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- Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- Program sign-ups: Rec and youth sports leagues and teams
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Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
2015 fishing licenses: Anglers can purchase a 2015 fishing license at one of 900 issuing agents statewide, including most sporting goods stores, county treasurer’s offices, PBFC offices or at www.fishandboat.com. Licenses cost $21.70 for state residents and $51.70 for non-residents. More information regarding fishing licenses and discounts for Pennsylvania anglers is available online at www.gonefishingpa.com.
York Catholic Bingo: York Catholic’s Athletic Association is hosting bingo to help support student athletic programs on April 12 at the high school. Doors open at noon and games begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $30 at the door and includes 15 paper cards. Additional strips of three are available for $3 each. There are two jackpots of $500 and one of $1000. For more information, call York Catholic High school on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 846-8871 x11.
2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon: Registration is open for the seventh annual Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon, hosted by Garden Spot Village in New Holland. The race begins at 8 a.m. April 11. Registration is $110 for the marathon and $100 for the half marathon. Special rates for students 17 and under are $45 for the marathon and $35 for the half marathon. Pre-registration discounts do not apply for student registration. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org.
Third Thirsty Thursday 5K: Pretzel City Sports will host Third Thirsty Thursday Summer Evening 5K events in Reading on April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. For additional information, visit www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gettysburg College soccer clinic: Gettysburg College will host a soccer clinic for college-bound players from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Clark Field. The cost is $125 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. For more information, contact head coach Matt Garrett at 337-6460 or email@example.com. Register at www.gettysburg.edu/athletics/athletic_camps/.
Brigance Brigade Foundation Run/Walk: The Brigance Brigade Foundation will hold a 5.7K championship run and 1 mile family run/walk on April 25 to raise funds to help improve the lives of those battling ALS. The 5.7K will begin at 9 a.m. across the street from the Canton Waterfront Park. Free public parking is provided. Registration is open for all three events and fees until April 1 are as follows: 5.7K Race ($40), 1 Mile Run/Walk ($20), Kid’s Fun Run ($10). Prices increase after April 1. For more information and to register, please visit www.BriganceBrigade.org.
US Club Soccer “Maryland Cup”: The fourth annual U.S. Club Soccer 2015 Maryland Cup will take place April 24-26 in Westminster, Md. The Cup is open to all US Club Soccer-affiliated travel and club teams age levels U12 through U17. Application deadline is April 10 and can be completed at cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bark in the Park 5K: The Cross Keys Community Park in New Oxford is holding its second annual Bark in the Park 5K at 8:30 a.m. April 25. This is a dog-friendly 5K walk/run to promote and raise funds for the park’s two-acre dog park. York Revolution’s Downtown Mascot and Cannon Ball Charlie will be in attendance, as well as York Revolution players for autographs. For additional information or to register, visit www.ckpark.org/5k.
YWCA York’s Girls on the Run: YWCA York’s Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in third to eighth grade. The Spring Girls On The Run class will culminate with participation in YWCA York’s Race Against Racism on April 25. Registration is available online at www.ywcayork.org, and is first come, first served. For additional information, contact Dorothy English at 314-7082 or email@example.com.
Ironmaster’s Challenge: The sixth annual Ironmaster’s Challenge will be April 26 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest. The Ironmaster’s Challenge features a 50K Ultra and a 15K Challenge, both of which are open to trail runners and hikers. For additional information or to register, visit www.ironmasterschallenge.com.
Zumba classes: There will be Zumba classes at the Dover Township Community Building from 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, contact Jennifer Miller at 891-4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Line State Classic: The 18th annual Old Line State Classic will be May 2 and 3 in Jarrettsville, Md. The classic is open to all SAY, US Club, and reciprocating USYSA school, recreation travel and club teams within the mid-Atlantic region from the single age levels of U8 through U14, and dual age high school levels of U16 and U18. Registration must be completed by April 20 at www.cmsasoccer.com. For addition information, email email@example.com or call Skip Apple at 443-255-0521.
Bulldog Baseball Club: The Bulldogs Baseball Club travel organization is looking for two players to compete on its 8U team. Players cannot turn 9 years old before May 5. Contact Alan Felix at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a tryout.
