If you are a nonprofit organization and wish to have an item in the LANCASTER SCENE column of the Sunday News, send a note to the Sunday News sports department, P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608. Items can run for up to three consecutive weeks and will not be repeated after that period. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The fax number is 291-4950. Items must be mailed, faxed, or emailed by Thursday to be included in the column.
Challenger Little League of Lancaster County, a baseball program endorsed by Little League International, is taking registrations for the 2013 spring season. Open to all children (5-18 years old, or still in school) who have a disability that does not allow them to participate in a traditional baseball program. There is no cost for the program. For more info or to register, go to www.eteamz.com/challengerlancaster or call Mike Tafelski at 682-0938. Registration deadline: April 1.
Nook Baseball is looking for a few 11u travel players. Please contact Larry Hess at email@example.com for more information.
Rheems Athletic Association has opened online registration for baseball for the spring season. See rheemsaa.org and click on the baseball tab for additional information. For more information, contact Matt Pauls at 314-3511.
The Crawdads Baseball Organization will be hosting 10U tryouts for its travel team from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Garden Spot Middle School gym. The 10U team will hold weekly practices and play in a minimum of seven tournaments. There are also two roster spots looking to be filled on a highly competitive U15 team. Please register for a tryout at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put Crawdads in the subject line.
Manor Ridge Athletic Association is accepting online registrations for its spring baseball, softball and tee-ball programs. Baseball registration is open to boys 6-14 and softball registration is open to girls 14 and under. Tee-ball is offered for both boys and girls. MRAA is a member organization of Lancaster County Youth Baseball and Lancaster County Girls Fastpitch Associations and offers an all travel-team format. For more information or to register online, see manorridgeaa.org or contact Kris Beach, president, at 672-0569.
Manheim Township Baseball & Softball Association is currently holding registration for their 2013 spring/summer leagues. All interested participants grades K-12 should visit mtbsa.com for more information on teams and to access the online link to register. Deadline to register is Feb. 2. Any questions you may have can also be submitted through the website.
The Ephrata Recreation Center will hold its 21st annual Three-on-three Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. Divisions include men's open, men's B, men's 35 and over, boys' grade 11-12, 9-10, 7-8, and 5-6; girls' grade 11-12, 9-10, 7-8 and 5-6. Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each division of the double elimination tournament. Entry fees are $69 for adult teams and $59 for youth teams. Entry deadline is Mar. 6. For application or more information contact Jim Summers at 738-1167.
The Lancaster-Lebanon Basketball Officials Chapter is recruiting men and women interested in becoming PIAA basketball officials. Training and test preparation classes will be offered. If interested, e-mail contact information to OfficialsTraining@hotmail.com. Classes begin in March.
The Bloomsburg University athletic department will be hosting its second annual National Girl and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Nelson Field House. There will be a free basketball clinic featuring the Huskies' women's team at 10 a.m. The clinic is open to girls in elementary school up to and including high school. All participants in the clinic will be given a free ticket to the Huskies' 1 p.m. game with Cheyney. To pre-register for the event call assistant coach Diane Decker at 570-389-4683 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Walk-up registration will be accepted the day of the event.
Nook Boys Basketball Academy tryouts will be held on the following schedule: Sunday, Feb. 17 -- 5:30-7 p.m., current 5th, 6th and 7th graders; 7:15-8:45 p.m., current 8th and 9th graders; Saturday, Feb. 23 -- 2-3:30 p.m., current 10th and 11th graders. Tryouts will be held at Stevens Tech, 750 East King Street. Cost: $30, including a Nook Sports t-shirt. No refunds. For more information please go to www.nooksports.com.
Lancaster Recreation Commission is offering a Teen Basketball League for grades 7-10. Signups will be held through Feb. 15 at Lancaster Rec. There will be leagues for grades 7-8 and 9-10. One practice and one game per week at School District of Lancaster gyms. Cost: $49 for residents, with scholarships available. For more info call 392-2115, ext. 129 or go to lancasterrec.org.
