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CAMPS/CLINICS


 



Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy will hold its Annual MLB Scouts Winter Hitting League for boys and girls of all ages with the following instructors: Bobby Felmy (Giants), Matt Hyde (Yankees), Greg Legg (Phillies), Wayne Lydon (Blue Jays), Sean Moran (Cardinals) and Eric Valent (Phillies). Session one is on the following Sundays: Jan 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. or 4:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m. depending on age. Session two is the following Sundays: Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. or 4:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m. depending on age. The league is imited to 40 campers per session. Cost is $150. For more information call 955-0471.



King's College Baseball, along with current coach Jerry Greeley, a coach in the Baltimore Orioles organization, will host Jerry Greeley's Player Development Baseball Academy starting Jan. 27 and continuing through February in the new Scandlon Gymnasium Recreation Center. The academy offers numerous $10 specialty camps for players in grades K-12. For additional information on dates, times and registration, please go to kingscollegeathletics.com and click on the Baseball link, email baseball@kings.edu, or call 592-7797.



Next Level, in Kingston, will hold a four-week hitting clinic starting Jan 20 and running until Feb 10. Each session is an hour and the cost is $90.



Penn State Baseball Clinic will be conducted by the division one coaching staff from Penn State University's main campus at the Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy for players of all ages on Saturday, Jan 12. from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $160 and limited to 40 campers. For more information, call 955-0471.



Sandlot High School Baseball Camp for girls and boys ages 7-12 will run for six weeks every Saturday and Sunday beginning Jan. 26 until Mar. 3. Saturdays will run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.or 12:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. and Sundays 2:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. Participants are to pick one session. Sessions include hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching. Cost is $150. Call 445-1155 or email cdd027@aol.com to register.



Sandlot High School Baseball Academy will be hosting its softball camp from Jan. 27 through March 3. The camp will run on Sundays from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The camp will be instructed by local high school and travel coaches. The cost will be $150. Please call 575-4258 or e-mail nestarssoftball@yahoo.com to register or with questions.



Wyoming Valley Laxerz will hold a second Lacrosse Clinic at the Greater Pittston YMCA on Sunday, Jan 20. Registration for the clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the session will run from 10 p.m. until 11:30 a.m. Anyone who registered and attended the first clinic will not have to register again. Cost for each clinic is $20 a child with a family discount of $5 for each additional child. A $10 discount will be given to those who attended the first clinic in December.


 



LEAGUES


 



North East Tornadoes '04 Girls Soccer Team has several roster openings for eligible girls. The team is based in Plains and trains and plays year round locally as well as in travel and club tournaments and leagues. Girls born between Aug. 2004 and July 2005 are eligible. Previous soccer experience, knowledge, and training are desired. Interested players can email northeasttornadoes@verizon.net or call 954-7319 for more information.


 



MEETINGS


 



Berwick Boys Basketball Booster Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday, Jan 7 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium lobby. Any questions, call Jason Kingery at 394-7115.



Duryea Little League will hold a monthly meeting on Sunday, Jan 6 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on Stephenson Street. Preparations for the upcoming season will be discussed. Signups for the upcoming season will be held on Jan 21,22,23,28 and 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Duryea Boro building located on Main Street.



GAR Football Booster Club will meet Thursday, Jan 3 at 7 p.m. in the choral room of the high school. Any questions contact Ron Petrovich at 970-4110.



Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 2 at the High School for 7:30 p.m.


 


 



REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS


 



Baseball U PA will be hosting tryouts for travel Baseball in January for ages 8u-18u. The tryouts will be hosted at Sandlot Baseball Academy. Please go to www.baseballupa.com for details. Run Jan 1






Dallas Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship can now be registered for. Participants aged 10-14 are invited to the local level of competition to be held at the Gate of Heaven Gymnasium, 40 Machell Avenue starting at noon, on Saturday, Jan. 12. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact chairman Jim O'Donnell 696-2831 or 406-8999.



Knights of Columbus Council 302 Free Throw Championship will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Wyoming Valley CYC at 7 p.m. Boys and girls aged 10-14 are eligible to participate. Registration and warm-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. Bring proof of age. For more information call 262-3873.



Luzerne Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship can now be registered for. Participants aged 10-14 must present proof of age and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The contest will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton gymnasium on Hughes Street in Swoyersville. For more information, call John Duesler at 288-1776.



Maximum Impact Sports Training is looking to fill roster spots for its 10u and 12 u Spring Baseball Travel Team. Roster spots are limited and to be filled by Jan 8. Call 822-1134 to schedule a free tryout evaluation.



Maximum Impact Sports Training is looking for three valuable players for our 16u Spring Fast-Pitch Softball Travel Team. We are also having our Advance Hitting Clinics every Friday for all ages from 7pm-8pm. Please call 822-1134 for more information.



Mountain Top Area Little League and Softball will be offering early registration for Managers/Coaches for the 2013 season. The early registration will be held at Crestwood High School on Thursday Jan. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Please bring a copy of photo ID and a $5 registration fee. For additional information contact Pat at 868-5783, or visit our website at www.mountaintoparealittleleague.com.



Moosic Mets Baseball will be holding tryouts for players ages 8-17 at Electric City Baseball Academy 733 Davis St. Scranton, PA. Ages 8-11 will be held Sunday January 13 (6:30-8:30pm) and Wednesday January 16 (6-8pm). Ages 15-17 will be held Saturday January 19 (10am-12pm) and Wednesday January 23 (6-8pm). Ages 12-14 will be held Sunday January 20 (2-4pm) and Thursday January 24 (6-8pm). Players need only attend one of the two try-outs per age division. Cost is $10. To register and for more info visit www.moosicmets.net. Questions can be emailed to moosicmets@gmail.com.



South Valley Girls Fastpitch will be holding signups Saturday, Jan 5 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke Elementary Center gym; Sunday, Jan 6 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Newport Township Fire Hall and Saturday, Jan 12 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Hunlock Creek Fire Hall. Cost is $50 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. For more information, call Steve at 417-7217 or Brian at 239-2070.


 



UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER


 



Back Mountain Youth Soccer will host an indoor Futsal/Soccer league running from Jan.11 through March for ages U6 to high school age at the Penn State Lehman Campus gym. FIFA futsal ball and rules will be used. Games will be played on weekends. All area intramural and travel teams are welcome. All area individual players seeking a team can sign up online as well. Divisions will be set to insure fair competition. More information and sign up sheets available online at www.bmysa.org. Registration closes Dec. 31.



Knights of Columbus, Council 302, will conduct a free throw competition at 7 p.m. on Jan.12 at the Wyoming Valley CYC. Boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible to participate. Registration and warm-ups begin at 6:45 pm. Bring proof of age. For more information, call 262-3873.



Newport Boys Basketball Tournament will be held Feb. 15-17 at the Nanticoke Area Middle School for grades 4-7. For more information, call Eric at 574-9845.



Pocono Seniors Sports and Recreation Group and the Locust Lake Village has set the first Ice Hole Golf Tournament for Jan. 27 at aa a.m. on Pines Lake in Locust Lake Village. This will be a nine-hole, scramble event with teams of four limited to three clubs each. The entry fee is $25. To register, visit the Locust Lake Village, Robert Christians restaurant, or call Bob Kasper at 646-6600 or Cindy at 646-3616 no later than Jan 17. There will be a Bloody Mary registration held at 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver.


Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.


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