Early September: Classes to train new girls basketball officials for Section II will be held in Saratoga. Anyone interested may contact Jim Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-480-5262.
May 18: The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation is sponsoring “Pucks & Pedals,” a 20-mile and 40-mile bike tour to benefit the purchase of training equipment for the Adirondack Thunder. Those interested may register online at bikereg.com. For more information, contact Rich Gordon at 518-932-1145.
May 18-19: Grey Ghost Bicycles and Freedom Machines presents Queen of the Lakes Cycling Weekend. It includes the Prospect Mountain Auto Road Timed Hill Climb (5 miles, 1,523 feet vertical) at 10:20 a.m. on May 18, a 9-mile family fun ride at 10 a.m. on May 19, a 20-mile middle ride at 10 a.m. on May 19 and a 38-mile long ride at 9 a.m. on May 19. All proceeds benefit Freedom Machines, a non-profit that provides free bicycles to people who are committed to recover from drug or alcohol addiction. For more information, call 518-223-0148 or visit bikereg.com.
May 4-5: The 62nd Hudson River White Water Derby will take place in North Creek. Giant slalom, sprint and the Try-It-Not-So-Whitewater Race will be on May 4, starting at 11 a.m. The downriver race from North Creek to Riparius will take place at 11 a.m. on May 5. For more information, visit whitewaterderby.com.
May 4-5: Theories and Techniques of Coaching High School Sports will be taught from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Vent Fitness Center, 2080 Western Ave. (in the Hamilton Square Mall) in Guilderland. Cost is $175 if registered before April 22 and $225 after. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to future classes. For more information, email John Metallo at email@example.com, or call him at 518-577-7530.
July 13-14: Principles, Philosopy and Organization of High School Athletics will be taught from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Vent Fitness Center, 2080 Western Ave. (in the Hamilton Square Mall) in Guilderland. Cost is $195 if registered before July 1 and $250 after. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to future classes. For more information, email John Metallo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 518-577-7530.
April 30-June 23: Capitalland Field Hockey is running a Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon-night program for all levels K-12 at Collins Spark in Clifton Park. For more information, email email@example.com.
July: John Audino, the longtime Union College coach and current coach at La Salle Institute, will run three camps in July: Air Assault Passing Academy from July 9-12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for players entering grades 7-12, cost is $80; Youth Football Camp from July 5-19, 9 a.m.-noon, for players entering grades 3-6, cost is $100; and the Modified & JV Football Camp from July 15-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for players entering grades 7-10, cost is $125. For more information on any of the camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19, 20: The New York State Golf Association will host three-hour and full-day rules seminars at Shaker Ridge Country Club to provide overviews or more detailed analysis of the major changes and rules situations often encountered. The full-day seminar will be April 19, and an 80-question certification exam will be offered at the club at 9 a.m. April 20. The fee is $35, which includes lunch and a copy of the Rules of Golf and the Official’s Guide to the Rules of Golf. The three-hour seminar will be April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees will be offered a complimentary continental breakfast and copies of the Players’ Edition of the Rules of Golf. For more information, visit playnysga.golfgenius.com.
May 5: The Cinco DeMayo Fastballs & Fairways Golf Tournament to support the Adirondack Pride 10U travel girls softball team will be held at Airway Meadows Golf Club. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes cart, lunch on turn and dinner. Golfers must pre-register by April 28 by emailing email@example.com, or calling Todd at 518-307-9373 or Chris at 518-791-9347.
May 18: The K of C Council 7670 Gansevoort is hosting a four-player scramble at Airway Meadows Golf Club to benefit the St. Therese Food Pantry in Gansevoort. There will be a 7:30 a.m. check-in for a shotgun start. Included are cart, continental breakfast and dinner with beverages all day. Golfers must pre-register by May 10 with Peter at 518-695-4577, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $100 per golfer.
May 26: The Airway Meadows Women’s Invitational will be held with a 8:15 a.m. check-in with coffee and light breakfast items followed by a shotgun start. The format is a four-player scramble with lunch to follow. Golfers must pre-register by May 17 by calling 518-792-4144 or by e-mail email@example.com. The cost is $72 per golfer.
June 8: The Glens Falls Lions Club Swing for Sight & Sound golf tournament will be a four-player scramble with a hot dog on the turn and a buffet to follow. There is a $400 cash prize for first Place. The cost is $90 per golfer. To register, contact Scott at 518-798-3143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12: The eighth annual Paul Schultz Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Moreau Community Center will be held at Queensbury Country Club. The entry fee is $85 if registered ahead of time; $95 on the day of the event. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start to follow. The format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact the Moreau Community Center at 518-792-6007, Ext. 16.
