Abington Journal sports calendar for week of July 18, 2018


Abington Area Youth Field Hockey, a league is now forming for girls entering grades two through six who are interested in playing field hockey this fall. Contact Michelle LaCoe at 570-851-9492 to register.

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 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.

Impact Panthers 12U Black softball tryouts, 6:30 p.m. July 24 and 25 at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Rd., Clarks Summit. Attendees should arrive 20 minutes early. All positions considered to fill out the team’s 2018/19 roster. Athletes should have a birth year of 2006/2007. Info: Coach Keith at 570-574-5020.

Pheasants Forever’s Field Gun Challenge, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start July 29 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club, Lithia Valley Road, Factoryville. Info/sponsorship: Chris Traver 570-477-4668 or traverpf@frontier.com.

Seventh annual “Swing Into Fall Camp”, July 31 to Aug. 18 at the Sandlot Baseball Academy and area fields. Baseball and softball classes will be held. Two sessions will be held per week: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. The camp is for boys and girls ages six to 18 and groups will be divided by age. Cost: $125 per player for six sessions. Info/register: 570-445-1155 OR cdd027@aol.com.

Competitive Swimming Skills Clinic, Aug. 18 and 19 at Marywood University’s Competitive Swimming Skills Clinic. Morning sessions, for ages 7-11, will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon sessions, for ages 12-18, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for a single day is $50, or $90 for both days, and includes a T-shirt and swim cap. The clinic is geared toward swimmers with some competitive experience. Sessions on Aug. 18 will focus on freestyle and backstroke. On Aug. 19, the focus will be on butterfly and breaststroke. All sessions will include technique development, stroke drills, video analysis, and challenges/games. Info/register: https://bit.ly/2zd1sd9.

3rd annual Newton Ransom Elementary 5K & Fun Run, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Abington Heights Middle School. The fundraiser will help the Parent Teacher Organization support a wide variety of items to the students of the elementary school such as field trip admission fees, classroom parties, PSSA snacks, playground equipment, school programs and events, and school supplies. Registration: 8 to 8:45 a.m., Fun Run (kids 4th grade and younger) 9 a.m., 5K Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. Early registration (by Sept. 20): $20 for 5K ($15 N-R student), $10 for Fun Run. After Sept. 20/day of event: $25 for 5K ($20 N-R student), $15 for Fun Run. Register online: https://bit.ly/2dSxeSv.