Sports Briefs: Firefighter softball tournament concludes Aug. 12


Firefighter Softball Tournament ends Sunday

AVOCA — The Avoca/Dupont Little League softball tournament will conclude Sunday, Aug. 12.

The league operates the concession stand during the tournament as a fundraiser.

Anyone willing to volunteer to operate the concession stand during the tournament may contact the league at 570-906-1033 or by email at

Fast pitch tryouts

ELMHURST — The Electric City Shock Fast Pitch Travel Softball Organization will hold tryouts for its 2018/2019 10u/12u/14u/18u teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Elmhurst Township-Recreation Fields, 112 Municipal Lane, Elmhurst. For additional information, contact Coach Jim at 570-702-4499.

Tennis clinic is Aug. 13-16

HUGHESTOWN — The Pittston Area girls varsity tennis team will hold a skills clinic for girls in grades 7 and 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 through Thursday, Aug. 16 at the tennis courts at the Martin Mattei Middle School, 120 New St.

The clinic will be taught by high school coaches and USTA-trained team members.

Cost is $30 and is open to students from all schools. Email to reserve a spot.

WA Lacrosse Parents Association meeting Aug. 15

WEST PITTSTON — The WA Lacrosse Parents Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 15 at the Immaculate Conception school building, Luzerne Avenue.

Plans will be discussed for a recreational corn hole tournament to be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. This will be the association’s largest fundraising event for the upcoming season and help will be needed from all families.

In addition, there are open board positions on the boys side and nominations for those positions will be taken.

An election of officers for the 2018-2019 will take place Wednesday, Aug. 29. This meeting will also serve as a continuation for the corn hole tournament committee updates.

Parents of rising freshman boys and girls interested in playing this year should plan to attend these meetings. Child/parent information to be used will be collected as well.

Miles for Michael is Aug. 18

PITTSTON — The Miles for Michael/ Tomato Festival 5K and Fun Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 with a 10 a.m. start from the Greater Pittston YMCA, Main Street.

Participants may register at

Avoca/Dupont LL meeting is Aug. 19

AVOCA — The next monthly meeting for the Avoca/Dupont Little League will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Little League field.

Among the items to be discussed will be the fall season, as well as the regular league business.

All fall season coaches are required to attend the meeting.

SERVPRO golf tournament is Aug. 27

EXETER — SERVRPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County will host a golf tournament Monday, Aug. 27 at Fox Hill Country Club.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start of 10 a.m. and a cocktail reception to follow at 3 p.m.

Golfer registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available through Friday, Aug. 17. To register a team of four, email Chelsea English at

All proceeds reaised will benefit CASA of Luzerne County.

Thomas P. Durkin open is Sept. 1

TAYLOR — The Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Avoca Open will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Pine Hills Golf Course.

Cost is $90 per golfer which includes course fees, golf cart, cash prizes, and luncheon to follow at the West Side Club. Format is Captain & Mate.

Gibbons Ford of Dickson City will award a new vehicle to the first hole-in-one on a designated hole.

To register, contact Jim Doran at 570-417-8563 or Gene Philbin at 570-313-3079 or stop by the West Side Club on Thursday Evenings.

The Avoca Open is sponsored by the Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians and all proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for local high school graduates and other community projects.