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January 31, 2013

Sports briefs

Cooperstown Crier

---- — Softball clinics set 

The Herkimer County Community College Softball Program is offering two softball clinics throughout the month of February for girls between the ages of 8 and 18. 

The hitting clinic will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. This clinic will focus on hitting for power through basic fundamentals. Through a series of “Big League,” fun and innovative drills, participants will learn to build the swing from the ground up for the younger players, while concentrating on the finer aspects of the offensive game and strength drills for the older players. All participants will be allotted cage time each night. 

A defensive clinic will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, and will focus on pitching, catching, infield play and outfield play. 

Both clinics will be held in the Physical Education Building with guest appearances and presentations by college coaches and former professional softball players. 

The cost for each four-week program is $60. Individual sessions are $20 each. Pre-registration is not required, but highly encouraged as the camp will be held to a maximum of 25 participants for each session. Registration will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of each clinic. Extra cage time will be available certain nights to all players for an additional cost. 

Sneakers and workout clothes are required. Players are encouraged to bring their own bats, gloves and catchers gear (catchers only), but they will be provided if necessary. 

Fresh off their first World Series appearance in over a decade, the Generals, under the leadership of Head Coach PJ Anadio, are ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NJCAA Preseason Poll.

For more information or to register, contact Anadio at (518) 848-6693, (315) 866-0300 ext. 8805, or by email at

O-State to host baseball clinics

Oneonta State will host one more high school baseball clinic at Alumni Field House this winter.

The Red Dragons held a pitchers/catchers clinic Sunday, Jan. 27, and will hold a hitting/defense clinic Feb. 3. Registration will run from 11:15 a.m. to noon, followed by the clinic from noon to 3 p.m.

Cost is $35. The clinics are designed for high school players who will graduate between 2013-2016.

For more information, call O-State coach Ben Grimm at 436-2661 or email


Cooperstown seeking nominations

Cooperstown Central is accepting nominations for its Athletics Hall of Fame, which will induct its Class of 2013 in the fall.

Nominations are due by Feb. 18.

For more information or a nomination form, email Cooperstown athletic director Monica Wolfe at


CSC accepting Futsal registrations

The Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown is taking registration for its Individual Winter/Spring Futsal League, which will run Sunday nights.

Cost is $60 for non-members and $25 for members. Players must be at least age 18 and out of high school.

For more information, call Scott Whiteman at 607-547-2800, ext. 109.


Fall/winter futsal season wrap up

The Clark Sports Center wrapped up its last night of the fall/winter futsal season Sunday.

In game 1 it was El Nino over Nemesis 11-4. Hisham Abdallah had 3 goals in the win.

In game 2 it was New York Central Mutual over Some Knees 11-2. Mike Cook had 5 goals in the win. 

In game 3 it was Nicolettas over Unchained 2-1. Mark Andrews had a goals in the win.

In game 4 it was Coop United over Timberworks 11-2. Chad Welch had 3 goals in the win.

El Nino was the winner of the league by 1 point over Nicolettas who finished second.

Johhny Fernedez was the top male scorer while Cheryl Robinson was the top female scorer.