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BASE­BALL

LANS­DALE CAN­NONEERS BASE­BALL REG­IS­TRA­TION The Lans­dale Can­noneers Base­ball pro­gram will be hold­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the 2018 Sum­mer League pro­gram. The pro­gram con­sists of the fol­low­ing age groups; Ages 12-16 Bux/Mont Con­nie Mack League — Fee: $125. Ages 16-19 Bux/Mont Amer­i­can Le­gion Base­ball — Fee: $275. Ages 19 and older Sr. Con­nie Mack Base­ball — Fee: $180. You can also reg­is­ter by mail by get­ting the reg­is­tra­tion forms on line at www.eteamz.com/ can­noneers­base­ball and mail­ing check and forms back to; Can­noneers Youth Base­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, P.O. Box 1011, Lans­dale, PA 19446. WHITEMARSH BASE­BALL AS­SO­CI­A­TION Se­nior Amer­i­can Le­gion Try­outs: 2018 Whitemarsh Base­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Se­nior Amer­i­can Le­gion try­out no­ti­fi­ca­tion. Try­outs for the Se­nior team will be held on Satur­day, April 7 from 4-6 p.m. and Sun­day, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Lo­ca­tion: Ply­mouth Whitemarsh High School, var­sity field, Ger­man­town Pike, Ply­mouth Meet­ing. Please ar­rive at least 30 min­utes early to reg­is­ter. Bound­aries for the team in­clude all of Whitemarsh Town­ship and a por­tion of Con­shohocken east of Fayette Street. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mike Ser­ra­tore at (610) 608-1648 or whitemarsh­base­bal­las­so­ci­a­tion@com­cast. net or coach Dave Eck­le­meyer at xk­fin@aol.com or (267) 2350226. MT. CARMEL MOUN­TIES AMER­I­CAN LE­GION BASE­BALL CLUB Reg­is­tra­tion/Try­outs: The Mt. Carmel Moun­ties Amer­i­can Le­gion Base­ball Club will hold reg­is­tra­tion/try­outs for the 2018 Amer­i­can Le­gion Base­ball Sea­son for play­ers age 19 and under. Play­ers are el­i­gi­ble if they re­side in Ply­mouth Town­ship, Con­shohocken Bor­ough (west side of Fayette Street and west), or a por­tion of Norristown Bor­ough. Reg­is­tra­tion/try­outs will be held in per­son on Sun­day, April 8 from 2-4 p.m. and Sun­day, April 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Colo­nial Mid­dle School, 716 Belvoir Road, Ply­mouth Meet­ing, PA 19462 — REAR base­ball field. Please ar­rive by 1:30 p.m. to reg­is­ter. This event will be con­ducted rain or shine on both dates. For more in­for­ma­tion about try­outs or the Mt. Carmel Moun­ties Base­ball pro­gram, please visit www.mt­carmel­moun­ties.com or if you have any ques­tions, please con­tact Tom Longo at (484) 6804521. J.P. MASCARO HAULERS SE­NIOR AMER­I­CAN LE­GION BASE­BALL J.P. Mascaro Haulers Se­nior Amer­i­can Le­gion Base­ball will be hold­ing try­outs for play­ers 16-19 year old on Satur­day, April 21 and Sun­day, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Methacton High School. If you need any in­for­ma­tion about reg­is­tra­tion, please con­tact Lu­cas Denczi at (484) 390-4785. CHAD­WICK’S SE­NIOR AMER­I­CAN LE­GION BASE­BALL Chad­wick’s Se­nior Amer­i­can Le­gion Base­ball will hold signups and try outs on the fol­low­ing dates: Sun­day, April 8, Satur­day, April 21, Sun­day, April 22 and Sun­day, April 29 at Norristown Area High School at noon — rain or shine. If your birth date is on or af­ter Jan 1, 1999, love to play base­ball and live in the Norristown Area School District, you are wel­come to try out. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Kirk Day­walt at (610) 764-3399. START­ING NINE BASE­BALL CAMP We fo­cus on teach­ing the ba­sic fun­da­men­tal base­ball skills needed to be com­pet­i­tive on and off the field. Each cam­per will leave camp with im­proved knowl­edge of the game and a va­ri­ety of drills they can prac­tice on their own. Our goal for each day is that ev­ery cam­per will im­prove their skills while hav­ing fun. I look for­ward to see­ing you this sum­mer. Each player will re­ceive a camp T-shirt. Awards will be pre­sented at a cer­e­mony the last day of camp. Dates and Times Ses­sion 1: LANS­DALE, Moy­ers Road (Home of the North Penn Raiders) NEW Days and times — Mon­day, June 25-Thurs­day, June 28, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ses­sion 2: HAR­LEYSVILLE, Gruber Road (Home of the Har­leysville Hor­nets) NEW Days and times — Mon­day, July 9-Thurs­day, July 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ses­sion 3: HAR­LEYSVILLE, Gruber Road, NEW Days and times — Mon­day July 16- Thurs­day, July 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages: 5-12. A Pitcher/Catcher Clinic will be of­fered