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Looking for an excuse to get active? Here’s a listing of local events, recreation leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, classes and more. Click the links at the top to jump between categories. Have a listing you’d like us to include? Email it to

Runners line up for the start of the 2011 Bob Potts Marathon. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more

YAMBA EVENTS >> The York Area Mountain Biking Association has partnered with Gung Ho Bikes in York to offer beginner rides every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend, no one is left behind, and all rides have a leader.

You can follow YAMBA’s activities on Facebook or check out for details. If interested in becoming a member, the fee is $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. Contact Dan Walko at 434-3409 or for more information.

On The Rocks Trail Run: The fifth annual running of this unique event is slated for Aug. 2. This trail run takes place at Rocky Ridge County Park and offers runners several choices. Like last year, there will be a 10K, 15K, and 30K option, but race director and ultra-runner Scott Newcomer has also added a 45K (or 27.9 miles) for those runners who want to go longer.

Each race will have its own start time, so check out to register or for more info. You can also email Newcomer at

Shoe House 5-Miler Series: The finale in the three-event series put on by U.S. Road Running is set for Aug. 16. The race starts and finishes at YTI Career Institute, 1405 Williams Rd., in York, and race time is 7 a.m. Check out the official Website at, or contact Toni Arbogast at 266-2227 for more details.

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From left, Ryan Draggoo, Luke Rickrode and Josh Rickrode watch as York Revolution manager Mark Mason gives them pitching instructions at Gold Glove Sports Academy. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events

York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club will have a medium hike on July 27 at 12:30 p.m. starting at the John Wright parking lot. The group will hike along the Susquehanna River to the Accomac Inn and back. For additional information, contact Eric Long at 815-6635 or

Upper Adams Fall Sports meeting: A Fall sports meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on July 31 in the Biglerville High School Auditorium for all parents and students grades 7 to 12 interested in playing a fall sport at Biglerville High School or Upper Adams Middle School.

PA Elk License: The deadline to enter the annual drawing for elk licenses is July 31 – about a month earlier than in previous years. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 in Benezette, Pa. as part of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo. Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at the Game Commission’s website, Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing.

Bowling Hall of Fame: Nominations are being accepted for the York Adams Bowling Hall of Fame. Nomination forms can be obtained at the York Adams Bowling Association’s website at Deadline for nominations is Aug. 1. Nominations should be sent to York-Adams USBC, Hall of Fame Committee, 2501 Catherine St., Suite 7, York, PA 17408.

On the Rocks trail run and Moul Walk: A run-walk will be held Aug. 2 at Rocky Ridge Park to benefit the Margaret Moul Home’s wheelchair fund. The event features a 45K at 7:30 a.m., a 30K at 8:30 a.m., a 15K at 9:30 a.m. and a 10K at 10 a.m. Registration fees vary depending on race. Register at or

York Catholic High School’s Athletic Association Bingo: York Catholic High School’s Athletic Association is hosting bingo at 2 p.m. (doors open at noon) Aug. 3 at the high school. Cost is $30 at the door. No advance tickets are on sale. Package includes 15 paper cards. Additional strips of 3 are available for $3 each. There are two jackpots of $500 and one $1000 jackpot. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call York Catholic High School weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 846-8871 x11.

DeMarini/Wilson Instructional Baseball Showcase: The ninth annual instructional baseball showcase will be Aug. 3 at Dunn Field in Elmira, NY. The DeMarini/Wilson Showcase with Mansfield University staff is open to any top high school prospect looking to further their baseball career at college or the professional level. The cost is $150, which will include lunch and instruction. For additional information or to register, visit

York Ski Club picnic: The annual York Ski Club picnic will be Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at Lake Meade. Members and guests are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share with others. Information and sign-up applications for the 2015 trip will be available. For additional information, visit

Elks National Soccer Shoot: The Elks National Soccer Shoot will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island. Age groups up to 13 years old as of Aug 1, 2014 are available. It is free to participate. For additional information, please visit or call 441-4625. Pre register at

Color Run: The New Freedom Recreation Council will host its first Splash of Fun Run at 10 a.m. on Aug. 9. This 5K wet walk/run will start at the New Freedom Farmers’ Market, wind around the borough of New Freedom and end at Marge Goodfellow Park. Funds raised from this event will go directly to the Marge Goodfellow playground improvements. For more information contact Marge Goodfellow, or call the New Freedom Borough Office at 235-2337.