Nook Girls Basketball Academy tryouts will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, at Stevens College, 750, E. King St., at the following schedule: Current grades 5-7, 12:45-2:45 p.m.; grades 8-11, 3-5 p.m. Makeup date is Sunday, Feb. 24, with grades 5-7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and grades 8-11 from 3-5 p.m. Cost of $30 includes Nook Sports T-shirt. For details, see nooksports.com.
York Unity Girls AAU team is accepting online registration for girls in seventh grade who want to play travel basketball at the national level and girls in grades 10-12 who are looking to play at the college level. For details, see yorkunitysports.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCaskey High School is actively seeking candidates for an immediate assistant boys volleyball coaching opportunity. Qualified candidates should contact Jon Mitchell, Athletic Director, at 291-6198 or email@example.com.
Penn Manor High School has the following coaching openings: Head Cheerleading Coach; JV Cheerleading Coach, Junior High Boys Soccer Coach. Send a letter of interest/resume to: Penn Manor High School, Attn: Jeff Roth, Athletic Director, E. Cottage Ave., Millersville, PA 17551, call 872-9520, ext. 1367 or e-mail Jeff.Roth@pennmanor.net.
Manheim Central is seeking to fill the following coaching positions: head juniot high girls' soccer, head senior high boys' soccer, assistant senior high boys' soccer, and assistant senior high field hockey. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director George Derbyshire at 664-8429. A resume and all clearances are required.
Conestoga Valley School District has the following coaching openings for: HS Assistant Track and Field Coach (distance) and JH Assistant Track & Field Coach. Interested persons should send resume and letter of interest via email to Zac Kraft, Athletic Director, Conestoga Valley High School (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb. 4.
Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Department has the following coaching vacancies in boys' soccer for fall 2013: varsity head coach, junior high head coach and junior high assistant coach. Candidates should have previous playing and/or coaching experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, clearances (Pa. criminal, Pa. child abuse, FBI criminal), and references to Branden Lippy, Director of Athletics, Lampeter-Strasburg School District, P.O. Box 428, Lampeter, PA 17537.
Garden Spot High School has an opening for a head boys' tennis coach. Send a letter of interest and resume to Todd Reitnouer, Director of Athletics, Garden Spot High School, P.O. Box 609 New Holland, PA 17557; fax to 354-1143; or e-mail to email@example.com.
Octorara School District is looking for a seventh- and eighth-grade baseball coach. Apply to Brian Dikun, 226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Octorara High School is looking for an assistant baseball coach, an assistant track coach and two assistant football coaches. Apply to Jamie Bankert, 226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310, or email email@example.com.
Lancaster Football Association is accepting registrations for its spring 2013 boys' flag football league. LFA will offer three divisions by grades: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Fee is $90 for a guaranteed eight-game season. Season begins March 23 and ends Memorial Day weekend. Registration closes Feb. 15. Contact LFA Director Joe Galante at 892-7098 for more information or see lancasterfootballassociation.com to download the registration and waiver forms.
The Lancaster County Junior Golf Tour offers a summer long series of competitive golf tournaments for boys and girls residing in a Lancaster-Lebanon League school district, ages 9 through 18 (and still enrolled in school -- high school graduates are not eligible). Registration opens March 1. Please visit www.lcjgt.com for more information and to register.
The Overlook 9-hole Ladies' Golf League welcomes players to a kickoff and membership meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Sandtrap at Overlook Golf Course. First tee-off will be April 2. For more info call Jennifer at 3680-5357.
The Kiwanis Cup Invitational Match Play Championship will be held at Dauphin Highlands Golf Club Friday, June 21. Proceeds support the treatment and care for the critically ill and mentally and/or physically-challenged children of our area at the Children's Miracle Network Children's Hospital at Hershey Medical Center and the Camp Lady Bug programs. Only 64 two-person teams slots are available and the deadline for registration is June 7th. Team registration and sponsorship forms for this unique and popular team charity event are available by contacting Dr. Dale Treese by phone at 367-9144; email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Harrisburg District Golf Association's website, hdgolf.org.