on Mon­day and Tues­day dur­ing ev­ery week of camp from 1:45-3 p.m. (Lans­dale) and 2:153:30 p.m. (Har­leysville) for an ad­di­tional fee. Please check the P/C line on the reg­is­tra­tion form if in­ter­ested. An in­di­vid­u­al­ized eval­u­a­tion will be given to each pitcher in the clinic. Where: Ses­sion 1, North Penn Lit­tle League Base­ball Com­plex, 935 Moy­ers Road , Lans­dale, PA 19446. Cost: $150 per cam­per/ week ($140 be­fore June 1). Ses­sion 2 and 3: Har­leysville Base­ball Com­plex, 455 Gruber Road, Har­leysville, PA 19438. Cost: $165 per cam­per/week ($155 be­fore June 1) $30 Ad­di­tional Fee for 2-day Pitcher/Catcher Clinic. Checks can be Mailed to: 320 Elm­wood Lane, Telford, PA 18969. Any Ques­tions? Call (267) 6643269 or email child­splay­camps@gmail.com. Re­fund Pol­icy: In the event of a change, all camps fees paid will be cred­ited to­wards the fol­low­ing years camps un­less the cam­per’s age ex­ceeds the old­est camp age. In the event of rain, please check the web­site to see if camp has been can­celled for the day. Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to com­plete each day. There will be no re­funds for missed camp days due to weather. Base­ball Skills and Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fered: Pitch­ing, Hit­ting, In­field, Out­field, Catch­ing, Bunt­ing, Base run­ning, Of­fen­sive/ De­fen­sive, Game Strate­gies, Game Play, Col­lege World Se­ries, Tour­na­ment Play. Each cam­per will par­tic­i­pate in all po­si­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. What to Bring: Glove, Bat, Spikes, Hat, Sun­screen, Any other equip­ment you need, Lunch/ Snack, Wa­ter Bot­tle. Camp Di­rec­tor: Mike Childs. Soud­er­ton High School var­sity base­ball coach, 29 years of base­ball coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Awards: 2007 state cham­pi­onship run­ner-up, 2007 District One champs, 3-time Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal champs, 2-time Bi­cen­ten­nial League Coach of the Year, Philadel­phia Inquirer Coach of the Year, Soud­er­ton In­de­pen­dent Coach of the Year. As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor: Jeff Childs. For­mer NPHS var­sity as­sis­tant base­ball coach, Pen­n­field PE teacher and 9th grade base­ball coach. HIGH SCHOOL COACHES MID­DLE SCHOOL BASE­BALL CAMP High School Coaches Mid­dle School Camp- Ages 13-15. Area high school coaches will be lead­ing base­ball drills to as­sist in the de­vel­op­ment of play­ers and give tips as to what it takes to play at a higher level. This camp is de­signed for the more se­ri­ous player in the lev­els of mid­dle school, Con­nie Mack, AAU and those go­ing into fresh­man base­ball that want to com­mit to work­ing hard and im­prov­ing their game. A show­case style for­mat will be re­served for Thurs­day so play­ers can get an idea of what to ex­pect when they par­tic­i­pate and reg­is­ter for fu­ture show­cases. Camp Di­rec­tor: Mike Childs, Soud­er­ton High School var­sity base­ball coach, 29 years of base­ball coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Awards: 2007 state cham­pi­onship run­ner-up, 2007 District One champs, 3-time Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence champs, 2-time Bi­cen­ten­nial League Coach of the Year, Philadel­phia Inquirer Coach of the Year, Soud­er­ton In­de­pen­dent Coach of the Year. Coaches will be an­nounced as we get closer. High School, col­lege and for­mer col­lege play­ers will also as­sist in the drills and game play. Mon­day, July 9- Thurs­day, July 12, 9 a.m.-noon. Har­leysville Sta­dium and Har­leysville Con­nie Mack Field, Park Av­enue. Cost: $175 (44 play­ers max). Base­ball Skills and Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fered: Hit­ting, In­field, Out­field, Catch­ing, Bunt­ing, Base run­ning, Of­fen­sive/De­fen­sive Game Strate­gies, Game play What to Bring: Glove, Bat, Spikes, Sun­screen, Any other equip­ment you need, Wa­ter Bot­tle. All play­ers should show up ev­ery­day in base­ball pants. Checks can be mailed to: 320 Elm­wood Lane, Telford, PA 18969 Any Ques­tions? Call (267) 6643269 or email child­splay­camps@ gmail.com. Re­fund Pol­icy: In the event of a change, all camps fees paid will be cred­ited to­wards the fol­low­ing years camps un­less the cam­per’s age ex­ceeds the old­est camp age. In the event of rain, please check the web­site to see if camp has been can­celled for the day. Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to com­plete each day. There will be no re­funds for missed camp days due to weather.