Chiques Challenge: The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Chiques Challenge on Aug. 9. This duathlon will stage from Columbia’s River Park. Participants will be transported to Vinegar Ferry Road for the 8:30 start time. The course takes runners along the river via the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and on through the streets of Marietta. Pre-registration is required to participate. For more information, call 684-5249.

Fly fishing classes: The Fly Fishing School will hold famous white fly classes Aug. 15-17 in a no-kill area of the Yellow Breeches Creek. Professional instruction by nationally recognized instructors Tom Baltz and Eric Stroup is for novice and expert anglers alike. For additional information or to make reservations, contact 258-3211 or 800-430-5468 or visit

Run For The Park 5K cross country challenge: The West Manheim Township Park and Recreation Board is sponsoring its sixth annual 5K run/walk on Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the West Manheim Township Recreation Park, 255 St. Bartholomew Road, Hanover. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and is $15 if postmarked by Aug. 6 or $20 on race day. Proceeds will benefit the park. For additional information, visit or contact Jeff Klenk at 633-5261 or

Basketball shootout: Team registrations are being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association’s Summer Shootout on Aug. 16 and 17 in Westminster, Md. The event is open to all boys and girls travel and club level teams with competition in the single age brackets of U8 through U14, and the dual ages of U16 & U18. Competition is round-robin bracket based with all teams receiving a minimum of three games. Registration forms are due Aug. 8 and are available at the Summer Shootout page located at For additional information, contact the tournament director at or 410-686-2212.

Run for the Cannoli: The annual event will be 3 p.m. Aug. 17 in Hazleton. The cost is $17 for pre-registration prior to Aug. 4 and $22 day of race. There will be a non-competitive 1.5-mile walk added this year, $12 entry. All pre-entered walkers receive a T-shirt. To register, email or call Dino Oberto at 570-401-8168.

Inaugural Avery Marie Against AFLP Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament: The tournament will be held Aug 17 at the Hoffman Complex, York. All monies raised will benefit the Avery Marie against AFLP foundation which raises awareness of pregnancy complications, specifically the acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Contact Rod Dixon at 515-8932 or for additional information.

Memorial Walk for Shirley Truax : The York White Rose Wanderers will be hosting a Memorial Walk for Shirley Truax at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 -24 at William H. Kain County Park, Bass Pavilion, Lake Redman Boat Lauch, 274 Hess Farm Road, York. Everyone can walk for free except those who want IVV credit, which is $3. For additional information, contact Art Kasper at 266-1152 or 968-8250 or email

SYCBA Run, Walk, Ride: The SYCBA Run, Walk, Ride event will be held Sept. 13 at Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom. Participants start at the park, continue on to the Rail Trail and return to the park to complete the 5K. The 5K run will be timed. For additional information or to register, visit or call Missy Thomas at 747-2840, ext. 107.

VNA remembrance 5K: A 5K run/walk will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Moul Field in Hanover. Pre-registration takes place on Aug. 15 and is highly recommended. Registration forms are available at or register online at (a small fee will apply).

Members 1st 5K Run/Walk: Members 1st Federal Credit Union will host its third annual 5K Run/Walk for Kids at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at its administrative headquarters, 5000 Louise Drive, Mechanicsburg. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Register at

Trails 4 Tails 40 mile run and relay: The Trails 4 Tails 40-mile run and relay will be Sept. 20. Learn more at

Bulldog Blitz: Runners and walkers will participate in the first Bulldog Blitz 5K run through West York at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Proceeds will be used to set up scholarships for West York high school seniors seeking post-secondary education. Additional funds will be put back into the borough for community improvements. To sponsor this event contact

Trestle 5K run: A 5K run and 2-mile walk will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 in Boyertown. Contact Sally Stetler at 610-327-2902 or

Trail walk: The Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is holding a trail walk/run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Michaux State Forest. The race is limited to 250 runners. For more information contact 642-5840 or or

South Western football season tickets: South Western High School is selling reserved tickets for the upcoming fall football season. For more information, contact the athletic office at 633-4807.

Fastpitch clinic: North Carroll High School girls’ fastpitch softball team is sponsoring a complete windmill pitching clinic. The fast-pitch clinic will be held indoors on Saturdays from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 at select times with a special outdoor session on Oct. 25. For more information, call 410-374-6614 or email

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Zamir Weedon-Parker, 8, stands with his Boys Club of York Red Raiders rink football team before a York County Youth Football Association playoff game in 2012.

Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults

Mason Dixon Ruffnecks Baseball: The 2015 Mason Dixon Ruffnecks Baseball tryouts have been announced for August. Ages 9U-14U. Please visit for tryout dates and times.

Baseball Game Players Needed: The PA/NJ Table Game League is looking for Major League Baseball fans interested in playing in an organized historical baseball table game league. The league has been in existence since 1984. No money needed—all you need is the desire to build and manage your own major league baseball team. This is not a fantasy league but a real baseball simulation. For more information e-mail

Slow-pitch players needed: For a weekly pick-up softball game, held 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays from June through October at Andy Thoman Memorial Field, 200 Railroad St., Spring Grove. The league is sponsored by the Spring Grove Community Center. Call 225-9733 or e-mail

York Youth Soccer League: Registration is open for the fall-spring league. The league provides affordable recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4-12. For more information, visit

PA Blaze fall ball: PA Blaze is accepting applications for fall ball. Deadline to register is Aug 3. To register, visit

SandBox Skills Baseball: Tryouts for Spring 2015, for athletes of all ages, will be Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. Seeking experienced and qualified coaches for 12u,13u/14u (9u,10u,11u, 15/16u and 17u are staffed). Call 978-0550 with any questions or email Please register at

Lady Stormers Softball Club: The Lady Stormers softball club will be holding tryouts for its 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and college showcase teams Aug. 9, 10, 13 and 16. For registration and tryout information please visit Mansfield baseball classic: The Mansfield University baseball team is holding several tournaments through Aug. 29 for teams of teens ages 13 to 19 at its campus. Registration costs $425 for teams commuting and staying in hotels. Registration costs $275 for teams and/or parents staying overnight in residence halls. The residence hall rate is $28 per person/per night. For more information, go to and click on “Camps, Clinics and Tournaments” or call 570-404-2632.

York BINTURONGS: The York BINTURONGS will be holding basketball/cheerleading sign ups for ages 4-14 for basketball and ages 4-10 for cheerleading from 5-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park. Look for orange and blue ballons at the sign up table. Cost for basketball is $85 with a mandatory fundraiser and the cost for cheerleading is $75 with a mandatory fundraiser (4 yr olds – $50 cost). Email for additional information.

Coors Light White Rose Fall Softball: The Coors Light White Rose Fall Softball League registration may be picked up at the following locations: York City Recreation and Parks office, 101 S George St, The Beer Barn in the Queensgate Shopping Center and at the Memorial Park Stadium Office Mon – Thurs 6 – 9 p.m. The Fall League will start play on Sept. 9. Only the first 24 teams are accepted and the entry deadline is Aug. 18. For additional information, call 854-1587.

York Oldtimers Baseball: The York County Oldtimers Baseball League runs Sundays from Sept. 7 to Nov. 10. To be eligible, players must be at least 38 years old. All players registered by closing date of Aug. 18 are guaranteed a roster spot. Fee is $125 per person. For additional information or to receive a registration form, call commissioner Ken Hersey at 244-2424, Steve Robertson (792-5757) or Tim Potts (891-1591). For details, visit and then use the oldtimers link.

Individual basketball training: Coach Joe Keesey will run individual basketball workouts from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31. The workouts are for boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. For more information, call 758-2268 or email

York Invaders Girls Lacrosse Club: The York Invaders Girls Lacrosse Club is holding open tryouts for next summer’s 2015 season teams at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23 for graduating years 2020-2022 and at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 for graduating years 2016-2019 at the Hopewell Area Recreation & Parks athletic fields on Althouse School Road in Stewartstown, PA. There is no cost to try out. For more information, please visit or email

PA Soccer Academy: PA Soccer Academy still has roster openings for girls U13 and U14. This is a fun and developmental team for players born between Aug. 1, 2000 and July 31, 2002 in York County and the surrounding areas. This is a year-round team that begins training in August. For more information, contact Alicia Evans at or visit

Soccer players needed: Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings for players at several age groups to start playing in the upcoming fall season as follows: U12 boys’ field player, U14 boys’ field player, U14 girls’ field player, U15 girls’ field player and keeper, U16 boys’ field player and U18/19 girls’ field player. If interested, email

