June 27th, 2015 1:18 am

First Posted: 7/30/2013

The 2nd Annual “Angels in the Outfield” Charity Softball Tournament will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Exeter Lions Little League Complex. The all-day event will benefit the Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund.

The thought of losing a child is most unbearable; yet, three Wyoming Area colleagues, family members are dealing with that very loss. It is during times like this that the district and the area collectively comes together to support these members of the community and honor their loved ones.

John Borzell, son of Jack and Mary Claire Borzell, Matthew Chipolis son of Steven and Gina Chipolis and Mark Dushok, son of Richard and Debbie Dushok deserve the love and generosity from the community. Therefore a scholarship has been established in the name of these three Warriors.

This year the community experienced another devastating loss, Dr. Jennifer Sidari who passed away unexpectedly in May. Jen is the daughter of Peter and Patty Sidari.

The Fallen Warrior Committee would like to honor her memory with a scholarship at Wyoming Area in her name. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Area Dr. Jennifer Sidari Memorial Scholarship Fund.

There will also be several other festivities at the event which include basket raffles, food, music, and games.



Pittston Township Little League will hold fall signups from 6-8 p.m. today at the field. The league will offer minor and major baseball and softball, along with coach pitch. The league is open to any resident of Pittston Twp. and Hughestown. Registration cost is as follows: $35 for one child, $50 for two children, $65 for three children or more.



Registrations for fall ball are now going on. Fee is $25. You can sign up at the meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the field house or contact your regular season manager. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. This year, Jenkins Twp Little League’s End of Year Player Appreciation and Family Get Together will be at the new PNC field at a RailRiders game on Aug. 21. Players will attend for free but must be accompanied by at least one parent. Cost for non-players and parents is $10. Please contact your team manager for sign ups.



Pittston Area Field Hockey will be hosting a free youth field hockey clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5-8, and Friday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bucky Harris Sports Complex. Clinic is open to current Pittston Area School District students going into grades fourth through eighth. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day. No previous experience necessary, with the final day being a “Fun Friday”. Participants are required to bring their own mouth guard. Shin guards and stick are also required. Shin guards and sticks will be available to borrow for the week if notification is received beforehand. Please email or call (908) 763-7643 for additional information, or to pre-register.



Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold field day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the upper Avoca Little League field. Players will be treated to a day of games, prizes and awards. Graduates will receive their graduating hooded sweatshirts. All managers and coaches, as well as any parents are asked for help in running games and working in the refreshment stand. Managers are asked to hand in equipment if they have not done so already.



The Pittston Area cheerleading team will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the Pittston KMART parking lot. Tickers are $5 available now from the cheerleaders. Cash will also be accepted the day of the event. There will be no rain date.


The Pittston Area Soccer Booster Club will be hosting their annual Patriot Cup soccer tournament on Sunday, Aug. 10. The tournament will be held at the Pittston Area Primary Center Soccer Fields on Rock Street in Hughestown and will feature local boys and girls soccer booster club teams. Games will begin at 8 a.m. with the championships at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the soccer programs at Pittston Area.



The Pittston Area field hockey team will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10 in the parking lot of Danko’s All American Fitness, N. River St, Plains. The cost is $5 per car and all proceeds go to the field hockey team.



Elko’s will be helding their annual Jr. Bowling sign-ups from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10 and Sunday August 11 at the lanes, 334 Main Street, Dupont. Registration will close as soon as all teams are filled. Contact 6555-6241 for further information.



Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA NEPA) and members of the Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run announced the fifth anniversary race slated for Sunday, Aug. 11 at Misericordia University on Lake Street, Dallas. Registration for this 3.1 mile event is at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is suggested with the first 300 registrants guaranteed an official event t-shirt. Walk-ups will be accepted on race day. Teams, with a minimum of five participants or more, are now forming and the team who raises the most donations will receive the “Answer the Call Traveling Trophy” as part of the team challenge. All participants must raise a minimum of $25 in donations to receive awards. Teams may consist of both walkers and runners. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling FSA NEPA at -823-5144 or by emailing



Tryouts for the Pittston Area golf team will be held at 7 a.m. at Fox Hill Country Club on Aug. 12-18. Proper attire is required. All players must have taken a fall sports physical to be eligible. PIAA forms can be picked up at the high school main office. All forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. For further information contact Coach Benfante at 762-8344.



