Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Aug. 31, 2016


SPORTS CALENDAR



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.

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club regular monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the clubhouse on Lake Winola Road. This meeting will assume special significance as the club considers a possible land purchase and membership dues increases. All members are encouraged to attend.

Newton Recreation Center fall and winter hours, 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday from Sept. 1 through May 2017. The center is located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Info: Carol at 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.

GCMC’s 35th Annual Dr. Jack Sanner Memorial Golf Classic, Sept. 12 at the Country Club of Scranton, South Abington Township. Proceeds benefit Geisinger’s renovation of the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Teen Advocacy Center. The tournament includes lunch, golf, cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner and a high-end prize drawing. Reservations/info: 570-214-0300 or geisinger.org/foundation. Reservation/sponsorship deadline: Sept. 4.

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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SPORTS CALENDAR

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