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Alumni games set for Pittston Area

The Girls Basketball team of Pittston Area is planning an alumni game featuring players from Seton Catholic and Pittston Area.

The alumni game will include a women’s game and a men’s game. A co-ed game is also a possibility. The format in both games will be Seton Catholic vs. Pittston Area.

The games will be held at The Thomas R. Kelly gymnasium at Pittston Area High School on April 29. Games will begin at 6 p.m.

All former players that are interested in playing please contact Coach Kathy Healey at 654-5424.

PA Track parents meeting Wednesday

The Pittston Area Track Parents will hold an important meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The main topic for this meeting will be the upcoming Patriot Relays which will be held on Friday, April 8.

In order for this event to be successful, we will need parents to volunteer their time at several different stands. Donations of food and drinks will also be needed for the concession stand. The upcoming clothing sale is also on the agenda. All parents with team members from grades 7-12 are urged to attend this meeting.

A/D LL tryouts set

Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold tryouts for all new players entering into the major baseball division on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the upper Avoca Little League field. In case of inclement weather, tryouts will take place at the Avoca Community Center on Main Street in Avoca.

GP Jr. Legion seeking players

Any prospect interested in trying out for the Greater Pittston Junior Legion Baseball squad for the 2011 season must contact Ron Musto at 654-5737 or via email atrmusto369@comcast.net.

Eligible players must reside in the Wyoming Area School District, Pittston City, Hughestown, Yatesville, or the West Side of the Pittston Bi-Pass.

A player can not attain their 16th birthday prior toApril 30, 2011. The regular season will run from the second week of May until the last week in June.

WPLL sets tryout schedule

The West Pittston Little League will hold tryouts on the following dates:

• March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Girls major and minor softball.

• March 22 and 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys Minor League.

• March 24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys Major League.

All tryouts will be held in our new indoor facility.

JTLL Auxiliary reorganizing

Jenkins Township Little League Parents Auxiliary will hold a reorganization meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the field house.

This will be a reorganization meeting and we will also discuss activities and plans for the upcoming 2011 season. All parents are urged to attend

Shamrock Wrestling registering

The 570 Shamrock Wrestling Club will hold sign-ups on Tuesday at the Pittston Area High School gym, 5 Stout Street, Yatesville from 5:30to 6 p.m. prior to the first practice session.

Practice will be held each Tuesday and Thursday at Pittston Area High School 6 to 8 p.m. and each Monday and Wednesday at Wyoming Seminary, Wilkes-Barre.

Sign-up fee due at sign-up is $165 payable to 570 Shamrock Wrestling.

Meet the PA Football Staff

On Thursday new Pittston Area Football Coach Michael Barrett invites the community to attend a "Meet the Coaches Night" in the High School auditorium at 7 p.m.

All players must attend with at least one parent or guardian. Coach will be discussing important topics about the upcoming season.

Please come out to welcome the new staff and show your support for our Patriot Football team.

WA Softball ‘Meet the Warriors’

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will sponsor its annual "Meet the Lady Warriors" Night on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria.

Members of varsity, junior varsity and junior high teams will be presented as well as coaches and assistants to the program. The2011 season will be discussed briefly in addition to future parent organization sponsored events. Light refreshments will be served. Players are reminded pizza orders will be disbursed immediately following the event.

PA grid booster to meet

The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will hold their next meeting on Monday, March 28 at the Cefalo Center at 7 p.m.

This will be the last meeting before our "Night at the Races" on April 9 and volunteers are needed. Any last minute returns or donations can also be dropped off at the meeting.

OFLL meeting today

The Old Forge Lions Little League will hold its monthly meeting today at 3 p.m. at Old Forge High School, John Belko will preside.

Jr. Patriots registering today

The Pittston Jr. Patriots will be holding registration today from 12-2 p.m. at the field house. Any student from the Pittston Area School District, ages 7-14, who wants to play football or cheer is welcome. A meeting of coaches and advisors will be held following registration.

Spin classes at the ‘Y’

The Greater Pittston YMCA will be offering specialty spin classes all through the month of March. “March Madness Spin” kicked off yesterday. The subsequent classes will be held Thursday, March 17 at 5:15 p.m.; Tuesday, March 22 at 9:15 a.m.; and Sunday, March 27 and 10:15 a.m.

All classes are one hour in length. Bikes are on a first come, first serve basis. The classes will be lead by YMCA instructors Tina Fisher and Kelly McCabe.

For more information on “March Madness Spin” please contact Kelly McCabe, Fitness Director, at 655-2255 ext. 104 or email kmccabe@greaterpittstonymca.org.

Donkey Basketball returns to WA

On Saturday, March 26, Donkey Basketball makes its return to Wyoming Area.

The event, sponsored by the 2011 Senior Parents Association, features a basketball contest between senior students, WA teachers, coaches and local celebrities to raise money for the Senior Class “All-Night Party”, held the night of graduation.

Raffles and a Chinese Auction will also be held, and kids can ride the donkeys for $1. You can also have your picture taken with a donkey of your choice for $1. Food and beverages will also be available.

Tickets, available from any senior or at the door, and are currently on sale. Tickets cost $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets will also be on sale Monday, March 21 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby at the High School

WA Booster collecting programs

The Wyoming Area Football Booster Club is trying to compile all programs from all Warrior football teams since 1966. Contact Nick Perugini if you have an old program and would like provide it for scanning. It will be returned to you after scanning.nperugini@aol.com.

Swim-a-thon at YMCA

The Greater Pittston YMCA will be holding a fundraiser for “Don’t Hate on Haiti” by doing a swim-a-thon Saturday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and lanes will be available all day.

Kee Mullings a junior at Wyoming Valley West, Y employee, assistant swim coach and instructor came up with the idea on giving back. This is one of the Y’s area of Social Responsibility and Kee would like to help by getting clean water to Haiti.

Anyone wanting to contribute or participate in the swim-a-thon can call Judy Dessoye Rostkowski, Aquatic Director at 655-2255 ext 106 or stop by the Y for a sponsor form.

Hughestown Softball signups

The Hughestown Girls Softball league will have sign-ups for the 2011 season on Sundays, March 20, and 27 from 1-2 p.m.; and Thursdays, March 24, and 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the borough building on the 2nd floor. Staff and coaches meetings will follow each Thursday signup period at 7:30 p.m.

All girls ages are 7 to 14 from the surrounding areas can join. The league has two fields, there is no traveling. There will also be a coaches and staff meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, all are asked to attend.

Any questions call Don Sr at 655-0879 or Joanne 313-0321 or email us at hughtowngirlssoftball.clubspaces.com.

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