The Complete Windmill (Fastpitch) Pitching Clinic: North Carroll Girls’ Fast Pitch, Inc. is pleased to announce it is again sponsoring the “The Complete Windmill (Fastpitch) Pitching Clinic” in Wesminster, MD.. The clinic will be held indoors on Saturdays from Nov. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015 at selectable times with a special outdoor session on October 25th. Call 410-374-6614 for cost and additional details or e-mail

York Unity girls’ AAU: Online registrations are being accepted for girls in seventh grade who want to play basketball at the national level, as well as girls in 10th through 12th grades who are interested in playing at the college level. Visit for details or email Mike Englar at

Girls Basketball Association: The Girls Basketball Association is hosting tournaments throughout the spring and summer seasons in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. All tournaments are open for girls in grades 3 through 11. For a listing of the tournaments visit or call 740-685-2468.

Gettysburg fall ball: Registration for the fall 2014 league is now open. Boys and girls ages 7-16 can be registered anytime at Hard copy registration also available. Players must be 7-16 years old as of April 30, 2014. For questions, email or call Lea Haskins at 487-7913.

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Red Lion's Kevin Crumbling takes a shot during the 2013 YAIAA individual golf championships at Briarwood. (Daily Record/Sunday News -- File)

Red Lion’s Kevin Crumbling takes a shot during the 2013 YAIAA individual golf championships at Briarwood. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)


Golf events

Heritage Hills Golf Resort 25th anniversary: Resort will feature the “Bogeys, Birdies & Breakfast” golf special: $25 for nine holes of golf with cart and breakfast in Knickers Pub, available 6 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The special is available for $30 on Sunday mornings. Heritage Hills also will hold tournaments throughout the summer, including the Heritage Hills Ryder Cup on Aug. 2-3 and the Men’s Club Championship on Aug. 23-24. View the complete tournament schedule at For more information, contact Melissa Hall at 755-0123 ext. 683 or

Golf for Life event: Human Life Services will hold the second annual Golf for Life event Thursday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. For information on sponsoring or attending the event, please call Human Life Services at 854-7615 or visit

Dallastown Golf Tournament: The fourth annual Dallastown Golf Tournament will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springwood Golf Course. The cost is $260 for foursome and includes green/cart fees and dinner. For additional information, visit or call Randy Chilcoat at 891-7480.

Brady C. Lucas Golf Outing: The seventh annual Brady C. Lucas Golf Outing will be Saturday at Honey Run Golf Club. Cost per player is $110. The cost will include green fees with cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and many prizes. The event is a four-person scramble. Visit or call 266-8762 for more information or to register.

Swing for Sight: Stewartstown Lions Club will be hosting the fifteenth annual Swing for Sight event at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club. The cost is $70 per golfer and will be in a four-person scramble format. Registration deadline is Aug. 5. For additional information, contact Reginald Gemmill at 993-2017 or Jerry McDonald at 993-3554.

Fore Children golf benefit: The 18th annual Fore Children Golf Benefit will be Aug. 9 at the Hanover Country Club. A shotgun start will be at 2 p.m. The format will be a four-person scramble and the cost is $95 per person. Registration includes greens fees, carts, range balls, snacks, prizes and buffet following the tournament. For additional information or to register, visit

Reverend Ron Bowersox golf outing: The third annual Rev. Ron Bowersox golf outing will be at noon Aug. 9 at Cool Creek Golf Course. The outing costs $260 per foursome or $65 per individual and includes golf cart, food, drinks and door prizes. A pit pork dinner is included and will be served following play. All proceeds benefit the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Missions and Outreach Commission. Deadline to register is today. To register or for additional information, contact Teri Stacey at 309-3716 or Scott Seller at 600-5023.

Tee Off for Wildlife: The fourth annual golf tournament will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at The Links at Gettysburg. The format will be a four-person scramble, and the cost is $125 per golfer. All proceeds benefit Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation. For additional information, visit or call 814-238-8138.

Little Creek Golf Course: Little Creek Golf Course will hold a charity golf tournament to benefit York Pediatric Medicin and children’s activities and events at Spring Grove Regional Parks and Recreation Center at 8 a.m. Aug. 30 at 1657 PA Route 116, Spring Grove, The cost is $50 per Golfer or $200 per four-person team. Included in the registration fee are the green fees, pull cart, catered lunch and door prizes. Registration materials may be picked up at Little Creek Golf Course. For more information, contact the golf course at 916-4900 or

Daniel Boone Homestead Golf Tournament: the Friends of the Daniel Boon Homestead are hosting the 3rd annual golf tournament fundraiser at noon Sept. 20 at Arrowhead Golf Course, Douglassville with a four-person scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the cost is $75 per golfer. For additional information or to register, contact Amanda Machik at 610-582-4900 or Deadline to register is Sept. 6.

