Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Pittston Area football boosters giving away $250 scholarship

PA football boosters scholarship

YATESVILLE — The Pittston Area School District Football Booster Club has established a scholarship program for high school seniors who desire to continue their education. A one-time $250 scholarship, based primarily on financial need, will be awarded to a former football player for the first year of college.

An official Pittston Area Football Booster Club application must be returned to the guidance office no later than Monday, March 14. Provide any additional information relevant to the committee. Go to to download the application.

The next booster club meeting will be held at 6p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in the high school cafeteria.

Avoca/Dupont LL to hold signups

AVOCA — The Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold sign-ups from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 7 and 14 at the upper Avoca Little League field clubhouse and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at the Avoca Borough Building.

These will be the final dates to sign up for the spring season. Registration fee for T-ball, Coach Pitch, Minor and Major baseball is $65 per player and $80 for family of two or more. Junior and Senior Teener League baseball, which will again combine with Pittston, has a fee of $95 each player. Softball players’ fee for Pittston Area is $80 per player or $130 for two or more.

Valley Laxerz seeking players

WEST PITTSTON — The Valley Laxerz lacrosse organization is looking for additional girls to fill out their fourth, fifth, sixth grade and junior high girls lacrosse teams. Teams will play approximately 10 games and one local tournament during the season against teams from the Back Mountain, Scranton, Mountain Top and Kingston areas. Any girl who presently resides in the Wyoming Valley is eligible to play.

The season runs from March through May. Any questions, send an email, Robbie Switzer at or Carl Deluca at

PA football to host Night at the Races

YATESVILLE — The 2016 Pittston Area football team and booster club will host a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 12 at St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Doors open at 5 p.m. and post time is 6 p.m.

Lady Striders announce program

WYOMING — The Wyoming Valley Lady Striders will host a Couch to 5k program. Starting on Monday, March 21, the Striders will meet three times per week. The goal is to race in the River Street 3-Mile Race on May 15 in Wilkes-Barre. Cost for participate is $40 and includes entry to race and membership to the Wyoming Valley Lady Striders.

For a registration form go Wyoming Valley Lady Striders Facebook page,, or; or contact Karen Moskel at or Marjorie Adams at

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