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Sports Bulletin Board March 13-19

Sports Bulletin Board March 13-19

CAPITAL REGION Renegades 10U Gold team is continuing private tryouts for the 2016 season.


CAPITAL REGION Renegades 10U Gold team is continuing private tryouts for the 2016 season. We are looking for talented travel players to participate in the Eastern NY Travel Baseball League. This is a fairly comprehensive program, and our coaches maintain high expectations regarding effort, dedication and results. Contact Scott Johnson to schedule a private tryout ( or 301-0144).

ROUND LAKE/MALTA YOUTH BASEBALL is accepting registration for Recreational Spring Baseball. The league is dedicated to providing recreational co-ed baseball to all youth in our community at the same low fees as last year, regardless of experience, residency or school district. Divisions start at T-Ball (ages 4-5) and go up to Division 10U. Please visit our new website: for online registration, and you can email questions to Applications can also be found at the Malta Community Center. There are a limited number of spots per division, so sign up early. Don’t forget to register for our league-subsidized player clinics.

UMPIRES WANTED: Schenectady County Umpires are looking to recruit experienced umpires for the 2016 season. If interested, and qualified, contact Jim DeGeorgia (986-0992), Billy Myers (491-3248) or Nick Lamalfa (928-2773).

SARATOGA SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL LEAGUE  is looking for players ages 29 and over for the upcoming season. The season runs from May through August with 21 regular-season games plus playoffs. For more information, to go or contact Ken Banker at 470-7894 or

SCHENECTADY BABE RUTH registration is open for Schenectady residents ages 13-15. All players must register online at before March 11. Will play a 16-game schedule (weekend play only) and Babe Ruth Tournament. Cost is $175 per player. For more information, email or call 346-5137.

SCHENECTADY CYCLONES are looking for players for the 16U, 18U and 22U teams. For more information, visit Email or call 346-5137 before Feb. 29 to arrange a tryout. Out-of-city residents welcome.

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


OFFICIALS NEEDED for Saratoga Springs Regional YMCA Wednesday night Over-50 Basketball League. Games are 4-on-4 and played cross-court. Please call Bill Carey at 587-4227.

BOYS/GIRLS AAU SPRING basketball league is being formed for grades 4-12. An information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosic Street in Troy, and an organization meeting will be held at 6:30 on March 22 at the same location. Coaches, secure your gym and enjoy playing home and away games against other teams in your division, with season-ending playoffs. Board-certified officials will be supplied. Interested coaches should contact Chuck Hunt at 248-8547.

BASKETBALL HOOPS FEST  for girls in grades 5-12 will be held at Skidmore College on Saturday, March 26. Teams will play three games. For information or to register, contact Darren Bennett at 580-5363 or


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.


THE TENANDEHO CANOE ASSOCIATION  will be holding its annual Whitewater Derby on Sunday, April 3. This year, all participants must wear a helmet and there will no longer be an “Anything That Floats” category. Starting time will be at noon from the Coons Crossing Road, located several miles west of Mechanicville off Route 67. Registration will be held from 9-11 a.m. on April 3 at the Spatial Dynamics building (formerly the Mechanicville Elementary School) on North Main Street. Plans have been made to clean the stream on March 12, 19 and 26. For information, contact John Erano at 899-5520.


ALBANY SPORTS CARD  and memorabilia show will be held Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albamy Ramada Plaza, 2 Watervliet Ave. Ext. The show will include 30 vendor tables. Admission is $2, and children under 12 are admitted free. For information, contact Scott Trudell at 857-5778 or, or Mike Dzembo at 573-8616 or


ONE OF THE COURSES required to coach in New York state high schools, “Theories and Techniques of Coaching,” will be taught at Saratoga Central Catholic High School in Saratoga Springs on April 16 and April 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Participants must attend all class sessions in order to complete the course. Cost is $175 if registered prior to April 8, $225 afterward. For more information, contact John Metallo at 577-7530 or


ALBANY THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER, located in Voorheesville, is looking for volunteers. It is not too late to help in our program. We serve physically and cognitively challenged individuals. Training dates available. Please contact Linda at 355-8650 or

RENEGADE FARM is offering Western and English riding lessons Tuesdays-Saturdays for ages 6 and older. For more information, contact or 864-5518, or visit

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


“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

CROSSFIT SCHENECTADY beginner classes start the first of every month. Visit, call 374-5968 or email Helen@CrossFit­ 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 and look up class by ZIP code (12303).