East Petersburg Inline Hockey will hold registration for the spring youth roller hockey league from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23 at Play It Again Sports, 411 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster. Age groups are 11-under and 12-15. Cost is $50 with shirt, $40 is no shirt is needed. Call Don Krow at 285-9924.
Lancaster Area Girls Lacrosse Association provides opportunities for girls, grades 3-8, to learn and play the game of Lacrosse. Local teams provide instruction, practices, and games. Parents and players will be given instruction to the rules, basic skills, and game strategy. Parents are needed to help coach. You will be provided instruction and training. For more info, call Mark Bernhardt at 490-5020.
Manheim Township Lacrosse is holding open registration for boys in grades 2-8 for the winter session and spring season. The winter session runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Sundays at Manheim Township Athletic Complex on Weaver Road. The spring season begins March 4. Equipment will be provided if you don't currently have your own. This does not include lacrosse sticks. To register, see townshiplacrosse.org.
Lanco Elite Lacrosse Club, a local nonprofit club for female players, will hold its second tryout for the high school summer 2013 teams from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road. All female lacrosse players in graduating years 2014-17 are welcome to try out for a spot on one of the four high school teams. Middle schoolers (graduating years 2018-20) can sign up for the middle school team on the Lanco Elite website. No tryout required. For more information and online registration, see lancoelitelax.com.
Rheems Athletic Association has opened online registration for lacrosse for the spring season. See rheemsaa.org and click on the lacrosse tab for additional information. For more information, contact Mark Weissand at 664-4586.
The Ephrata Rec Center is offering an ARC Lifeguard course beginning Sunday, February 24 (skills assessment ) and running March 10, 17 and 24th. For more information and to register please contact the Rec at 738-1167.
The Ephrata Rec Center is offering an ARC Lifeguard Recertification course on March 17 and 24. Both days must be attended. Proof of current certification is required. To register please contact the Rec at 738-1167.
The Ephrata Rec Center is offering a CPR Recertification for the Professional Rescuer on March 17 from 2-6 p.m. Proof of current certification is required. To register or for more information, contact the Rec at 738-1167.
Lititz recCenter offers Pick Up Pickleball from 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday (Mondays 8-10 a.m. for beginners); 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and 9-11:30 a.m. Sundays. We will provide the paddles and balls to play in the gym with a smaller-sized tennis net. Non-members $12 or can purchase a card. Members free. For more info www.lititzrec.com or call 626-5096 ext. 229.
Lititz recCenter offers pick-up pickleball from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays; and 9-11-30 a.m. Sundays. Rec center will provide the paddles and balls to play in the gym with a smaller-sized tennis net. Cost for nonmembers is $8 each time or punch card for $70 for 14 visits. For details, see lititzrec.com.
Conestoga Valley Community Center, 333 W. Main St., Leola, offers a wide variety of personal training, group fitness classes and more. See cvcommunitycenter.org or call 656-2822.
Ephrata Rec Center offers a variety of programs for all ages. Call 738-1167 or see ephratarec.com.
Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services offers a variety of programs. Call 367-0355 or see getintogears.org.
Hempfield Area Recreation Commission offers a variety of programs. Call 898-3102, ext. 38, or see hempfieldrec.com.
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, 800 Village Road, West Lampeter Township, offers a variety of leagues and programs. Call 464-4000 for information. See lsymca.com.
Lancaster Family YMCA, 265 Harrisburg Ave., offers fitness classes and program in a variety of sports. Call 397-7474 or see lancasterymca.org.
Lancaster Rec offers a variety of instructional, exercise and recreational programs. Call 392-2115, ext. 147 or go to www.lancasterrec.org.
Lititz recCenter offers programs for all ages. A new session of programs begins the week of March 4. For details see www.lititzrec.com.
Manheim Central Recreation Commission offers a variety of programs. Call MC Rec at 664-7506 or see mcrec.org.
Manheim Township Recreation Department offers a variety of leagues and programs. Call 290-7180, ext. 3100, or see manheimtownship.org/parks--rec.htm.
Masonic Life Center, Elizabethtown, has a variety of fitness programs and pool classes and swim times. For details, see masonicvillagespa.org (click on Elizabethtown under Location).
