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Sports Bulletin Board for week of Dec. 21-27

Sports Bulletin Board for week of Dec. 21-27

A listing of local sports events for the week of Dec. 21-27.


NISKAYUNA BASEBALL LTD is looking for pitchers and catchers or adults with baseball playing experience for its over-30 and over-45 teams. Contact [email protected] for more information.

BELMONT ELITE TRAVEL TEAM is looking for players 9-12 years old for the spring season. Home games and practices are held at Carver Park on Route 20. For information, call 470-7707 or go to the Belmont Elite website at www.belmontelite.com.

SEEKING UMPIRES for the upcoming spring and summer baseball season at Hit and Run Sports Complex. If interested, call Tom Donato at 496-7812.

RENEGADES 12U travel baseball is looking for players. Tryouts will take place Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. at All Star Academy in Latham. For more information, call Todd at 937-4883.

NEW YORK ELITE Baseball League and Tournaments is accepting registration forteams for the 2015 spring league. For more information, visit www.newyorkelitebaseball.net.

BLUE JAYS BASEBALL CLUB is sponsoring a high school exhibition series in the Cooperstown area next spring for junior varsity and varsity teams. It is also sponsoring three-game summer tournaments for 13U, 14U, 16U and 18U clubs. Night games can be scheduled. Trophies awarded. For more information, call Harvey Sandig at 607-652-7740 with your open dates or email him at [email protected]

45+ BASEBALL TEAM, member of the Capital District Senior Men’s Baseball League, is seeking players. For more information, contact [email protected]


TEAM ALBANY EDUCATIONAL BASKETBALL PROGRAM is offering training to all boys and girls of all ages and levels at the Albany Boys and Girls Club, 21 Delaware Ave. The cost is $30 for individuals and $20 for groups. For more information, contact coach Rolle at 847-3214.

COBLESKILL-RICHMONDVILLE is seeking a boys’ junior varsity coach. Contact athletic director Dale Wotherspoon at 234-3565, ext. 1123, or email [email protected]


PEE WEE BUMPER Program at Sportsmans Bowl will start Jan. 10 at 3:45 and Jan. 11 at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. Bowl two games, cost $5 per week. This is a short-season 15-week league. Child receives trophy and end-of-season pizza party. For more information, call the lanes at 355-4330.

ROLLING GREENS THURSDAY CLASSIC is looking for bowlers for a three-man team and individual bowlers to fill the league. Call Keith Lawyer or Kurt Clark at 701-6279 or call the lanes at 381-4848.


BOXING FITNESS one-hour classes will be offered Mondays-Fridays at noon and 5:45 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 2330 Watt St., Crosstown Plaza. Classes also run Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:45 at 1544 Route 9, Clifton Park (same building as The Edge rock climbing). Contact Vince Kittle at 377-1811 or 487-1489.

RING OF HOPE BOXING CLUB is looking for volunteers to help with its three primary programs: the after school program for 9- to 14-year-olds, the Peaceful Warrior high school program and the adult boxing fitness classes. Contact Vince Kittle at 487-1489 or Jeff Christiana at 452-4298, ext. 1202.


ALBANY SPORTS CARD and Memorabilia Show will take place today at the Albany Ramada Plaza, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be 35 vendor tables. Admission is $2, children 11 and younger get in free. for more information, contact Scott Trudell, 857-5778 or [email protected], or Mike Dzembo, 573-8616 or [email protected]


ONE OF THE COURSES required to caoch in New York State high schools, THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COACHING, will be taught at Saratoga Central Catholic on Jan. 24 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. Cost is $175 if registered prior to Jan. 17, $225 afterward. For more information, contact Dr. John Metallo at 577-77530 or [email protected]


RENEGADE FARM is offering Western and English riding lessons Tuesdays-Saturdays for ages 6 and older. For more information, contact [email protected] or 864-5518, or visit www.renegadefarm.com.

MORNING STAR FARM offers Western and English lessons for beginners to seasoned riders. Children’s lead line lessons for ages 5-8 cost $30 for 30 minutes, adult lessons cost $35 per hour. For more information, contact Amy Schrom at 355-4434 or [email protected]


INDOOR YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY League will start in January on Wednesday nights, running through the end of February at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake O’Rourke Middle School for those in second through sixth grade. Register online at www.bhfieldhockey.com. Email [email protected] with any questions.

