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March 19, 1998

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Hoopsters Nab AAU Title: Salvation Army Hoopsters third grade boys basketball team won the Missouri Valley AAU championship last weekend at Fort Osage, Mo. They were the first Lawrence boys team ever to win that tourney. Team members are Patrick Johnson, Jace McNabb, Johnny Novotny, Evan Lacour, Nick Devin, David Magley Jr., Nick DeBiasse and Daniel Green. Coaches are Dale Johnson and Rick McNabb.

Flames Win Fifth, Sixth: Lawrence Flames won the fifth-grade and sixth-grade divisions of the Flames Roundball Classic at West Junior High. Fifth-grade team members were Rachel Amyx, Lacey Elmore, Emily Erb, Drew Huff, Kelli Hartford, Megan Klingler, Kayla Nolte, Kara Tompkins, Melissa Vinyard and Sydney Wilson. Coaches were Doug Wilson and Darrell Huff. Sixth-grade players were Kirby Beneventi, Jordan Ferguson, Monechia Fisher, Emily Hierl, Jillian Hill, Emilie Humbarger, Katie Loyd, Josie Polk, Rachelle Saathoff and Renae Saathoff. Coaches were Kent Ferguson and Herb Loyd.

  • Lahm With Power Angle: Lawrence High senior Candice Lahm is member of the Johnson County Power Angle juniors volleyball team that placed 25th out of 256 teams last month in the 18-under division of the Las Vegas Nike tournament.

  • Gies Wins All-Around: Jacob Gies of Lawrence Gymnastics Academy won the 12 & over all-around at a Level 2-4-5-6 meet in Wichita and placed fourth at a Level 2-4-5 meet in Bartlesville, Okla. Other LGA competitors were Greg Payne, Jean-Paul Castel, Justin Kelly and Fred Browser.

  • Three LGA Gymnasts Place: Jillian Hay, Jennifer Hornbaker and Jaime Hornbaker of the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy captured all-around titles at Level 4-6 meets in Wichita and Kansas City. Other LGA top five finishers were Mallory West, Darian Gonzalez, Adrienne Strubble, Brityn Nieder, Natalie Kolatch and Erin Griffiths.

  • Lawrence Bowler Nails Split: Scotty Harjo of Lawrence converted the difficult 7-10 split while bowling at Royal Crest earlier this month and will receive a certificate and a patch from the American Bowling Congress for his feat.

  • Baker at Cornell: Danika Baker, a 1995 Lawrence High graduate, is a member of the softball team at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

  • Grinnell Letters: Lawrence High grads Rhiannon Dietze and Christina Ward earned varsity swimming letters at Grinnell (Iowa) College. Ward, a four-year letterman senior, was a tri-captain. Dietze is a freshman.

  • Gent Placings: Kerry Gent of Lawrence finished fourth in floor exercise and sixth in the all-around at Level 8 in the March Madness gymnastics meet.

  • Wilson Wins in Manhattan: Dick Wilson of Lawrence won the age 65-69 division of the St. Patrick's 10K last Saturday in Manhattan. Wilson was clocked in 38:58 and finished 26th overall among 323 runners.

  • Tinman Entries: Lawrence residents interested in competing in the Topeka Tinman Triathlon on June 20 at Lake Shawnee in Topeka can obtain entry forms from the Shawnee County Parks Dept. office at 3137 SE 29th or by calling 785 267-1156.

  • Hickey Wins All-Around: Lawrence's Erin Hickey won the all-around (34.95) and Kerry Gent finished third (34.575) in Level 8 competition at a Last Chance gymnastics meet in Lenexa last weekend. Corrie McDaniel was fifth in Level 9 all-around.

  • Three Aquahawks Qualify: Three Lawrence Aquahawks -- Megan Morford, Andrea Hemphill and Kim Miller -- qualified for Junior Nationals in individual events at the Region VIII meet in Arkansas. The Aquahawks also qualified two relay teams -- the 800 free with Morford, Hemphill, Miller and Kelli Criswell, and the 400 medlway with Criswell, Miller, Megan Morford and Amanda Morford. As a team, the Aquahawks finished sixth. Also, Jonathan Hemphill placed eighth in the both the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events.

  • Ten Hit A Finals: Ten members of the Lawrence Aquahawks made the A finals at a swim meet in Wichita last weekend. They are Julia Szabo, Ashley Robinson, Rebecca Glass, Mallory Ventsam, Axah McCalla, Sarah Ball, Lindsey Witthaus, Emmie Caplan, Megan Little and John Armstrong. Szabo, Little and Armstrong achieved AAA times and qualified for the zone meet this summer.

  • Fourth-Graders Second: Salvation Army Hoopsters fourth grade boys basketball team placed second in the Kansas division of the Missouri Valley AAU tournament. Team members are Kristian Pope, Tyler Knight, Ryan Jorgenson, Dominique Newman, Nick Madl, Jace McNabb, Marc Albers, Johnathan Ried and Quinn Klutman. Mark Knight is the coach.

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