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February 7, 2013


Cooperstown Crier

---- — Milford to host 3-on-3

co-ed tourney

Registrations are now being taken for the Milford 3-on-3 Coed Basketball Tournament, sponsored by the Milford Education Foundation as part of the Milford Booster Club’s 4th Annual March Madness.

Games eill begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Anton Remy Jr. Gymnasium at Milford Central School. 

The tournament is double elimination. All teams must register with three players. There is a maximum of four players per team. Each team must submit an entry form before March 1 for early registration.

Player waiver forms must be completed by each player. If a player is 17 years old or younger, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted the day of the tournament. 

Cost is $10 per player, with forms and waivers due the day of the tournament. Payment  by cash or check will be accepted the day of the tournament. Checks can be made out to the Milford Education Foundation. Registration for the tournament will close at 12:30 p.m. on March 9. 

Co-ed Division Brackets are fifth and sixth grades, seventh-to-ninth grades, 10th-to-12th grades; and adults. Skilled players may play up to the next level, but higher-grade levels may not play down. There must be at least one player of each gender on teams. 

Entry forms and player waivers are available at the Milford Central School Main Office, MCS’ website,, or MEF’s website,  or by emailing the Milford Education Foundation at Call Gwen Mertz at 286-7212 or Deirdre Yerdon at 286-3349 for more information.

Entry forms can sent via mail to MEF March Madness 3 on 3, Milford Central School, P.O. Box 324, Milford, NY 13807; faxed to Milford Central School, at 286-7879. Attn. Deirdre Yerdon or Jen Griffiths or emailed to Deirdre Yerdon at


Milford Booster Club dinner set

The second annual Milford Booster Club chicken and biscuit dinner will be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the district’s cafeteria. The meal will includes chicken with gravy, biscuit, mashed potatoes, roll, cranberry sauce, carrots with brown sugar sauce and drinks.

A single meal is $7 or all-you-can-eat is $9. The cost for children ages 6 to 12 is $5, and children 5 and younger may eat for free. Takeouts will be available. A bake sale, silent auction and 50-50 raffle will also take place with the dinner. Leave a message for reservations at 286-7212. Purchase a ticket from a MCS athlete or pay at the door.

Volleyball results

The following are the volleyball scores from Jan. 29 at the Clark Sports Center:

Game one on court one was the Gym Team over the Shockers, 2-1.

Game two on court one was Bonzai over McCarthy Builders, 3-0.

Game three on court one was Lights Out over Cooperstown Bat Company, 3-0.

Game one on court two was The Jungles Ballers over Loose Cannon, 3-0.

Game two on court two was the Ommegangsters over McManus Engineering, 3-0.

 Slowbreak results

The following are the slowbreak scores from Jan. 29 at the Clark Sports Center:

Game one was New York Central Mutual over Five Star Subaru, 34-24. Brad Feik and Frank Koren combined for 26 points in the win while Bob Barraco had 12 points in the loss.

Game two was State Farm over A.B.M. Fire Equipment 72-36. Jason Schiellack and Brenton Seamon combined for 46 points in the win while Dave Kent had 11 points in the loss.

Game three was Church and Scott over Leatherstocking Insurance 42-34. Dave Bliss had 17 points in the win while Phil Lewis had 13 points in the loss.

Game four was Milford over Royal Chrysler 50-34. Gabe Lane had 14 points in the win while Willis Monie Jr. had nine points in the loss.


Fall/winter futsal season wraps up

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

In game one it was El Nino over Nemesis, 11-4. Hisham Abdallah had three goals in the win.

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

In game three it was Nicolettas over Unchained, 2-1. Mark Andrews had a goal in the win.

In game four it was Coop United over Timberworks, 11-2. Chad Welch had three goals in the win.

El Nino was the winner of the league by one point over second-place Nicolettas.

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

Hitting clinic planned

Herkimer County Community College’s baseball team will hold four hitting clinics to prepare for the upcoming season. Herkimer’s spring training will include working on fundamentals and video analysis of each hitter’s swing. The clinic will run Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on February 9, 16, 23 and March 2.

The cost to attend is $10 with registration at the clinic; no preregistration required. Spots are not limited and all ages are welcome. The clinic will be held in the varsity gym at HCCC.

For more information, contact coach Jason Rathbun at


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 547-2800, ext. 109.