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Albany Valley Challenge Slated

Despite the cancellation of most of the slated activities for the New Albany Volunteer Firemen’s Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, the run will go on.

The Albany Valley Challenge, a 5K run/walk, will go on as scheduled, starting at 11 a.m.

Race-day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the town park and continues to 10:50 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $12 and $15 on race day. The first 30 applicants will receive caps. Proceeds benefit the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department.

A trophy will be given to the overall male and female finishers. Prizes will also go the top two male and female finishers in the following age-groups: 11-under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-up. For more information, call Ronald Robinson at (570) 363-2841.


Leo Club Tourney Rescheduled

Due to the recent flooding, the Wyalusing Leo Club Christmas for Kids golf tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Tall Pines Players Club in Friendsville. The captain-and-crew format tourney will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

The registration fee is $75 per player or $300 per team and includes cart, steak dinner after play, a gift bag and other special prizes. Proceeds benefit the Christmas for Kids project, sponsored by the Leo Club, which provides toys for needy families in the Wyalusing Area School District.

Area businesses, clubs and individuals interested in sponsoring the event or interested players can contact Beth Trowbridge at Wyalusing Valley High School at (570) 746-1218 or Jim Smith at 746-3753.


Tour de Shunk Date Changed

The Tour de Shunk, an annual cycling ride to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation, has been changed from Sunday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Oct.16. The change was necessitated because of the flooding which created major road damage over much of the area, including the starting point at Rocky’s Bicycle Shop on Rt. 414 west of Monroeton.

Registration will start at 7 a.m. with the ride, which is 100 miles with options to riders of 25 and 50 miles,  beginning at 9.


Three-on-Three Hoop Tourney Set

The Bradford County Branch YMCA will hold a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Towanda Elementary School. Each team is guaranteed three games with the winner receiving a trophy and cash payout. The cash prize will depend on the number of entrants.

Games will be played on half-courts with a 21-point or 12-minute limit. Each team may have four people on a roster.

The fee is $50 per team with money due at registration. No registrations accepted after Sept. 16.

For more information or to register, contact Aaron Roy at (570) 268-9622.


Racers Compete in IMCA Nationals

Monroeton’s Eddie Sites and Towanda’s Rich McNeal, both Modified division drivers, competed in the IMCA Supernationals in Boone, IA, on Sept. 7-10.

Sites finished eighth in his heat on Sept. 7, while McNeal was fourth in his. McNeal was 17th in that day’s B-Main.

On Sept. 8, Sites was seventh in his Race of Champion IMCA Modified heat.

Sites won his Last Chance heat on Sept. 8. He finished 22nd in the A-Main. McNeal was third in his heat and was seventh in his B-Main.

Sites was seventh in a Last Chance heat on Sept. 10.


Richmond Falters at Belgrade

Sgt. Josh Richmond of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit finished 19th in the men’s Double Trap competition at the ISSF World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sept. 10.

Richmond, a Hillsgrove, PA, native, shot 143 through five rounds.

China’s Li Jun won the world title, edging Germany’s Andreas Loew, 4-3, in a shootoff. Both shooters finished regulation with scores of 194 through six rounds.


Softball Travel Team Slates Tryouts

The Quarterstix 18-under travel softball team will hold tryouts for the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Holding Point Recreation Park in Horseheads, NY. The park is located on Wygant Road. Please note date change.

For more information, call Vic Morey at (607) 343-2277.




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