Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of July 20, 2016


Abington Youth Soccer League registration, currently underway for the fall season. Boys and girls born on or between 8/1/97 and 7/31/12 are eligible to play. Players born 8/1/97 to 7/31/98 must still be in high school this fall to register. There is no residency requirement. Online registration at abingtonyouthsoccer.org requires payment by credit card or e-check. Paper registration is available by printing up a form online and mailing it. Info: jhatton727@aol.com or 570-586-9589.

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Sporting Clays course, open Wednesdays 9 a.m. to dusk through September. Member cost: $25 for 100 birds and $13 for 50 birds. Non-member cost: $30 for 100 and $15 for 50. The Five-Stand course will open at 5 p.m. and the kitchen will be open for lunch. Info: www.fscweb.org or 570 378-2593.

Lackawanna County 3 on 3 basketball tournament, July 29-31 on the 100-200 blocks of Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. Players of all skill levels and ages are encouraged and invited to participate. Registration deadline: July 25. Entry fees per team: $90 for youth, $110 for adults, based on a five-man roster. T-shirts will be given to all participating players, and all teams are guaranteed a three-game minimum. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “LCCVB” – the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Info: 570-496-1701.

Sandlot Baseball Academy Swing Into Fall Camp, Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16 and 20 at the academy, 700 N. South Rd., Scranton. For baseball and softball players, ages 6-18. Cost: $100 for six sessions. Info/register: CDD027@aol.com or 570-445-1155.

Second Annual Jack Mehaffey Memorial Shootout, 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, 674 Mitchell Rd., Meshoppen Township. Cost: $55 for adults, $35 for students. Lunch will be provided after the 100 bird shoot. The top five scorers will shoot-off for the Jack Mehaffey Memorial Trophy. Pre-registration and $20 deposit required by Aug. 10. Proceeds from the shoot will benefit the Factoryville Scholastic Clays Target Program. Info/register: 570-965-7625.

Newton Recreation Center Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. Aug. 20 (registration 7:30 a.m.) at Summit Hills Golf Course, 1235 Country Club Rd., Clarks Summit. Fee: $75 per golfer or $300 for a four person team. The fee includes a golf cart, appreciation gift, and a sandwich and beverages on the course. Prizes, awards, raffles, and a dinner catered by Country Cuisine will follow the tournament at the Newton Ransom Fire Hall. Info/register: 570-586-7808.

Ninth annual D & H Distance and 5K Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in Forest City. Cost: $40 through Aug. 19. The race is a major fundraiser for the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Info/register: dhdistancerun.com, GetMeRegistered.com or www.nepa-rail-trails.org.

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