Sports Briefs: Avoca Basketball League registrations are Jan. 21


Avoca basketball league registrations are Jan. 21

AVOCA — Registrations for the 2018 Avoca Basketball League will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Avoca Community Center for boys and girls in grades K through 6.

For league information, players may call Stan Waleski at 570-457-1206 or e mail

Valley Lazers holding free play days

WEST PITTSTON — The Valley Laxerz youth lacrosse organization has begun preparations for the upcoming spring 2018 season. Any interested boy or girl in grades two through eight may attend free play days at the West Pittston Little League building on Thursday, Jan. 25; Friday, Jan. 26; Thursday, Feb. 1; and Friday, Feb. 2.

Girls’ sessions run Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and boys’ sessions are Friday nights from 4:30 t0 6 p.m.

These are informal sessions geared towards teaching the kids the fundamentals of lacrosse. A limited amount of loaner equipment is available to use on a first-come/first-served basis. Send an email to the addresses listed below if participants need to borrow or use any equipment prior to showing up for the sessions.

The Laxerz regular season runs from March till May with twp practices per week and approximately 10 games played locally. Kids are still able to participate in other spring sports while still participating in lacrosse.

For further information, email the organization at Robbie Switzer and Carl Deluca may also be reached at or

PA Boys Basketball Booster Club fundraisier is Jan. 27

PITTSTON — The Pittston Area Boys Basketball Booster Club will hold a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at The Red Mill, 340 S. Main St. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50.

Cornhole Tournament is Jan. 28

JENKINS TWP. — The MVP Blue Jackets 2018 14-15u team will hold a Youth and Adult Cornhole Tournament from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St.

This event features food, a 50/50, Yeti cooler and basket raffles.

Teams consist of youth players ages 13-18 and adult players.

Cost to participate is $25 per youth team and $50 per adult team. There is an extra $10 charge for those who sign up on the day of the tournament.

Register at

Duryea LL registration is open

DURYEA — Registration for the 2018 Duryea Little League season is now open.

All registrations must be completed online. Information of returning members has been saved from prior registration.

Log on to and follow the link for registration.

Jenkins Township Little League registration is Feb. 3 and 18

JENKINS TWP. — Registrations for the upcoming Jenkins Township Little League season will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at the municipal building, 46 1/2 Main St.

Cost is $80 for majors, minors and coach pitch and $50 for tee ball.

Registrations are also being accepted online at until Thursday, March 1.

New registrants must provide a birth certificate and proof of residence or school attendance. Boys and girls must be the age of four before Sept. 1.

For more information, email

Little League in-person registration

AVOCA — In-person registration for the 2018 Avoca Dupont Little League season will be held Feb. 5, 6 and 7. Registration will continue from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday in February.

Cost to register is $65 for one player and $80 for two or more players from the same family. New players to the league must register in person. Any player from last year may also register for the coming season online at the league website:

West Pittston Little League registration dates announced

WEST PITTSTON — West Pittston Little League will hold 2017 registrations in the board room above the refreshment stand the following dates and time:

• Feb. 7 — 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7

• Feb. 10 — 9 a.m. to noon

• Feb. 11 — Noon to 2 p.m.

Registration is $75 for the first child, with an additional $30 for a second child in the same family and $20 for any additional children in the same family after that.

The fee includes a $10 per child discount.

Registrations after the three scheduled will be $85, $40 and $30. There is an additional $50 per family for the fundraiser.

Registrants are to bring three proofs of residence, including one utility bill and two other forms such as vehicle registration, insurance card, voter registration, school records or medical records.

The proofs of residence should be dated between Feb. 1, 2017 and Feb. 1, 2018.

Wyoming/West Wyoming LL registrations open

WEST WYOMING — Online registration is now open for all divisions for the Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League.

All interested players could register online at This includes all participants in GWA softball and Junior/Senior Baseball division.

In-person registration will also take place at MVP Sports Academy, 1950 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 21.

Registrants may visit the website for all information and documentation required for registration.

Registration includes a free baseball mitt for all first-year registrants in Teeball thru Majors Divisions, Baseball and Softball (Wyoming/West Wyoming Residents Only).

Avoca/Dupont Little League registration

AVOCA — Online registration for the 2018 Avoca Dupont Little League is underway and concludes Wednesday, Feb. 28. Any player from last year may register for the coming season online at the league website:

Cost to register is $65 for one player and $80 for two or more players from the same family. Payment for online registration may be completed using a credit card or cash or check if paying in person. New players must register in person at one of the in-person registration dates.

Little League sets fundraiser

AVOCA — The third annual Avoca Dupont Little League cash bingo fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 29 at the Queen of the Apostles Church Hall. The doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m.

There will be 15 regular games worth $100 each, three special games worth $150 each, and a coverall game worth $250. In addition, there will be a basket raffle and food available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Gary at 570-0649, Lori at 570-877-4361 or Denise at 570-589-1426. Tickets are also available at all league events.