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If your organization wishes to have an item in the LANCASTER SCENE column of the LNP Sunday sports print section, as well as its weekly online listings, send a note to the LNP sports department, P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608. Items may run for up to three consecutive weeks and will not be repeated after that period. The email address is The fax number is 717-399-6507. Items must be mailed, faxed or emailed by Thursday to be included in the column.

Agility trials

• The Lancaster Kennel Club will present its annual Agility Trials on Sept. 28-29 at In The Net, 798 Airport Road, Palmyra. Admission is free. Trials start at 8 a.m. each day and continue until late afternoon. More than 500 individual runs are scheduled for each day, running simultaneously in multiple rings. Vendors and concessions available. To find out more about agility, visit, and for information on the event, visit Only dogs entered in the competition may be on site.


• A lifeguard recertification course (recertification good for two years) for participants ages 15 and over will meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29 at the Masonic Village Patton Pool, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. Students must bring a rescue mask. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


• A coaches clinic on the flex offense will be presented by former Elizabethtown College men’s basketball coach Bob Schlosser from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Thompson Gym on the Elizabethtown College campus. Cost: $75, $20 for additional staff members. Proceeds benefits cancer treatment for former Elizabethtown player and current Governor Mifflin High School coach Kyle Conrad. To register, email to

• Penn Manor Recreation Basketball Association registration will be held in the Manor Middle School Cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, and at Marticville Middle School from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. All boys and girls in grades 2-12 in the Penn Manor School District are eligible. The fee, due at registration, is $20 for children in second grade, $55 for children in grades 3-6 and $60 for children in grades 7-12. Information and online registration is available at

• GEARS will hold tryouts and skill evaluations for its 2019-20 travel leagues for girls and boys in grades 5 and 6. Girls tryouts will take place from 8-9 a.m. Sept. 28 and from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Bear Creek Gym. Boys tryouts will take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sept. 28 and from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 30, also in the Bear Creek Gym.Use the school’s main entrance. The season begins in late October and runs through early February. For more information, call 717-367-0355.

• The Ephrata Recreation Center has openings in its men’s adult league, which will play on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from the first week in December through the last week in February. Team registrations are due by Nov. 15. For information, contact Jean Wentz at 717-738-1167, ext.105.

• The Little Hoopers program for children in grades K-2, hosted by Lancaster Rec, will be held Oct. 2 to Nov. 9. Times vary based on grade. Practices are held on Wednesdays at Price Elementary School gym, and games are held the last three weeks of the program on Saturdays at the Lancaster Rec Center. Players will be evaluated and placed at the appropriate level, by skill, after the first week of practice. Register by Sept. 20 or until full. For information, call 717-392-2115 or go online at

• The Junior NBA Youth Basketball League for children in grades 3-6 will open practice in November. Games will be played on Saturdays from December through February at a School District of Lancaster Gym. Register in person from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 and from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lancaster Rec Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster. Register by Oct. 15 or until full. For information, call 717-392-2115 or go online at

• The BEARS Youth Basketball Program will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9. Practices and games will be from late November through the end of January. Participation levels are grades 1-2 (instructional), 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. Nov. 4 is draft day for girls in grades 3-4 (6-7 p.m.) and grades 5-6 (7:15-8:15 p.m.) Nov. 6 is draft day for boys in grades 3-4 (6-7 p.m.) and grades 5-6 (7:15-8:15 p.m.) All drafts will be held in the Bear Creek School Gym. Grades 1-2 is a Saturday-only program at East High Elementary. Children in grades 3-4 will practice one day per week and play games on Saturdays, and children in grades 5-6 and 7-9 will practice two days per week and play games on Saturdays. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355. The program also needs volunteer coaches, referees and supervisors. If interested, contact or call 717-367-0355.

Flag football

• Iddy Biddy flag football for children ages 3-5, will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 3-30 at the Lancaster Rec Center Gym from 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Children will learn motor skills necessary to play flag football while working one-on-one and spending quality time with their parent or guardian. Register by Sept. 26 or until full. For information, call 717-392-2115 or go online at


• The 23rd annual GEARS Two-Person Scramble, sponsored by Dr. Dale Treese, D.D.S., will take place Oct. 4 at the Dauphin of Highlands Golf Course in Harrisburg. The format is an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start of two-person scramble. Entry fee is $85 per person, to include green fees, cart, steak dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit GEARS. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.

Ice hockey

• Regency Ice Rink’s new in-house program, the Regency Ice Cats, will begin Sept. 29. It is 10 weeks and costs $89. There will be one ice session per week, from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Teams will be split equally and jerseys will be provided. Equipment is also available free to use, including skates. This program is for ages 10U and 12U (birth years 2007 and younger). Registration forms are available at the rink. For information, contact


• Lancaster Polo Club will host regional matches Sundays through Oct. 6 at Forney Field on Church Street in Rothsville, between Lititz and Brownstown, two blocks south of Route 772. The Sept. 22 match will feature Sunday brunch under the tent, and the Sept. 29 match will be the Work to Ride Benefit. Oct. 6, the season finale, is designated as Patron Appreciation Day. Gates open at 1 p.m. each weekend, and matches start at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. For information, visit

Rec centers

• Brightside Opportunities Center, at 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, offers a variety of programs for all ages, with a diverse population — yoga, family yoga, Tai Chi, nutritionist, fitness center, and personal trainers, to name a few. If you are interested in signing up for programs or looking for information, contact Willetta Calvin at or at 717-509-1342 x241.

