Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

Our Town Sports

August 23, 2001


Barton Notches Another Ace: Lightning struck twice for Lawrence golfer Dick Barton. Last April, Barton recorded a hole-in-one on the 135-yard No. 2 hole at Alvamar CC. Last Friday, Barton aced the same hole. The only difference was he used a seven-iron last spring and a six-iron this time. Last Friday's witness was Steve Davis.

BU Super Scramble: Baker University's annual Super Scramble sports fund-raiser golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 30 at Alvamar. The event closes at 60 teams and has filled the last three years. For information or an entry form, call Rick Weaver at 785 594-8422.

HAAC Honors LHS Grad: Baker University senior baseball player John Hill III, a Lawrence High graduate, has received the Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner's Award for earning a 4.0 GPA last year. Hill was also selected to travel to Holland and Belgium to play in the Flander International Tournament in June. Hill, who hit .342 for BU last spring, was also named the the Kansas City Ban Johnson League's all-star shortstop.

Heitzman Sets Record: Paul Heitzman of Eudora won the over-60 division of the Old Settlers Day four-mile run last Saturday in Mulvane. Heitzman's time of 26:26 established a state record in the 70-74 age group record. The old record was 32:44 by Tim Benham of Wichita.

Masters Bike Champ: Larry Spray of Lawrence won the masters mens division of the Midwest Fat Tire Series bicycle races last Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Lawrence's Chris Mefford was fifth in sport men ages 19-24.

Kindlesparger Low: Jon Kindlesparger shot a 76 for low score in last Saturday's Jayhawk Golf Club tournament at Alvamar. Ron Huckfeldt and Mike Naegele were runners-up, both with 78s. In net, James Sandage and Tom Taylor shared low score, each with a 71, Tony Esparrago had a 72 and Mike DuPree a 74.

Riley Ace: Chance Riley of Lawrence used a seven-iron to ace the 118-yard No. 6 hole at the Orchards. Austin Boone witnessed the hole-in-one.

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