Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of March 14, 2018


Eighth annual Sandlot Spring Training, six weeks on Saturdays or Sundays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or March 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 15, 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sandlot Baseball Academy, 337 E. Gibson St., Scranton. For players age 6-14. Info/register: cdd027@aol.com or 570-445-1155.

Sandlot Rookie Camp, four weeks on Saturdays, starting March 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sandlot Baseball Academy, 337 E. Gibson St., Scranton. Instruction will include the basics of the game. For boys and girls age 4-6. Cost: $75. Info/register: cdd027@aol.com or 570-445-1155.

Pitching & Catching Camp, four weeks on Saturdays, starting March 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Sandlot Baseball Academy, 337 E. Gibson St., Scranton. For children ages 9-13. Cost: 125. Info/register: cdd027@aol.com or 570-445-1155.

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at the clubhouse, Lake Winola Rd., Factoryville. The open house is to register students, from 5th grade through 12th, for their Scholastic Sporting Clays Program. Interested parents and their child must attend. Cost: $50 registration fee. Info: Fred Rose at 570-903-5755.

Seventeenth annual J&B Sportsmen’s Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Hwy. Cost: $10 (early bird 9-10 a.m.), $5 (general admission 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Free parking. Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch. Items for sale will include fishing and hunting licenses, shell boxes, plugs, reels, fishing rods, and more. Info/register a table: 570-587-4427, 570-587-1302, bobkester57@gmail.com or jack.kester@odfl.com.

A Run to Remember, registration 8-9:30 a.m., race begins 10 a.m. March 31 at the Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company, 16 Siren Road, Tunkhannock. An awards ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the he 5K Run/Walk, in memory of Kara Cook, will benefit pediatric programs at Allied Services. Pre-register: https://www.allied-services.org/ryansrun/. Cost: $20, first 100 entrants get a free T-shirt. Info: 570-955-7075 or Adam.Edwards@usfoods.com.

Free Introduction to Fly Fishing program, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 21 at the Lackawanna State Park. The course, provided by the PA Fish and Boat Commission, is designed for families and individuals interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting techniques and on water skills. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. April 16 and can be completed online at www.fishandboat.com under calendar of events. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Participants should dress for outdoor weather. The program will be held rain or shine. Info: Allan Schreffler at 570-477-2206 or alschreffl@pa.gov.