CAPITALLAND GIRLS’ FIELD HOCKEY offers winter skills programs and leagues on Sunday mornings from Jan. 4-Feb. 22. LEAGUES: varsity-level players in grades 10-12, and a league for JV/Modified players. Can join as a full or partial team from a school or as a free agent. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS: Beginner skills and drills, grades three-10; Novice skills and drills, grades five-10; Advanced skills and drills, grades eight-11. To register or for more information, visit www.capitallandlacrosse.com or email [email protected]


“TRAIN LIKE A PRO” BOXING WORKOUT will be offered Mondays-Fridays at noon and 5:45 p.m. at the Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 2330 Watt St. at the Crosstown Plaza, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at “The Edge” rock climbing gym, 1544 Route 9, Clifton Park. Contact Vince Kittle at 377-1811 or 487-1489 to take a class.

FIX IT! FITNESS classes are in session for people at all levels of fitness. Six-class packages cost $135, classes are Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10 a.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. To register or for more information, call 727-6233 or email the Center for Advanced Anti-Aging at [email protected]

CROSSFIT SCHENECTADY beginner classes start the first of every month. Visit www.CrossFitSchenectady.com, call 374-5968 or email [email protected]­Schenectady.com for more inform­ation.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS is offering classes in basic and advanced fitness, post rehabilitation and sports performance. Class sizes are limited to four and last one hour. For more information, call Pam Fitzgerald 339-0895.

ZUMBA fitness classes have started at the Sons of Italy Lodge at 2984 Hamburg St., in Rotterdam. The class taught by Laurie Zinnershine runs from 6:15-7:15 Wednesday nights, and the cost is $6 per class. Walk in and pay at the door. For more information, go to zumba.com and look up class by ZIP code (12303).

FUN, FIT & FLAB-U-LESS is a small group fitness class designed by co-owner and certified trainer Laurie Pelletier. Full Circle Fitness NY is currently holding classes at the Russian Orthodox Community Center at 617 Sand Creek Road in Colonie. Class runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6 a.m. for one hour. All Full Circle Fitness NY programs are for any age group and fitness level. A two-week trial is available for $19.95. The monthly rate is $99 for unlimited classes. For more information on this and other programs or to register, call 955-6924 or visit www.fullcirclefitnessny.com.

DUANESBURG AREA COMMUNITY CENTER (221 Victoria Dr., Delanson) will offer pilate classes Sundays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Classes are free for members and $6 for potential members. Zumba classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m., free for members and $6 for potential members. Spinning classes are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., free for members and $8 for potential members.


LEVEL HEAD RECRUITING of the Capital District hosts an interactive website to help high school athletes present themselves to college programs. For more information, visit www.levelhead-recruiting.com.

CAPITAL DISTRICT PACKER BACKERS seek new members. Club gatherings are at The Recovery Sports Grill, Hannaford Plaza, Colonie. For free newsletter and info, call Derrick at 374-0502.


COBLESKILL GOLF AND CC will offer discounted single and adult memberships for the 2015 season. New members who pay their dues by Jan. 12 can save between $185 and $250. In addition, the club has added youth and young adult memberships: Ages 12-18 can play the entire season for $50, and ages 19-25 for $175. Leagues and tournaments are planned. Contact Bob Smith at [email protected] or visit www.cobleskillgc.com and click on the membership tab for more information and an application.


ALBANY ANGELS is a new recreational women’s hockey team looking for a few more players. If you are a woman who has always thought you might want to play ice hockey, or if you are looking to get back into it, we have a team for you. We are a team with some great experience, some beginners and a great coach. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


SCHENECTADY COUNTY RECREATION FACILITY offers public skating daily at the rink, located at 5 Tower Road in Glenville. Cost is $4 for general admission, $2 for senior citizens, and $2 for youths under the age of 5. Call 384-2445 for more information orvisit the website at www.myscrf.com for schedules.


