Redskins pitcher honored by section

Cooperstown junior pitcher Anna Sams received Section Three Class C All-Star honors in softball earlier this month.

Sams went 11-5 with a 1.77 ERA for the Redskins en route to First Team Center State Conference All-Star honors. She also struck out 165, walked 22 and held opponents to a .189 batting average over 107 innings.

The CSC also placed senior second baseman Cailin Huggins and senior third baseman Stephanie Hascup on its First Team. Freshman outfielder Alannah Haggerty made the CSC Second Team.

Triathlete qualifies for nationals

Oneonta resident and Hartwick College student Robert Stuligross, 19, qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championships in September by finishing fifth in the Mideast Regional Special Qualifier on June 19 in Hopkins, Mich.

Stuligross was third after swimming 1,500 meters and ended up fifth after a 40-kilometer bicycle race and a 10K run. He completed the course in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 46 seconds.

Stuligross, who had to compete in the 20-24 age-group, is coached by elite triathlete and Hawks' cross country coach Derek Treadwell.

Stuligross, who earned Hartwick cross country MVP honors in the fall, also won his age-group in the Keuka triathlon two weeks ago.

Baseball Hall blood drive Saturday

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host a blood drive co-sponsored by the American Red Cross and Bassett Healthcare from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the museum's Education Gallery.

Blood donors will receive free admission to the museum Saturday. Volunteers who have not donated within the last 56 days of Saturday are eligible to do so. For more information, call 888-425-5633 or 607-547-7200, or visit the website

O-State to host wrestling camp

Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow will run his Gold Medal Training Camp from Sunday through Thursday at Oneonta State.

Walk-ins will be accepted from noon-2:30 p.m. on the first day of the camp, which offers prorated dates and fees. Each wrestler must complete application and medical forms to participate.

Unatego High wrestlers will attend the camp, which is designed for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Chertow's staff includes 2010 NCAA champions Kyle Dake from Cornell and J.P. O'Connor of Harvard.

For more information or a camp application, call 814-466-3466 or visit the website

Local track meets start Tuesday

Hurley's Heroes Track Club of Oneonta will host three Twilight Track and Field Meets at Oneonta State this summer.

The first meet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Meets are also set for 7 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 3.

There is no cost to compete, but participants should wear appropriate attire. The meets will feature competition in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter runs for all ages; the 800, mile, 3,000 and high jump (if facilities are available) for ages 14-and-older; and the 50 for ages 14-and-younger.

Colonial Ridge to host glow golf

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will host its annual Glow in The Dark Golf Tournament on July 3.

The captain-and-crew event begins with a shotgun start at 6:30 p.m. for nine daylight holes and resumes at 9:30 p.m. for nine more in the dark.

Cost is $30 per person, but greens fees, carts and food are extra. The first 14 teams to pay their $120 entry fee will be accepted.

For more information, call 607-263-5291.

OCC to host junior golf clinics

The Oneonta Country Club's annual junior clinics begin July 5.

Participants ages 6-17 will be grouped based on age and skill level. Youths will play three, six or nine holes within their groups following 45 minutes of instruction. Nine-holers will start at 8:15 a.m., followed by six-holers at 9:15 a.m. and three-holers at 10:15 a.m.

The program costs $60 per person and runs five consecutive Mondays. It will conclude with awards and a banquet that is open to the public.

For more information or to sign up, call the OCC golf shop at 607-432-8950.

Basketball camps have openings

The Rising Star Basketball Camp at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club has a few openings left for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The camp runs from 8:30-11 a.m. July 6-8. Cost is $50 and includes a camp basketball and T-shirt.

Applications are available at the website or by calling Oneonta High varsity boys basketball coach Jerry Mackey at 607-436-9259.

Spots also are available for the boys and girls basketball camp for youths in grades 6-11, which runs from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 6-8.

Paintball tourney set for July 11

Adrenaline Zone Paintball will host a three-man tournament July 11. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and players will meet at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 607-432-7465 or visit the websites or

Hall to host All-Star event

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual All-Star Gala on July 13 in its Grandstand Theater.

Patrons can watch Fox's coverage of the 2010 All-Star Game, which will be played in Anaheim, Calif. The Grandstand Theater opens at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which will feature hot dogs, snacks, scorecards and prizes. The game begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by museum members at $10 for adults and $5 for children. To reserve tickets, call 607-547-0397 or visit the Hall.

OBGC camps still have openings

Registration is still open for the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club's summer softball and football camps.

Oneonta High coach Randy Brockway will conduct the softball camp from 9-11:30 a.m. July 13-15 at OHS. Girls ages 8-12 may participate. Cost is $50.