Carl Gardner Golf Benefit for Special Olympics York County: The Carl Gardner Golf Benefit for Special Olympics will be held Sept. 18 at Heritage Golf Resort. For additional information or to sponsor an athlete, visit or contact Barbara or Bob Laudeman at 757-4410 or

Golf Fore Hope tournament: New Hope Ministries will hold its 16th annual Golf Fore Hope tournament at noon Sept. 19 at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg, presented by Bobby Rahal Automotive Group. Proceeds benefit New Hope’s Crisis Assistance and Children and Youth Programs. The cost is $90 per golfer with a special early bird drawing for all entries received by Aug. 29. More information available at, including sponsorship opportunities.

Susquehanna Baseball League Scholarship Golf Outing: The Susquehanna Baseball League will hold its first golf outing to benefit the Gentzler/Smith scholarship at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Stewartstown. It’s a four-ball scramble format, and the cost is $65 per person, with a chicken buffet meal to follow. All proceeds go to funding the Gentzler/Smith Scholarship program, which annually awards scholarships to current players in the league who qualify. Download a copy of the entry form under the “handouts” section at the league website or contact Kevin Gladfelter at The rain date is Sept. 27.

Fifth annual golf tournament: York Habitat for Humanity will host its fifth annual golf tournament at noon Sept. 27 at the Hanover Country Club, 200 E. Water St in Abbottstown. For additional information, contact Kennedy Barba at 854-6168 or visit

Briarwood golf: Registration is open for golf clinics for all levels at Briarwood’s driving range. Sessions meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. two times a week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) for two weeks. Cost is $85 per person and includes a nine-hole round of golf. Equipment is p

Sports camps

Central Penn Piranha youth football camp: The Central Penn Piranha will hold a youth football camp on July 28, 30 and Aug. 1. Each athlete will receive two tickets to the Piranha game on Aug. 2, a camp T-shirt, and will be taught the basic fundamentals of football to prepare for their upcoming season. For more details, contact Jon Heath at 215-3699 or or visit

York volleyball camp: Bruce and Barb Koller will run volleyball camps at the Dallastown High School and Middle School campus during the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 4. Day camps for grades 8-12 run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Youth evening camps run from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday for grades 4-9. The camp also includes a 6 through 9 p.m. hitter/setter sessions for girls and boys in grades 10-12. Day camps include lunch and a free T-shirt. The evening sessions include a snack and a free T-shirt. Visit for more information or email or call 757-2547.

ECF Upward sports camp: Basketball or cheerleading camp will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6-8 at Emmanuel Christian Fellowship (2309 E. Philadelphia St., York) for children entering grades 1-6. Registration cost is $40. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, water bottle. Register at or call 840-0840.

YMCA of York County Camp Spirit: The YMCA is offering day camp to kids and teens in and around York for archery, sports, arts and crafts and more. Financial assistance is available. For more information, visit or contact Chelsea Pritchett at 292-5622 or

Summer baseball camp: The YMCA of York and York County and the York Revolution are offering six weeks of summer baseball camps for youth and teens ages 8 to 15. For more information, contact Doug Markel at or 843-7884, ext. 263.

Wildlife Leadership Academy: The Wildlife Leadership Academy is accepting applications for its 2014 summer field schools for youth ages 14-17 and adults. Ruffed grouse focus will be held today at Powdermill Nature Reserver in Westmoreland County. For additional information, contact Michele Kittel at or 570-245-8518.

Harrisburg City Islanders soccer summer camps: The Harrisburg City Islanders will host the following camps for boys and girls ages 5 to 14. To register or for additional information, visit www.cityislanders/campclinics/summer-camps. • Harrisburg City Camp-Skyline Sports, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for city residents and $70 for non city residents. • Hagy Part, Dauphin, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4, 5, 7 and 8. Cost is $70 for DMPSA players. Outside players can register through Islanders. • Adam Ricci Park, 6-8:30 p.m. July 28, 29, 31 and Aug 1. Cost is $85.

Bermudian Springs football coach Jon DeFoe addresses his team during a 2012 practice. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

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