St. JOE sports to continue in spring

ST. JOHNSVILLE-- The St. Johnsville and Oppenheim-Ephratah central schools will continue their shared sports program this spring as the two districts transition into a single, merged district for the start of the 2013-14 school year.

On Dec. 11, Oppenheim-Ephratah residents voted in favor of a binding referendum, approving a merger with St. Johnsville.

Residents in St. Johnsville approved the merger last December.

Prior to the merger vote, the two school districts had entered into agreements that allowed students from both schools to participate in the other's fall and winter sports programs. Under the spring agreement, Oppenheim-Ephratah students will be allowed to participate in the St. Johnsville modified and varsity baseball and softball programs at no charge to the Oppenheim-Ephratah students.

The Oppenheim-Ephratah Board of Education approved the agreement Thursday, Jan. 17. The St. Johnsville board approved it Jan. 10.

Glen Ridge holding preseason meeting

The Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will hold an informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Winner's Circle Restaurant on Route 5 in Fonda, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Rules and policies for the upcoming 2013 racing season will be discussed at the question-and-answer session.

It will be the last review of the rules before the racing season begins in April.

For those wishing to eat before the meeting, the restaurant will have its full menu available.