Abington area sports calendar for the week of June 29, 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.

Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton golf tournament, July 11 at the Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit. Proceeds will benefit the Dave Mattei Mission Fund, which provides emergency assistance to Regional Hospital employees in times of personal crisis. The captain and crew tournament will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Register/info: Bill Timlin at 570-348-7189.

Louis A. Koch Memorial 5K Run/Walk, July 23 at the Olive Street trailhead of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Registration: 7-8:15 a.m. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $20 per person ($25 after June 30). The race will raise funds for a memorial scholarship that will be given for underprivileged youths to attend the Keystone/Trout Unlimited Teens Conservation Camp at Keystone College and the Louis A. Koch Annual Memorial scholarship at Holy Cross High School.

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.

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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