Abington area sports calendar for the week of Aug. 17, 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.

Abington Gators Youth Swim registration, ongoing, practices begin Oct. 3. Fee: $235 ($100 deposit due at registration). There is a $25 discount for each successive child within the same family and the fee includes a team suit, cap and T-shirt. The Abington Gators is a competitive swim league for kids ages 6-14, a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League. A Parent Information Night and Suit Fitting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Abington Heights High School cafeteria. Register: www.abingtongators.com.

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.

NEPA/Abington Wildcats 16U softball tryouts, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21 at Abington Heights High School. The team will attend several college showcase tournaments. Private tryouts will be available by appointment. Info/schedule tryout: John Kelly at 570-504-4808, Vic Thomas at 570-351-5187, Mike Thomas at 570-241-7030, or AbingtonWildcats@yahoo.com.

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 Road, 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.

24th Annual Hook O’Malley 5K Run/Walk against Cancer, 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at McDade Park in Scranton. Registration 8:15-9:45 a.m. Cost: $20 until Aug. 18, then $25. First 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Info/register: 570-341-7787. Refreshments will be served after the race and awards will be given in various age groups. The race will be held regardless of the weather.

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.

Grip It-N-Rip it Fore Riggs Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Scott Greens Golf Club, 455 Green Grove Road, Scott Township. Captain and mate, nine-hole format. The winner will receive a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods and a putter. Cost: $40 per golfer and $50 per sponsor. Food and beverages will be provided. The event will have a “Putt for the Pooch” challenge. Registration deadline: Sept. 7. Info: Det. Vince Butkiewicz at 570-561-7290 or butkiewicz@lackawannacounty.org.

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