CAPITALLAND LACROSSE offers winter skills programs and leagues in December and January. LEAGUES: Boys and girls leagues for varsity-level players, and a league for JV/Modified. Leagues run Sunday mornings from Jan. 4 through Feb. 22. Can join as a full or partial team from a school or as a free agent. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS: Beginner, boys grades two-10, girls grades three-10; Novice, boys grades two-10, girls grades five-10; Advanced, boys grades four-six and seven-10, girls grades nine-12. Can join as a full or partial team from a school or as a free agent. There is a co-ed non-contact program for players in gades K-five. To register or for more information, visit www.capitallandlacrosse.com or email [email protected]

ROGUE LACROSSE will offer an ALL-PRO GOALIE CLINIC with Scotty Rodgers at the Wilton YMCA Turf Facility on Jan. 19 from noon-3 p.m. for grades five-12. Cost is $150 (early registration costs $125 before this Thursday). Register at www.roguelacrosse.com.


KARATE AND SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAMS have begun at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 1803 Union St., Schenectady. Interested individuals may attend a free trial class at any time. No previous martial arts experience is necessary to join the non-contact, fitness and personal awareness oriented lessons. Women’s self-defense is also a part of class instruction. Classes are taught by Kathy Sharrow, a certified black belt in American Kang Duk Won Karate. New students in introductory sessions receive three months of classes and uniforms. Family memberships are available. Fee is $95 for three months. For more information, call 598-7961 or [email protected]


APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB — MOHAWK-HUDSON CHAPTER has the following events planned: Midweek hikers every Wednesday. Contact Gerry Weber at

758-7189 or [email protected]­point.-net, or visit www.amcmohawk-

hudson.org. Hiking at a relaxed pace, every Thursday or Friday. Contact Frank and Dee Wind at 458-1781 or [email protected]

CLEARWATER CHAPTER TROUT UNLIMITED will host fly-tying classes at Saint Joseph’s Parish Center, 45 MacArthur Dr., Scotia. Beginners class: Jan 13-March 3, every Tuesday; Advanced class, Jan 15-March 5, every Thursday. All classes 7-9 p.m. Cost $65 for TU members, $80 for non-members (includes one-year membership to Trout Unlimited). All materials are supplied, students must provide tying tools and a vise (limited number of vises available for beginners). For more information or to register, visit http://clearwatertu.org/classes.html or contact Doug Howard, 399-8566, [email protected] Gift Certificates are available.

CAPITAL DISTRICT FLY FISHERS will host their annual fly-tying class beginning Jan. 14. It is an eight-week class with instructions to tie 14 different patterns. Classes will take place in Colonie on Central Avenue. Spaces are limited and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information or for reservations, contact Paul at 885-8257 or [email protected]


DUANESBURG AREA COMMUNITY CENTER offers Pickleball Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. and Sundays from 9-11:30 a.m. It is free for members and $3 for potential members. Sign up at the front desk or call the DACC at 895-9500 for details.

INDOOR PICKLEBALL has begun at Gavin Park in the Town of Wilton, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Cost is $3 per person, per session. Players must register at the Gavin Park Office.

road racing

FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA 5K RUN will take place Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m. The run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. There is no race-day registration. Registration costs $30. All finishers receive a first night commemorative medal. ChronoTrack B-Tag computerized scoring will be used. The course starts and finishes on the Skidmore College campus. Register online at www.saratoga-arts.org. For more information, call First Night Saratoga at 584-4132.

29th ANNUAL WINTER WIMP Road Race will take place Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. in Hagaman. Runners can run the full 4.4 miles or “wimp out” in the 2.2-mile race. Race souvenirs will be given to the first 150 registrants. Registration costs $18 for FMRRC members, $20 for non-members, and day-of-race registration costs $25 for all. Race headquarters and day-of-race registration (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) are at the Hagaman firehouse. Awards to top three male and female finishers and three deep in all age groups. Race application available at www.fmrrc.org. For more information, email [email protected]


FALL ROWING with the Schenectady-Guilderland-Scotia-Genville-Rotterdam Rowing Association has begun. The association welcomes new and returning rowers in grades 7-12. Practices are held on the Mohawk River from 3:30-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, contact Don Constantino at 428-5706 or [email protected]

BURNT HILLS ROWING ASSOCIATION will offer a Winter Maintenance Session through this Tuesday and a Pre-season Spring Conditioning Session Jan. 5-Feb. 27 for rowers and other athletes who want to maintain aerobic fitness while building strength. Rowers from area clubs and non-rowing athletes are welcome. Visit www.bhrow.com or the Facebook page for the Burnt Hills Rowing Association for details and registration.