SOFT­BALL

DI­VAS OF THE DI­A­MOND SOFT­BALL CAMP We fo­cus on teach­ing the ba­sic fun­da­men­tal soft­ball skills needed to be com­pet­i­tive on and off the field. Each cam­per will leave camp with im­proved knowl­edge of the game and a va­ri­ety of drills they can prac­tice on their own. Our goal for each day is that ev­ery cam­per will im­prove their skills while hav­ing fun. We look for­ward to see­ing you this sum­mer. Each player will re­ceive a camp T-shirt. Awards will be pre­sented at a cer­e­mony the last day of camp. Camp Di­rec­tor: Steph Rum­mel, for­mer Soud­er­ton High School var­sity soft­ball coach. 2014 PIAA AAAA state champions, 8 years soft­ball coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Coach Rum­mel’s Awards and Achieve­ments: 4 year All-PSAC first team, 2-time Kutz­town Fe­male Ath­lete of the Year, 2009 Na­tional Player of the Year, 2006 Fe­male Rookie of the Year, 2nd in Divi­sion II ca­reer walks, holds Divi­sion II ca­reer home run record. In ad­di­tion to Steph, in­struc­tors for camp will be made up of col­le­giate and high school play­ers. Dates and Times: Mon­day, July 16-Thurs­day, July 19, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. A Pitcher/Catcher Clinic will be of­fered on Mon­day and Tues­day from 2:15- 3:30PM for an ad­di­tional fee. Please check the P/C line on the reg­is­tra­tion form if in­ter­ested. An in­di­vid­u­al­ized eval­u­a­tion will be given to each pitcher in the clinic. Ages: 7-14. Where: Har­leysville Base­ball Com­plex (Un­cle Norm’s Scout Cabin Pav­il­ion) 435 Park Av­enue, Har­leysville, PA 19438. Cost: $150 per cam­per/week ($140 be­fore June 1) $30 Ad­di­tional Fee for Pitcher/Catcher Clinic. Checks can be mailed to: 320 Elm­wood Lane, Telford, PA 18969 Any Ques­tions? Call (267) 6643269 or email CHILD­SPLAY­CAMPS@gmail.com. Soft­ball Skills and Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fered: Pitch­ing, Hit­ting, In­field, Out­field, Catch­ing, Bunt­ing, Base run­ning, Of­fen­sive/ De­fen­sive, Game Strate­gies, Game Play, Col­lege World Se­ries, Tour­na­ment Play. Each cam­per will par­tic­i­pate in all po­si­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. What to Bring: Glove, Bat, Spikes, Sun­screen, Any other equip­ment you need, Lunch/ Snack, Wa­ter Bot­tle. Re­fund Pol­icy: In the event of a change, all camps fees paid will be cred­ited to­wards an­other camp or the fol­low­ing years camps un­less the cam­per’s age ex­ceeds the old­est camp age. In the event of rain, please check the web­site to see if camp has been can­celled for the day. Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to com­plete each day. There will be no re­funds for missed camp days due to weather.

