Sports Calendar: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Kulpmont Football/Baseball Association
Meetings, first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Mount Carmel Area Track and Field Camp
Track and field camp, run by the Mount Carmel Area track and field team and coaches, for children entering first through eighth grades will be August 5 to 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. each day at the Silver Bowl. Cost is $45 and includes a camp t-shirt. August 8 will be a mini track meet for the campers to show off their skills. Applications are available in the elementary school office or on the Mount Carmel track and field website. For more information, contact Coach Ditchey at 339-1500 or 817-0524.
Kulpmont Fire Department
3rd annual golf tournament, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Indian Hills Golf Club. Tournament is a 4-man scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $65 per golfer and includes green and cart fees, longest drive and closest to the pin as well as door prizes and more. Dinner and refreshments following golf at the East End Fire Company Kulpmont. For information or to sign up, call Marshall Mirarchi III at 570-274-9656 or Kevin O'Hearn at 570-875-7659
Southern Columbia Field Hockey Camp
For girls in first through seventh grades, Monday, Aug. 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 7 with a rain date of Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day at the Southern Columbia field hockey field. For more information, call 672-2341.
Mount Carmel Elementary Wrestling
Accepting applications for elementary wrestling coordinator. For information or with questions, contact the Mount Carmel Area athletic department through 339-1500.
Wayside Open Golf Scramble
The 25th annual Wayside Open Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at Indian Hills Golf Club. Double shotgun starts will be held at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Players may register on a first-come, first-paid basis for either start. The tournament includes coffee, donuts, a gift, carts, guest fees, lunch, beer, prizes and a pig roast with live entertainment. The Wayside Open has dedicated all monies raised to the Wiest-Wehry Scholarship fund awarded to students in the Line Mountain, Tri-Valley, Mount Carmel, Shikellamy and Southern Columbia school districts. Hole sponsors are being accepted and more information can be obtained by e-mailing Don Spieller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $80 until Aug. 1 and after Aug. 3 it will be $85. Only paid applications will be accepted.
The Schuylkill Coalcrackers will be hosting the Coalcracker Slugfest travel baseball tournament Aug. 17-18 in Minersville. Age brackets are U-9, and U-11. Entry fee is $275 per team. For more information, contact Keith at (570) 640-8086 or at email@example.com.
Shamokin-Mount Carmel Little League Meeting
Annual meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. Miller's office, 265 w. Spruce St., Shamokin. The meeting is open to the public.
Red Tornado Open
The Red Tornado Touchdown Club will hold its annual golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mountain Valley Golf Course, beginning at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Contact Dave Kleman to register or make a donation. All proceeds benefit the Red Tornado football program.
Hellbender 5K and Half Marathon
The 5th annual Hellbender 5K and Half Marathon road race will take place Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Weiser State Forest, Roaring Creek Tract. Registration is from 7-8:15 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30. The race is sponsored by the Roaring Creek Valley Conservation Association and the Susquehanna Ridge Runners Club. Proceeds will provide aid for projects to provide and promote clean water in the Roaring Creek watershed. For registration forms and addition information, contact Daniel Brassington (570-799-0167 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert Welby (570-274-6400 or email@example.com).
Lourdes Regional Raiderfest 5K
Lourdes Regional's Raiderfest 5K Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. Race day registration starts at 8:00 at the Lourdes Regional parking lot. Medals will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers and to the top three finishers, male and female, in nine different age groups. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt. Refreshments will be provided at the finish. Adult registration is $20, students (18 and younger) $15. Registration forms are available at the Lourdes main office or by e-mailing OLOL5K@yahoo.com.
MCA Concussion Testing
Mandatory concussion testing for all Mount Carmel Area athletes will take place at the high school on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 8, in rooms 212 and 216. Schedule is as follows: Tuesday, 3 p.m. - varsity football, cross country; 3:45 - varsity boys and girls soccer; 4:30 - conflicts. Thursday, 3 p.m. - junior high football; 3:45 - junior high girls basketball; 4:30 - conflicts.
Any player from the Shamokin Area School District interested in playing fall baseball should call Dr. Wayne Miller at 644-5050 during business hours. Teams will be composed of players 9-11 and 6-8 years old. There is no fee and the season will run from late August to late September. Persons willing to coach should also call to sign up.
The seventh annual Randy "Ziggy" Zigarski Horseshoe Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Nikomahs Campground off Mile Post Hill Road. Registration ends at noon with play beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds benefit a memorial scholarship in Zigarski's name at Mount Carmel Area. Both players from the top three teams will receive trophies and there will be concessions.
Mount Carmel Charity Softball Tournament
Mount Carmel Township and Mount Carmel borough police, fire and EMS are participating in a one-day charity softball tournament Sunday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. The tournament will be at the Midway baseball near the Anthracite Little League baseball field. Proceeds will go to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. Participating teams will come from Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel Township, Shamokin City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Area Services Ambulance, Atlas Fire Company, Anthracite Fire Company, Clover Hose Company, American Hose Fire Company, Mount Carmel Rescue Squad and Natalie Fire Company. There will be receptacles to make donations.
Keystone Rules Interpretation
The Keystone Chapter of PIAA football officials mandatory rules interpretation meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in room C-156 at Shamokin Area High School. Officials must attend other meetings during the season. Other meeting dates are Aug. 5, Aug. 13, Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15 and Oct. 29.
Mount Carmel Area Athletic Physicals
The Mount Carmel Area Athletic Department in conjunction with STAR Physical Fitness will offer a second sports physical day for those who are interested. Physicals will take place at the STAR facilities at 600 Park Avenue in Marion Heights, Saturday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon. Dr. Jeffery Greco will be conducting the physicals at a price of $20. All athletes are reminded that they must have a physical completed on an approved PIAA form in order to compete in any sport sponsored by the PIAA. Questions can be directed to STAR Physical at 373-3300 or the MCA Athletic Office at 339-1500.
Women's Dart League
Meeting, Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. at the West End Fire Association, 1254 Maple St., Kulpmont. All team captains and any new teams must attend. Schedules will be given out at this time. Any Questions, call Grace 400-3745.