Wyoming Valley Vipers fastpitch travel softball organization will host 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U tryouts for their 2014 season. Tryouts will be held FROM 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13-15. The first day of tryouts will be held at Kobeski field (corner of Church and Wylam Ave.) in Moosic. Aug. 14-15 tryouts will be at Kirby Park in Wilkes-barre. More information: Steve Loyack, 332-0564; Ed Bienkowski, 417-1119; Steve Armstrong, 417-7217.



The Pittston Area cheerleading booster club will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Midtown Sports Bar and Grill (the old Damon’s by the airport). All cheerleading parents are urged to attend. The cheerleaders are collecting Redner’s receipts year round. You must use your pump perks card at the register. Please give the girls your tapes.



The Jenkins Twp Little League’s Annual Golf Outing is rescheduled for Aug. 18. Go to for forms and details.



The 47th annual Exeter Golf tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 18 at Emanon Country Club. Tee times will be taked from 11 a.m. throughout the afternoon. The cost is $75 per golfer, or $65 without a cart, which includes greens fees, prizes, food and refreshments. Mail applications and fees to George Burns at 41 Barber Street, Exeter. The tournament is captain and crew.



The Fifth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation, will be held Aug. 17 at the Wilkes Barre Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and awards following the golf. Register early at to ensure correct size shirt.



Mark Casper HOOPS4ME Camp, a fun, educational course on the fundamentals of basketball will be held the Wyoming Area Catholic gym, Wyoming Ave, Exeter from Aug. 19-23. Boys grades 3, 4, 5 from 9 a.m. to noon; Boys grades 6, 7, 8 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $65 per player or $55 per player with more than one player per family. Along with the teaching of FUNdamentals, there will be some 3-on-3 competitions, some 5-on-5, foul shooting contests, our famous skills obstacle course and more. Full payment must accompany application. Players receive a free t-shirt and prizes will be awarded. Registrations close on Aug. 9. For questions or an application, please call Mark at 760-6396 or 883-0017, rr e-mail



Duryea Little League will have its family night on Friday, Aug. 23 at PNC Park to see a RailRiders game. All boys and girls who were players in our league are free. Parents and siblings are a cost of $8. Reservations can be made by calling 655-0203. Last day to accept reservations is August 8. Duryea Little League will be having a fundraiser at Yogurt in Love, in the Pittston Plaza near Kmart, on Thursday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m. Please come out to support the Little League.



The Avoca AOH will hold it’s annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Format is captain and mate. Anyone wishing to participate and has not received an application may contact the AOH at P.O Box 5045 Avoca, 18641 or contact Jim Doran at 417-8563 or any AOH member. There will a meeting at the West Side Club on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.



The Emanon Day for Autism Golf tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 at Emanon Country Club in Falls. The tournament benefits S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere). Sponsors are wanted with $30 tee sponsorships or a gift/donation. Make checks payable to Mildred Petrucci and mail them to Modern Market, 1179 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. If you would like to golf, contact Emanon at 388-6112 or 388-4013.



The Holy Rosary school is looking for golfers for its Fifth Annual Holy Rosary Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. The tournament is captain and crew format with lunch and dinner included. Registration is at noon and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $90 per golfer or $360 for a foursome which includes a tee sponsor. Contests prizes and great raffles will accompany the event. Sponsor information: Debbie Davis at 451-1762 or school at 457-2553.



St. Monica Parish Golf Outing, Benefiting Projects of the Parish Men’s and Women’s Groups, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 at Four Seasons Golf Club, Exeter. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per foursome which includes, dinner catered by Villa Foglia following event plus beer, soda and water. Golf limited to the first 120 golfers. Registration due before Sept. 5. Make checks payable to St. Monica Parish, 363 W. 8th Street, West Wyoming, Pa. 18644. More information: John Piszak at 313-8586 or Howard Kelley at 574-1677. Sponsor a hole for $50.