$100 Dinner Raffle and Awards Presentation: The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation has tickets on sale for their $100 dinner raffle and awards presentation that will take place on May 16 at SAVES Hall in Brushtown. One $100 ticket admits two people for food, select beverages, and opportunities to play small games of chance. Only 300 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $5,000. Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner is served at 5 p.m. Call 301-994-2829 or email email@example.com for tickets. Online ticket purchase is available at www.gastleyfoundation.com.
York Hiking Club: Below is a list of events in April for the York Hiking Club:
• April 12 — Short hike in Codorus State Park on Mary Anne Furnace Trail. Meet at 1 p.m. at Woodberry Road parking. Carpool fee is $1. Contract hike leader, Henry Loudermilk at 235-4953.
• April 12 — Long hike in Swatara State Park. Carpool fee is $5 and will leave from the North End meeting place next to Rutter’s at 8 a.m. Contract hike leader, Jim McCoy at 852-7570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 17-19 — KTA Weekend at Camp Swatara in Bethel, PA. Visit www.kte-hike.org for more information.
• April 19 — Short hike at Spring Valley County Park. Meet at York County Tech at 1 p.m. Carpool fee is $1. Contact hike leader, Alan Noble at 817-9430 or email@example.com.
• April 22 — Earth Day. Short hike on new portion of the rail trail at Loucks Mill Road and Route 30. The ribbon ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Loucks Mill Road and Route 30. Contact hike leader, Linda Bean at 764-1091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• April 25 — Medium hike on the Mason Dixon Trail with the Batona Hiking Club. Hike will begin at 10:30 a.m. at JPJ. Contact hike leader, Allen Britton at 741-0624 or email@example.com.
• April 25 — Long hike along the Mason Dixon Trail starting at Lock 12 at Holtwood Dam and ending at Otter Creek Campground. Meet at York County Tech at 8 a.m. The carpool fee is $3. Contact hike leader, Alan Boble, 817-9430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 26 — Flower Day at JPJ. Hike along the Susquehanna River where there is an amazing display of spring wildflowers To help coordinate the menu, call Sarah Tateosian at 741-2652. Those who want to do a longer hike can meet at 10:30 a.m. at JPJ and lead their own hike. Contact hike leader, John Seville at 244-6769 or email@example.com.
Hope for Today 5K: Hope For Today is holding a 5k cross country run/1 mile family track walk on May 30 at Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Grove, to benefit drug and alcohol addiction awareness and recovery. All proceeds go to the White Deer Run Alumni Association to aid in recovery costs. The cost is $25 for individuals or $20 per participant in teams of 4-8. For more information or to register, visit hopefortoday5k.wix.com/hope-for-today or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulldog Baseball Club: The Bulldogs Baseball Club travel organization is looking for two players to compete on its 8U team. Players cannot turn 9 years old before May 5, 2015. Contact Alan Felix at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a tryout.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
York Youth Soccer League: Registration is open for the spring league. The league provides affordable recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4-14. The deadline for spring registration is Wednesday. For more information and for birthday cut-off dates, visit yysl.org.
Dallastown American Legion Baseball: Tryouts will be held for the Dallastown American Legion Baseball team for players age 13-15 from 1-3 p.m. on April 4, 11 and 12 at the York Township Shryock Field. Must live in Dallastown School District to be eligible and must be present for a minimum of two tryouts to be eligible. For additional information, contact Greg Rebert at 244-9075.
Richardson Hoops: Richardson Hoops is now accepting team registration for the 2015 indoor summer leagues. Divisions include: College Men’s/Adults, College Women’s, and High School JV. • Also accepting teams for “The Future” High School Girls Basketball Shoot Out. Shoot Out will be played on June 27-28. There will be three divisions: Freshman, JV, and Varsity. For more information, contact Shaun Richardson at 484-663-3750 or visit www.richardsonhoops.com.
Girls Basketball Association: The Girls Basketball Association will be hosting over 50 tournaments, including college exposure events. All tournaments are open to girls in grades 4th through 11th. For additional information and listing of events, visit www.gbabasketball.com or call 740-685-2468.
YMCA girls’ intramural volleyball: The York YMCA is now accepting registrations for a girls’ intramural volleyball program for girls ages 9-10 and 11-15. The session begins April 13 and is held on Mondays at 7 p.m. The program focuses on instruction with some pick-up games and is for all skill levels. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-7884.
