Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Oct. 18, 2017


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, through May 31, 2018. The center is located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit.

Introduction to the Japanese martial art of Aikido, classes meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire Hall, 321 Bedford St. The class will help improve conditioning, balance, flexibility and self-defense skills. Cost: $15 per class. Info: John Palumbo at 570-587-5791.

Group Bike Rides on the Trail, 1 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, riders should meet at the trailhead on Delaware Street in Jermyn. The group will ride to Carbondale and back. This route includes riding on streets. No fee to participate, but all riders must bring their own bicycle. All skill levels welcome.

Sandlot Travel Baseball tryouts, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at the Sandlot Baseball Academy, 337 E. Gibson St., Scranton. Players ages 7 through 12 are eligible to participate on the team. Tryouts are for the Cooperstown and spring teams. There is no cost to tryout. Contact CDD027@aol.com or 570-445-1155 to confirm your attendance.

Abington Heights Winter Sports Physicals, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the high school field house. Physicals for winter athletes are due Nov. 3. Download forms here: http://bit.ly/2xjDyeP.