Abington area sports calendar for the week of March 16

March 15th, 2016 2:24 pm

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Open House, noon to 3 p.m. March 20 at the club on Lake Winola Road. The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club has chosen to participate in the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation by recruiting interested youth members from the community to join the Sporting Clay’s team. There is a $45 registration fee for each shooter. The shooter will also need to provide his or her own firearm, 12 or 20 gauge, and shells. No single shot firearms will be permitted. Practice will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon one Sunday a month. The season runs from March 30 through June 18. If your child is interested in participating but you are unable to attend the open house, you may contact John Hegedty at 570-881-9288 to get the necessary forms. Shooters must complete six practice sessions with a minimum of 25 targets shot by June 8 to be eligible for the state championship at Buffer Creek Sporting Clays in Somerset on June 18.

Abington Little League Registration, open now through April 1. Cost: $85 per player. Register/info: www.abingtonlittleleague.com. The league hosts divisions for all ages. Opening day is tentatively slated for April 9.

AHEA Student Scholarship 5K Run/Walk, April 17, registration from 8-8:45 a.m. The run begins at 9 a.m., walk at 9:10. The race will start and finish at Abington Heights High School. All proceeds will benefit a graduating senior from the school district. Cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 same day registration. The first 125 runners receive a T-shirt. The top three male and female finishers revive a medal. Info/register: www.runsignup.com/AHEA5K or mail a form to AHEA Student Scholarship Fund, Attention Alicia Vogel; 317 East Main Street, Dalton, PA 18414. To become a race sponsor email: limbriaco@gmail.com.

Fred Loch Memorial Scholarship Shoot, May 1 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club on Lake Winola Road. Shooting on the clay bird sporting clays course will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a steak dinner at 11:30 p.m. The shoot helps fund the club’s scholarship program for graduating seniors at Lackawanna Trail and Tunkhannock High School. Cost: $25 per shooter for 50 birds or $45 for 100 birds. Shooters will need to provide their own ammunition, but shotguns will be available. Info: Carl Tylutki at 570-945-3137, Fred Rose at 570-903-5755, or www.fscweb.org.

Heritage Explorer Golf Tournament, June 26 at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Tee-off at 8 a.m. Captain and crew format. Lunch will be served following an awards ceremony. In addition to 18 holes of golf, there will be live entertainment, contests and door prizes. Cost: $100, $50 for lunch only. Proceeds benefit projects and programs supporting the mission of Lackawanna Heritage Valley. Info/sponsorships/registration: jimel@lhva.org or 570-963-6730, ext. 8203.

Ninth annual D & H Distance and 5K Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in Forest City. The fee will be $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.