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April 19, 2007

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Cycling Volunteers: Anyone interested in volunteering at the national collegiate cycling championships in Lawrence is invited to drop in at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike from 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Food and drink will be provided by Free State Brewery.

¢Ex-Bulldog Honored: Baldwin High product Katie Martin, a senior at Missouri State University, was named Missouri Valley Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Martin leads MSU's softball team in batting with a .327 average and carries a 3.93 grade point average in medical technology.

¢Soccer Coach Clinic: The National Soccer Coaches Assn. will stage a Parent as Coach clinic for adults who coach youths ages 5-8 on April 28 at Free State High. For information, contact Jason Pendleton at jpendlet@usd497.org

¢Topeka Race Winners: Lawrence's Steve Riley and Dee Boeck posted age-group first place finishes in the Run for Your Life 10-Mile on April 7 in Topeka. Stacy Riggins of Lawrence and Wally Brawner of Tonganoxie placed second in their respective age groups.

¢Free State Basketball Camps: Free State High boys and girls basketball camps will be June 4-8 for grades 10-12. A boys camp for grades 3-9 will be May 29-June 1. A girls camp for grades 4-9 will be June 25-29. Camp brochures are available in the school offices or call Chuck Law at 550-5063 or Bryan Duncan at 766-9840. E-mails addresses are bduncan@usd497.org and claw@usd.497.org.

¢SJHS Alumni Games: South Junior High will stage alumni basketball games on May 11 - women at 5:30 p.m. and men at 7:30 p.m. These will be the last games played in the SJHS gym with a new school scheduled to open this fall. For information, contact Jay Deiser at jdeiser@usd497.org.

¢Self Camps: Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self's

summer camps will be June 10-14 and June 17-21. For information, go to billselfbasketballcamp.com.

¢Firebirds Volleyball Camp: Free State High's summer volleyball camp will be July 16-20. For information, call Nancy Hopkins at 843-4677 or pick up a brochure in the high school office.

¢Ringel Hole-in-One: Jordan Ringel used a pitching wedge to ace the 100-yard No. 6 hole at the Orchards Golf Course. Witnesses were Trey Kunz and Kellen Brittingham.

¢Farve JGC Champ: Mike Farve carded a 68 and won Sunday's Jayhawk Golf Club weekly net tournament at Alvamar. Runners-up, all with 74s, were Bob Cohen, Pete Whitenight, Conrad Roberts and Chris Small. Drew Walters, Brent Mertz and Chad Roesler all had 75s. Roberts posted the low gross with a two-under-par 70.

¢West Boys Camp: West Junior High's basketball camp for incoming boys in grades 7-9 will be June 4-8. For information, call Stan Frantz at 832-5500 or pick up a brochure in the school office.

¢Pastor Point Power: Fr. John Schmeidler, pastor of Lawrence St. John's Church, had 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the Runnin' Revs' 63-49 loss to the Serra All-Stars on Monday night at Topeka Hayden High. Br. Jerry Wintz, pastoral associate at St. John's, did not score, but had several rebounds. The game was a fundraiser for Kansas seminarians.

¢Baker Alumni Golf: Baker University's annual alumni golf tournament will be May 19 at Alvamar Public. For information, call Mike Grossner at (785) 594-8462 or e-mail mike.grossner@bakeru.edu.

¢Orchards Couples: Orchards Golf Course's summer couples league will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The league is open to all ages with no entry fee, just $7 per person to play. For information, call Ed White at 843-7456.

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

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

¢KSA Clinic: Kansas Soccer Academy is offering a free clinic for youth ages 7-14 on April 28. 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.

¢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.

¢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.

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