Around the Valley


seeks knitters

SLOVAN, Pa. – Connected Threads, a Burgettstown Presbyterian Church mission group, meets for Bible study and to make afghans and other items for women in need from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the church located at 15 Nicholas St.

Beginners and advanced knitters are welcome. Basic knitting and crocheting will be taught to anyone who wants to learn. All yarn and supplies are provided at no cost.

The group will be working on slippers, afghans and items for the Washington Women’s Shelter.

To register, call (724) 947-5165 or (724) 947-3034.

BAYSA accepting


CHERRY VALLEY, Pa. – The Burgettstown Area Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations through Feb. 1 for the spring season.

The group accepts male and female players from 4-years-old through their senior year of high school from the Avella, Burgettstown and Fort Cherry school districts and surrounding areas.

BAYSA has both in-house and travel teams. All in-house and home travel games are played at the group’s soccer complex in Cherry Valley.

For information or to register players online, visit the website at

Questions regarding registration may be directed to league registrar Amy Lemmon at or (724) 947-5305.

Tigers Volleyball

holding try-outs

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Tri-State Tigers Volleyball Club is looking for advanced 13- to 16-year-old players to fill three competitive volleyball teams.

For individual try-outs, contact Jon Stokes at (330) 843-3589.

Venom Baseball

holding try-outs

The Ohio Valley Venom travel baseball team will hold tryouts, beginning Jan. 4.

Interested players must be 12 years old by April 1.

To schedule a tryout during the team’s winter workout sessions, contact Bill Waugh at (304) 374-1707 or

For information about the program, visit the website at