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- Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, bikers and more
- Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- Program sign-ups: Rec and youth sports leagues and teams
- Softball tournaments
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- Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers.
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Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, bikers and more
York Gold Star Memorial Day 5K: This race, billed as the “Official 5K of the Bob Potts Marathon,” will take place on Memorial Day. There are three events for athletes to choose from: A 5K run, a 5K walk or a non-competitive nine-mile “Tour the Memorials” event where you can run, ride your bicycle or walk and pass every war memorial in York City.
All events begin at Memorial Park on Vander Ave and Rockdale Ave, across from the York Ice Rink. The start time is 7:30 a.m., and race-day registration opens at hour earlier. The entry fee is $25. All proceeds benefit the Gold Star Memorial Gardens maintenance. Contact Jeff Hines at 718-2953 or email@example.com for more details.
SPRRC Summer Series: The South Penn Road Runners Club will hold the second race in its eight-event Summer Series tonight at the South Western High School track. This one will be a two-mile team run. Each run in the series will use a different handicap system, so everyone has a chance to win. The entry fee is minimal. Go to the club Website at http://sprrhanover.org/index.html for more info.
York County Senior Games: This year’s track meet for seniors is set for June 22 at Central York High School. The first event, a 5K on the track, starts at 8 a.m. Other events will be the 50-meter dash, the 100, the 400, the 1,600, a sprint medley and a 4×100 relay run. The only requirements are that the athlete be at least 50 years old and a York County resident. The cost is $10. Applications can be picked up at Flying Feet Sport Shoes or by calling the York County Agency on Aging at 771-9001. Athletes can register the morning of the meet. Call Pete Klotz at 845-2856 for more info.
Memorial Auxiliary Ladies’ 5K: The official title of this event is the Memorial Health Systems Foundation Auxiliary Ladies’ 5K Run and Walk, but that is a mouthful. Suffice it to say that this race is the last of its kind in York County; a race just for women.The race will be 8:30 a.m. June 1. Registration will begin at 7:30 at the Outpatient Surgery Center, 1750 Fifth Ave. in York. Registration forms are available online at mhyork.org/Join-Our-Family/Volunteers/Memorial-Hospital-Auxiliary.aspx. Participants may also register online at usroadrunning.com. Call 849-5492 for the scoop.
Bermudian Music 5K: This event, set for June 1, will support the Bermudian Springs Music Boosters. Race time is 9 a.m. at Bermudian Springs High School. Contact Joe Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Run For the Bullies: The York County SPCA’s first annual race to raise funds and awareness about pit bulls and their stereotypes is scheduled for June 8 at John Rudy Park. Race time is 9 a.m. Check out ycspca.org or contact Summer Kunkel at email@example.com for more information.
Servants 5K: Otterbein UMC of Spry and Servants, a missionary organization, are co-sponsoring this new race to raise money for Servants. The race is slated for June 8 at York Township Park. Contact Steve Perago at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on the event, or go to servants.org for more details about Servants.
Gung Ho Adventure Race: Registration is now open for this event, which is slated to take place June 15. The race has moved to a new location this year, Michaux State Forest at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. There will be a 4-hour race and a 10-hour race for athletes to choose from once again. For more details, go to gunghoadventurerace.com.
YWCA Ladies’ Sprint Triathlon: This year, the Y is adding some new choices to the menu. In addition to the traditional Sprint Tri (500-yard swim, 15-mile bike and 5K run), there is a duathlon and a longer triathlon distance to choose from. The duathlon event will be a 5K run, then a 15-mile bike leg, and then another 5K run.
The Super Sprint Tri is intended for those who want more of a challenge. It will also start with a 500-yard swim and end with a 5K run, but the bike leg will be 24 miles, and bikers must be able to maintain at least a 14-mph average speed.
For more information or to register, contact Tara Neff at 434-1749 or visit ywcayork.org.
Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that gives everyone in the community and on campus a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. At the event, teams of people camp out at the campus location and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relay is an overnight event that is up to 24 hours in length. Here are three Relay for Life events scheduled in the York-Adams area this spring and summer:
- June 21: The Relay for Life at York County School of Technology starts at 1 p.m. and runs for 24 hours. For more information visit RelayForLife.org/payork or call the York American Cancer Society office at 717.846.2561.
- July 12-13: Kev Hawn, president of the South Penn Road Runners Club, has started the process for this year’s event, a two-day relay which will take place on July 12 and 13 at the South Western High School track. Go to relayforlife.org/getinvolved/signupvolunteer/index to register and make donations. The team name is SPRRC. Contact Hawn at email@example.com for more information.
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- South Hills Golf Club pro Joey Wildasin will be offering lessons through certificates, which are good through 2013. Rates are $40 per lesson, $80 for an adult group lesson, four 1.5 hour lessons as well as a $30 junior group lesson, four, 1 hour lessons. For more information, contact Wildasin at 717-637-7500.
- The West York Wrestling Club “Team Puma” will be accepting sponsorships for wrestler Danny Myers, who will compete June 26 to July 3 at the prestigious AAU Disney National Duals in Orlando, Fla. All funds toward the sponsorship of this wrestler are tax deductible as the West York Wrestling Club is a non-profit organization. To donate, send a check payable to “West York Wrestling Booster Club” to Jeff Stauffer, President, WYWBC 2003 Thelon Drive, York, PA 17408.
- The Amateur Softball Association of Pennsylvania will be holding an Individual Skills Camp/Showcase 5 to 10 p.m. May 31 at Garrett Park in Willow Street, Pa. Sessions are available for pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. Visit www.paasa.org for additional information or contact Jere Flick at 717-940-1549.
- Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve will host a Fly Casting with Custom Tied 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25. The preserve is at 1537 Mount Hope Road in Hamiltonban Township. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For details, visit www.strawberryhill.org
- The Big 26 Baseball Classic will hold tryouts for the 2013 teams beginning 11 a.m. May 26 at Lebanon Valley College. Twenty-six players from Maryland and Pennsylvania will showcase their talents July 25 to 28 in a three-game series at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg. For more information or to register, visit www.big26.org.
- Gold Glove Sports Academy will host various indoor and outdoor USSSA Baseball tournaments in 2013:
– May 11-12, GGSA Mother’s Day Salute (World Series qualifier) for ages 8U to 12U. The cost is $450, with a three-game guarantee
– June 29-30, GGSA Gold Glove Classic (World Series qualifier) for ages 13U to 16U. The cost is $450, with a three-game guarantee.
– April 20-21, GGSA Spring Invitational (Class A&B) for ages 10U, 12U and 14U. The cost is $450 with a four-game guarantee.
– July 20-21, GGSA Invitational (Class A&B) for ages 14U, 16U and 18U. The cost is $475, with a five-game guarantee.
Register online at www.usssacentralpa.com/2013WesternPABBTournaments.html or contact USSSA Central Pa. director Jeff Moose at 465-1716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LANCO Fieldhouse is hosting the eighth annual Score For The Cure Soccer Tournament May 18. The tournament benefits the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. The tournament is open to adult women, men, and co-ed soccer teams. Minimum of three games, and games are six vs. six. For more information or to register a team, go to www.lancofieldhouse.com or call 560-0717.
- The Newville Wrestling Association is holding a PAWF Greco-Roman/Freestyle wrestling qualifier at Big Spring High School in Newville, PA, on May 18, 2013. Open to out of state wrestlers, but may not qualify for States later. Weight classes from bantam to open available. USA Wrestling card is required and available at the qualifier.Visit http://www.usapawf.com/ for more information.
- The Stewartstown Lions Club will be sponsoring a 5k run and walk 8:30 a.m. June 1 at Naylor Wine Cellars. An application fee of $17 will be required. Late registration is $20 dollars, Awards for the 5k will be given to the first three finishers and randomly selected runners and walkers. All proceeds benefit the Stewartstown Lions Club. For more information contact Don Scarborough at 993-6846.