HALL OF FAME
Until May 15: SUNY Adirondack’s athletics department is accepting nominations for the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame. To be eligible, SUNY Adirondack alumni must have completed at least one full season as an athlete and not been enrolled for more than five years. In addition, honorary nominations for notable faculty, coaching staff, administration, contributors and supporters who have had an impact on the athletic department are all eligible for consideration. Nominations should include name, contact information, athletic accomplishments at SUNY Adirondack and after, if applicable, athlete’s impact on the college and athletic department and scholarly achievements. Submissions may be mailed to Julie Clark, Assistant Director of Athletics, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804; emailed to email@example.com; or submitted directly online at http://www.sunyadktimberwolves.com/information/HOF_Nomination.
Aug. 26-30: The Adirondack Thunder will host a summer hockey camp at Cool Insuring Arena this summer led by Thunder head coach Alex Loh and assistant coach Pete Dineen. There will be three sessions each day with skating, shooting and stick-handling training, guest speakers and controlled scrimmages. Breakfast and lunch is included. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-12 (for a child not in that age range who wishes to take part, contact Jeff Mead at 518-798-0366). The cost is $295 for five days. For more information, contact the Thunder at 518-480-3355 or visit the Thunder office.
April 27: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program at noon in the Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Tom Amello, Brian Nadeau and Michael Veitch will offer analysis and predictions for the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. The program is open to the public and free to attend.
April 23: A hunter education field day for a home study course will be held at Dunham’s Bay Fish and Game, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes are free and open to any ages 11 1/2 and up. The “home study” materials must be picked up at the CCE Education Center, 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg by Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those attending the field day must bring completed homework, their own lunch, indoor and outdoor shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. To register, visit https://register-ed.com/programs/new_york/165 and scroll down to the April 23 class.
April 30-June 23: Capitalland Lacrosse will run Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon boys and girls youth programs for all levels K-10th at Collins Park in Clifton Park. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through May: Online registration for the 41st Freihofer’s Run For Women on June 1 at 9 a.m. is now open at freihofersrun.com. All registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. The first 500 women to register may do so for $25. Registration also is underway for the ninth annual Freihofer’s Training Challenge, a 10-week program starting March 18.
May 7: The seventh annual Bacon Hill Bonanza 5K Race/Walk and 10K race will be held at 10 a.m. at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church on Route 32 in Schuylerville, with a kids race at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds go to the church and a local charity. For more information, visit baconhillbonanza.com.
May 11: The Adirondack Runners will host the 30th annual Prospect Mountain Road Race beginning at 9 a.m. Race day registration for the 5.67-mile uphill race is from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Lake George Forum, State Route 9, Lake George. Online registration is available at www.active.com. For further information, visit www.adirondackrunners.org or email@example.com. This race benefits the Michelle Lafontaine ACC Nursing Scholarship and the Under the Woods Foundation.
May 18: The ninth annual Kerry Blue Hustle 5K will take place at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus in Glens Falls. A kids’ half-mile dash will take place at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 on race day. Donations are appreciated for St. Mary’s food pantry. For more information, visit active.com.
May 25: The Glens Falls Urban Assault will take place at 5 p.m. on Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. It features a 3.5-mile obstacle race, with more than 20 obstacles. Online registration ends at midnight on May 22, but race-day registration will be available. For more information, visit AdkRaceMgmt.com.
Queensbury: The Queensbury Department of Parks and Recreation has team openings for its men’s softball league on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All games are played at Ridge/Jenkinsville Park at 6 p.m. The team registration fee of $525 is required for signup. Interested teams may call the department as soon as possible for additional information at 518-761-8216.
Glens Falls: The Glens Falls Recreation Department is looking for teams for its men’s softball league, as well as players interested in playing on existing teams and umpires. Games are played Wednesday nights at Crandall Park at 6 p.m. Anyone interested may contact Ken Quimby at 518-307-3362 or Ed Corcoran at 518-491-1570.
May 5: The Adirondack Triathlon Club presents the inaugural Rogers Rangers Challenge Triathlon at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. The event includes a 2-mile paddle, 12.8-mile road bike and a 3.2-mile trail run. The cost is $75 and registration ends May 1. For more information, call Greg Hewlett at 518-361-3457 or visit runsignup.com.
June 9: The 10th Hudson Crossing Triathlon will take place at Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville. It will consist of a 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike and 5-kilometer run. For more information, visit hudsoncrossingtri.com.