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Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Our town sports

September 29, 2005

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¢ Haskell Bouts: Haskell Boxing club is sponsoring an amateur fight night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Coffin Complex. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets will cost $10 and $5. For information, call Erik Riley at 979-9115.

¢ Jayhawk Baseball Schools: Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price has three instructional programs scheduled during the next two months - showcase weekend for 17- and 18-year-olds Oct. 22-23, Sunday night school for ages 9-12 and a Tuesday or Thursday hitting academy for grades 7-12. For information, call 864-7907 or e-mail mlbagby@ku.edu.

¢ Rebels Tryouts: Kansas Rebels baseball will conduct U-9 tryouts Sunday at Holcom Complex. For information, call Pat Karlin at 865-8682 or go to www.kansasrebels.com.

¢ Dobbins Champ: Kent Dobbins of Lawrence won the ages 60-64 division of the Ultramax Ironman Half Triathlon on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. Dobbins completed the 1.2-mile swim, 13.1-mile run and 56-mile bike ride in five fours and 14 minutes. His wife, Liz Dobbins, was second in the ages 50-54 division with a clocking of 6:06. Lawrence's Jeff Schroeder was fourth in the 25-29 division in 4:51 and Ryan Robinson 10th in the 30-34 category in 4:52.

¢ Sandrat Run Sunday: Race-day registration for Sunday's Sandrat Trail Run will begin 90 minutes before the 8:30 a.m. start at Taylor Park in North Lawrence. The 9.5-mile race will be run on the Kansas River trails. For information, call Steve Riley at 842-4351 or e-mail srmriley@sunflower.com.

¢ Boeck Age-Group Champ: Dee Boeck of Lawrence was an age-group winner in the Waddell & Reed Half-Marathon Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. Lawrence's Lori Lange was second in her age group, and third-place finishes were earned by Molly Wood, Taylor Ordway and Brian Daldorph. In the full marathon, Lawrence's Tiffany Francis and Jim Colahan finished second and third in their age divisions. Also, former Kansas University soccer player Amy Geha was third in her age group.

¢ County Tennis Tourney: Entry deadline for the Douglas County Closed Tennis Tournament is Wednesday. The annual event, sponsored by the Lawrence Tennis Assn., will be Oct. 7-9 at the Lawrence Tennis Center. Forms are available at Francis Sporting Goods. For information, call Bud Pettit at 841-8013 or e-mail kaybud99@hotmail.com.

¢ Hawks, Cops and Kids: Kansas University student-athletes and local law enforcement officials will join 190 local children from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for "Hawks, Cops and Kids" on Saturday. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a variety of interactive stations located throughout the Horejsi Center, Anschutz Sports Pavilion and the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center.

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