- The Central Pennsylvania Kidney Walk will be May 19 at John Rudy Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk start begins 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Annie Korp at 215 923 8611 or at email@example.com
- Otterbein UMC of Spry and Servants are co-sponsoring a 5K race June 8 at York Township Park. The race will be held in order to raise money for Servants and also to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for members of the community. For more information visit www.servants.org.
- The York County Coed Soccer League begins June 9. The league features a 9 vs. 9 format with no offside penalty and no age limit. Contact Sean Heist at firstname.lastname@example.org to register a team or player.
- Team registrations are being accepted for the Tyker Lacrosse Shoot-Out Tournament June 15 and 16 in Owings Mills, Md. All school, recreation, and club teams can register in the boys or girls A, B, and C competition levels for ages 7 and 8. For more information email email@example.com, call Steve at 443-633-4674, call Mile at 443-605-7929, or visit cmsasoccer.com.
- The First Capital Lacrosse Tournament will be July 6 and 7 at Springettsbury Park, 1501 Mount Zion Road. Team registration costs $850. Age divisions are for U9, U11, U13 and U15, both A and B divisions. For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/firstcaptiallacrosse or call Julie at 717-676-6629.
- The eighth annual Lititz Summer Showcase Soccer Tournament will be July 27 and 28 in Lititz, PA. Boys and Girls U10 through U19 teams, 3 game minimum and a college showcase for older age groups. 200 teams from 9 states and Canada. Visit lititzsummershowcase.org or contact tournament director Mike Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
- The Spring Grove Sportmen’s Club will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot on May 19, June 30, July 28 and Aug. 25. Registration costs $8 for adults, $5 for juniors ages 12-16, and youth ages 11 and younger get in free. Juniors and youth require adult supervision. For additional information leave a message with Clarence Brenneman at 717-225-6044.
- The Coors Light RD Beach Volleyball League at Memorial Park will accept registrations through May 10. The league is divided into the following divisions: women’s fours, men’s fours, co-ed sixes, co-ed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. For more information, call York City Recreation & Parks at 854-1587.
- Richardson Hoops League is accepting team registration for its Summer Basketball League. There will be divisions for men and women as well as high school girls and boys. All games will be played indoors at The Link Center, 201 Noble St., Reading, PA 19611. For more information go to www.RichardsonHoops.com or contact Shaun Richardson at (484) 663-3750.
- Basketball leagues for adults, boys and girls are being formed now at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster. There are individual grade divisions for those entering fifth through 12th grade. Adults can choose the open division or the over-50 division, and there will also be a league for women’s and men’s college teams. For more information, contact Mike Matto at email@example.com or Marty Ness at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leagues will start in June and end in August.
- The inaugural Elite Success PA 7-on-7 football passing tournament will be May 18 at York Suburban High School’s Dick May Field. Check-in is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., and games will begin at 8 a.m. Registration deadline for the event is May 12. The tournament is open to any high school student-athletes, grades nine through 12, with 7-11 players per team. The registration fee is $50 per player, which includes several prizes and at least five games guaranteed. Register at www.elitesuccesspa.net. If you have difficulty downloading the forms, email teamES2011@gmail.com for assistance and other questions.
- American Icebirds hockey teams are looking for players to participate in spring/summer competitive teams in U18, U16, bantam, pee-wee, and squirt divisions. For more information email email@example.com to the attention of Coach.
- Registration for the Coors Light York Summer Basketball League opens at 4 p.m. May 14. The league consists of two divisions and games are played Monday through Thursday evenings starting May 28 through mid-August at Voni Grimes Gym. For more information contact York City Recreation and Parks at 854-1587.
- Team registration is now taking place for the sixth annual Blacktop Basketball Bash at Springettsbury Park. Team registration fee is $600 and guarantees eight games, team T-shirts, PIAA officials and awards for first place and runner-up in each division. There will be A and B divisions for both girls and boys. For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/blacktopbasketball or call Julie at 676-6629, or register online at www.springettsbury.com.