Unatego coach Art Rigas will run the football camp from 8:30-11 a.m. July 19-23 at the Sixth Ward Booster Club fields in Oneonta. Cost is $75 for the camp, which is for boys ages 6-15. Participants who register by Wednesday will receive a T-shirt.

For more information or to register, call the OBGC at 607-432-1133 or visit the website

Tsuga Links to host shootout

The Tsuga Links golf course in New Berlin will feature the Theodore Fox $1,000,000 Shoot-Out this summer.

Golfers will earn one point each time they play at the course. Three points earn one qualifying shot at a 135-yard target in a fairway. The top three who are closest to the pin will advance to a final shootout Sept. 4 and receive one shot apiece to sink a hole-in-one for the million-dollar prize.

Should someone make a hole-in-one, $250,000 of the million will be donated to Catskill Area Hospice. Professionals are not allowed to participate.

Tsuga Links also will host the following events this summer.

This Sunday: 18-hole singles alternate shot $35; July 4: Singles Four Club $20; July 11: 18-hole singles forward tee (only irons) $35; July 25, 18-hole captain-and-crew $35.

For more information, call 607-965 2380 or visit the website

Hartwick to host summer camps

Hartwick College will host the following sports camps this summer.

Boys Basketball: Ages 8-18, this Sunday through Thursday.

Competitive Swimming and Diving: Ages 8-18, this Sunday through Friday.

Springboard Diving: July 11-17.

Swimming Stroke Technique: July 18-24.

Girls Basketball: Ages 14-18, July 21-23.

Swimming Stroke Technique, Sprint/Distance: July 25-31.

Girls Field Hockey: Ages 12-18, July 25-July 29.

Girls Volleyball: Ages 10-18, Aug. 1-5.

Girls Basketball: Ages 8-13, Aug. 9-12.

For more information, call the Summer Sports Camps Office at 607-431-7000 or e-mail

 Hartwick also will host its Junior Hawks Soccer Camp from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-15. The camp is for youths ages 6-13 and costs $125 per camper. For more information or a registration form, call Matt Verni at 607-431-4728 or e-mail

Softball school starts Monday

The 6th Ward Athletic Club's All County Softball School is set for Monday through Thursday at Field 4 in Neahwa Park.

Sessions will run from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp, which will stress fundamentals, is open to players ages 9-17.

For more information or an application, call John Speranzi at 607-433-2126.

Track meets to start Monday

The first of a summer series of track meets on the new track in Gilbertsville will be held Monday.

Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. Events include a 9-and-under 55-meter dash as well as competition in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500 and 3,000.

Field events will be contested based on attendance and interest.

Sports camp to start Monday

Deer Haven Campground in Oneonta will host the VIP Sports Camp from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday.

This camp, which is for youths ages 5-11, focuses on sportsmanship and character development. Children will participate in soccer, softball, volleyball, flag football, lacrosse, swimming, golf, hiking, frisbee, kickball and badminton.

For more information or a registration form, call Kaleb Valk at 607 287-8073 or Mike Iannelli at 607-432-3288.

Youth soccer camps begins soon

The 2010 Headwaters Soccer Club will host seven camps for youths ages 7-17 beginning this week.

Cost to attend one camp is $60 per player. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.

Camps, which are also open to teams, run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The HSC will offer the following camps:

This Monday through Friday: Time Warner Cable-Volkswagen of Oneonta Camp at Otego Elementary.

July 5-9: Robinson-Broadhurst Camp at Schenevus Central.

July 12-16: Middleburgh Telephone Company Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

July 19-23: Hunter Mountain Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

July 26-30: New York Central Mutual-Wightman Specialty Woods Camp at Edmeston Central.

Aug. 2-6: NY Power Authority Camp at Mine Kill State Park.

Aug. 9-13: Bassett Healthcare Sports Medicine Camp at Oneonta State.

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

Sport Tech to offer bicycle seminars

Sport Tech in Oneonta will continue to host its free, monthly bicycle seminars at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday and Aug. 5.

Each seminar will focus on simple service and maintenance techniques intended to keep bicycles riding smoothly. New skills and techniques will be taught each month.

Pre-registration is recommended as class size is limited to 10. For more information or to register, call 607-432-1731 or e-mail

Hall to continue Authors' Series

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown recently announced the following schedule for its Summer Authors' Series, which runs through August.

All programs are free with Museum admission.

This Friday: Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made it Happen by Lew Paper, 1 p.m.

July 9: Silver Seasons and a New Frontier: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings by Jim Mandelaro and Scott Pitoniak, 1 p.m.

July 23: Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden, 1 p.m.

July 30: Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend by James S. Hirsch, 1 p.m.

