Abington area sports calendar for the week of Aug. 17, 2016

August 15th, 2016 12:11 pm

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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