Oneonta man swims to 2nd-place finish
Oneonta's John Hurley swam to a second-place finish in his age group in the 800 meters during the USA Masters Nationals held July 5-8 at Omaha, Neb.
Hurley, 75, completed the race in 30 minutes, 40.29 seconds. He also placed fourth in the 400 and seventh in the 100. The second- and fourth-place finishes were Hurley's best at the event.
The Masters Nationals were held in the same 50-meter pool that hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials.
"It was a thrill to dive off the same blocks and swim the same lanes just three days after Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Dara Torres finished competing for spots on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team," said Hurley, a retired professor, and longtime track and cross-country coach at Oenonta State.
Local girls win Gus Macker title
Oneonta's Ali Baker and Teagan Mackey, Hartwick's Mya Murdock and Cooperstown's Maggie Schuermann teamed to win the 11-12 age-group Sunday at the 17th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament at Norwich.
The four 11-year-olds went 5-0 to win the 15-team bracket. The tournament, held on East Street, featured 427 teams playing on 31 courts.
Outlaws baseball clinic today
The third annual Meet the Outlaws youth baseball clinic will run from 10 a.m.-noon today at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.
Uniformed Oneonta Outlaws players and coaches will run the clinic, which is for kids ages 5-12. Youths should come dressed to play (hat, mitt, and sneakers or non-metal cleats) and may bring items for autographs.
Bats, balls and all other equipment will be provided by the Oneonta City Recreation Department and the Outlaws.
For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680.
DC amateur golf starts Friday
The Delhi College Golf Course will host the 47th annual Delaware County Men's Amateur Golf Tournament from Friday through Sunday.
The tournament features a championship division and five handicap flights and is open to members of Delaware County golf courses and Delaware County residents. Cost to enter is $100.
Applications are available at all Delaware County golf courses or by calling the Delhi College Golf Course at 607-746-4653.
Golf tourney Saturday at Ouleout
The Schenevus Fire Department Golf Tournament will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin.
Cost to enter the captain-and-crew event is $50 per person. The tournament will feature contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and putting. Skins and mulligans will be available.
To sign up, call Darlean Comino at 607-434-7371 or the Ouleout Creek Golf Course.
Hartwick summer camps continue
Hartwick College will host the following youth sports camps this summer.
Competitive Swimming III (boys and girls 8-18): Stroke technique camp run by swimming coach Dale Rothenberger from July 22-28. Residents $555; Commuters $450.
Soccer II (boys and girls 9-18): Run by men's soccer coach John Scott from Saturday through July 18. Residents $550; Commuters $400.
Field Hockey (12-18): Run by field hockey coach Anna Meyer from July 22-26. Residents $475; Commuters $375.
For more information, call 607-431-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer series continues Monday
The Headwaters Soccer Club is accepting registrations for its summer camps, which are for boys and girls ages 7-17. Team camps also are available.
Cost to attend is $60 per week, which includes a T-shirt and a water bottle for each participant. Area coaches and players will conduct the camps, which run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Hunter Mountain Camp at Mine Kill State Park runs July 16-20.
Other camps are the NYCM Insurance-Chobani Camp at Edmeston Central (July 23-27); the Audi Oneonta-N.Y. Power Authority Camp at Mine Kill State Park (July 30-Aug. 3) and the WELL-Wightman Specialty Woods Camp at Oneonta State (Aug. 6-10).
The club offers Delaware County youths free bus transportation to and from the programs of their choice.
To receive a camp registration and for information on bus transportation, visit headwaterssoccer.com or call the NYPA at 1-800-724-0309.
Bench to appear at golf classic July 17
National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will be the featured guest for The Business Council of New York State's fifth annual Business Council Member Golf Classic, which is scheduled for July 17 in Cooperstown.
A 14-time All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds, Bench also will join members for a reception and dinner at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. Afterward, he will serve as the keynote speaker at an exclusive reception in the Plaque Gallery of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
For more information, visit bcnys.org/whatsnew/events/MemberGolfClassic.htm.
