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Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Our Town Sports

August 23, 2007

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Aquahawks Clinic: A free clinic for swimmers and their parents interested in the Lawrence Aquahawks will be at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Hopefuls need to wear a swim suit and bring towel and goggles. For information, call Mike Soderling at 841-8891 or e-mail mike@aquahawks.org.

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Hodgson Weekly Champ: Kent Hodgson carded a 68 and won Sunday's Jayhawk Golf Club weekly net tournament by one stroke over Tom Taylor. Andy Devin and Bob Bezek came in with 70s, followed by Van Reichert 71 and Bud Stagg and Duane Dickson, each with a 72. Conrad Roberts posted the low gross score with a one-under-par 71.

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Eagle Bend Men: Eagle Bend Men's League will conduct a two-man best-ball tournament Aug. 31. Entry deadline is next Tuesday. The league will also hold a match-play tourney from Sept. 4 through Oct. 13. For information, call 748-0600.

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Penny Jones Tourney: Entry forms are available at www.lmh.org for the annual Penny Jones golf tournament to benefit the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. The tourney will be Sept. 7 on both Alvamar courses. For information, call Sarah Smith or Kathy Clausing at 749-6134.

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Youth Volleyball: Seventh- and eighth-grade girls enrolled in city junior highs are eligible for a volleyball program offered by the city and the school district. A city-wide clinic will be next Wednesday at Southwest with practices to be twice weekly starting Sept. 3. Games will be played Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6. Registration forms are available at all four schools. Deadline is today

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Triathlete Clinic: Youths ages 7-15 are invited to a clinic for aspiring triathletes at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. For information, go to www.missionme.com.

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State Horseshoe Meet: Kansas Horseshoe Pitchers Assn. will conduct its annual state tournament Sept. 1-3 at Forest Park in Ottawa. More than 130 participants will compete in five divisions. Entries closed on Aug. 1.

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Perfect GPA: Jennifer Hornbaker, a sophomore from Lawrence, posted the highest grade point average on Iowa State's gymnastics team. Hornbaker's perfect 4.0 helped the Cyclones record the highest GPA among Big 12 Conference gymnastics teams at 3.42.

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BU Fund-Raiser: Baker University's Super Scramble fund-raiser golf tournament will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at Alvamar Public. Entry fee is $125 per person prior to Sept. 15. For information, call Rick Weaver at (785) 594-8422 or e-mail rick.weaver@baker.edu.

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City Youth Deadlines: The Deadline is Sept. 30 for the city's K-6 youth basketball program. For information, go to www.lprd.org.

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City Volleyball: Wednesday is the deadline for registration in city adult fall volleyball leagues. For information, call 832-7920 or go to www.lprd.org.

Do you have a camp or a tournament or a sign-up session on tap? How about someone who turned in a noteworthy performance? We'd like you to tell us about it. Mail it to Our Town Sports, Journal-World, Box 888, Lawrence 66044, fax it to 785 843-4512, e-mail to cwoodling@ljworld.com or call 832-7147.

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