Cheerleading recognized as sport in N.Y.
In a 17-0 vote by the Board of Regents, cheerleading was recognized as a sport in New York state Tuesday.
It’s the first time competitive cheerleading will be recognized in New York. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association will regulate the sport under its statewide umbrella.
“The NYSPHSAA is excited to have competitive cheer recognized as a sport; today’s vote allows our association to implement coaching and safety standards for cheer coaches as well as highlight and promote the incredible athletes who participate in the sport with a championship event,” NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas said in a media release.
In 2013, the NYSPHSAA conducted its first competitive cheerleading events with the East and West Regional Invitational Tournaments during the winter season.
Pro wrestlers to meet fans at Legends on Friday
On the eve of Saturday’s Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling event at Damaschke Field, several wrestlers will be on hand at 5 p.m. Friday at Legends Sports Bar for a Meet and Greet.
Mick Foley, the Honky Tonk Man, Steve Corino, Johnny Valiant, Alex Cross, and spirit squad Kenny and Mikey are among those who’ll attend.
Fans will have a chance Friday to win tickets to Saturday’s event, which starts at 2 p.m. and will include a 12-man battle royal.
Also, Valiant will hold a comedy show from 7-7:30 p.m. Friday at Legends.
Adult summer soccer league looking for players
The Latte Lounge Oneonta Co-Ed Adult Summer Soccer League is securing players and teams for the 2014 season. Play will begin in mid-June and run through early August.
The league is for players 17 and older, and offers an opportunity for high school and college players, coaches and adults to participate.
It’s a 7-on-7 format on a field 75-by-70 yards and full-sized goals, which allows for plenty of scoring.
For more information, call league director Eric Miller at 607-287-0337 or send an email to headwaterssoccer.com.
Softball registration under way
The Adult Summer Softball League in Oneonta will hold open registration for the 2014 season through Wednesday.
Registration costs $600 per team and includes forfeit bond and liability fee. Money should be sent to Louie Barnes, P.O. Box 925, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Softball league starts Wednesday
The Clark Sports Center is accepting registrations for its 2014 Co-Ed Softball League, which starts Wednesday.
Cost is $400 per team and all participants must be ages 18 or older and out of high school.
To register or for more information, call Scott Whiteman at 607-547-2800, ext. 109.
Roller derby bout Friday
The Oneonta Derailing Darlings will take on the Finger Lakes Lunachicks in a roller derby event at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Interskate 88 in Oneonta. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $8 for general admission and $5 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12. A portion of the proceeds will support The Rat Snake, a reverse triathlon in memory of Dr. Ken Stalter.
Outlaws to host pro wrestling
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will headline the Oneonta Outlaws’ Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling fundraiser slated for 2 p.m. Saturday at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.
The best-selling author and winner of 17 wrestling championships in his lengthy career, Foley will host the event to benefit the defending New York Collegiate Baseball League champion Outlaws.
The Honky Tonk Man, Johnny Valiant and Steve Corino also are scheduled to appear. The rumble also features a 12-man battle royal.
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale at Damaschke Field, online at www.outlawsrumble.eventbee.com or by calling 607-432-6326.
For more information, call 607-432-6326 or visit the website www.oneontaoutlaws.com.
Milford to host tourney Saturday
The Milford Booster Club and the Milford softball team will host their annual softball tournament and chicken barbecue Saturday.
The tournament starts with Worcester against Milford at 11 a.m., followed by Roxbury and Laurens at 1 p.m. The consolation game is set for 3 p.m. and the championship game will start at 5:30 p.m.
Chicken dinner costs $9 and includes chicken, two sides, roll, dessert and drink voucher. Chicken half costs $5.
Pre-sale tickets may be purchased from any player or by calling 607-437-4225.
Derby party, scramble set
The Stamford Golf Course will host a Kentucky Derby Party and Golf Scramble on Saturday.
The two-person, 12-hole scramble begins at 2 p.m.
The party opens with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., with a buffet dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The Kentucky Derby will start around 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $45 per person and includes the scramble, dinner and Kentucky Derby events. Cost for non-golfers is $16 per person.
To sign up or for more information, call Elijah Treski in the pro shop at 607-652-7398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday.
Umpires to fight cancer
The local Schohanna Board of Baseball and Softball Umpires will participate in the the fourth annual “Umpires Striking Out Cancer,” which runs May 5-10.
Umpires will donate portion of their game fees to the American Cancer Society and invite all of the local baseball and softball programs to join.
For more information, call Mark Lamb at 607-432-0482 or email email@example.com.
Softball league meets May 6
The 35-and-over softball league will hold a second preseason meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at Dino’s Bar & Grill.
All teams should have a manager or representative attend as the league will vote on rules for the upcoming season and the schedule will be distributed.
