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Creeden Wins Southern Tier Open

Danny Creeden won the rain-delayed Southern Tier Open Modified feature at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY, on May 1. Other winners Sunday included Joel Batzel in Sportsman, Denny Decker in Street Stocks, and Andy Brigham, who won both Lightning Cat features, including the holdover from the April 10 program.

Five Mile Point opened its points season on April 30 with Stewart Friesen claiming the Modified feature. Other winners included Jeff Crambo (Sportsman), Ryan Stone (Street Stock), Scott Bennett (IMCA Modified), Troy Kress (Lightning Cat Expert) and Scott Heeman (Lightning Cat Novice).

Two other area tracks were forced to postpone their shows because of rain on Friday, April 29—Dunn Hill 2 in Monroeton and Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA.


Wiles Fishing Derby Slated

The annual Charlie Wiles Memorial Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the New Albany Area Children’s Fund, is slated for Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Behrend-Wiles Pond along the Overton Road.

Community youth, ages four through 13, are invited to bring their poles and other equipment and participate in the event. In addition to free fishing, food and beverages will be provided. There will also be prize drawings and contests, including a casting competition.


Sporting Clay Shoot Scheduled

The Valley YHEC will hold a sporting clay shoot at its facility on Rt. 187 south of Rome on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 11 a.m. The competition will conclude at 4 p.m.

Ammunition and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Wayne Lowery at (570) 882-9613, Gale Bowen at (570) 247-7599 or Steve Hudock at (570) 888-5436.


Trout Stocking Rescheduled

Because of high water from recent storms, in-season trout stockings for four area streams have been rescheduled, according to Waterways Conservation Officer Bryan Bendock. Snake Creek and Gaylord Creeks in Susquehanna County, originally slated to be stocked on April 28, will now be stocked on May 18, beginning at Emberz Restaurant in Montrose at 1 p.m. Wysox and Tuscarora Creeks, slated for stocking on April 29, will now be stocked on May 20 with the meeting place at the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 187 in Wysox at 12 p.m.

Several streams are slated for stocking during the period of May 5-11.

On May 5, Mountain Lake and Towanda Creek will be stocked with the meeting place set for Rt. 6 in Burlington at 12 p.m. Hoagland Branch and Mill Creek in Sullivan County will be stocked on May 6 with the meeting place set for the Ranger Station on Rt. 87 beginning at 11:15 a.m. Also, on May 7, the South Branch of Tunkhannock Creek will be stocked with the truck starting at the Rt. 107 pulloff at 1:30 p.m. On May 7, Oxbow Lake will be stocked at 1 p.m., followed by Lake Winola. Salt Lick Creek and Silver Creek will be stocked on May 11, with the meeting spot set for New Milford’s Trail Diner at 1 p.m. Also, on May 11, West Branch of Fishing Creek will be stocked, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Brass Pelican Restaurant in Elk Grove.


Wrestling Weights to Change

The National Federation of State High School Associations voted last month to change the weight classes for high school wrestling, moving most of the current weight classes up.

The new weight classes, in pounds, will be 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.


Legion Baseball Tryouts Set

Tryouts for the Wyalusing Legion Post 534 baseball team have been slated for Sunday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. at the Wyalusing Valley High School field. The tryouts will be held, rain or shine.

Prospective players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1992. The recommended minimum age is 14.

For more information, contact Brendon Hitchcock at (570) 721-0124.

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