Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of July 27, 2016


Abington Youth Soccer League registration, currently underway for the fall season until Sept. 11. 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.

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. July 27 at the clubhouse, Lake Winola Road, Factoryville. Tickets for the September “SuperGun” event will be available through board president Bruce Weisenfluh.

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 Road, 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 Road, 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.

19th Annual Lackawanna Home Builders Association Golf Tournament, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center. Captain and crew format. Info/register: www.simplexhomes.com/lhba/lhba.asp or www.wrcnepa.org.

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.

39th annual St. Jude/Ben Mar Golf Tournament, Sept. 12 at Elkview Country Club, 161 Country Club Road, Greenfield Township. Info: Contact committee member Lori Martines Rudalavage at PS Mortgage, 570-586-3122.

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