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April 22, 1999

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City Man to be Enshrined: Bob Porter of Lawrence will be inducted into the Kansas Bowling Association Hall of Fame on Friday in Hutchinson. Porter, who retired in January as associate director of Kansas University facilities operations, is being honored for his years of service to KBA. Porter is the group's current president.

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Umpires Needed: Douglas County Umpires Association is seeking umpires to work baseball games at Sport2Sport and in DCABA leagues. No officiating experience is necessary. If interested, call Rob Dwyer at 841-7423.

  • SSG Moves Downtown: Sunflower State Games has relocated its headquarters to 932 Mass., Suite 101. Dates for the 10th annual Games are July 16-18 and July 23-25. For SSG information, call 842-7774.

  • Synchornized Skier: Bart Margheim is a member of the Telluride, Colo., Synchronized Ski Team that is participating in demonstration competition this week in Vail, Colo. The event will be shown on ESPN on Friday and Saturday. Margheim is a Baldwin High graduate whose parents live in Lawrence.

  • Plummer Bike Champ: Doug Plummer of Lawrence won the expert men's competition at the Missouri Fat Tire bicycle series last weekend in Neosho, Mo. Lawrence's Larry Spray was second in masters men.

  • Coldsnow JGC Champ: Tim Coldsnow shot a 71 for low net in last Saturday's Jayhawk Golf Club tournament at Alvamar. Steve Cross and Mark McAlister carded 72. In gross, Jim Cummins won with a 75. Cross was runner-up with a 78, followed by Jim Kolich with an 80.

  • City Youth Deadline: Deadline is Friday for city-sponsored youth baseball and softball programs. Registrations can be dropped off at the Holcom Rec Center, 2700 W. 27th St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The deadline is May 3 for eighth grade and under girls fast-pitch.

  • Seventh-Grade Champs: Team Michigan, a basketball team composed of seventh-grade boys from Lawrence and the Kansas City area, won its age-group championship at a tournament in Hutchinson last weekend. Lawrence area players are Adam Bellinder, Mark Case, Andy Hannon, Kit Swain and Will Thomas. Coaches are Dan Ray and Randy Swain.

  • LTC Track Meet: Lawrence Track Club will conduct a developmental track and field meet for youths ages 7 to 18 at 1 p.m. on May 1 at Shawnee Mission West's facility in Overland Park. For information, call Tom McDonald at 843-5790.

  • Lazers Win Pool: Lawrence Lazers U-10 girls fast pitch team won its pool at a Class B preseason tournament at Johnson County AA fields last weekend. Kim Gilges and Livi Abney had four hits apiece for the Lazers and drove in seven and six runs respectively in the three victories.

  • Soccer clinic: New Kansas soccer coach Mark Francis will lead a youth soccer clinic from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at SuperTarget Field. The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 5-17. Admission is free. Participants should bring their own soccer ball. KU will meet SW Missouri State at 4 p.m. Sunday at SuperTarget Field.

  • Earlham Honors Creamer: Orion Creamer, a senior soccer goalie from Lawrence, received Earlham College's senior scholar-athlete award and outstanding athlete award on Wednesday. Creamer will graduate in May. Earlham is in Richmond, Ind.

  • Flames U-12 Nab Title: Lawrence Flames U-12 won the Blue Jay Hoop Festival last weekend in Weston, Mo. Team members are Emily Brown, Kimberly Davis, Drew DeBiasse, Kari Garrison, Rachael Klingler, Erin Knight, Lauren Kracl, Cherrale Ricks, Wallis Romzek and Jamie Stanclift. Coach is Anthony Lyles.

  • U-11 Flames Second: Lawrence Flames U-11 finished second in the Girls Spring Fast Break Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo. last weekend.

  • Hawks Take Second: Lawrence Hawks, an age-13 basketball team, placed second in the Pepsi National USSSA Tournament last weekend in Joplin, Mo. Drew Cummings, Joe Crane and Sylvester Birdsong made the all-tourney team.

  • Gies Gains Gold: Jacob Gies of Kansas School of Gymnastics placed first in Level One at the state meet in Hays. Both Fred Bowser and Scott Bregman placed third at Level Four while Dustin Ward and John-Paul Castel earned sixth and seventh respectively at Level Five. Meanwhile, KSG's Jennifer Pogge finished third on the bars at the USA Region 3 meet in Oklahoma City. Pogge qualified for the Junior Olympics meet on May 8 in Seattle.

  • DC Relays Saturday: The Douglas County Relays for city and area fifth- and sixth-graders will be Saturday at Free State High's track. Registration will start at 1 p.m. For information, call James Hilliard at 841-8237.

  • KU Volleyball Clinic: Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard and his staff will conduct a clinic for youths in grades three through eight on June 10-12 at the Horejsi Family Center. Enrollment will be limited. For information, call 864-7959.

  • Mad Game May 22-23: Sport2Sport is accepting registrations for the Mad Game 3-on-3 basketball tournament on May 22-23. It is for boys and girls grades four through 12. There is also an open division as well as plus-30 and plus-40 age groups. For information, call 843-4263.

  • Sight Run May 1: Lawrence and River City Lions clubs will sponsor their annual 5K and 10K Sight Run along the Kansas River levee on May 1. For information, call 749-5444.

  • Arc & Spoke on May 8: The Arc of Douglas County will conduct the Arc & Spoke Benefit bicycle ride on May 8. Four races will be run -- five-mile, 13-mile, 30-mile and 62.5-mile. The sponsoring group's mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities. For information, call Barbara Bishop at 749-0121.

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