Aug. 6: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson, 1 p.m.

Aug. 13: Fifty-nine in '84 by Ed Achorn, 1 p.m.

Aug. 17: The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant, 1 p.m.

Aug. 20: 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg, 1 p.m.

Basketball league begins July 5

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club's Summer Basketball League will run the week of July 5 through the week of July 26 this year.

Varsity boys will play Mondays, followed by junior varsity boys on Tuesdays, varsity girls on Wednesdays and JV girls on Thursdays. Game times are set at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. each day. Each team will play two games per night.

Cost is $250 per boys team and $150 per girls team. Each team must furnish its own basketballs, jerseys, medical equipment and scorekeeper or timer.

For more information, call Gary Dilello at 607-432-1133.

Delaware County golf tourney set

The 45th annual Delaware County Men's Amateur Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 9-11 at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course.

The tournament will feature a championship division and five handicap flights. Entry costs $100 per player and is open to members of Delaware County golf courses or residents of Delaware County.

Applications are available at Delaware County golf courses or by calling the Delhi College Golf Course at 607-746-4653.

Elks golf tournament July 10

The Oneonta Elks Club 1312 will host its annual Gallagher Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. July 10 at the Oneonta Country Club.

The captain-and-crew event, which is open to the public, features four-person teams and has a shotgun start.

Cost is $50 per person and includes greens fees, cart, a post-tournament chicken barbecue dinner and complimentary draft beer at the Elks Club. All proceeds will benefit the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program.

Entries must be received by July 3. Registration forms are available at the Oneonta Elks Club at 84 Chestnut Street in Oneonta.

For more information, call the Elks Club 607-432-1213 or 607-432-6468.

O-State to host basketball camps

The Oneonta State men's and women's basketball teams will host youth camps in July.

Oneonta men's coach Vince Medici will run a boys camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-16. Cost is $140 per camper and includes a T-shirt and a string bag. For more information, call Medici at 607-436-3280 or e-mail

Red Dragons women's coach Daphne Thompson will run a developmental overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from July 18-22. Cost is $375 for overnight guests and $300 for commuters.

Groups of five or more from the same school who register at the same time will receive a $10 discount from the total price. A $10 discount also is available for those who register and submit full payments by June 21. For more information, call Thompson at 607-436-2360 or e-mail

Hall of Famer to headline golf event

Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers will be the featured guest at The Business Council of New York State's third annual Business Council Member Golf Classic, which is set for July 20 at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown.

The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch and will be followed with a scramble golf tournament at the par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course. The Otesaga will then host a reception and an awards dinner. The Baseball Hall will host a private dessert reception with Fingers to close the day.

Business Council members and future members are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail Ellen Muir at or visit the website

Davenport Fire 5K set for July 31

The eighth annual Davenport Fire Department 5K will start at 10 a.m. July 31.

The event will start and finish at Charlotte Valley Central in Davenport, where raceday registration will be accepted from 8:30-9:45 a.m.

Cost is $15 for those who register by July 24 and $20 thereafter. Students can register for $10.

Entry forms are available by calling Gary Gundlach at 607-278-5657 or by e-mailing

O-State men to host soccer camps Aug. 2-6

Oneonta State men's soccer coach Iain Byrne, his staff and players will host a summer soccer camp from Aug. 2-6 at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.

The Dragon Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily and is for youths ages 6-14. The Elite Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and is for high school players.

Cost is $125 for the week. For a brochure, a registration form or more information, call Byrne at 607-436-2102 or e-mail

Gilbert Lake Swim set for Aug. 7

The Gilbert Lake Open Water Swim will start at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Gilbert Lake State Park in Laurens.

Swimmers may participate in a half-, one- or two-mile swim. For more information or to register, call the Oneonta Family YMCA at 607-432-0001.

Soccer club to host golf tourney

The Headwaters Soccer Club will host the second annual Ouleout Creek Charity Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 to benefit its soccer camp program.

Players can register as individuals or teams for this scramble tournament, which will award the top three teams. Entry fee is $50 and includes greens fees, cart, golf towel and buffet.

For more information or to register, call Bonnie Johnson at 607-287-1791 or e-mail More information also is available on the website

Flag football tourney to run Aug. 14-15

The second annual Owen Banks Memorial Flag Football Tournament will run Aug. 14-15 at Austin Lincoln Fields in Walton.

Also known as the Bubba Bowl, the charity event will benefit HALos, a not-for-profit bereavement counseling agency. The tournament is open to players ages 18 and older and will feature a division for co-ed "fun teams" this year.

For more information or to help sponsor the event, call Brian and Kelly Banks at 607-488-4048 or visit the website

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