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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.


• The Lancaster-Lebanon League Athletic Association is looking for an energetic, goal oriented, visionary leader to take the organization to the next level. The league is comprised of 26 school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. The executive director will be the face of the L-L, actively promoting and providing opportunities for outstanding athletic experiences for the league’s member districts and, most importantly, its student athletes. Applicants should possess strong financial skills and preferably have a working knowledge of athletics. The executive director will be responsible for effectively coordinating and communicating league events and activities impacting member schools of District Three and the PIAA. This is considered a full-time position; hours are flexible, but time demands may vary from week to week. Salary range is between $35,000-$50,000 and will be determined based on aggregate qualifications and experience. Anyone interested in the position should send a resume and cover letter to Amanda Howe at Pequea Valley School District by March 1. Email, or send a letter to Amanda Howe, c/o Pequea Valley High School, 4033 E. Newport Road, P.O. Box 287, Kinzers, PA 17535.


• Challenger of Lancaster County Little League, a baseball program endorsed by Little League International, is taking registrations for the 2019 spring season. This program is open to all children and adults who have a disability that does not allow them to participate in a traditional baseball program. There is no cost for the program. For information and details go to or call Mike Tafelski at 717-682-0938. Register by March 17.


• A youth basketball 3v3 tournament will be held March 8-9 at Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz. There will be boys and girls divisions for grades 3 through high school. High school players will compete March 8 from 7-9 p.m., and middle school players will compete March 9 from noon-2 p.m. Players in grades 3-4 and 5-6 will compete March 9 from 9 a.m.-noon. Three to five players per team. Registration fee is $60. For for information or to register, contact Ron Stief at 717-626-5096, ext. 229 or email

• A youth and adult 3v3 tournament will be held March 9-10 at Ephrata Rec Center, 130 S. Academy Dr., Ephrata. There will be boys and girls divisions for grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, as well as men’s divisions, either Open or Men’s B. Three to four players on a team. Registration fee for youth is $69 per team and adults is $79 per team. For questions, contact Jean Wentz at 717-738-1167 ext. 105 or email

Coaching openings

• Pequea Valley is in need of an assistant baseball coach. Previous coaching experience is preferred. Direct applications or inquiries to Athletic Director Mark Grossmann at or 717-768-5520 at extension 5520.

• Pequea Valley is looking for a full-time head football coach for the 2019-2020 season. Applicants should have previous coaching experience, be able to teach football fundamentals, coordinate football programs to ensure a competitive atmosphere, plan and develop the football programs for varsity, JV and junior high. Leadership skills must encourage academic excellence, development of positive community relationships and communication with a diverse population of student athletes and community. Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Grossmann at or PO Box 287, Kinzers, PA 17535. Applicants should also note if they are interested in one of the school’s current open teaching positions — a high school math teacher and a social studies teacher, contracted positions starting in the 2019-20 school year.

• Solanco School District is seeking a head varsity boys basketball coach. Head coaching experience is preferred but not required. Applicants should send letter of interest to Anthony Hall at EOE.

• The School District of Lancaster is seeking a head middle school track and field coach for Wheatland Middle School. Interested candidates may apply online at by clicking on careers.

• Lititz Christian School is seeking a varsity boys volleyball head coach for the upcoming spring season. Candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director Ryan McCracken at

• The Hempfield athletic department has openings for an assistant varsity football coach and a head junior high boys soccer coach. Interested candidates must apply online at For questions, contact the Hempfield Athletic Office at

Dog show

• The York Kennel Club, along with the Delaware County and Lancaster Kennel Clubs present The Celtic Classic Annual All-Breed Dog Show, the largest dog show on the East Coast. There will be more than 1,800 entries Wednesday through Friday and approximately 3,000 dogs on Saturday and Sunday competing in conformation. There will be more than 800 entries each day competing in conformation. There will also be more than 20 specialty breed shows and educational seminars during the event. The Celtic Classic runs March 13-17. Events start each day at 8 a.m. at the York Expo Center. Admission is free. Check online at for specific breed, event times and building locations. Vendors and concessions will be available. Only dogs registered in the show are allowed onsite. For the safety of the humans and canines present, no strollers are permitted in the show or grooming areas.