Golf tournament July 17 at Stamford
The Sacred Heart/St. Annas Council 1322 of Stamford will host the 10th annual Father Whalen Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. July 14 at the Stamford Golf Club.
The scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start and feature trophies for the winners, door prizes for all a continental breakfast, lunch, a one-hour open bar and dinner.
Cost is $75 per player and includes a greens fees, cart, a fun bag and golf balls.
Sponsorships are available for carts ($100), tees ($250), driving range ($250) and supreme ($1,500). For more information, call George Bergleitner at 607-652-3311 or Robert Comenzo at 607-278-5387.
Oneonta State to host track meets
The Oneonta State athletic department will host Twilight Track & Field meets at 7 p.m. July 17 and July 31. The meets are free.
Events include the 50-meter dash, the 100, the 200, the 400, the 800, the mile, the 3,000 and the high jump (if facilities are available).
YMCA/Outlaws 5K set for July 18
The Oneonta Family YMCA/Oneonta Outlaws 5K Fun Run will start at 6 p.m. July 18 outside Damaschke Field.
The course will follow the former Tiger Run course and finishes near home plate. All timing will end at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before the start of the Outlaws game against Elmira.
T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by July 11. For more information or an application, call the YMCA at 607-432-0010 or visit oneontaymca.org.
Next Authors Series event July 20
The National Baseball Hall of Fame will continue its Authors Series at 2 p.m. July 20 in the Bullpen Theater.
The series features special lectures and book signings and is included with regular museum admission.
The July 20 installment is "Rick Ferrell: Knuckleball Catcher" by Kerrie Ferrell.
Other installments are as follows:
July 24: "Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan" by Rob Fitts, 1 p.m.
Aug. 14: "Fenway Park: The Centennial" by Saul Wisnia, 1 p.m.
Aug. 28: "Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America" by John Powers and Ron Driscoll, 1 p.m.
For more information, visit baseballhall.org.
O-State to host golf event July 21
The Oneonta State athletics department will hold its second annual Coaches Golf Classic on July 21 at the Oneonta Country Club.
The captain-and-crew event will open with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and award prizes for first, second and third place in two flights. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin as well.
Cost is $100 per golfer. For more information, call 607-436-3494.
Girls basketball camp July 22-25
The Oneonta State women's basketball program will host an overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from July 22-25.
The camp is designed to develop fundamentals. Camp counselors include present team members.
Cost is $295 for residents and $255 for commuters. A non-refundable deposit of $35 is required with each application.
Applications and other forms are available at oneontaathletics.com. Full payments are required with registrations received after July 16.
For more information, call O-State women's basketball coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email email@example.com.
Football camp to run July 23-26
Former Unatego varsity football coach Art Rigas will conduct the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club's Football Camp, which runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 23-26 at the Sixth Ward Booster Club Field. The field is on Scramling Ave. in Oneonta, across the street from the OBGC.
Cost is $25 for the camp, which is designed for boys ages 8-12. Campers will be grouped by age.
For more information, call the OBGC at 607-432-1133.
Lacrosse camp starts July 25
The High Octane Lacrosse Camp will run July 25-28 at SUNY Delhi's Clark Field House.
SUNY Delhi coach Bob Leary and his staff will run the overnight camp, which is for boys ages 8-18 and costs $375.
For more information, call Leary at 607-746-4610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall accepting film entries
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is accepting films for its seventh annual Baseball Film Festival, which is scheduled for Sept. 28-30.
Filmmakers may submit their work to be considered for the festival until July 27. Films may be of any length and genre but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.
To submit a film, send three DVD copies to: Manager of Museum Programs, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 13326. Films selected will be screened at the Hall during the festival.
Tickets for each screening are free but must be reserved. Museum members may reserve tickets starting Sept. 4 by calling 607-547-0397. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting Sept. 24.
For more information, visit the website baseballhall.org.