Archive for Thursday, August 15, 2002

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August 15, 2002


MS Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to work the Eastern Branch Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Tour on Sept. 21-22. The Tour will start at Topeka Washburn Rural High, stay overnight at Southwest Junior High and end at Perry-Lecompton High. To volunteer, call (785) 272-5292 or visit the Web site

Legends Earn Fifth: Lawrence Legends U-12 DCABA baseball team, after winning the state NBC title, finished fifth in the Hap Dumont World Series in Indianapolis. Team members were Zach Durr, Kenny Flanders, Greg Glatz, Alex Hardman, Cameron Hartford, Josh Herschell, Tyler Hunt, Cody Lown, Clint Pinnick, Cameron Schmidt, Zack Toelkes, Brad Witmer and Justin Ziegler. Coaches were Rand Ziegler, Bill Lown, Tim Pinnick and Bret Toelkes.

JGC Best-Ball Champs: Ben Overman, Randy Conroy, Ken Deering and Randy Gebhards teamed to shoot a 63 and win last Saturday's Jayhawk Golf Club four-man best-ball tournament at Alvamar. Two teams shot 67 and tied for second. One team was composed of Mike Grosdidier, Chris Conroy, Larry Bennett and Steve Crawford. The other foursome was Brent Mertz, Curt Anderson, Dean Hilker and Chuck Norris. In handicap competition, the winners were Ron Huckfeldt, Jay Petterson, Pete Whitenight and Scott Reichert. They carded a 59.

Ladyhawks Clinic: Lawrence Ladyhawks basketball clinic for 7th and 8th grade girls is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the East Lawrence Center. An AAU U-13 team will be drafted from the clinic. For information, call Keke Blackmon at 841-6848 or Anthony Lyles at 843-3622.

Mat Medalists: Ray Walker and Brett Shoffner of the Lawrence Coyotes Wrestling Club earned gold medals at a tournament last weekend in Wray, Colo. Alex Benson garnered a fourth-place finish and Brandon Price a fifth.

Legends Tryouts: Lawrence Legends ages 16-18 traveling softball team will conduct tryouts tonight and Saturday at Johnson County Community College. For information, call Bob Stanclift at 843-5320.

City Canoe Racer Shines: Dick Plumlee of Lawrence teamed with Joe Webb of Michigan to win a race at the U.S. Canoe Nationals last week in Hanover, N.H. Plumlee also raced solo in the marathon and finished 13th. In addition, Plumlee teamed with Dwight Walker of Michigan to place 13th in the two-man marathon.

Hendrix Hole-in-One: Phil Hendrix used a 9-iron to ace the 126-yard No. 3 hole on Tuesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Neal Ezell and Bob Santee witnessed the shot.

Five-Tool Baseball: Applications are being accepted for the Five-Tool Baseball School, which starts this Saturday and runs through Oct. 6. The grade-school camp will run 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, the junior high camp 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and the high school camp 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call Mike Hill at 749-1334.

FSHS Parents Meeting: Free State High will hold its fall sports parents meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday in the school's auditorium. Anyone with students participating in fall sports is encouraged to attend.

KU Ruggers Recruiting: Anyone interested in playing for the KU Rugby Club can contact Matt Kenney at 760-1795 (men) or Sarah Ratzlaff at 766-1366 (women). The season will begin on Aug. 31 when the men tangle with Nebraska and the women meet Kansas State. The men's club side will debut on Sept. 7 against Fort Worth RC. Practices and home matches are at Westwick, a facility two miles west of U.S. Highway 59 on County Road 458.

SJHS Football Parents Meeting: An informational meeting for parents of prospective 8th grade and freshmen football players at Southwest Junior High will be at 6:30 Saturday night in the school's cafeteria. For information, call coach Skip Bennett at 832-5550 or 842-0428.

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