SPORTS BRIEFS


First Posted: 8/6/2013

Elko’s Dupont Jr. Bowlers will hold their annual sign-ups today, Aug. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at Elko’s Lanes, 334 Main Street, Dupont. For additional information please call Dupont Lanes at 655-6241.

PAULY FRIEDMAN

WALK/RUN SLATED

Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA NEPA) and members of the Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run announced the fifth anniversary race slated for today, Aug. 11 at Misericordia University on Lake Street, Dallas. Registration for this 3.1 mile event is at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 9:30 a.m.

AVOCA LITTLE LEAGUE

The Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 11 at the Avoca Borough Building.

FASTPITCH TEAM

HOLDING TRYOUTS

NEPA/Abington Wildcats Fastpitch travel softball organization will be hosting 16U and 18U tryouts for their fall 2013 and summer 2014 teams. The teams will be attending several college showcases. Tryouts will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, contact Vic Thomas at 351-5187, Mike Thomas at 241-7030, John Kelly at 504-4808, or by email at AbingtonWildcats@yahoo.com.

PA GOLF

TEAM TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the Pittston Area golf team will be held at 7 a.m. at Fox Hill Country Club on Aug. 12-18. Proper attire is required. All players must have taken a fall sports physical to be eligible. PIAA forms can be picked up at the high school main office. All forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.

For further information contact Coach Benfante at 762-8344.

EXPLOSION U14

FAST PITCH TRYOUTS

The Northeast Explosion U14 Fast Pitch softball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Flack Field, Wyoming. The local girls softball teams are playing a U14 and U16 schedule. More information: Hal Glatz 780-8875, Frank Parente 954-0232, or Mary Ann Skok 762-8500.

WV VIPERS

SEEK PLAYERS

Wyoming Valley Vipers fastpitch travel softball organization will host 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U tryouts for their 2014 season. Tryouts will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13-15. The first day of tryouts will be held at Kobeski field (corner of Church and Wylam Ave.) in Moosic. Aug. 14-15 tryouts will be at Kirby Park in Wilkes-barre. More information: Steve Loyack, 332-0564; Ed Bienkowski, 417-1119; Steve Armstrong, 417-7217.

PA CHEER

BOOSTER CLUB

The Pittston Area cheerleading booster club will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Midtown Sports Bar and Grill (the old Damon’s by the airport). All cheerleading parents are urged to attend. The cheerleaders are collecting Redner’s receipts year round. You must use your pump perks card at the register. Please give the girls your tapes.

WA FOOTBALL PARENTS

TO HOLD MEETING

The Wyoming Area Football Parents’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Sabatini’s Pizza in Exeter. All parents and guardians of players in Grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend.

JENKINS LL

GOLF OUTING

The Jenkins Twp Little League’s Annual Golf Outing is rescheduled for Aug. 18. Go to www.jenkinstwplittleleague.com/golftournament.html for forms and details.

47th EXETER OPEN

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 47th annual Exeter Golf tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 18 at Emanon Country Club.

Tee times will be taked from 11 a.m. throughout the afternoon. The cost is $75 per golfer, or $65 without a cart, which includes greens fees, prizes, food and refreshments. Mail applications and fees to George Burns at 41 Barber Street, Exeter.

The tournament is captain and crew.

DePRIMO GOLF

TOURNAMENT

The Fifth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation, will be held Aug. 17 at the Wilkes Barre Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and awards following the golf. Register early at www.deprimogolf.com to ensure correct size shirt.

MARK CASPER

HOOPS4ME CAMP

Mark Casper HOOPS4ME Camp, a fun, educational course on the fundamentals of basketball will be held the Wyoming Area Catholic gym, Wyoming Ave, Exeter from Aug. 19-23. Boys grades 3, 4, 5 from 9 a.m. to noon; Boys grades 6, 7, 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Cost is $65 per player or $55 per player with more than one player per family. Along with the teaching of FUNdamentals, there will be some 3-on-3 competitions, some 5-on-5, foul shooting contests, our famous skills obstacle course and more. Full payment must accompany application. Players receive a free t-shirt and prizes will be awarded.

For questions or an application, please call Mark at 760-6396 or 883-0017, rr e-mail hoops4me2@comcast.net.

DURYEA LL

RAILRIDERS NITE

Duryea Little League will have its family night on Friday, Aug. 23 at PNC Park to see a RailRiders game. All boys and girls who were players in our league are free. Parents and siblings are a cost of $8.

Reservations can be made by calling 655-0203. Last day to accept reservations is August 8. Duryea Little League will be having a fundraiser at Yogurt in Love, in the Pittston Plaza near Kmart, on Thursday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m.

AVOCA AOH

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Avoca AOH will hold it’s annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Format is captain and mate.

Anyone wishing to participate and has not received an application may contact the AOH at P.O Box 5045 Avoca, 18641 or contact Jim Doran at 417-8563 or any AOH member. There will a meeting at the West Side Club on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.

FRIENDLY SONS

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will be hosting their annual Black Shamrock Open on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. The format of the tournament is Captain and Crew and entry fee is $75 per golfer. The event will kick off with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

There will be refreshments at the course, and a buffet meal following the tournament at the golf course. Anyone that would like to register to participate or is interested in more information please contact Jimmy Clancy at 881-4176 or any active member of the G.P. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Registration should be completed as soon as possible.

The Tournament committee meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston.

Sponsorships are also available at several different levels. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor please be sure to contact Clancy at the number listed above. Friendly Sons member Bob Calpin will be on hand with golf tips at the start of the tournament.

Last year the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick awarded scholarships to two students totaling $5,000 and the proceeds from this event will benefit the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Scholarship Program.

DAY FOR AUTISM

GOLF TOURNEY

The Emanon Day for Autism Golf tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 at Emanon Country Club in Falls. The tournament benefits S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere). Sponsors are wanted with $30 tee sponsorships or a gift/donation. Make checks payable to Mildred Petrucci and mail them to Modern Market, 1179 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

If you would like to golf, contact Emanon at 388-6112 or 388-4013.

HOLY ROSARY

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Holy Rosary school is looking for golfers for its Fifth Annual Holy Rosary Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. The tournament is captain and crew format with lunch and dinner included. Registration is at noon and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $90 per golfer or $360 for a foursome which includes a tee sponsor.

Contests prizes and great raffles will accompany the event. Sponsor information: Debbie Davis at 451-1762 or school at 457-2553.

ST. MONICA

GOLF OUTING

St. Monica Parish Golf Outing, Benefiting Projects of the Parish Men’s and Women’s Groups, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 at Four Seasons Golf Club, Exeter.

Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per foursome which includes, dinner catered by Villa Foglia following event plus beer, soda and water. Golf limited to the first 120 golfers. Registration due before Sept. 5.

Make checks payable to St. Monica Parish, 363 W. 8th Street, West Wyoming, Pa. 18644. More information: John Piszak at 313-8586 or Howard Kelley at 574-1677. Sponsor a hole for $50.

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