Archive for Thursday, March 16, 2006

Our town sports

March 16, 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.

¢ Soccer Camp: A week-long spring break soccer camp for youths ages 7-12 will start Monday at Seabury Academy. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call 550-3452 or 843-6756.

¢ 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.

¢ Volleyball Clinic: Girls in grades 4 through 8 are eligible for four Saturday city volleyball clinics starting 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.

¢ Mat Gold: Julian Kuszmaul of Lawrence Coyotes Wrestling Club earned a gold medal at the sub-district qualifier at Shawnee Heights. Silver medals went to Levi Green, Corbin Schmidt, Payton Covert, Shelby Bowman and Chris Berg. Bronze medalists were Logan Harrell, Brian Cain, Penny Khairhianthong and Zach Toelkes. Fourth places were earned by Nathan Wycoff, Andy Jones and Kenny Flanders.

¢ Force Girls Second: Kaw Valley Force U-14 girls finished

second at a 4V4 tournament in Manhattan. Team members are Hannah Carlson, Jordan Payne, Sara Schneider, Rachael Hodison, Olivia Dykes, Kaley Tesdahl and Grace Lang. Riny de Boer is the coach.

¢ Friday Deadline: Registration for city adult spring dodgeball and kickball will end Friday. The spring volleyball deadline is next Wednesday. For information, call 832-7920 or go to

¢ BU Football Fund-Raiser: Baker University's annual spring golf fund-raiser will be April 28 at Eagle Bend GC. Proceeds benefit Baker's football program and scholarship fund. For information, call BU coach Mike Grossner at (785) 594-8462 or e-mail to

¢ Dam Run Entries: Entry deadline is a week from today for the Dam Run 5K and 12K road races. Forms are available at For information, call Dee Boeck or Gene Wee at 841-3587.

¢ Heitzman Record: Paul Heitzman of Eudora set a state 5k record for the men's 75-79 age-group Saturday in the Shamrock Shuffle. Heitzman's clocking of 22:31 broke the record by more than a minute and a half.

¢ Riley Masters Champ: Steve Riley of Lawrence won the men's masters division of the St. Pat's 10k Saturday in Manhattan. Lawrence's Diane Waltho finished second in the women's 50-54 age group.

¢ Kings titlists: The Lawrence Kings third-grade boys basketball squad won the Kansas USSSA State Tournament on March 5. Team members are Anthony Bonner, Scott Frantz, Spencer Grob, Weston Hack, Andrew Keating, Keegan McKinney and Kevin Puryear. The coaches are Sebastian Bonner and Joe Keating.


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