New Holland Rec Center offers a vareity of programs, including fitness and training classes. See newhollandrec.com.
Town Square Health Club in Manheim offers land and water exercise activities. Call Sue Rohrer at 664-6306.
The Hempfield Rugby Team seeks players for U-15 boys, U-19 boys and U-19 girls teams for the spring 2013 season. The Hempfield Rugby Team is a club team, open to all middle-school boys and high school boys and girls. There are no residency requirements. No experience is required. For more info go to hempfieldsoccerclub.org/rugby.htm or call Curt Walter at 629-8938.
Junior League of Lancaster's eighth annual Run 4 Luck will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Lancaster Country Day School. Participants can register for the run/walk and the kids run at active.com, or registration forms can be printed out from run4luck.com and mailed in by March 5 to the Run4Luck Committee, C/O 5 Bently Lane, Lititz, PA 17543. The chip timed run/walk begins on Hamilton Road and includes a picturesque four-mile course through a residential area with gently rolling terrain. A Kid's Fun Run will also take place beginning at 10:45 a.m., rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Junior League's community projects. For more information, see run4luck.com or contact Run4Luck@jllancaster.org.
Lititz recCenter Running Club offers training for walkers, joggers, runners, from just starting to serious competitors of all distances. Weekly training from 7-8 p.m. Monday focuses on heart-rate training, speed, endurance, flexibility and nutrition in preparation for races. Monthly fees are $40 for member, $60 for non-member. For details, call Simon at 626-5096, ext.239, or see lititzrec.com.
Lancaster Road Runners Club invites runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its autumn/winter fun runs at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Long's Park. The park is at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and the Route 30 bypass, northwest of Lancaster city. Drive into the park lower entrance; after the Y, the road is now one way and the lake is on your left; park on the right. For more information, contact Steve at 201-3173 or see lrrclub.org. Information about Thursday evening and Sunday morning trail runs can also be found on the club website.
The LYSC Elite 98 boys soccer team will be holding tryouts for any player who will be U15 eligible for the 2013/2014 soccer year. Any players interested in trying out for the team should email email@example.com for more information.
Hempfield Soccer Club will have spring 2013 recreational soccer registration open until Feb. 15 for recreational league players ages U10-U19. Fee: $85 includes uniform jersey. HSC offers programs designed by its licensed soccer professionals to teach age appropriate skills to youth. No residency requirements. Find more information and register at hempfieldsoccerclub.org. Email questions to RecRegistrar@hempfieldsoccerclub.org.
Penn Legacy Academy will have free spring 2013 soccer registration for ages 3 and up: U4/U5 (Pre-K) skills clinic and U6, U7 and U8 teams. In the program, players of all interests and abilities have fun and develop a sound base of skills. No residency requirements. Find more information and register at pennlegacy.org/academy. Email questions to AcademyRegistrar@pennlegacy.org.
Rheems Athletic Association has opened online registration for soccer for the spring season. See rheemsaa.org and click on the soccer tab for additional information. For more information, contact Joe Carter at 367-3048.
The Pequea Valley Church Softball League is seeking one church to fill a vacancy in its men-only 12-team slow pitch league. The league plays a 16-game regular season schedule on Monday nights from April to August at Paradise Park. If interested or for more info, call Tom Dittoe at 397-7709 or Carl Gehman at 687-0813.
The Ephrata Recreation Center is taking registrations for its 2013 girls fast pitch softball teams. Girls ages 7-14 as of Jan. 1, 2013 are eligible. Teams play in the Lanco Fast Pitch Softball League. Teams will be entered in the 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under and 14 & under divisions. Registration fee is $69 for new players and $54 for returning players not needing a jersey. Deadline to register is Feb. 17. First practice is 1 p.m. March Mar. 23. The Lanco season begins in early May and ends in June. For more information contact Jim Summers at 738-1167 or visit www.ephratarec.com.
