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March 13, 2003

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Powerlift Champ: Brady Tanner of Lawrence won the 242-pound weight division of the Oklahoma AAU Powerlifting Championships on March 1-2 in Tulsa. Tanner had a squat of 410 pounds, a bench press of 270 and a dead lift of 400 pounds.

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Five Gold Medals: Reed Grabill, Allie Kossoy and Tony Libeer of the Lawrence Aquahawks won five events apiece at the Division II West swim meet at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. Teammate Adam Winter earned three golds while Kristi Rudman and Whitley Jackson garnered two apiece. Single-event winners were Bailey Carlson, Andrew Locke, Sarah Clark, Rory Ezell, Katie Sloan, Annie Libeer, Amanda Bari and Alyssa Rudman.

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Heitzman Wins: Paul Heitzman of Eudora won the ages 70-74 division of the Outback 5K Saturday in Tulsa, Okla., in a time of 21:12. Wally Brawner of Tonganoxie was second in the 60-64 division in a time of 21:06.

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WSU Taps Clark: Leonard Clark, a native of Lawrence, has been named assistant athletic director for special projects at Wichita State University. Clark taught at Lawrence High after graduating from WSU in 1965, then earned a law degree from Kansas University in 1973. Clark worked at Southeast Missouri State before becoming a WSU administrator in 1998.

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LHS Sophs 15-1: Lawrence High's sophomore girls basketball team finished the season with a record of 15-1. Team members were Bonnie Toplikar, Julie Toplikar, Kate Tucker, Elisa McDonald, Jenny Lewis, Jenny Felts, Jenny Schaetzel, Shannon Worley, Shannon Wanna, Laken James, Laura Windheuser, Carolyn Raynes, Bobi Riley, Amy Bullerman, Tara Hammer, Drew Huff, Sarah Johnson, Lindsey Lawrence, Kayla Nolte, Cortney Sostarich, Sydney Wilson and Missy Vinyard.

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Flames Champs: Sport 2 Sport Flames sixth graders ended their season with a first-place trophy at the MAYB tournament in Lawrence. Team members are Bailey Scott and Haley Epperson of Eudora, Tracie Weege of Baldwin, Emily Huerter and Ashley Hill of Lecompton, and Taylor Manning, Rosie Hull, Maggie Hull and Taylor Bird of Lawrence. Coaches were Troy Bird, Rob Hull and Mike Scott.

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Brown Grabs Bronze: Stephanie Brown of Kansas School of Gymnastics finished third in the Level 4 all-around at the McCracken Invitional in Olathe. Other KSG placers were Samantha Schuler, Courtney Richmond and Lindsey Fisher.

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City Youth Sports: Registration forms for youth baseball and softball, girls volleyball clinic and three-on-three basketball are available at all city recreation centers. For information, call 832-7940.

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Fast-Pitch League: Girls ages 8 to 12 interested in a developmental summer softball league co-sponsored by the city and the Lawrence Girls Fast-Pitch Assn. can call Bonnie Mills at 842-3323. A three-day beginners pitching clinic is scheduled next Monday through Wednesday at Holcom Rec Center. For information on the clinic, call Mellissa Sumonja at 841-1398.

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Holcom-Houk-Ice Deadline: Deadline is April 1 to sign up for Houk-Ice (ages 13-14) and Holcom (15-17) summer baseball leagues. Player evaluation and league draft will be on April 5-6. League officials are also taking applications for volunteer coaches. For information, call Brent Urban at 830-0626.

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Turkey-Hunt Fund-Raiser: Information on King of Spring, a turkey-hunting contest and fund-raiser, is available from Ryan Alexander at (785) 233-8200, ext. 4508. All proceeds will go to Josie Martin, a two-year-old who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. The contest is open to all Kansas hunters who donate $5 to the fund.

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Clinton Bike Races: Mojo's Spring Fling weekly bicycle races are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Lake campground No. 1. Races are free to youths ages 8-15. Any type of bike is eligible. Helmets are required. For information, call Jim Whittaker at 843-8356.

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Gators Golf Tourney: Berths remain in a golf tournament to benefit Douglas County Gators Special Olympics team is scheduled for March 26 at Alvamar. For information on entering, call Angela Harris at 832-0013.

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Raintree Entries: Early entries are due April 2 for the Raintree Run, a half marathon and 5K that benefits Raintree Montessori Academy. It's scheduled for April 13. Last year's run drew 1,250 participants, making it one of the largest in Kansas.

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Riley Nabs League Race: Justin Riley, a Grinnell College freshman from Lawrence, won the 5,000-meter run at the Midwest Conference Indoor track championships last weekend in Galesburg, Ill. Riley was also second in the 3,000. Adam Beals, another LHS freshman at Grinnell, was fifth in the 3,000.

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LJWC Results: Caleb D'Armond of the Lawrence Junior Wrestling Club earned a third place at last Saturday's Mill Valley Invitational. Teammates Braxton Vardys, Jacob Warren, Zechariah Warren and Andy Jones all earned fourths.

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Orchards Men: An organizational meeting for the Orchards Men's Golf League is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on March 21 at Drury Place, 15th and Kasold. For information, call Dick Darnell at 864-3470.

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