Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area Cross Country hosting car wash Aug. 27

Duryea LL holding purse bingo

OLD FORGE — Duryea Little League Designer Purse Bingo will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Eagle McLure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts at 1 p.m. The event will feature 20 regular games for $20 and there will be special games, a basket raffle, a bake sale, food and refreshments available.

Tickets can be purchased during regular business hours at Town Tavern in Duryea, Bronzed Bunz in Duryea, Joyce Insurance Group in Pittston or Polish’d Hair & Nail Salon in West Pittston.

Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Kristy Rosiak at 570-479-0031 or Kim Mauriello at 570-814-3502.

PA golf hosting tryouts

EXETER — The Pittston Area golf team will hold tryouts and practice starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Fox Hill Country Club. Players must have physicals and proper attire to participate.

For more information contact coach Len Benfante at 570-762-8344.

Miles for Michael run will be Aug. 20

PITTSTON — The 2016 Miles for Michael/Tomato Festival 5K Run and Fun Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

Registration will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Greater Pittston YMCA. Online registration at can be found at

LL World Series trip is Aug. 25

DURYEA — The Duryea American Legion Post 585, in conjunction with the Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, are holding its annual bus trip to the Little League World Series on Thursday, Aug. 25.

This is a free trip open to those ages 7 and older.

The bus will leave at 11:45 a.m. from the Duryea VFW parking lot, 492 Stephenson St., and return after the second game is over.

Free hoagies, chips, snacks and drinks will be provided. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, Aug. 18 and can be done at the post home, 329 Main St., or by calling 570-457-4242.

WA cross country parents to meet

WYOMING — The Wyoming Area Cross Country Parents Association will hold a parents’ meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed. The meeting will be held under the pavilion at the cross country course.

WA cross country to host car wash

WEST PITTSTON — The Wyoming Area Cross Country team will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Side Auto Valero Service Station on Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston. Cost is $5 per car.

St. Monica’s holding golf tourney

WEST WYOMING — St. Monica Parish’s fourth annual golf outing and dinner will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 at Emanon Country Club.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with a 2 p.m. start. Price of registration is $65 per person or $260 per foursome and the event features dinner, raffles, prices and on-course refreshments.

Registration is held every weekend following Mass and payments are due by Tuesday, Aug. 23.

For more information contact Howard Kelly at 570-574-1677, John Piszak at 570-313-8586 or Frank Casarella at 570-313-5515.

Proceeds benefit Parish Christian Society.

Avoca AOH sponsoring golf tournament

TAYLOR — The Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians will sponsor the Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Pine Hills Golf Course.

Cost is $90 per golfer with a luncheon to follow.

For more information, contact Jim Doran at 570-417-8563, Gene Philbin at 570-313-3079 or stop by the West Side Club any Thursday evening.

YMCA hosting adult 3-on-3 tourney

PITTSTON — The Thomas Tigue Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for men and women age 18 and older will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Greater Pittston YMCA.

Cost is $40 per team, and can be made up of 3 or 4 players. The tournament will be double elimination. Deadline to register is Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information contact Programming Director Brandon Hampton at 570-655-2255, ext. 103.
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