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- 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
Elks Hoop Shoot: The York Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 213 will host the annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Sunday, Jan. 11 at Voni Grimes Gym in York. Area local and community leagues should hold preliminary free-throw shooting contests for girls and boys in three age groups: 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winner of each age group is then eligible to participate in the competition at Voni Grimes Gym. Winners of the local competition will compete in the district competition on Jan. 25, also being held at Voni Grimes Gym. Winners can advance to state and regional contests to reach the national finals in Springfield, Mass. The names of the six national champions will be inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, call Shane “Doc” Petry at 818-5542 or email email@example.com.
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club will be coordinating the hikes listed below. For more information and carpool pricing, contact the hike leader.
• Medium Hike at Heritage Rail Trail on Dec. 21. Meet at York County Tech parking lot at 10 a.m. Hike Leader: Alan Noble; Phone 717-817-9430; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Short Hike at Rocky Ridge Park on Dec. 28. Meet at first parking lot on the left at Rocky Ridge at 1:30 p.m. Hike Leaders: Jerry and Chris Broome 757-6357.
• Medium Hike at Pinchot Park Lake on Dec. 28. Meet at Woodberry Road at 9 a.m. Hike leaders: Tom and Phyllis Morley. For more information call 764-6822 or contact Tom at email@example.com.
Humburg Bustle 5K Run: The third annual Humburg Bustle 5K run will be 11 a.m. Dec. 21 in Reading. For additional information, contact Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Kris Kringle 5-Mile Run: The Kris Kringle 5-mile run will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Berks County Agricultural Center in Leesport. For additional information, contact Polly Corvaia at 610-921-5655 or email@example.com. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
York Road Runners Club: The York Road Runners Club will host the Long Level 8K at noon Jan. 3. For more information, contact Todd Rose at 951-4247.
Spring Grove volleyball open gym: Open gym will be held on Mondays, starting Jan. 5 at the intermediate school. The session for seventh- and eighth-graders runs 7 to 7:30 p.m. Ninth- through 11th-graders should report from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sports program for kids with autism: “Run, Jump, Play!” is an eight-week fitness program at Spooky Nook Sports for children ages 6-12 with autism. Winter session 2 will be 1-2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 10-Feb. 28. The cost is $100 for the eight-week program. For additional information, contact Kyle Brobst at 618-8513.
Shiver by the River 10K and 5K: Shiver by the River 10K and 5K has four events scheduled at 11 a.m. Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8 at Jim Dietrich Park in Reading. For additional information for any of these events, contact Sue Jackson at 610-779-6556 or www.pagodapacers.com.
Red Lion A.A. Baseball/T-ball: Red Lion A.A. will be holding registrations for the 2015 on Jan. 13 (6-8 p.m.), Jan. 15 (6-8 p.m.) and Jan. 17 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) at Backyard University (formerly Red Lion Jr. High School). All interested players in the Red Lion School District may register. For additional information, call 501-4012.
FestivIce: The York Revolution, York Traditions Band and Eventive will host a winter festival called FestivIce on Jan. 16-17 at Brook Robinson Plaza at Santander Stadium. Admission costs $6 and $3 for ages 12 and under. From every adult ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Special Olympics York County. Kids 3 and younger get in free. For additional information and list of events, visit FestivIce.com or call 801-4487.
Youth Basketball League: The Graham Group Grimes Gym youth basketball league is accepting teams for grades 6-12. No youth that plays for a high school team may play in this league. Games will be played on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at Voni Grimes Gym beginning Feb. 4. Deadline to register is Jan. 23. For additional information, contact York City Recreation at 854-1587.
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. For both programs, participants will be required to sign in each evening. There is a $4 nightly fee. For more information call 717-741-3861, ext. 142, or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
York Ski Club Trips: The York Ski Club scheduled the following 2015 trips. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit http://www.yorkskiclub.org. • Bellearye, New York (drive), Jan 23-25. • EPSC Sugarbush (bus/drive), Jan. 22-25. • Northern, Vermont (bus), Feb. 7-11. • Mt. Bachelor, Oregon (air), March 14-21. • Cross Country Ski Weekend, TBD.
Chilly Cheeks 7-Mile Trail Run: The ninth annual Chilly Cheeks 7-mile trail run will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 in Reading. For additional information, contact Pretzel City Sports at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon: Registration is now 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. Discounts are available for early registration. Adult participants receive a $30 discount if registered by Dec. 31. Discounts of $20 per participant are available to those who register between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. After Feb. 28, 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 to student registrations. For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org.
Susquehannock alumni games: Susquehannock will hold its 2014-15 alumni basketball games Jan. 31. The women’s game will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the girls’ varsity game against Bermudian Springs. The boys’ varsity game will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s alumni game. The cost to participate in the alumni game is $15 and includes a shirt. For more information, visit www.syc.k12.pa.us.
Big-game Scoring Session: The PA Game Commission is hosting a big-game scoring session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. Hunters need to register by Feb. 9. To register, call Patty Monk at 787-4250, ext. 3312. For more information on the session, contact Bob D’Angelo at 787-4250, ext. 3311.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.gettysburg.edu/athletics/athletic_camps/.
Indoor Batting Cage Rentals: Indoor batting cage rentals are available at Bowers Pavilion (Nitchkey Field) for the winter season. Rates are $25 per cage per hour or $75 per hour for the entire building. To rent, call Jason Aspito 501-4012 or Mike Zelger 676-9626.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
Community Aquatics Program: The Central York community aquatics program offerings for winter 2014-2015 include opportunities for children and adult swimmers of all ages and abilities. All sessions will be held in the Central York Community Natatorium at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. For additional information, contact aquatic director Cathleen Kindred at 846-5789 ext. 1375 or email@example.com.
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 yysl.org.
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 grades 10 through 12 interested in playing at the college level. Visit www.yorkunitysports.com for details or email Mike Englar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast-pitch clinic: The North Carroll High School girls’ fast-pitch softball team is sponsoring a windmill pitching clinic. The fast-pitch clinic will be held indoors on Saturdays until Feb. 28. For more information, call 410-374-6614 or email email@example.com.
Softball clinic: A skills recruiting clinic for girls in grades 9-12 will be Jan. 3 at the LANCO Fieldhouse. College coaches will conduct the clinic 8 a.m. to noon with a free seminar for parents from 8:30-9:30 a.m. discussing the recruiting process. The cost is $90 per player. To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jere Flick at 940-1549.
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. If interested in playing on a team, email email@example.com. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.org.
PIAA Track & Field Official classes: The York County Chapter of PIAA Officials will offer four study sessions for men and women 18 years and older who would like to prepare for the 2015 PIAA certification test. They will be held at the Springettsbury Farm House on Mt. Zion Road from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 7, 14, 22, and 28. The sessions are voluntary and will be at no charge. Those interested will need to register with PIAA for a rule book and dues at www.PIAA.org. For more information, contact Lee Davis at 757-7267.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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