Field hockey

• Next Level Field Hockey Clinic, directed by Head Coach Jessica Shellenberger, consists of eight weekly training sessions on Sundays beginning March 17. All training will take place at Lanco Fieldhouse. The purpose of the clinic is to elevate the play of each individual athlete so that he or she may reach their fullest potential. These clinics are for junior high and high school players. For more information contact Coach Shellenberger at or check out the website at


• The Lancaster Chapter of PIAA Football needs new officials at all levels. Go online at for information on how to become an official and to apply. For more information, visit


• The Lancaster Ladies City-County Golf Association tournament schedule for 2019 includes: Two-Person Scramble, May 19 at Tangelwood Manor Golf Club; Individual Amateur, June 4-5 at Lancaster Country Club; Better Ball, July 21 at Crossgates Golf Club; Mixed Tournament, Aug. 25 at Overlook Golf Course; and Senior Amateur, Sept. 16 at Conestoga Country Club. For more information visit

• The Four Seasons Nine-Hole Ladies League will begin its season April 11 with a 7:45 a.m. scramble. The league meeting will be held in the golf course pro shop following play that day. Play runs through Oct. 17. For more information or to join the league contact Kris Arment at

• The Four Seasons 18-Hole Ladies League will hold a meeting at 9 a.m. April 4 in the golf course pro shop. League play begins April 11 and runs through Oct. 17. The league is open to ladies with a 40 handicap or less. For more information or to join the league contact Sue McMullen @

• Four Seasons Golf Club is accepting applications for its 2019 Junior Golf Program, which begins June 18 and continues every Tuesday through Aug. 13. Each week the program includes a group clinic beginning at 9:15 a.m. followed by golf. The program is designed for juniors ages 10 through 17 and all skill levels are welcome to attend. The cost is $180 for the eight-week program. Four Seasons also offers a program for juniors, ages 5 through 9. For more information contact U.S. Kids Golf Coach William Gately at 717-898-0104.

• Manor Golf Club is offering its annual Get Golf Ready events. This year’s first session is set for Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6-7:20 p.m. Fee is $99. This PGA-supported program covers the basics of golf plus on-course playing lessons. Participants may bring their own clubs or borrow some from the course. Maximum 8:1 student-teacher ratio. All students will receive five coupons for free small buckets of balls for the driving range and a free greens fee. Register for a session online at (other dates and sessions are available there as well) or call Cheryl Heckman at 610-334-8690 for more information.

Rec centers

• Residents of the Ephrata, Lititz and Hempfield areas may take part in a March 3 Open House event, when the Ephrata recCenter, Lititz recCenter, and Hempfield recCenter facilities will be available for tours and free use by guests. Specific schedules will be set by each location to include hours of free guest use of indoor pools, gymnasiums, fitness centers and courts. Membership discounts or special offers for programs will vary by location. For details, visit for links leading to each recCenter’s website and plans.

• 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 more 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 more 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 more 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 more 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 more 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 more 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. “Wintertime” fun runs begin at the parking area just beyond the amphitheater in Long’s Park at 6 p.m. The course is a loop, approximately 1.6 miles long, and participants may run as many laps as they’d like. For more information, contact Kathi at 717-330-9357 or Stephanie at 717-951-9453. Details about Thursday evening and Sunday morning trail runs can be found on the club website,


• Manheim Township Soccer Club’s 2019 spring rec soccer registration is open. Register online at

• Lancaster Elite tryout registration is open for U9-U18 boys and girls for the 2019-20 season. Visit online for registration and information. Join a premier soccer club focused on preparing for high school and collegiate soccer opportunities. Lancaster Elite is also a North American Academy partner club of La Liga Team, RCD Espanyol.


• The Donegal Area Church Softball League (DACSL) is looking to add new teams for the 2019 season. The format is slow-pitch. Teams play two or three nights per week near Marietta. Interested teams should contact John Grosh before March 17 at 717-898-0799 or

• Panthers Select Softball is looking to add a pitcher to its 18U Gold Roster for the 2019 season. Any player interested in scheduling a tryout should contact Craig Constable at 717-380-1390 or Information about the organization may be found online at

• The Memorial Day Madness tournament, with separate divisions for 16U and 18U, will be held May 25-27 at JYSA Sports Complex, 1 Moosic Lake Road, Jessup, PA 18434. Fee is $700. There is a five-game guarantee. The first-place team in each division will get a paid entrance fee into USA of PA State Championship (or home state of team). Registration is available online at For more information, contact Mark at or 570-687-4735.

Track and field

• The Long & Strong Throwers Clinic will be held March 16 at Penn Manor High School and Millersville University. This is a learn-by-doing clinic with instructors covering the shot put, discus, javelin, weight and hammer events. Among the clinicians are: Sean Furey (2012 Olympic javelin), Glenn Thompson, Warren Taylor, Michele Curcio, Barry Krammes and Troy Herr. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Penn Manor West Gym, and the clinic ends at 4 p.m. A $70 registration fee is due by March 14, and event-day registration is $75. Groups of five or more or more get a $10 discount. Checks may be made payable to Long & Strong Throwers Club, and registration may be mailed to Long & Strong Throwers Clinic, c/o Warren Taylor , 315 Sylvan Retreat, Columbia, PA 17512. For more information and/or a clinic brochure, email Scott Krall at


• Lititz recCenter’s annual triathlon is set for Aug. 4. Early-bird registration closes March 31. Swim 300 meters, bike 15.8 miles and run 3.1 miles. Team and individual registrations are available at For information, email or call 717-626-5096, ext. 239.