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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.


• Lititz recCenter will offer lifeguard certification. Training is open to all adults and teens ages 15 and older. American Red Cross Lifeguard certification includes FirstAid/CPR. A session Feb. 2 will be held for ARC recertification for guards with certifications not expired more than 30 days. Certification classes will be held Feb. 14 and 15 and Feb. 16 and 17 at the recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz. For more information, visit the website at or call 717-626-5096, ext. 227.


• Any American Legion Post or athletic organization that is interested in sponsoring a team in the Lancaster County Legion Baseball League for 2019 may email or call 717-808-4895.

• Cardboard to Leather, also known as C2L, is seeking gently used and new baseball and softball equipment to be donated to underprivileged youth in developing countries like Afghanistan, Aruba, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Iraq, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The program was founded by Oriole Advocates. For information, visit, email, or call Jim Reed at 717-371-9147.

• Lancaster Baseball, a partnership between Lancaster Rec and SALSA, will have teams for players ages 9-14, offering a change to develop and enhance skills, mental discipline, character and self-confidence through baseball. Mandatory skill assessment and registration will be held Jan. 27 at the J.P. McCaskey gym, Division 10U (ages 9-10) at noon, 12U (ages 11-12) at 2 p.m. and 14U (ages 13-14) at 4 p.m. Teams play in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League, and players must live within SDL boundaries (includes home-schooled children), or attend Lancaster Country Day, a private or parochial school within the School District of Lancaster boundaries. Players are assessed by skill level and placed on the appropriate team. Player evaluations are required to determine the correct league team. For more information on Lancaster Baseball, contact Audra Landers at or 717-392-2115, ext. 142.


• The Pennsylvania Lady Rens AAU basketball program will be conducting tryouts at Lancaster Country Day School. On Jan. 27 — rescheduled from Jan. 20 because of the weekend forecast — players in grades 4-6 will try out from 10 to 11 a.m., and players in grades 7-8 will try out from 11 a.m. to noon. High school tryouts times are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. For registration, visit online, and for more information, email


• Boulder Prep for the Great Outdoors is a clinic offering bouldering safety and skills to help participants brush up for spring climbing season. For ages 12 and up, the class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at recROC, Rock Lititz Pod2, Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz. For more information, visit the website at, or call 717-874-3281.

Coaching openings

• Donegal School District is accepting applications for a varsity field hockey coach. This person will be responsible for the instruction and supervision of the high school field hockey program. Interested applicants should contact the Human Resources Office at 717-492-1308 or by email to request an application packet. Deadline for applications is Jan. 28. EOE.

• Warwick High School is accepting coaching applications for head boys soccer coach until Feb. 11. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a coaching resume to Warwick High School, Attn: Ryan Landis, Director of Athletics, 301 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543. Applications will also be accepted via email at

• Penn Manor School District has an opening for a girls soccer head coach at the high school. Must have all required clearances: Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Clearance, and IdentoGo FBI Fingerprints through the Department of Education. Instructions for obtaining clearances are available online at Interested applicants should email letter of interest and application and/or resume to, listing “Girls Soccer” in the subject line.

• Lancaster Catholic High School has immediate openings for several spring sports positions: JV head softball coach (paid), and track and field hurdles coach and throws coach (both paid). Applicants should respond ASAP. All clearances are needed. If interested, email Lancaster Catholic AD Rich Hinnenkamp at

• Lancaster Country Day School is accepting applications for an assistant girls lacrosse coach. Visit for more information, or send resume with cover letter to no later than Jan. 28.

• Derry Township School District (Hershey High School) is looking for an assistant softball coach (application deadline Jan. 31), an assistant varsity boys volleyball coach (application deadline Feb. 8), and head and assistant varsity girls soccer coaches (application deadline Feb. 15). Applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director Scott Govern at Acts 34, 151, 114 and 168 clearances required prior to selection.

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

• GEARS will offer an Indoor Field Hockey Clinic featuring a modified version of the sport geared toward younger participants, who will learn fundamentals. Hockey sticks and balls will be available for use. Shinguards are recommended. Fee includes a T-shirt and mouthguard. Clinic is on Saturdays from Feb. 2 to March 9, at 1 to 2 p.m. for grades 1-3 and 2 to 3 p.m. for grades 4-6 in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Gym, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.

Fields and facilities

• The 2019 Elizabethtown Area Field Scheduling Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the GEARS Recreation Room No. 2, in the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. This is a mandatory meeting for leagues, associations and groups interested in utilizing Elizabethtown Borough, West Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township and/or Elizabethtown Area School District athletic fields/facilities. Organizations should have a representative attend to review regulations, facility stipulations and to discuss facility requests. Make certain to bring specific dates, times and field requests to the meeting for consideration. For request forms or additional information call 717-367-0355 or email

Flag football

• The Lancaster Football Association is now accepting registrations for its spring boys competitive flag football league. The LFA offers three divisions: Junior (grades K-2nd), Youth (grades 3-5) and Teen (grades 6-8). Games are officiated by PIAA /LFA officials. The fee is $105 for a guaranteed eight-game season. Space is limited and registrations will end Febr. 15 or once all teams are full. Tentative game dates are March 23 and 30, April 13, 14, 27 and 28, and May 4, 12, 18 and 23. Playoff games are May 18 and championship games will be May 23. Kickoff times range from 1 to 4 p.m. Championship game times will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Contact LFA Director Joe Galante at 717-892-7098 for additional information or visit to download the registration form, waiver forms, and the code of conduct form.