FIELD HOCKEY

NORTH PENN GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY CLIN­ICS GRADE 7-9 North Penn Girls Field Hockey Clin­ics Grade 7-9 De­fen­sive Strate­gies: Satur­day, April 28, 3-5 p.m. For Be­gin­ners and in­ter­me­di­ate play­ers to learn or im­prove de­fen­sive skills (po­si­tion­ing, tack­ling and de­fen­sive strate­gies). Clin­ics are valu­able for all play­ers be­cause you play both of­fense and de­fense in the game. Goalies are wel­come. Sign up at www. north­pen­n­cep.org. Cost per clinic is $20. Clin­ics are held on the North Penn High School turf. Ques­tions? Con­tact Coach McCracken at mc­c­cracsa@npenn. org. FOOT­BALL FIRST AND GOAL FOOT­BALL CAMP We fo­cus on teach­ing the ba­sic fun­da­men­tal foot­ball skills needed to be com­pet­i­tive on and off the field. Each cam­per will leave camp with im­proved knowl­edge of the game and a va­ri­ety of drills they can prac­tice on their own. Our goal for each day is that ev­ery cam­per will im­prove their skill set while hav­ing fun. I look for­ward to see­ing you this sum­mer. Each player will re­ceive a camp T-shirt. Awards will be pre­sented at a cer­e­mony the last day of camp. Camp Di­rec­tor: Doug Hen­ning. And other lo­cal col­lege and high school play­ers. Dates and Times: New Mon­day June 25- Thurs­day, June 28. Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Ages: 6-12. Where: Ro­manoski Field, 20 E. Cen­tral Av­enue, Telford, PA 18969. Cost: $135 per cam­per/week ($125 be­fore June 1). Checks can be mailed to: 320 Elm­wood Lane, Telford, PA 18969. Any Ques­tions? Call (215) 267 664-3269 or email child­splay­camps@gmail.com. Foot­ball Skills and Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fered: Pass­ing, Re­ceiv­ing, Route Run­ning, Run­ning Back Drills, Stance, For­ma­tion, Of­fen­sive Game Strat­egy, De­fen­sive Schemes and Game Strat­egy, Games, Tour­na­ment Play. What to Bring: Spikes, Mouth Guard, Sun­screen, Any other equip­ment you need, Lunch/ Snack, Wa­ter Bot­tle. Each cam­per will par­tic­i­pate in all po­si­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. Re­fund Pol­icy: In the event of a change, all camps fees paid will be cred­ited to­wards the fol­low­ing years camps un­less the cam­per’s age ex­ceeds the old­est camp age. In the event of rain, please check the web­site to see if camp has been can­celled for the day. Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to com­plete each day. There will be no re­funds for missed camp days due to weather.

COM­MU­NI­TIES

LANS­DALE KARATE PRO­GRAM FOR KIDS: Lans­dale Depart­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation is ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tions for its mar­tial arts pro­gram for kids ages 5 through 11 pre­sented by Jonathan Exaros of KOKORO KAI. Tra­di­tional mar­tial arts cur­ricu­lum with an em­pha­sis on child­hood de­vel­op­ment and goal set­ting. Fo­cus of the course will be Self-Dis­ci­pline/Fo­cus/ Anti-Bul­ly­ing Tac­tics/GoalSet­ting/Re­al­is­tic Self-De­fense/ Anti-Ab­duc­tion Tac­tics. Visit www.lans­dale.org to re­ceive de­tailed in­for­ma­tion or call (215) 361-8352.

BAS­KET­BALL

AFBE TOUR­NA­MENT Ham­burg: Ath­letes for Bet­ter Ed­u­ca­tion (AFBE) will be hold­ing a re­gional BAS­KET­BALL TOUR­NA­MENT in the Ham­burg, PA area (Ham­burg High School). It will be held from May 4-6. There will be eight dif­fer­ent age di­vi­sions for both boys and girls. They are: 10 & under, 11 & under, 12 & under, 13 & under, 14 & under, 15 & under, 16 & under, 18 & under. Each team will be guar­an­teed four games. There are only a lim­ited num­ber of spots avail­able in each divi­sion, so please re­spond promptly. The dead­line is April 20. For more in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion see our web­site at www.afbe.org or con­tact Ja­son Bieber at (866) 906-2323 or email at jbieber@afbe.org.

