Archive for Thursday, November 24, 2005

Our town sports

November 24, 2005


¢ Baseball Skills Camp: Kansas University's baseball staff will be conducting a skills camp Dec. 27-29 for youths ages 7-18 in Anschutz Pavilion. For information, call 864-7907 or register at

¢ Riley Race Champ: Steve Riley of Lawrence won the men's ages 50-54 division of the Living History Farm 10K cross country race Saturday in Des Moines. Dan Kuhlman of Lecompton was third in that division. Lawrence's Matt Riley (15-18) and Gene Wee (55-59) finished fifth and sixth respectively in their age groups. Brittney Graf of Eudora was eighth in the women's 15-18 category.

¢ City Deadline: Registration for city adult winter basketball and volleyball leagues will end next Wednesday. For information, call 832-7920 or go to

¢ Armbrister Scoreboard: Contributions are still being accepted for construction of a new baseball scoreboard at Ice Field in honor of the late Gale Armbrister. Nearly $14,000 has been raised so far and another $9,000 is needed. For information, call Lee Ice at 832-7940.

¢ Youth Wrestling: Lawrence Coyotes boys wrestling and Prairie Fire girls wrestling clubs will hold an open house for prospective participants from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Lawrence High West Gym. Youths ages 4-16 are eligible. For information, call Debra Housworth at 423-5370 or Chris Price at 843-1890.

¢ Soccer Instruction: Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis and Free State High coach Jason Pendleton will be offering indoor skills training beginning Dec. 3. For information, go to

¢ Half-Marathon Winners: Lawrence's Brian Daldorph, Dee Boeck and Celeste Leonardi earned age-group first-places in the Gobbblegrind Half-Marathon Sunday in Overland Park. Lawrence's Jack Hope was third in his age group.

¢ Orchards Aces: Russell Mosser, Jack Hegwald and Brian Wurtz all recorded holes-in-one this month at the Orchards Golf Course. Mosser and Hegwald aced the 85-yard No. 8 hole, each using a pitching wedge. Wurtz aced the 100-yard No. 4 hole with a nine-iron. Mosser's witnesses were Mac Hay, Archie Hawkins and Allen Penix. Hegwald's ace was seen by Doug Womack, Janette Womack, Ryan Moyer and Stephanie Moyer. John Avondet witnessed Wurtz's shot.

¢ Heitzman Wins: Paul Heitzman of Eudora won the ages 70-74 division of the Turkey Trot 10K Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.


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