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April 5, 2007

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Relays Volunteers: Interested in volunteering to help at the Kansas Relays on April 18-21 at Memorial Stadium? Call Debbie Luman at 864-3486 or e-mail dluman@ku.edu.

¢Heitzman Age-Group Champ: Paul Heitzman of Eudora won the men's ages 75-79 division of the Wish Lemons Run Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. Heitzman was second in the age-graded Masters compilation.

¢Walters JGC Champ: Drew Walters shot a 73 and won the Jayhawk Golf Club's season-opening net tournament Sunday at Alvamar by three strokes over Mike Stein. Bob Cohen and Tom Taylor both carded 77s. Coming in at 78 were Jeff Miller, Randy Gebhards, Keith Wallace and Rich Anthony. Low gross went to Brent Mertz with a 76.

¢Marathon Standouts: Alex Rock and Jared McDonald, both of Lawrence, finished 15th and 28th respectively out of more than 800 runners at the Wirefly Marathon in Washington, D.C. Rock was clocked in 2:49 and McDonald in 2:58. Both qualified for the Boston Marathon.

¢Eagle Bend Leagues: Eagle Bend Golf Course's senior men's league will begin Monday, the men's league on Tuesday and the women's league on April 18. For information, call 748-0600.

¢Cotton Hole-in-One: Evelyn Cotton used an 8-iron to ace the 88-yard No. 3 hole Monday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Hank Cotton was the witness.

¢LTC Meeting: A meeting for Lawrence Track Club parents will be at 7 p.m. today in the Lawrence High cafeteria. LTC offers summer track for youths ages 8-18. For information, go to www.lawrencetrackclub.org.

¢Alvamar League: Alvamar Public is offering a Thursday evening open golf league starting April 19 and running until Oct. 11. The league fee is $30. For information, call 842-1907.

¢Hoopsters Leagues: Lawrence Hoopsters boys and girls deadline for its 3-on-3 summer basketball league is next Thursday. For information, call 749-4664.

¢City Youth Programs: Deadline for entering teams in Houk League baseball (U-14) is next Tuesday. The deadline is next Thursday for the city's youth baseball-softball leagues. Registration forms are available at Holcom Rec Center. For information, call 832-7940 or go to www.lprd.org.

¢City Youth Volleyball: Volleyball clinics for youths in grades 4-7 are scheduled during the four Saturdays in April. Registration forms are available at Holcom Rec Center. For information, call 832-7940 or go to www.lprd.org.

¢Lawrence Half-Marathon: Registration for the Lawrence Half-Marathon and 5K (formerly the Raintree Run) continues, but without the guarantee of a T-shirt. The road race will be April 15 and will benefit Health Care Access and the Gibson Huston Love Fund. To register or to volunteer, go to www.lawrencehalfmarathon.com.

¢DCABA Info: Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. is accepting spring and summer youth individual and team registrations. For information, go to www.dcaba.com.

¢Soccer Skills: Kansas Soccer Academy is offering indoor skills training. For information, go to www.kansassocceracademy.com.

¢KU Soccer Camps: Kansas University will hold a soccer camp for youths in grades K-5 and 5-8 on June 4-8. Also slated are two sessions for girls in grades 4-12 on July 26-29 and July 30-Aug. 2. For information, go to kuathletics.com or e-mail Kara Lowery at klowery@ku.edu.

¢Baseball Leagues: Ages 17 and over and ages 30 and over baseball leagues are forming. For information, call Eric Montague at 550-1984 or e-mail emontague10@hotmail.com. League play will begin May 1.

¢VIP Sports Soccer: VIP Sports is offering a Tuesday night women's league and a Wednesday night adult indoor league. For information, go to vipsports-ks@hotmail.com or call 550-3452.

¢KVSA Info: Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. is offering summer 3 vs. 3 and pre-school through high school leagues starting June 4. Summer camps are also scheduled. For information, go to www.kawvalleysoccer.com.

¢Houk League Baseball: The deadline for the 2007 Houk League Baseball (14U) is Tuesday, April 10. Team placement is not guaranteed for those who miss the deadline. Registration forms are available at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. and online at www.lprd.org. For more information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

¢Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball and Softball (K-6): Registration deadline is Thursday, April 12 for the 2007 Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth baseball/softball program. Registration forms are available at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. and online at www.lprd.org. For more information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

¢HINU Fast-Pitch Tourney: Entry deadline is May 8 for the annual Native American Men's Fast-pitch Tournament conducted in conjunction with commencement at Haskell Indian Nations University. For information, contact Angela Barnett at abarnett@haskell.edu or Kerry Girty at kgirty@haskell.edu.

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