FULL CIRCLE FITNESS NY has several programs to offer for all ages and levels of fitness from beginner to advanced athlete. Located at 251 New Karner Road in Colonie, sessions are designed and led by experienced certified trainers. There are state-of-the-art Fit-Camp Small Group Fitness Training sessions, yoga, zumba, indoor rowing and Silver Sneakers fitness classes. To ensure you get the personal attention you deserve, class sizes are limited and tailored to your level of experience. You’ll be joining others just like you who want to lose weight and get in shape. For more information on all programs, or to register for a class, call 955-6924 or visit

DUANESBURG AREA COMMUNITY CENTER (221 Victoria Dr., Delanson) will offer Zumba classes Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., free for members and $6 for potential members. Open recreational volleyball is offered Mondays from 6-8 p.m., free to members and, for potential members, $3. Spinning classes are offered Mondays (6 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.), Wednesdays (6 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.) and Fridays (6 a.m., 5:15 p.m.), free for members and, for potential members, $8 for an hour, $6 for 30 minutes. Yoga classes are offered Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. free for members and $6 for potential members. A yoga/pilates class will be offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. free to members and $6 for potential members. Call DACC at 895-9500 for more details.


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


SARATOGA LAKE GOLF CLUB is re-opening on Friday, April 15. There are still some openings in the Senior League and Ladies’ League. Call 581-8492 (ext. 100) for additional information.

THE SAGE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT  will hold its 12th annual Gator Golf Classic on June 6 at Normanside Country Club in Delmar. The event is a fundraiser for the department. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30. Cost is $175 per person. To participate as a golfer or a sponsor, or to obtain additional information, contact Andrew Gamarra at 292-1933, 244-2415 or via email at

COBLESKILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB is offering low introductory rates for Single Adult and Family memberships. Kids 18 and younger can play all season for $100. We also offer Young Adult memberships for ages 19-25 for $225. Visit or email for more information.


SCHENECTADY COUNTY RECREATIONAL 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 for schedules. LEARN TO SKATE — for ages 3 and older, Mondays. More information and online registration is available at


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


APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB — MOHAWK-HUDSON CHAPTER has the following events planned: Midweek hikers every Wednesday. Contact Gerry Weber at 758-7189 or gww@fair­, or visit Hiking at a relaxed pace, every Thursday or Friday. Contact Frank and Dee Wind at 458-1781 or

EMPIRE STATE CAPITAL VOLKSSPORTERS  will be conducting a walk in Schenectady on Wednesday, March 23, beginning at Proctors at 10 a.m. A volkswalk is also scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. beginning at the Ciccoti Family Recreation Center, 30 Aviation Road, Albany. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk typically 6.2 miles through a scenic or historic area over a premarked trail. Information is available at


DUANESBURG AREA COMMUNITY CENTER offers Pickleball Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 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. Contact DACC at 895-9500

or visit for more 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

SHAMROCK SHUFFLE, hosted by the Adirondack Runners, will run its 30th annual race March 20 at Glens Falls High School (10 Quade St., Glens Falls). The Shamrock Shuffle (5-mile race) will start at 11 a.m., while the Leprechaun Leap (7/8 of a mile, children’s fun run) will start at 10 a.m. Registration on race day, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., will cost $27. Early registration costs $22 if received by Wednesday ($18 for Adirondack Runners members). Leprechaun Leap registration takes place race-day-only and costs $3. Race application is online at and The Shamrock Shuffle benefits the Warren-Washington Counties (Area #37) Special Olympics.

