Baseball Week programs are included with regular admission.

April 17: Connect with Cricket in the Learning Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 18: Jackie: Cross the Line! in the Learning Center, 11 a.m.

April 18-21: Connect with Louisville Slugger in the Bullpen Theater, 2 p.m.

April 19: Roberto: Chat with an Angel in the Learning Center, 11 a.m.

April 21: Effa Manley and Her Scrapbook in the Learning Center, 11 a.m.

The Hall also will feature daily activities and demonstrations for families all week long. Seating for all events is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.

Hunter education starts April 18

The Davenport Fire Department will host a hunter education course from 5:30-9 p.m. April 18, 20 and 21.

The classes are limited to 40 students. To register, call Losie's Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

Headwaters to hold soccer series

The 22nd annual Headwaters Summer Camp Series for area youth soccer players will begin with the Volkswagen of Oneonta Camp, which runs June 27-July 1 at Otego Elementary.

Boys and girls ages 7-17 may participate in the series, which also features team camps. Cost is $60 per week, which includes a T-shirt and a water bottle.

Camps run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday each week.

The remaining camps in the series are as follows:

July 4-8: Robinson-Broadhurst Camp at Schenevus Central.

July 11-15: Middleburgh Telephone Company Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

July 18-22: Hunter Mountain Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

July 25-29: New York Central Mutual-Wightman Specialty Woods Camp at Edmeston Central.

Aug. 1-5: N.Y. Power Authority Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

Aug. 8-12: Bassett Healthcare Sports Medicine Camp at Oneonta State.

For a brochure and information on bus transportation, visit the website headwaterssoccer.com or call the New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309.

Hall to host Family Day on Saturday

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate Family Day on Saturday.

Children younger than 12 will be admitted to the Hall at no charge for the event, which features live musical performances, hands-on activities, crafts and demonstrations throughout the day.

The schedule of events is as follows.

10 a.m.: Science on the Sandlot Demonstration: The Physics Behind the Game

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Baseball Pennant Making Craft Station

Noon: Connect With Louisville Slugger

1 p.m.: Musical Performance: Hooked On Tonics

2 p.m.: Baseball Parks Coast to Coast

4 p.m.: So You Think You Know Baseball?

For more information, visit the Hall's website at www.baseballhall.org.

SADD run, health fair set for Sunday

Oneonta High will host the 13th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair on Sunday.

Registration for the 5K and the health fair will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the run/walk at 1 p.m.

Registration forms are available at all schools in the Oneonta, Franklin and Unatego districts and online at www.oneontacsd.org/news.cfm.

This event raises money for local SADD chapters.

Hartwick to offer swim lessons

Hartwick College's swimming and diving teams will offer swimming lessons from Monday through May 22 at Moyer Pool.

Cost is $15 for a 30-minute lesson, which features one-on-one instruction from a Hartwick team member.

Half-hour lessons will be available during the following time frames: Monday-Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 3-3:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Hartwick's program and its annual winter training trip. For more information, call Hartwick coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or e-mail him at rothenberged@hartwick.edu.

Ouleout meetings set for Wednesday

The Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin will hold all of its league meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the clubhouse.

For more information, call 607-829-2100.

I-88 Speedway to hold test-and-tune

I-88 Speedway in Afton will host a test-and-tune session Friday. Grandstand admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

The track's season opener is set for 7 p.m. April 15 and will feature races in modifieds, sportsmen, street stocks, FWD 4-cylinders and IMCA modifieds.

General admission is $10 for adults. A Family Fun 5 Pack (admissions for two adults and three children, five hot dogs and five sodas) is available for $30.

The speedway's tentative schedule includes weekly events through the end of September and the Spooktacular in late October. CRSA Sprints will race the second Friday of each month from May to August.

Mid-season championship nights are set for July 1 (modifieds and IMCA modifieds) and July 15 (sportsmen, street stocks and FWD 4-cylinders). Racing also will take place during the Afton Fair on July 22.

Championship nights are set for Sept. 9 (street stocks and sportsmen) and Sept. 16 (modifieds, IMCA modifieds, FWD 4-cylinders).

For more information, call Jamie Page at 607-760-0671 or Ron Ford at 607-624-3772.

USPP spring race April 16

The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers Spring Race will begin with a pre-race meeting at 11 a.m. April 16 in Oneonta, rain or shine.