Senior Legion Baseball: Sign-ups for the 2015 Senior Legion Baseball league are due by April 19. The cost is $60 and includes a new blue, white, and gold camo jersey with player’s name and number. For more information, contact Bob Hedrick Jr. at 586-8844 or email@example.com.
Athletes for Better Education Basketball Tournament: Athletes for Better Education will be holding a regional basketball tournament at Penn Manor High School from April 24-26. There will be eight age division for both boys and girls: 10 & under, 11 & under, 12 & under, 13 & under, 14 & under, 15 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under. Each team will be guaranteed four games. To guarantee a spot, register as soon as possible, deadline is April 10. For more information and registration, visit www.afbe.org or contact Jason Bieber at 866-906-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup basketball and volleyball: York Township Parks and Recreation will host pickup basketball 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays in the Dallastown Elementary School gym on St. Charles Street through April 26. Pickup volleyball will be 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ore Valley Elementary School gym until April 29. Participants will be required to sign in each evening for both programs. There is a $4 nightly fee. For more information call 717-741-3861, ext. 142 or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
Hanover Hawk Youth Football and Cheerleading: Children in the Hanover Public School District who are entering grades 4-6 in the 2015-16 school year are welcomed to register for the football and cheerleading programs. Registration is on April 29 from 6-8 p.m. and May 9 from 9-11 a.m. in the Hanover Middle School lobby. The cost of registration for football is $110, while cheerleading is $60. If interested in any coaching or other positions available, or to sponsor the team, visit www.HanoverHawksYouthFootball.com. For any other questions, contact Samantha Stappazon at email@example.com.
Irish Basketball Camp: The 25th Irish Basketball Camp will be held for three weeks at St. John’s Lutheran Gym. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon June 15-19 and June 22-29 for boys in grades 1-6. Girls in grades 1-6 will have camp July 6-10. Registration is limited. For additional information, contact Joe Keesey at 758-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
York individual basketball skills training: Individual basketball skills training will take place for boys and girls from grades 6-12 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from June 15 to July 29 in York. The training will be offered by Joe Keesey. For a brochure, call 758-2268 or email email@example.com.
Penn Legacy Soccer Club: The Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings on its U16 boys’ soccer team. Penn Legacy SC is based in Lancaster County and hosts soccer teams from U5 through U19. The tryouts for both boys and girls in the U9 through U19 age groups will start on April 10 and go through the end of April. If interested in playing on a team, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.org.
Gettysburg youth softball: The Gettysburg Area Girls Fastpitch Softball organization is accepting registrations for girls ages 4-18 (as of Dec. 31, 2014) who live in the Gettysburg Area School District. Registrations will be accepted until rosters are filled. For more information, e-mail Max Laing at email@example.com, or call 253-3678.
Mason Dixon Lineman’s Clinic: New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty is offering a Lineman’s Clinic on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J.T. Flaherty Field at Delone Catholic High School. Boys grades 6-12 from schools in the surrounding area are invited to attend. Registration fee and paperwork are due May 1. For the registration form and additional information, visit www.gastleyfoundation.com or contact Dave Lawrence at 717-637-5969 x222.
TJGSF Annual Golf Outing: The TJGSF Annual Golf Outing at Flatbush Golf Course will be held Aug. 22. More details on this event will be available shortly at www.gastleyfoundation.com.
Flatbush Golf Course Industrial League: There are team openings available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening leagues. Anyone interested in placing a four-person team in the league can contact the course at 359-7125 or visit www.flatbushgolfcourse.com.
Briarwood: Briarwood has the following golf league offerings. For additional information or to register, call the pro shop at 792-9776. • Two person teams on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday (begins April 6) • Friday Night Scramble & Couples Scramble (begins April 10).
Golf clinic: The West York School District Continuing Education Program is accepting registration for beginner and refresher golf clinics at Briarwood. Classes start April 13 and 14 and May 11 and 12. Sessions run 6 to 7:30 p.m. and are held twice a week for two weeks. Classes include PGA professional instruction, a free nine-hole round with registration and clubs are provided. For additional information contact, 845-6634 ext. 0.
Hickory Heights Golf Club: The following leagues are forming at the Hickory Height Golf Club: Monday night 2-man league (begins April 20), Tuesday morning Senior League for 50 and up (begins April 7), Tuesday night Church League (begins April 21) and Wednesday night 2-man league (begins April 22). For additional information, call 225-4247.
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