- Mansfield Universityis seeking travel teams form the Northeast to participate in baseball tournaments beginning the weekend of June 7- 9 at Mansfield University. Age classifications range from 12-19. Visit gomounites.com or call (570) 404-2632 for more information.
- Pa. Alley Cats 14U is looking for one player to complete its roster for the 2013 travel season. The team is looking for a competitive player to play a Class A six-tournament schedule, preferably a pitcher/utility player. Anyone interested should call Rick Weirich at 645-3945, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dave Garlinger at 319-1186.
- The Mason Dixon Ruffneck organization is looking for additional pitchers for their 16U college showcase tournament team. Contact Joe Reed at 881-9734 for more information.
- An individual basketball training program is now available for players in the York area. Workouts are held privately with one instructor to every three players. One-week sessions cost $75; one-month sessions are $250; and two-month sessions are $450. All sessions will feature three one-hour workouts per week. Please contact Dustin Boeckel at 324-9805 or Joe Keesey at 676-7020 for more information.
- North Codorus Baseball Youth Baseballis holding signups for ages 4-16 year olds. Anyone interested within the Spring Grove and surrounding areas contact Dave Highlands 744-5345.
- The 14U PA Power Girls Fast Pitchtravel softball team is looking for one or two more players to complete its roster for the 2013 season. Interested girls can call Coach Jeff Groff at (484) 319-5742 or coach Todd Garber at 799-8254 for a personal tryout. For details on the PA Power organization, visit www.papowersoftball.com.
- The York Unity girls’ AAU team is accepting online registration for girls in seventh grade who would like to play basketball at the national level, as well as girls in 10th, 11th and 12th grade who are interested in playing at the college level. Visit www.yorkunitysports.com for more info or contact Mike Englar at email@example.com.
- Yoga classes for various levels of experience will be held at the Dover municipal building. Beginner classes will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Intermediate classes will be 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes will be in the Dover municipal building, at 2480 West Canal Road, Dover. Contact instructor Milly Jo Merket with questions at 792-0341.
- YWCA York is offering toddler and preschool swim classes, ranging from children aged six months to four years. Lessons are day and evening. Basic YWCA membership required. Visit www.ywcayork.org or contact Kathy Warner at the YMCA at 845-2631, ext. 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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- Umpires are needed for both fast- and slow-pitch softball. If interested in becoming an ASA Softball Official for the York City and County Umpire association, training classes are being organized now. Classes start in early February for the 2013 softball season. If interested or need additional information, contact Don Smith at 825-3234 or email@example.com.
- Baseball umpires are needed for youth games ages 8-10 and 11-13. No certifications are required. Games are evenings and weekends running through the end of April through July 4. Pay ranges from $40 – $45 per game. For more information, contact Mike Zelger at 676-9626.
- Team registrations are now being accepted for the Free State Softball Festival on June 22-23 in Westminster, Md. The fast-pitch tournament will offer separate B & C level competition dual age groupings of 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 and under. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Skip at 443-255-0521.
- Upper Allen Winding Hills East Park in Mechanicsburg is hosting a Men’s E USSSA softball tournament June 1. All participants will get a three-game guarantee. Cost to participate is $285. For more information or to enter please contact Rod Dixon, at Rod31@aol.com or 515-8932, 792-0830.
- On July 20, Upper Allen Winding Hills East Park in Mechanicsburg will be hosting a Women’s D/E USSSA softball tournament. All participants will get a three -game guarantee. Cost to participate is $285. For more information or to enter please contact Rod Dixon, at Rod31@aol.com or 515-8932, 792-0830.
- The Southern Softball Association of America is hosting two early bird slow-pitch tournaments April 27-28 and May 11-12 at the Mercersburg Complex in Mercersburg. The cost per team is $245 with a four-game guarantee. For more information, contact Bob Price 372-1573 or Larry Price 860-5067.
- The Southern Softball Association of America is hosting a early bird slow-pitch tournament May 25-26 at the Heisman Complex in Newville. The cost per team is $265 with a five-game guarantee. From more information contact Bob Price 372-1573 or Larry Price 860-5067.Back to top