• Manheim Township Youth Football Association will elect a vice president at its February board meeting. Any interested parties should attend the meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Stauffer Mansion, 1241 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. For more information, email Crystal Weaver at


• 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

Gun show

• The Lancaster Muzzle Loading Rifle Association will hold its 62nd annual gun show at Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Donation of $5 at entry. There will be more than 100 tables featuring modern and antique guns, muzzle loaders, black powder items, knives, collectibles, books and accessories. For more information, call 717-368-4653.


• Lancaster Rec will offer gymnastics instruction for youth ages 7-14 on Tuesdays from Feb. 12 through March 19 at the Lancsater Rec Center Gym. For more information or to register, go online at

Ice hockey

• The Regency Ice Rink ( is offering a free “Learn to Skate and Play Hockey” program every Saturday year-round (except March 16 and 23) for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 not currently rostered in another youth hockey program. Show up any Saturday that fits your schedule. The program is informal, bringing a pond atmosphere inside. Regency provide all the gear, skates, stick and ice time free. Register online under “ME HOCKEY” on the website. A USA Hockey registration is also required and is free for children ages 6 and under. Bring along a copy of the confirmation that may be printed from the USA Hockey website ( under registration. This registration is good nationally for all USA Hockey programs and cost $50 annually for ages 7 and older.


• Explore the sport of parkour and learn the basics to getting started safely. Included are training tips and exercises to help build strength, agility and balance. For participants ages 14 and up. Session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 on the Obstacle Racing Course at recROC, Rock Lititz Pod2, Rock Lititz Blvd., Lititz. For more information, visit the website at, or call 717-874-3281.

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 more information, contact Willetta Calvin at or at 717-509-1342 x241.

• Ephrata Rec Center, 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,

• The Frozen Foot Race Series is back for its 30th year in 2019. Choose from the Frozen Foot 5K or Idiots Option 10K. The series was scheduled to begin Jan. 20. However, Race 1 has been cancelled because of the winter storm this weekend. Race 2 remains set for Feb. 17 and Race 3 for March 17. Finishers of Race 2 will earn two medals. All participants are encouraged to run the first race virtually and send the result and distance to the Frozen Foot committee, which will track everyone’s results.The series results will be calculated using the results from Races 2 and 3. Anyone registered for just Race 1 will be moved to Race 2 unless Series staff is informed they wish to be registered for Race 3. Such requests, and all other registration, must be submitted through the contact form at The races start a 2 p.m. at Bucher Meeting House on the Elizabethtown College campus. Postrace celebrations are set to be held at Funk Brewery.


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

• Lancaster Rec will hold a soccer clinic for youth in grades K-5 on Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through March 12. Grades K-2 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., and grades 3-5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Carter & MacRae Elementary School. Cost is $20. Register at by Feb. 1 or until full.

• GEARS is providing an indoor soccer program for boys and girls in grades 1-3, led by Elizabethtown College soccer players. The program is designed to be instructional, providing an opportunity for youth to participate in low-key games. It will be held Saturdays from Feb. 2 to March 23 (except March 2 and 9) from 10 to 11 a.m. (A) and 11 a.m. to noon (B) at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.

• GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Indoor Soccer Program for ages 3-5. Elizabethtown College players will teach basic skills such as dribbling, passing and trapping. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills. This instructional program will be held on Saturdays from Feb. 2 to March 23 (except March 2 and 9) from 9 to 10 a.m. at the GEARS Community Center Gym. Shin guards are recommended. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


• The Lancaster-Lebanon High School Swim League will be selling a program at this year's league championship meet Feb. 8-9. Any individual or business in the L-L area that would be interested in placing an ad in that program should contact League Chairman Andrew Amway at

• Lancaster Rec will hold a swim clinic for youth ages 8-14 on Feb. 19-22 at the J.P. McCaskey pool. Session 1 (ages 8-11) will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., and Session 2 (ages 12-14) from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.. Cost is $20. Register at by Feb. 13 or until full.


• The GEARS Winter 2019 Coed Sixes Volleyball League is scheduled to begin Feb. 11 and conclude in early May. Interested teams should submit a roster and registration fee no later than Feb. 1 to be included in the league schedule. Games will be held Mondays between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Daubert Gym, GEARS Community Center Gym and Elizabethtown Area Middle School Gym. The league is a 10-match season with playoffs. Minimum six-/maximum 15-player roster. Teams must have two females on the court at all times. League fee is $200 per team. For additional information go online at or call Doug Knauss at 717-367-0355.

• GEARS Recreation will host a men’s and women’s doubles volleyball tournament at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 23, with divisions of Open, AA/A & BB. There also is a coed doubles tournament set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24 with the same divisions. Paid pre-registration is $60 per team and walk-in registration the day of the tournament is $80 per team. Tournament 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.