Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

Our town sports

March 9, 2006


¢ LTC Meeting: Lawrence Track Club will conduct a parent informational meeting at 7 p.m. March 29 in Room 118 at Lawrence High. For information, call Rhonda Birdsong at 864-5900 or 749-0252.

¢ Salvatore Shines: Genny Salvatore of Lawrence Gymnastics Club won the Level 10 beam and finished second in the vault at a meet in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was fifth in the all-around. Teammate Jen Hornbaker was sixth in floor exercise, seventh on the bars and eighth in all-around. LGC's April Miller was sixth in the vault. At Level 7, Jacqueline Zaitz won the vault, was sixth on the beam and seventh in all-around. At Level 9, Ashley Sakumura was fifth on the bars, seventh on the beam and 10th in all-around.

¢ Youth Baseball Clinic: Free State and Lawrence High players and coaches will conduct a spring baseball clinic for kindergarten through eighth graders Saturday at the Firebirds' diamond. For information, call Brad Stoll at 832-8284 or e-mail

¢ Alvamar Ladies Golf: Alvamar Ladies Nine-hole Golf Club's spring coffee will be at 9 a.m. at the Alvamar Public clubhouse. Potential members are invited. For information, call Evelyn Schmidtberger at 842-7323.

¢ Volleyball Meeting: An organizational meeting for city adult spring volleyball will be at 7 tonight at the Community Building.

¢ Swim Gold: Adriane Black, Jessica Boyer, Elizabeth Padgett and Maryanne Smith of the Lawrence Aquahawks won two gold medals apiece at the Missouri Valley Div. II swim championships in Springfield, Mo. The Aquahawks' Rachel Buchner and Kayla Hodges captured one event each.

¢ Volley camps: Lawrence High volleyball coach Molly LaMere and assistant Washburn volleyball coach Trent Jones will play host to a summer-skills camp for fourth to ninth graders June 26-28 at South Junior High. Cost is $40. Also, LHS will hold camps June 5-9 for elementary through high school athletes. Contact LaMere at 402-968-0702 or

¢ Chance, Fornelli honored: Daniel Chance and Tor Fornelli of the Kaw Valley Force U-14 White team have been tapped to join the 2006 Kansas Olympic Development Program team and will attend the regional ODP soccer camp this summer in Rockford, Ill. The U-14 White team is coached by Aaron Siebert.

¢ Hoopsters Runner-Up: Lawrence Hoopsters fourth-grade boys finished second in the Kansas USSSA basketball tournament in Shawnee and qualified for the national meet this summer in Fort Wayne, Ind. Team members are Keith Loneker Jr., Hunter Fellers, Cole Moreano, Zach McNabb, Joe Dineen, Stan Skwarlo, Saxon Mingus and Bryce MontesDeOca. Coaches are Rick McNabb and Keith Loneker.

¢ Volleyball Clinic: Girls in grades 4 through 8 are eligible for a city volleyball clinic April 1 at the Holcom Park Rec Center. Registration deadline is March 23. Forms are available at all rec centers and at For information, call 832-7940.

¢ Soccer Camp: A spring break soccer camp for youths ages 4-12 is scheduled March 20-24. Also slated is a 3-on-3 soccer tournament for U-10, U-12, U-14 and open players. For information, go to or call 550-3452.

¢ Youth Softball, Baseball: Registration deadline for the city's youth baseball and softball programs is April 13. Forms are available at all rec centers and at For information, call 832-7940.

¢ City Deadlines: Registration deadline for city adult spring dodgeball and kickball is Wednesday. Late registration for adult spring-summer softball is Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or go to

¢ Benefit golf: Registration has begun for the second annual Douglas County Special Olympics benefit golf tournament, to be held May 13. Cost is $125 per player or $500 per team. Call John Samuels at 845-5871.


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