• Ephrata recCenter, 130 S. Academy Drive, offers a wide variety of programs for all ages including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics and special events. For information, visit or call 717-738-1167.

• Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services offers programs and activities for all ages. Registration is accepted online at, by phone 717-367-0355 or fax 717-367-4138 with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, and by walk-in or mail-in at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, offers instructional, group exercise and sports programs for all ages. Opportunities include aquatics, fitness, lifeguarding, personal training, sport-specific training, tennis, wellness and special events. For information, visit or call 717-898-3102.

• Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, 800 Village Road, West Lampeter Township, offers a variety of leagues and programs. Call 717-464-4000 or visit

• Lancaster Family YMCA offers a wide variety of youth and adult sports programs, including basketball, roller hockey, soccer and more. For information, visit or contact Deric Hafer, sports director, at or 717-464-4000, ext. 1212.

• The Lancaster Rec Commission offers programs including youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues, senior centers, fitness and wellness classes, summer playgrounds and day camps, full-day child care for infants through age 5, club activities, before- and after-school care, preschool education and seasonal family events. Call 717-392-2115 or visit

• Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz, offers a variety of programs for all ages including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, American Red Cross classes, massage/facials, and special events. For information, visit or call 717-626-5096.

• Lititz recROC, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd., Lititz, offers a variety of physical fitness activities including bouldering, obstacle course - ninja warrior style, traditional fitness, and special events. For information, visit or call 717-874-3281.

• Manheim Township Recreation Department offers a selection of sports leagues and programs. Call 717-290-7180, ext. 3100, or visit

• Masonic Life Center, Elizabethtown, has fitness programs, pool classes and swim times. For details, visit (click on Elizabethtown under “Location”).

• Southern End Community Association — SECA — in Quarryville, offers a wide variety of recreational, exercise, sports programs and leagues. Call 717-806-0123 or see

• Town Square Health Club in Manheim offers land and water exercise activities. Call Haley Brumbach at 717-664-6306.

• YMCA at New Holland, 123 N. Shirk Road, offers personal fitness class and programs, swim instruction, league and a wide variety of programs for youth, adult and seniors. Visit


• The Lancaster Road Runners Club invites runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its fun runs, held throughout the area most Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m., rain or shine. This week the club will run from the Hide-A-Way, 40 Boulevard St., Mount Gretna. For information, contact Kathi at 717-330-9357. Details about Thursday evening and Sunday morning trail runs can be found on the club website,

• The 16th annual Fall Blast 5K run/walk, sponsored by Hartz Physical Therapy, will be held at 9 a.m.

Oct. 5 at Bonfield Elementary School in Lititz. All of the proceeds will benefit Off the Streets Lancaster. For information or to register, visit

• “Running as You Age: Stay in the Race,” a discussion of running injuries and injury prevention, will be offered by NovaCare Rehabilitation from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Lititz Senior Center, 201 Market St., Lititz. RSVP by Sept. 30 by calling 717-205-3944.


• The St. John Neumann Church Knights of Columbus Council 12532 is holding a free individual soccer challenge for boys and girls ages 9-14 from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lancaster Catholic High School soccer field, rain or shine. A copy of each participant’s birth certificate and parents signature is required. Winners in each age and gender group receive a personalized award and move onto district competition. For information, contact Ron Dell at 717-569-2637.


• Tennis Central is gearing up for the 2019 Fall Steinman Patrons Cup. Junior players ages 6-18 are invited to attend four 90-minute Saturday instructional sessions at Racquet Club West, 200 Running Pump Road, Lancaster. Each will include an educational component devoted to teaching life skills that will help the youth both on and off the court. The program is set for Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. (ages 6-13) and 6-7:30 p.m. (ages 14-18). Cost is $60. Deadline to register is Oct. 12 or until each session has reached capacity. For more information, visit or call Jeff Kitsock at 717-519-0570.

Trail riding

• GEARS will sponsor one-hour guided trail rides through 275 acres of woods and farmland at Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown. Sessions are at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and Oct. 23. Horses are well-mannered and trained to work with riders who have little or no experience. No trotting or galloping permitted. Riders must be ages 8 or older and there is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


• Instructional Volleyball for boys and girls in grades 3-6 within the Hempfield School District will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. The Hempfield Volleyball Parents Alumni Association will provide instruction at the Centerville Middle school gym, 865 Centerville Road, East Hempfield Twp. Check-ins for the 90-minute sessions will begin at 5:45 p.m., and all participants should bring a water bottle. A registration fee of $30 per child or $50 per family is required. For information go to or contact Grant Shultz at or 717-684-3354

• The Ephrata Recreation Center still has openings in its men’s and women’s adult leagues. Men play Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning in early November. Women play Monday and Tuesday evenings beginning in November. For information, contact Jean Wentz at 717-738-1167, ext.105.

• GEARS will host a men's and women's doubles tournament at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 with divisions of Open, AA/A and BB. There also is a coed doubles tournament set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10 with the same divisions. Open division will receive cash awards. Paid pre-registration is $60 per team and walk-in registration the day of the tournament is $80 per team. Tournaments will be held at the Elizabethtown Area High School gymnasiums, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


• Hempfield Youth Wrestling registration will be open Oct. 1-31. Open to all boys and girls in grades K-6, with separate boys and girls teams. For information or to register, visit, or contact Matt Deck at 717-824-0343. Parent information night is 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Hempfield High School cafeteria. Cost is $50 for first year, $100 for returning athletes.