All classes (NYMCRA Point, Pro, Recreation and Recreation Mixed) will start at the Route 205 Bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation classes, C-1W and any class with youth will finish when reaching the Otego access, after 12 miles. All other classes will proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access to complete an 18-mile course.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. April 16 at the start of the race. Pre-registration costs $15 per amateur paddler and $20 per pro and must be received before race day. Make checks payable to Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers and mail to Jeff Shultis, 7 Diane Drive, Otego, NY 13825.

Race-day registration is $18 per amateur and $25 per pro. Registration forms are available online at uspp.pbworks.com.

For more information, call Jeff Shultis at 607-988-7898 or e-mail jrscanoe@aol.com.

O-State to hold soccer camp April 18-20

The Oneonta State men's soccer team will host an indoor-outdoor soccer camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18-20 at O-State.

Cost is $50 per camper. Registration will be accepted the morning of April 18 at Alumni Field House. Pick-ups and drop-offs will take place at the college's Turf/Track facility. Campers may purchase a pizza lunch at $4 per day.

The camp, which will serve as a fundraiser for O-State's soccer program, is designed for boys and girls ages 7-14.

For more information, call O-State coach Iain Byrne at 607-436-2102 or e-mail byrneij@oneonta.edu.

Hartwick soccer camp set for April 18-20

Hartwick College will host its annual Junior Hawks Mini Soccer Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18-20.

The camp is designed for boys and girls ages 6-12. Cost is $50 per camper.

For a registration form or more information, call Hartwick men's soccer coach John Scott at 607-431-4712 or e-mail him at scottj@hartwick.edu.

Golf meetings continue April 25

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will hold organizational meetings for the following leagues.

Monday Morning Ladies, 9 a.m. April 25 ... Monday Night Ladies, 5:30 p.m. April 25 ... Tuesday Morning Men, 9 a.m. April 26 ... Thursday Night Men, 5 p.m. April 28 ... Friday Night Couples, 5 p.m. April 29.

Anyone interested in joining these league may sign-up before the meetings.

Colonial Ridge Golf also will begin its Thursday Morning Senior League on April 21. This league is a social gathering open to men and women of all skill levels ages 60 and older. Participants may play when they like as there is no commitment to golf every week.

Coffee and donuts will be served before the 9 a.m. tee times on Thursdays.

For more information, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.

Oneonta CC to start public league

The Oneonta Country Club will hold a weekly public golf league at 3 p.m. Thursdays from April 28-Sept. 1.

The cost to join the league is $40, which will help cover prizes and league expenses. Greens fees are an additional $10 per week and carts, which are optional, cost $8.

The OCC will host an inaugural league meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the clubhouse. All participants are encouraged to attend.

To sign-up immediately, e-mail OCC director of golf Mitchell Milavec at jmitchellm@hotmail.com. Starting April 1, those who wish to join the league may call 607-432-8950 (ext. 2).

Oneonta to host baseball events

The Oneonta City Recreation Department will host Sandlot Day and an MLB Pitch, Hit and Run local qualifier from 5-8 p.m. April 29 at Field 4 in Neahwa Park.

Sandlot Day is designed for youths of all ages to play the sport of their choice. The Pitch, Hit and Run skills competition is for boys and girls ages 7-14, with the top performances earning a chance to compete at the regional level.

For more information, call the Oneonta City Recreation Department at 607-432-0680 or e-mail recintern@oneonta.ny.us.

Cobleskill to host Timbersports event

SUNY Cobleskill will host the Northeast Qualifier for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series _ the nation's premier lumberjack competition _ April 29-30 at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.

The Fighting Tigers will field a team for the collegiate portion of the series, which also will feature squads from Colby, Dartmouth, SUNY-ESF, SUNY ESF Ranger School, Finger Lakes Community College, Nova Scotia Agricultural, Paul Smith's, Unity, Connecticut, Maine-Orono, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Northeast winner will advance to the Collegiate Championship at the Oregon State Fair from Aug. 26-28.

The April 29-30 event also will feature the Northeast Professional Qualifier, which pits 10 of the region's best professional lumberjacks in a six-discipline, wood-chopping competition. The top four competitors will advance to the U.S. Championship at the Oregon State Fair.

ESPNU and ESPN2 will record the Northeast Qualifiers.

Baseball club accepting registrations

The Stamford Blue Jays are accepting registrations for their new 14U baseball team.

Players born after April 30, 1996 may join. Players must travel to local games and out-of-town tournaments.

The Blue Jays Baseball Club also will host a high school exhibition series near Cooperstown in late April, as well as three-game summer tournaments for players ages 13-18.

For more information, call Harvey Sandig at 607-652-7740.

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