Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2001

Our Town Sports

November 8, 2001


More Force Players: Kaw Valley Force U-12 boys won the Heartland Premier title with a 7-1 record. Team members not reported in last week's Our Town were Leah Williams, Colton Johnson, Clay Larson, Nathan Ideus, Garrick Valverde, Brock Norwood, Blake Armstrong and Nathan Thompson.

McFall Race Winner: Brian McFall won the Clinton Fire Department 5K at Clinton Lake. McFall was timed in 19:47.

Spray Masters Champ: Lawrence's Larry Spray won the masters division of the Midwest Fat Tire cycling series event near Fort Scott. Lawrence's Brian Bass was third in the sport men ages 30-39 category.

Saturday Swim-a-thon: Lawrence Aquahawks will play host to a USA National Swim-a-thon from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Free State Aquatic Center. Groups are challenged to swim 200 laps or as many as they can for a two-hour period. A portion of the swimmers' pledges will go to the USA National swim team. Awards will be given to age-group fund-raiser winners and age group timed record breakers.

Thanksgiving Clinics: Sport 2 Sport is accepting registrations for its annual Thanksgiving break basketball and volleyball clinics on Nov. 25. Basketball is from 9 a.m. to noon and volleyball is from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call 843-4263 or visit

Speaker Series: Lawrence High Matbackers Boosters Club will sponsor a series of five inspirational speakers, starting with Rod Handley, founder of "Character That Counts," next Tuesday. Each session will be at 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Other scheduled speakers are Ron Gustafson on Jan. 8, Ed Hearn on Feb. 21, KC Wolf on March 27 and Dick Hathaway on April 11.

Age-Group Winners: Two Lawrence runners won age-group titles in the Cedar Crest Classic in Topeka. Dee Boeck won a 5K title in 23:03 and Celeste Leonardi captured a 10K in 56:43. Lawrence's Becky McClure was second in a 10K division.

Cougar Challenge: South Junior High is sponsoring the Cougar Challenge, a 1.8-mile run-walk, on Saturday at the SJHS track. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the race scheduled for 2:30 p.m. It's open to all SJHS staff, alumni, students, family and friends. The entry fee is one canned food item.

U-13 Girls Drop Two: Abby Vestal had four goals and an assist, but Kaw Valley Force U-13 Premier girls soccer dropped two games in Lenexa. Also scoring goals were Banaka Okwuone and Amanda Vervynck. Lucca Wang had an assist.

Tacha bags fifth ace: John Tacha used a 5-iron to score a hole-in-one on the 155-yard 17th hole Wednesday at LCC. Witnesses were Peter Bierie, Ed Carter and Mike Stultz. The ace was Tacha's fifth.

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