Abington Journal sports calendar for week of July 25, 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.

2018 Abington Heights Alumni Soccer Game, 5 to 7 p.m. July 28 at the Hillside Park turf field, 1188 Winola Rd., South Abington Twp. Registration for the game will begin at 4 p.m. The game, hosted by the Friends of Abington Heights Girls and Boys Soccer, will benefit both teams. Cost: $20, which includes participation in the game, a T-shirt and wristband for the Party on the Patio at The Nyx, 218 Depot St., Clarks Summit from 7 to 9 p.m. Pre-register: https://bit.ly/2zNeOgr. Non-players may attend the event at the Nyx for a $10 donation.

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.