Abington Journal sports calendar for week of June 6, 2018


9th annual Forever Young Kids Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to noon June 9 at Hillside Park’s Lake Eston Wilson, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Prizes will be handed out from noon to 1 p.m. Children up to age 15 are eligible to participate and a trophy and bike from Sickler’s Bike Shop will be awarded to the child who catches the biggest fish from each age group (0-5, 6-9 and 10-15). All children will receive a free lunch, a ticket to participate in a prize raffle, and a derby T-shirt. Children must bring a fishing pole, but bait will be provided. Registration is available at the Abington Community Library until 6 p.m. June 8 and beginning at 8 a.m. at the park June 9. A fishing license is not required to participate. The Bud Award, in memory of “Bud” Young, a 32-inch TV donated by Best Buy, will be given to the child who catches the fish closest to 13 inches. A gift certificate donated by FOP NE Lodge 63 will be given to the child who catches the largest fish. The derby is a free event and all unused proceeds from sponsors will benefit the Memory Garden.

27th annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bocce Tournament, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 9 at McDade Park, Scranton. The event will feature 24 teams in men’s, women’s and mixed teams categories. Info: John Rettura at 570-961-2335 or the McDade Park office at 570-963-6764.

Abington Heights Athletic Physicals, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 19 at the high school field house, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. Physicals for the 2018-19 school year can only be accepted if dated after June 1, 2018. Cost: $15.

Countryside Community Church Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to noon June 23 at the Abington Heights Middle School Pond, 1555 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. The event will be held rain or shine and will include prize drawings, face painting, archery, horseback rides, hot dogs and beverages, and a trophy for the child who catches the largest fish. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Info: countrysideoffice@yahoo.com or 570-587-3206.

Abington Junior Comets 25th annual Golf Tournament, July 16 at the Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner will follow the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the captain and crew format tournament. Entry fee: $150 per person, which includes lunch, golf, dinner and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Abington Junior Comets Football and Cheer Organization. Info/register: www.abingtonjuniorcomets.com or Paul Merkel at 570-343-6597.

Protect and Defend 5K Run/Walk, July 22 at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.Pre-registration cost: $25; $30 the day of the event. Register online at runsignup.com/protectdefend5k. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a Fun Run for children under age 12, led by Officer Wilding’s nine-year-old daughter, Lola, and additional children’s activities. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Ptlm. John J. Wilding Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports cadets at the Lackawanna College Police Academy. A pre-race day Happy Hour will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20 at Backyard Alehouse on Linden Street in Scranton. Cost: $20, which includes a limited open bar and food. Proceeds will also benefit the scholarship fund. Those who register for the Run/Walk prior to or at the Happy Hour will receive a $5 discount on admission. Basket raffles will be available at both events. To donate a basket or gift card, or sponsor the event, contact Denise Boyle at 570-961-7842 or email boyled@lackawanna.edu.