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Maximum Impact will be having an advanced hitting clinic for all ages this Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3:30-5 p.m. Space is limited. The price is $10 for an hour and a half. Call 822-1134 to register.

Maximum Impact is having an Advanced Softball Hitting Clinic on Sunday, August 26, from 1:30 p.m. -3 p.m. The cost is $10 per player. Call 822-1134 to sign up.

Misericordia baseball is hosting a summer exposure camp for high school players interested in playing college baseball Aug. 26. The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and will feature the first organized baseball activity on the new Tambur Field. For details and registration form, visit




GAR Memorial High School Football Booster Club will meet today, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. in the choral room at the high school.





Impact Panthers is establishing a U16 fast-pitch softball team with serious competitive athletes for 2012-2013 season. Tryouts will be Aug. 25-26 at Abington Rec. Fields on Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., and tryouts will begin at 1 p.m. Pre-register at

Lackawanna Lightning Softball is establishing a U14 fast-pitch softball travel team. Tryouts will be held today, Aug. 23 (registration is at 6 p.m., tryouts start at 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 25 (registration is at 10 a.m., tryouts start at 10:30 a.m.). Tryouts will be at Sherwood Park, Dunmore. To register or for more information, contact Wally Peck at 430-4748 or Dino Darbenzio at 650-5159 or via e-mail at

Wyoming Valley Flames will be holding tryouts for girls fast pitch softball on the following dates: 10U & 12U age group will be on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. 16U age group will be on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., and Aug 25 at 11 a.m. All tryouts will be at the Ashley softball field on Conyngham St. If you are unable to make these dates or for more information, call Pat at 466-9644, Hank at 328-2643, Bernie at 239-3627, or Bob at 574-5075.




American Red Cross of Lackawanna County will hold its 10th Annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 17, at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic. The field is limited to 120 golfers on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $300 per golfer and includes lunch, 18-holes of golf with a cart, cocktails, full-course dinner, awards presentation and raffle prizes. Rain date is Sept. 18. The tournament begins with registration at 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails, dinner and awards presentations will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To reserve a space at this year's tournament or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, call the Red Cross at 207-0100. Deadline for golfer registration is Sept. 12.

Good Life Golf Classic will be held August 31 at Sand Springs Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit families of children with muscular dystrophy. Registration is at 8 a.m. the day of the tournament and is $80 per person or $320 per team. Registration cost includes use of the driving range, greens fees, 18 holes of golf and a riding cart. Register online at or call 480-658-7534

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will host its annual Black Shamrock Open Aug. 26 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. The format of the tournament is captain and crew and the entry fee is $75 per golfer. The event will kick off with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Refreshments and a buffet meal following the tournament at the golf course will also be available. If interested, call president Jimmy Clancy at 881-4176 or any active member of the G.P. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Registration should be completed as soon as possible.

Hanover Area Quarterback Club will host a Pig Roast, today, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. for all players and their families free of charge at the Ashley Fireman's Park.All families attending are asked tobring a case of soda or Gatorade to the event.

Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley is offering a heated, full size gymnasium for soccer, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, dodge ball, baseball and softball during the fall, winter and spring months. The full size gym is located on the JCC's 40-acre campsite located one mile before Harvey's Lake in Lehman Township. For more information, call Rick Evans at 824-4646 or 947-6766.

Jenkins Township Little League will be having its Family Picnic on Saturday, August 25 beginning at 4 featuring dunk tank, bouncy house, lots of food and games for the kids and an outdoor movie. Cost is $15 for parents and non-players. Players are free. Please contact your manager to register for the picnic if you haven't already done so. There will be a monthly meeting held on Monday, August 13 at 6 p.m. at the field house to discuss the up coming picnic and fall ball. All managers and interested parents are urged to attend.

Kingston Forty Fort Little League is accepting nominations for all board positions for the 2013 season. Visit for a complete list of open positions. A letter of interest must be mailed to PO Box 1292, Kingston, or emailed to no later than Sept. 7. For more information, call 714-4035.

Knights of Columbus Council 302 of Wilkes-Barre is hosting its annual charities golf tournament Aug. 25 at Sand Springs Country Club. For more information, call Joe Licosky at 239-0133 or Jerry Nash at 262-8983.

Mickey Gorham Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Captain-and-crew format with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $80 per golfer ($85 day of tournament) which includes green fees, cart, registration gift, refreshments and dinner. Registrations can be emailed to or call 881-7259.

Solomon Junior High School, in conjunction with the American Heart Association of NEPA, will host a play day field hockey event held at Solomon/Plains Jr. High School August 25. All field hockey teams from schools are invited and encouraged to come and participate. The public is invited. For more information, call Brian Fischer at 270-0618.

South Wilkes-Barre Little League will hold field day and closing ceremonies Saturday Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. Players should wear their team shirts and hats.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host their Third Annual PensFest on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Ice Rink at Coal Street. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and will feature a free public skate, autograph sessions with Penguins prospects, live music and outdoor activities for the entire family. Fans can take part in the public skating session on the ice at Coal Street from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The Penguins will hold autograph sessions at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with players such as: Beau Bennett, Brian Dumoulin, Tom Kuhnhackl, Reid McNeil, Jason Megna, Joe Morrow, Adam Payerl and Dominic Uher. Live music will be provided by the Chixie Dix and concessions are available inside the Ice Rink at Coal Street.

Wyoming Area Soccer will hold "Meet the Warriors" night Sunday, Aug. 26. This event includes the varsity boys and girls teams and the junior high team. It will be held in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria at noon. Pizza will be served for the players and their families. The parents association is asking junior varsity players to bring a bottle of soda, girls varsity to bring a bag of chips or pretzels, and boys varsity to bring a dessert.

Wyoming Valley West Aquatic Teams are holding their second annual golf tournament on Sunday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. at Four Seasons Golf Course. Entries of either a golfer or a foursome, donors and hole sponsors can be forwarded to golf chairman Dawn Holena at 417-8716.

Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Center's Physical Education Department will hold the 2012 Benjamin August Memorial 3-Mile Run & Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Walk & Run begins at 9:00 a.m. and the registration fee before October 1st is $15.00; after October 1st or on race day the fee is $17.00. Pre-registration race packets may be picked up starting at 8:00 am. Race day registration will be held at the JCC beginning at 8:00 am. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the race start. Please make checks payable to Jewish Community Center. Mail pre-entry fee and official entry form to Bill Buzza, Recreation Director; JCC, 60 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. If there are any question, call 824-4646.

Wyoming Valley Vipers Fast-Pitch Travel Softball is looking for a few 10u players and a coach interested in playing fall ball. For more information, call Steve at 417-7217.

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