For more information, call Eric at 607-432-1871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unadilla MX announces schedule
Unadilla MX in New Berlin will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the following events in 2014.
May 10-11: Loretta Lynn’s MX area qualifier.
May 11: District 3 MX.
May 30-June 1: MX Rewind Vintage MX Weekend.
June 22: District 3 MX.
July 11-13: ATV National Weekend.
Aug. 8-10: Pro National MX Weekend.
Sept. 6-7: Grand National Cross Country.
Youth golf clinics start May 18
The new Greater Oneonta Junior Golf Association will host Sunday golf clinics for boys and girls ages 5-13 starting at 3 p.m. May 18 at the Oneonta Country Club.
PGA Golf Professionals Kevin Burnsworth (Dick’s Sporting Goods) and Matt Schulte (Oneonta Country Club) will conduct the clinics, which will run five straight Sundays.
Cost is $50 per child for all five Sundays and includes PGA Golf instruction, playing time on the golf course each week, golf shirt, bag tag and closing picnic. Participants also will play specific holes each week based on their abilities. All children will learn proper etiquette and ball-striking.
The program includes discounted golf rounds for parents and their children after the clinics. Registration is limited to the first 50 children who sign up by May 2. Payment is required with each reservation.
To reserve a spot or for more information, call Burnsworth at 607-434-5058 or email him at email@example.com.
Trapper training course May 18
The Davenport Center VFW will host a New York State Trapper Training Course from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 18.
Class size is limited to 25 students. To register or for more information, call Gary at 607-432-9266 during evening hours.
Riverside 5K set for May 18
The 11th annual Riverside Elementary 5K Run will take place May 18.
Pre-registration deadline is May 3.
Hartwick to hold swim lessons
Hartwick College will offer swimming lessons at Moyer Pool through May 18. Lessons are available afternoons and evenings from Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays.
Cost is $15 per 30-minute lesson. All proceeds support the Hartwick swimming and diving program and benefit its annual winter training trip.
For more information, call Hartwick swimming coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASE Race set for May 24
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the third annual BASE Race on May 24 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.
The charity runs begin with a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run at 8:15 a.m. Both will start and end at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Former major league players will be a part of the race activities.
Pre-registration costs $25 per person or $50 for families and includes a T-shirt (first 300 to register), a goodie bag, a general admission ticket to the Classic and an admission ticket to the Hall that is valid May 24.
Race-day registration is $40 per person and $65 for families. Proceeds support the Hall’s “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.
To sign up, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/BASErace. For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.
HOF Classic tickets on sale
Tickets for the sixth Baseball Hall of Fame Classic are on sale.
Six National Baseball Hall of Famers and more than two dozen former major leaguers will take part in the seven-inning exhibition game, which is slated for May 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.
The day will open with the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at noon, followed by a pre-game hitting contest at 1 p.m. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m.
Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Rollie Fingers, along with two Hall of Famers to be announced. Rosters will be announced in April.
Tickets are available via phone at 1-877-726-9028 or online at www.baseballhall.org. Tickets cost $12.50 for first- and third-base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.
The Hall’s Night at the Museum program will follow at 7 p.m. as Hall of Famers and former players will greet fans throughout the museum.
The Hall also will host a golf outing featuring Hall of Fame members at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. A limited number of spots available for golfers. For more information, call 607-547-0310.
Hall of Fame Classic Weekend also includes the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic from 4-7 p.m. May 23 and an exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members at 9:30 a.m. May 24. Pre-orders are required for both opportunities by calling 607-547-0397.
Regatta inductions May 24
The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will host the General Clinton Canoe Regatta’s third Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 24 at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge.
The event, which is part of the 52nd annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta Weekend from May 23-26, will honor 2014 inductees Ed Ray, Dave Price, Blaise St. Pierre, Gary Aprea, Jeff Kolka and the late Willis Hackett.
The ceremony and dinner will start with a meet-and-greet from 3-4 p.m. in the Hall of Fame tent. Dinner will be catered by Hot Rod’s BBQ.
Tickets cost $25 per person and must be ordered by May 12. Dinner tickets include reserved seating for the induction ceremony, which will be open to the public as standing-room only. Ticket forms are available online at www.canoeregatta.org as well as NBT Bank and Bob’s Diner in Bainbridge.
The Beadle Brothers Band will perform after the ceremony and fireworks will follow at 10 p.m.
For more information, call John Harmon at 607-237-6008 or email him at email@example.com.
MX Rewind coming to Unadilla
Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host its MX Rewind event from May 30-June 1.
The vintage and off-road racing event will feature three full days of vintage racing, including AHRMA vintage cross-country and the addition of AHRMA Observed Trials. The weekend starts with cross-country and trials events May 30.