CAPITAL DISTRICT SPEEDSKATING Club is looking for ice skaters ages 9-adult. We meet Mondays from 6-7:20 p.m. at Knickerbocker Arena in Troy. For more information, visit cdspeedskating.org or email [email protected]


SAGE WOMEN’S SOCCER will host Growing Gators Training for children ages 5-12, Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 8 and 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Neff Athletic Center in Troy. All proceeds benefit the Sage women’s soccer program. For more information, contact Andrew Gamarra at 244-2415 or [email protected] Each player is responsible for bringing their own soccer ball, shin guards and water bottles.

DOING IT OUR WAY ... OLD SCHOOL SOCCER AcadeME is offering individual and small-group training sessions running throughout the year. For more information or to register, contact Betsy Drambour at [email protected] or 222-1206.


LADY CHARGE 16U travel team is looking for players. This is a tournament team only and is looking for girls committed to some weekend travel as well as local weekend tournaments. Looking for all positions. For more information, email [email protected] or call 982-1595.

NISKAYUNA U16 TRAVEL softball team is looking for players for the 2015 season. Try-outs will be in August. Especially looking for pitchers, catchers and hitters. If interested, email [email protected] or [email protected], or call 207-5783.

LADY BOMBERS 98 first-year 16U team is looking for an experienced player to complete the team. If interested, contact Jason Marx at 982-0384 or [email protected]

NIGHTMARE 12U TEAM is seeking a talented player for the upcoming season. If you are interested in a tryout, contact coach David Daugherty at 339-1830 or [email protected]

WARNING TRACK HEAT 16U team is looking for a pitcher. Email coach­[email protected] to schedule a tryout.

WARNING TRACK HEAT Girls 16U Fast Pitch is looking for a few players. Email [email protected] to schedule a tryout.

ORIGINAL SLIK CHIX 18U team is looking for players for the 2015 season, especially at shortstop. Two-hour workouts Saturdays, optional workouts Sundays. Tournament schedule will include three or four local, two or three travel tournaments. Call Don (542-0144) or Bruce (435-5036) for more information.

MISS SCOTTIES 14U 2014 travel team is looking for an exper-ienced pitcher. The team will be playing in the Hudson/Mohawk League and entering multiple tournaments. Home games are at the Luther Forest Athletic Fields in Malta. If interested, contact Mike Simmons at [email protected] or 331-0558.

INFINITY SHOCK 12U team is looking for players to fill its 2014-15 roster. Email [email protected] for more information.

ROTTERDAM RIVALS, a competitive second-year 16U travel team, is looking for an experienced catcher for the upcoming 2015 travel season. Team will compete in one winter tournament and five summer tournaments. For more information, call Robert Tyler at 542-6345.

MEN’S MODIFIED PITCH Softball League is looking for teams for the upcoming season. The ASA-sanctioned league plays in Scotia. For more information, contact Marco Niro at 461-7852.


T3 COACHING SWIM CLINIC will take place Jan. 17 and 18 (two-day clinic) or Jan. 17 (one-day clinic). USA Triathlon coach Kevin Crossman will present the most detailed drills and stroke mechanicsto improve swimming for triathletes. New this year, choice of two-day clinic for experienced swimmers/triathletes (8-9:45 a.m. on Saturday and 7:15-9 a.m. Sunday) or one-day clinic for newcomers (10 a.m.-noon Saturday) Cost is $125 for two-day clinic and $70 for one-day clinic. Each session is limited to 18 participants. Email [email protected] to register.


LOOSELY ASSEMBLED VOLLEYBALL ASSOC­IATION has openings for co-ed players. Games are played Sundays, 7-9 p.m., in the Glenville area. Level of play is strong B double B. For more inform­ation, contact Ed Morrison at 257-6903.

To be listed

For inclusion in The Gazette’s weekly calendar of community sports and recreation events, notification of events must be received at the Gazette office by the end of the business day on Thursday prior to Sunday’s publication date.

Bulletin board items can be faxed into the sports department at 395-3072 or sent via email to [email protected] All entries should include the day and date, time, place, brief description of event, ticket prices or cover charge (if free, tell us) and telephone number for tickets and information.

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