The 34th Annual West Pittston Anthracite Run for the Coal four-mile run/fun walk has been set for June 4. This year’s event is sponsored by Big Top Tent Rental, and all proceeds benefit West Pittston children’s park and recreational activities.
Registration will begin that day at 7:30 a.m. at the West Pittston Borough Building. The Fun Walk Course is two miles with the Run Course a four-mile loop around the perimeter of West Pittston. Streets will be traffic controlled and miles will be marked. The start and finish will be at the borough building. The course is relatively flat with some hills. Cost of the event is $15 if you pre-register by May 30, and $18 after May 30.
Trophies and prizes will be given to the Top 3 Male and Female runners in the overall and each age group. There are 11 age groups for males and 10 age groups for females. Both course records were set in 2008 with Kenn Barrelli running a 20:09:19 and Heidi Wolfsberger running a 22:12:00.
For more information, call the West Pittston Borough Office at 570-655-7782.
The Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold opening day ceremonies today at 1:30 p.m. at the upper Avoca Little League Complex’s Stanley M. Swanek Memorial Field.
Teams will play a one inning exhibition. Player and team pictures will be taken during the day at the West Side Social Club by Montage Photography. A bake sale and raffle as well as the refreshment stand will run throughout the day. Donations for the bake sale and raffle would be greatly appreciated and volunteers are needed throughout the day to help work in the stand and at the bake sale and raffle.
Teams this year are: Tee-Ball-American Legion Post 607, J&M Auto Body, Valley Meat & Deli, and GC Sweats; Coach Pitch-Craft Oil and P.A.C.C.; Minor Baseball-Avoca Lions Club and Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home; Major Softball-Duryea Medical Arts; Major Baseball-Avoca VFW and Dupont VFW; Junior Baseball-Modern Gas and Casey Kassa; and Senior Baseball-Superior Plus.
The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will hold their next meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cefalo Center.
The Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer League will hold signups for Fall Soccer on the following dates: April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; May 7 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Signups will take place at the Exeter Scout Home, located in the rear of the Exeter Borough Building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Wyoming Avenue in Exeter.
Cost of registration is $63 for players win new uniform, and $48 per player with no uniform. New players must show birth certificate. For more info visit www.stonesoccer.org.
There will be a meeting for the Wyoming Area Boys Soccer Parents on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Wyoming Area High School, Room 193.
Parents of boy and girl players in 7th and 8th grades are also invited to attend this meeting. Contact Patsy Carter at 574-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Old Forge Boys’ Roundball Club will hold its annual Pasta Dinner on May 1 from 12-4 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s Banquet Room. The Dinner is eat-in or take-out and includes pasta, a salad, desert and a beverage.
Tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for children under 12, and can be purchased from any member of the Old Forge Boys’ Basketball Program or at the door.
The Old Forge American Legion Post 513 will hold sign-ups for its Legion Baseball programs on April 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the Old Forge High School.
Any boys not born before 1992 from Old Forge, Moosic, and Duryea must register to play with the Old Forge Senior Program.
Junior Program candidates will also hold registration for boys from Old Forge, Moosic, Duryea, and Taylor, who have not reached their 16thbirthday by May 1, 2011, on April17 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The registration fee is $75 and must be accompanied by a birth certificate.
The Greater Pittston Senior American Legion team is seeking players. For more info contact Joe Sobieski at 451-1977 or Drew Whyte at 655-1919 before April 17.
Greater Pittston Junior Legion Manager Robert Sepelyak has announced that the tryout for the squad will be held on April 30 at 5 p.m. at the Atlas Complex. All players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.
The Pittston Area Baseball Parents Boosters will host a Meet the Patriots Breakfast today at 11 a.m. at the Woodlands Ball Room.
The Girls Basketball team of Pittston Area is planning an alumni game featuring players from Seton Catholic and Pittston Area.
The alumni game will include a women’s game and a men’s game. A co-ed game is also a possibility. The format in both games will be Seton Catholic vs. Pittston Area.
The games will be held at The Thomas R. Kelly gymnasium at Pittston Area High School on April 29. Games will begin at 6 p.m.
All former players that are interested in playing please contact Coach Kathy Healey at 654-5424.
The Pittston Area Wrestling Booster Club will hold a meeting on May 2 at6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Nominations of officers will take place. Final plans for the banquet will be discussed.
On June 4, the Pittston Area Basketball Booster Club will host a captain-and-crew golf tournament at Four Seasons Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shot gun start.
Fee for the tournament will be $65 a person which will include cart, green fee and old fashioned cook out at Four Seasons after your round is complete. Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole may do so at a cost of $50. Any questions or to register a team for the tournament you should call Carl at 883-7220 or 954-3067. Deadline to register is June 1.
The Greater Pittston Stoners Soccer Club, in conjunction with the Hanover Youth Soccer Organization, has organized a soccer tournament/family fun day to benefit Mackenzie Marx who is currently being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
The tournament will take place June 25 at the Hanover Youth Soccer Complex with a rain date of June 26. The tournament is U6-U13 with an entry fee of $50. Games begin at 9 a.m. and WVYSA rules will be followed. Teams do not have to be affiliated with any organizations. Other activities scheduled include face painting, Bounce House, money wheel, bake sale, a DJ, and much more. All proceeds will be directed to the Marx Family.
For more information, contact Stoners vice president Jamie Szafran-Williams at email@example.com.
The Friends of Kiel Eigen are sponsoring the Third Annual Tee Time for Kiel Golf Tournament on June 4 at Sand Springs Golf Club. The Tournament is Captain and Crew with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Cost is $100 per player and includes golf fees, lunch, dinner and a snack and drink at the turn. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and range time scheduled for 12 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each flight.
Teams will be accepted on a first-come basis. All fees must accompany registration. Hole Sponsors are also welcome at $100 per hole.
For more info or to register contact Adam Barsigian at 561-5822, J Argonish at 862-3566, Corey Palma at 861-4743 or Ian Nemetz at 267-6802.
All proceeds go to the Kiel Eigen Fund.
The Greater Pittston YMCA is now offering new fitness classes.
An abdominal class will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. The class will be instructed by ISSA certified personal trainer, Gary Gall. Gall will also be teaching Cardio Extreme, an intense workout that features plyometrics and agility work. Cardio Extreme will be held Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Another new addition is a 1 hour power spin class on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. The class will be lead by instructor, Diane Butwin.
If you have any questions about the new classes, please contact Fitness Director, Kelly McCabe at 655-2255 ext 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Forge Athletic Association will hold registration for Jr. Blue Devils football and cheerleading on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. and April 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Old Forge High School lobby.
Residents of Old Forge ages 5-13 are eligible to participate. Registration fees are $45 for a single child, $65 for families with two children; and $75 for families with three or more children.
For more information contact OFAA president Shawn Nee at 650-2021.