SOFT­BALL

GIRLS FASTPITCH TOUR­NA­MENTS May 19-20 10U Drifton Cup In­vi­ta­tional: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $425. Con­tact Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ptd. net. May 26-28 10U 12U/14U Drifton Cup In­vi­ta­tional: Four game guar­an­tee. Free: $515. Con­tact; Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ ptd.net. June 2-3 12U/14U Moun­tain Mad­ness In­vi­ta­tional — Frackville/Ma­hanoy City: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $495. Con­tact Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ ptd.net. June 9-10 Fury 12U In­vi­ta­tional — Frackville: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $400. Con­tact: Larry (570) 590-3818 or Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ptd.net. July 7-8 Fury 16U In­vi­ta­tional — Frackville: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $400. Con­tact: Larry (570) 590-3818 or Joe (570) 590-9062/umpjoe@ptd.net. July 14-15 Fury 14U In­vi­ta­tional — Frackville: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $400. Con­tact: Larry (570) 590-3818 or Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ptd.net. July 28-29 23U/18U Moun­tain Mad­ness In­vi­ta­tional — Frackville: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $415. Con­tact: Joe (570) 5909602/umpjoe@ptd.net. Aug. 11-12 Drifton Sum­mer Clas­sic In­vi­ta­tional 12U/14U/16U: Four game guar­an­tee. Fee: $500. Conatct: Joe (570) 590-9602/umpjoe@ptd. net.

SUM­MER CAMPS

CHILDS PLAY SPORTS CAMP A unique sum­mer camp of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of games and in­di­vid­u­al­ized in­struc­tion for var­i­ous sports from an ex­pe­ri­enced staff. Dates: Mon­day, July 30-Fri­day, Aug. 3. Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages: 5-14. Where: Dock Men­non­ite Academy, 1000 Forty Foot Road, Lans­dale, PA Cost: $165 per cam­per/week ($155 be­fore June 1). Checks can be mailed to: Childs Play Camps 320 Elm­wood Lane Telford, PA 18969. Any ques­tions? Please Call (267) 664-3269 or email child­splay­camps@gmail.com. Sports &Ac­tiv­i­ties Of­fered: Soc­cer, Bas­ket­ball, Base­ball/ Soft­ball, Vol­ley­ball, Ten­nis, Floor Hockey, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Track & Field, Flag Foot­ball, Karate/Tae Kwon Do, Co­op­er­a­tive Games, Team Build­ing Ac­tiv­i­ties. Each cam­per will par­tic­i­pate in ev­ery sport of­fered and re­ceive a camp shirt. What to Bring and First day in­for­ma­tion: Ap­pro­pri­ate dress for in­door/out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, Sneak­ers, Wa­ter bot­tle, Lunch/Snack (Pizza party pro­vided on Fri­day), Sun­screen. You can drop-off and pickup your cam­per at the Lon­gacre Cen­ter build­ing. Fol­low the signs for the gym­na­sium. A list of ac­tiv­i­ties and theme days will be pro­vided ev­ery­day (ex­cept Mon­day). Equip­ment will be pro­vided, but campers are wel­come to bring their own. Please put your name or ini­tials on all of your be­long­ings. Re­fund Pol­icy: In the event of a change, all camps fees paid will be cred­ited to­wards the fol­low­ing years camps un­less the cam­per’s age ex­ceeds the old­est camp age. In the event of rain, please check the web­site to see if camp has been can­celled for the day. Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to com­plete each day. There will be no re­funds for missed camp days due to weather. Camp Di­rec­tor: Mike Childs Soud­er­ton Area School District Well­ness / PE Teacher, Var­sity Base­ball Coach, Boys & Girls Bas­ket­ball Coach, Coed Soc­cer Coach. Ac­cred­ited: 28 Years Coach­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence, First Aid, CPR, Life­guard, AED Cer­ti­fied. Awards: Soud­er­ton In­de­pen­dent Coach-of-the-Year, 2-Time Bi­cen­ten­nial League Coach-ofthe-Year, Philadel­phia Inquirer Coach-of-the-Year. Coun­selors: Doug Hen­ning — S.A.S.D. Teacher, Foot­ball, Bas­ket­ball, & Track Coach; Jeff Childs — North Penn Well­ness/ PE Teacher, North Penn Foot­ball, Bas­ket­ball & Base­ball Coach.

KEV HUNTER — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

At left, Hat­field-Towa­mencin opened up its Lit­tle League sea­son Satur­day. Be­low left, North Penn Lit­tle League friends meet with ex­cite­ment to be­gin their 2018 sea­son on Open­ing Day Satur­day. Be­low right, Dougie read the team’s state­ment dur­ing the North Penn Lit­tle League 2018 Open­ing Day Cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day.

KEV HUNTER — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Hat­field-Towa­mencin Lit­tle League opened up its sea­son Satur­day.

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