King's College Baseball will help 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, visit kingscollegeathletics.com and click on the baseball link, email [email protected], or call 592-7797.
Lackawanna College Baseball, along with the Graham Academy, will conduct its fourth annual free baseball clinic for the autism and special needs community, ages five through seventeen. This event will be on held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Graham Academy's Luzerne Campus, 469 Miller Street, Luzerne. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic consists of different stations manned by players from Lackawanna's baseball team at which various activities will take place. Those activities include pitching drills, a home run derby and other skill and fun happenings. The clinic is organized so that families can come and go at their convenience throughout the day. The emphasis is on providing a fun and exciting experience for all involved. A free lunch with the players will be provided for the attendees by the Academy with the generous support from Abe's Hot Dogs. Those interested in attending this event should contact the Graham Academy at 283-0641.
Wilkes Softball Team will host its 13th annual Mid-Winter Softball Camp on Jan. 27, as well as Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Pitching will begin at 9 a.m., hitting at 10 a.m. and fielding at 11 a.m. The camp will be held in the University Center on Main (UCOM) building on Main Street and the Marts Center (gym) on Franklin Street. For more information, call Frank Matthews at 408-4031 or e-mail him at [email protected].
Crestwood Lacrosse Booster Club will have a meeting for parents Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crestwood Middle School/High School cafeteria. The meeting will focus on fundraising ideas and activities that will occur throughout the season. All parents of players are encouraged to attend. For more information, e-mail coach Shaun Rohland at [email protected].
GAR Football Booster Club will meet today at 7 p.m. in the Choral Room at the high school.
GAR Football Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday, Jan 27., at 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Doors will open at noon. There will be a buffet luncheon and a presentation of awards. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-12. Children age 6 and under get in free.
Meyers Quarterback Club will meet on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Kris Nics bar and restaurant. All parents and alumni are welcomed to attend.
Ashley/Hanover Girls Fastpitch Softball will hold its first registration for this season Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hanover Area High School and Jan. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Luzerne County Community College gym. The cost is $50 plus fundraiser (buyout $35). All girls that reside in Luzerne County from ages 6-16 are eligible. First time registrants must bring a copy of a birth certificate. For more information, call Bernie at 239-3627 or Hank at 328-2643.
Back Mountain Little League will have its first registration for baseball and softball players Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Dallas Middle School. All players at least 5 years old prior to May 1 are eligible. Players need to bring proof of address and new players need a birth certificate. There will be a candy fundraiser along with registration. A second registration will be held Feb. 16. For more information, visit www.bmtll.com.
Dupont Softball/Teeball will have signups today and Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dupont Borough Building. There are no boundary restrictions, the league is open to all children. T-ball for boys and girls ages 4-7 is $25 per player. Softball for players ages 7-17 is $50 per player. There are family discounts for softball only. No mandatory fundraisers required. For more information, call Bob at 881-8744.
Knights of Columbus Plymouth Council 984 Free Throw Championship will be at West Side Area Vocational Technical School in Pringle on Sunday, Jan 27. The contest is open to boys and girls 10-14 years of age. Proof of age is required. Registration will start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. For more information, call Kevin at 287-1889.
Mountain Top Area Little League Baseball and Softball is offering sign-ups for the upcoming season. Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 6-16 (must turn 6 by April 30) will have sign-ups on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, Feb.14, from 5:30-7 p.m. All sign-ups are at Crestwood High School. For additional dates, fees, and information, call Terry at 823-7949, or Pat at 868-5783. Visit our website at www.mountaintoparealittleleague.com.
Nanticoke Area Little League baseball and fastpitch softball next registration is at Nanticoke Education Center cafeteria 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3. Boys and girls ages 4 to 16 in Newport Twp., Plymouth Twp., and Nanticoke are eligible. Players need three proofs of residency dated between Feb. 1,2012 – Feb. 1,2013. New players need a copy of their birth certificate. For more information contact Wade 735-0189 or Ken 735-2386 or visit www.nanticokelittleleague.com.
Plains Little League will hold registrations for children ages 4-16 of Plains Township and Laflin Borough for both baseball and softball on Sunday, Jan. 27, Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plains American Legion.Cost is $65 per player for ages 4-12 and $85 per player ages 13-16. Fundraising fees must also be pre-paid at the time of registration. If you are interested in coaching, please provide a letter-of-intent by February 10. See plainsbaseball.net for additional information.
Plymouth Girls Softball will hold sign-ups for girls ages 6-16 today and Jan. and 29 from 5-7 p.m., and Feb. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Borough Building. The cost is $35 for the first child or $50 per family. New registrants should bring a copy of their birth certificate. For more information, call Shawn Welles at 406-2385.
Swoyersville Slow Pitch Girls Softball will hold sign-ups Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign-ups will be held at the softball field in the stand on Tripp St. in Swoyersville. For more information, call Richard Harned at 991-1415.
West Side Little League will hold its first registration for baseball and softball season Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Luzerne Borough Building on Academy Street. Luzerne, Courtdale, Pringle, Edwardsville, Larksville and Plymouth players may register. The cost is $80 for an individual and $125 for a family, which includes fundraiser responsibilities. Registration is for ages 4-12. Three forms of proof of residency are required. New players must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Registration and medical forms are available ahead of time at www.newwestsidelittleleague.org or by calling Chris at 852-3900.
Wyoming Area Baseball will hold registration on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the cafeteria of the Secondary Center from 1-3 p.m. All players from grades 7-12 must register on this day. A representative from Battaglia's Sporting Goods will be present, and spikes and various baseball gear and clothing can be purchased.
Back Mountain Shootout Basketball Tournament will be held Feb. 25 through March 3 at the Lake-Lehman High School gyms. The tournament is open to boys and girls school and travel teams from grades 5-8. The format will be pool play in which each team is guaranteed three games. The cost is $210 per team. To register or for more information, call or text Lake-Lehman basketball coach Brian Cutter at 817-8887 or email [email protected].
Freeland MMI Basketball Tournament will be held Mar. 1, 2, 3. The cost is $150.00 per team with a three game guarantee. There will be 7th Grade Girls, 8th Grade Girls, 7th Grade Boys, and 8th Grade Boys divisions . For more information contact Joe at 570-814-1350, by email at [email protected], or at freelandymca.com.
North Wilkes-Barre Little League Soup Dinner and Registration will be Sunday, Jan.27 from 12:15-2:15 p.m. at St. Benedict Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Parsons. Come support NWBLL or register for Little League and enjoy lunch with fellow NWBLL parents and players. Various soups/chili, drinks and desserts will be served. Donations will be accepted at the door. This soup dinner is open to everyone. Anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation (soup/soda/water/dessert), contact Mike at 606-9293.
Pocono Seniors Sports and Recreation Group and the Locust Lake Village has set the first Ice Hole Golf Tournament for Jan. 27 at 11a.m. at Pines Lake in Locust Lake Village. This will be a nine-hole, scramble event with teams of four limited to three clubs each. The cost is $25. To register, visit the Locust Lake Village, Robert Christian's 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, emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.