THE FOURTH ANNUAL FLEET FEET SPORTS 10K CLASSIC  and kids’ mile will be held May 8 at Bethlehem High School. Cash prizes and Asics footwear will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. An Asics technical T-shirt is guaranteed to the first 250 registered runners. For more information or to register, go to or go to one of the Fleet Feet stores in Albany or Malta.

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL RUN 4 YOUR LIFE will take place on March 26 in Central Park in Schenectady. The 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a kids’ one-mile fun run at 10:30. Registration includes a chowder fest after the race and the first 500 entrants will receive a T-shirt. Registration is $25 and day of race registration will be $28. Registration can be completed at Information can be obtained at


BURNT HILLS ROWING will begin its spring season Monday for middle school students. Beginners are welcome. For details or to register, go to or on Facebook at Burnt Hills Rowing Association.


SARATOGA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL MUSTANGS Rugby Club, the only established high school-aged rugby program in the county and the premier club in the Capital District, is looking for boys and girls to continue their run of representing the region in the Rugby NY State Championships in 2016. No experience necessary. For more information, contact coach Chuck Tempest at or


CLIFTON PARK SOCCER CLUB Junior Soccer League for boys and girls born from 1998-2011 is now accepting registration, open to residents of the Town of Clifton Park and/or the Shenendehowa School District. Participation in each division is limited due to field constraints. Cost is $50 through March 31. Late registration costs $65 from April 1-11, space permitting. The spring season begins April 23 and ends June 18.

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 or 222-1206.


UPSTATE ELITE 16U  travel team is looking for a solid pitcher who can also play a secondary position for the 2016 season. Anyone interested should contact Joe Whipple at 859-0681 or, or Eric McNulty at 495-2230 or

CAPITAL DISTRICT OVER 50 LEAGUE will hold open registration and placement for new players on Saturday, April 2 from 3-4 p.m. at All Stars Academy, 198 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. Early registration is recommended. League play will begin on April 23. For more information, contact Mike Connelly (391-9405 or or go to the league’s website at

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

U12 SCOTIA SONIC is looking for pitchers for the 2016 spring/summer season. This would be an excellent opportunity for girls with limited experience to gain experience in the pitching circle. Team will play in the Hudson-Mohawk league and a few tournaments. If interested, contact us by email at or

BURNT HILLS TRAVEL SOFTBALL is looking for the following players for the Spring 2016 season: 16U needs a starting pitcher and an additional catcher; 12U and 14U are looking for players for both age groups at any position. Please send inquiries to

12U LADY CHARGE travel softball is looking for players to fill out the spring 2016 rosters. If you are interested or need information about the team, call Virgil Chevalier at 729-8093.

THE ORIGINAL SLIK CHIX 18U  softball team has a few openings on its 18U fast-pitch team for the spring of 2016. The team, based in Mechanicville, will be competing primarily in local tournaments in June and July. The No. 1 need in catching, but the team also needs pitchers and position players. For information, contact Bruce Fellows at (518) 435-5036.


SIENA SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS  have started online registration. Camps run from June 26 to August 12 and are offered in boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, baseball, dance, field hockey, soccer (co-ed), softball and volleyball (co-ed). Siena Summer Sports Camps provide an opportunity for children to play sports, meet new friends and experience different adventures. Anyone who registers online by April 15 will receive a free Generation “S” Club membership for the 2016-17 school year. Generation “S” is the official Siena College athletics fan club for children ages 17 and under. For more information on the individual camps or to register, go to,html


SWIM LESSONS will be offered at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center at 2565 Balltown Road in Niskayuna. Registration is open for the lessons at the JCC’s heated indoor pool with various scheduling options to accomodate your schedule and needs. For more information, contact Michael Young, Aquatics Director at the JCC (, 377-8803 ext. 254), or visit


GLENVILLE YMCA is running a co-ed adult volleyball league every Sunday evening from 5-7. For more information, contact Pam Hodge (399-8118,

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.

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