Motocross racing begins May 31. More than 30 AHRMA vintage motocross classes will race both motos May 31, when Unadilla also will run the first moto for nine promoter-support classes for bikes from 1998 or earlier. The support classes will include three modern classes for children of racers who don’t have vintage bikes.
The May 31 schedule also includes the reworked Team Cup Challenge, which is based on a four-racer team led by a former MX legend as team captain.
On June 1, more than 30 AHRMA post-vintage classes begin, as well as the second moto for the promoter-added classes.
Pre-entry and post-entry is available for all racing classes at MX Rewind. All AHRMA classes do require that racers be full or weekend members of AHRMA. Those who pre-enter an AHRMA class must be full members.
Weekend AHRMA memberships are available at the track. Unadilla promoter-support classes do not require memberships and may be pre- or post-entered.
Unadilla MX to host events
Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host the third annual Team Cup Challenge during its MX Rewind event, which runs May 30-June 1.
Vintage racers will pair up with their champions and compete for this casual “national title.” Participants will receive Full Factory treatment and race side-by-side with motocross standouts such as Guy Cooper, John Dowd, Doug Henry, Barry Higgins, Mickey Kessler, Ron Lechien, Jeff Stanton, Chuck Sun and Jimmy Weinert.
Teams may consist of parents and children, husbands and wives, friends and other combinations. Entry fee is $200 per rider. The challenge is limited to 25 riders.
Unadilla MX also will host the Canadian-American Challenge on June 1. The new event will feature teams of American racers against teams of Canadian racers and is open to all vintage racers. Teams may have one expert/pro racer and two at the novice, intermediate or amateur levels. Each team must have all American or all Canadian citizens.
The overall winner, the top oldest finisher and the top youngest finisher also will be recognized with special awards.
OLL to offer Yankees trips
Oneonta Little League will offer two bus trips to Yankee Stadium this year, starting with New York’s July 19 home game against the Cincinnati Reds.
The OLL also will offer a trip to see the Yankees host the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 9.
Cost is $70 per person and includes bus transportation and one game ticket. OLL players, families and sponsors may request tickets now. Tickets will be available to the general public June 1.
To reserve a seat or for more information, email Terry Zimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covered Bridge Run is June 7
The 19th annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run is set for June 7. The event features a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run and a 5K health walk.
Entry forms are online at www.clasiladies.com/delhi-covered-bridge-run.html. Entry fee is $20 for those who sign up online and $25 at the race. Long-sleeved T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before May 1.
Proceeds will fund two scholarships to Delaware County graduating seniors and the Catskill Mountain Club for building hiking trails in Delaware County.
Race director Amy Beveridge said via email that last year’s event drew 469 participants and raised more than $15,000.
For more information, call Beveridge at 607-278-5461 or email email@example.com.
Lumberjack qualifiers June 7
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS will host its Professional Northeast Qualifier for the area’s top lumberjacks June 7 in Cooperstown.
Local residents will take part in the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop for a chance to earn entry into the U.S. Championship, which will run from June 20-22 at Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia and air on ABC in September.
For more information, visit the website www.stihlusa.com.
Hall to celebrate 75th anniversary
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate its 75th anniversary June 12.
Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken Jr. will take part in a dedication ceremony on the Hall’s front steps at 11 a.m. June 12.
At 1 p.m., local residents Homer Osterhoudt and Howard Talbot, who were present for the opening of the museum June 12, 1939, will share their memories in the Bullpen Theater.
The Hall will open its newest exhibit, Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, at 10 a.m. June 13. Members of the Ruth family will be present.
For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.
Cat Classic 5K is June 14
The second annual Cat Classic 5K Run & Walk, sponsored by the Milford Booster Club, is set for June 14 at Milford Central.
The race starts at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine in front of the school driveway and ends on the track finish line.
Pre-registration by June 12 is $15 per person or $45 per family. Registration on race day is $20 per person.
Strollers are allowed. The top male and female finishers will win awards. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in all age-groups.
To request registration forms, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer camps begin June 30
The Headwaters Summer Soccer Camp will celebrate its 25th year this summer with seven camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 as well as team camps.
Camps cost $60 per week and run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays during the summer. Campers will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.
The following is a list of the camps:
June 30-July 4: at Otego American Legion Post 1555.
July 7-11: at Worcester Central School.
July 14-18: at Mine Kill State Park.
July 21-25: at Mine Kill State Park.
July 28-Aug. 1: at Edmeston Central.
Aug. 4-8: at Mine Kill State Park.
Aug. 11-15: at Oneonta State.
For a camp registration form or information on bus transportation, call The New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309 or visit the website headwaterssoccer.com.
SUNY Delhi seeking lifeguards
SUNY Delhi has openings for lifeguards and swim instructors for its summer learn-to-swim program, which runs June 30-Aug. 8.
For more information, call John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263 or 607-287-1116, or email email@example.com.