PA Power 16u fast-pitch travel softball team is looking for a catcher/utility player for the 2013 season. Contact Tony for a private tryout at 823-1506 or register at papowersoftball.com
A new Tri-County 50 and Over Senior Modified Softball League is forming for southern Berks, eastern Lancaster and Chester counties. Most fields are within 25 minutes of southern Berks/eastern Lancaster county lines. The league will be nine-man modified, 10 players in the field. Accepting new teams and new players. Special initial age exceptions for new teams and new pitchers considered. A late January meeting is planned. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wayne Taylor at 314-1505. All teams must have a home field available Mondays and/or Wednesdays and some Fridays.
Rheems Athletic Association has opened online registration for girls softball (ages 8-14) for the spring season. See rheemsaa.org and click on the softball tab for additional information. For details, contact Mike Hamilton at 361-0704.
Lititz recCenter offers Master's Swim Clinic from 11 a.m.-noon Sundays or 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Monthly fee. For details, see lititzrec.com or call 626-5096, ext. 227.
Lititz recCenter offers American Red Cross lifeguarding course with CPR/AED/FPR and First Aid. Must be 15 by end of class and attend all classes. Classes are Feb. 14-17, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Fees are $235 for nember, $275 for nonmember. For details, call 626-5096, ext 227.
Lancaster Tennis Patrons Association will sponsor the Fred W. Steinman Patrons Cup at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 2-23, at Racquet Club West in Lancaster. Junior players ages 6 to 18 can attend the four 90-minute instructional sessions. Players may request a preferred time. Cost is $35. Registration deadline is Feb. 21. For details, call Jeff Kitsock at 519-0570 or see ltpatennis.org.
Track & field
Cocalico High School will host a throwing clinic March 15-16 for the shot put, discus, javelin, hammer and weight events. All ages and talent levels are welcome. All food and drink are free. Clinic features Olympic javelin throwers Bill Schmidt and Roald Bradstock), and numerous coaches of Olympic throwers (Jeff Gorski, Glenn Thompson, Anatoli Welhozkiy, Scott Bennett). For more information go to www.coachkrall.com/Throwing--Clinic.htm) or email email@example.com.
Lititz recCenter Triathlon Club offers customized workouts weekly. Cost is $50 for rec center member, $80 or non-member or $40 for current club member. For details, call Simon at 626-5096, ext.239, or see lititzrec.com.
Hempfield Youth Association volleyball registration is now open. Registration will be done online. At the www.hyasports.com home page click on the link for Volleyball and follow the instructions. Deadline: March 3. For Hempfield School District residents in grades 6-12 (boys & girls). Individuals or teams of six-eight players may register. Cost is $50 per player (includes shirt and awards). HYA Volleyball is an intramural program comprised of weekly matches with startup practice/clinic time included. Games will be for one hour between 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. weeknights depending on gym availability. The season will run from March 11-May 2.
The Lititz recCenter offers volleyball programs starting from 6:15-7 p.m. Monday, March 4 for ages 7-11 to learn the basics and play the game. Fee: $20 member and $40 nonmember. Also Middle School Volleyball for grades 6-8 for boys and girls to learn fundamentals, perform drills and game play from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Mondays. Fees $40 member and $60 nonmember. For more info call 626-5096, ext. 229.
Rheems Athletic Association has opened online registration for volleyball for boys and girls (ages 10-18) for the summer season. See rheemsaa.org and click on the volleyball tab for additional information. For more information, contact Rick Knowlton at 367-1560.
Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) Preliminary District Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Susquehannock High School. Mandatory weigh-ins will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 1. Walk-ins and weight class changes will be accepted at that time. No walk-ins accepted March 2. Online registration, entry forms, directions to Susquehannock High School, and additional information are available at the Warrior Youth Wrestling Website, warrioryouthwrestling.org
The Area IX Section 2 wrestling tournament will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Hempfield High School. Weigh-ins from 7-8 a.m. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. No walk-ins. Wrestlers must reside in Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill or York Counties. Top three finishers in each weight class advance to Area IX championship Saturday, March 16 at Central Dauphin East High School. For more information contact Lydia Miller at 898-1204 or Lmiller@cbsp.com. Mail registrations to Lydis Miller, 229 Main Street, Landisville, PA 17538.