Fords win atCayuga Lake

Matt Ford and Rich Ford combined for a five-fish limit of 18.05 pounds to win the New York Central Mutual Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Cayuga Lake.

Bruce Hall and Amos Bates took second, totaling 16.24 pounds, bolstered by Hall pulling in the biggest fish of the day, weighing 5.83 pounds.

Allan Green and Peter Green took third at 15.09 pounds, and the team of Frank Microni and Steve Llewellyn was fourth at 14.23 pounds.

Monte Westcott pulled in the largest smallmouth bass at the event. It measured 17.5 inches and weighed 2.74 pounds.

The SBA takes to Onondaga Lake on Aug. 25 for the Steven Gruver C.P.A. Summer Cup.

Outlaws’ Paynenamed All-PGCBL

Kentucky freshman and Oneonta Outlaws player Jared Payne was named All-Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Second Team for his 2019 season with the Outlaws.

Payne was the only Oneonta player to be honored, garnering the recognition as a catcher.

A product of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Payne led the Outlaws with a .390 batting average, recording 41 hits in 105 at-bats. He played in 29 games and his 23 RBIs were second on the team.

Route 20 Roadiesto celebrate 20th year

Runners who have participated in the Route 20 Road Challenge over its 20-year existence are invited to take part in a relay covering the entire distance of the Route 20 Scenic Byway from Duanesburg to Lafayette on August 17, 2019.

Runners will cover one or more segments of two to three miles of the 108-mile stretch. Segments may have multiple runners, but at least one runner is required for each segment.

Those wishing to participate in the relay can send a check for $10 to cover the cost of the commemorative shirt to Bill Kosina at 1434 County Highway 25, Richfield Springs, New York 13439, postmarked no later than July 21. You can also obtain more information from Kosina by emailing, messaging him on his Facebook page or visiting

A celebration following the event will take place at Cleaver’s in West Winfield.

26th Pit Runannounced

The 26th annual Pit Run has been set for Oct. 6. The featured 5K and challenging 10K races draw participants from all over the east coast. There will also be a fun run for kids, face painting, ballooning, selfie stations and other kid-friendly activities.

Registration is now open at, and every registrant will receive a t-shirt and a Brooks’ BBQ chicken dinner.

Every registration goes directly to the Ricky J. Parisian Foundation, which has awarded more than $537,000 in scholarships and community grants since its inception. Oneonta High School senior Anthony Giovagnoli was the 2019 scholarship award winner.