Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Our town sports

February 15, 2007


City Leagues: Organizational meetings for city adult spring leagues are slated today, slow-pitch at the Holcom Rec Center and dodgeball at the Community Building. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m. For information, call 832-7920.

¢Umpires Meeting: An orientation meeting for anyone interested in becoming an umpire for city softball or kickball leagues will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Park Rec Center. For information, call 832-7920.

¢LHS Soccer Clinic: Lawrence High girls soccer players and coaches will stage a clinic for youths in grades K-8 on Saturday in the LHS East gym. For information, call Matt Anderson at 832-5050.

¢Soccer Leagues: VIP Sports evening soccer leagues for pre-schoolers through adults will begin soon. For information, e-mail or phone 550-3452.

¢KVSA Deadline: Deadline for registering for Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. leagues is today. For information, go to

¢KU Baseball Camp: Kansas University baseball hitting academies and Sunday night instructional sessions are under way. For information, call 864-7907.

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

¢KU Soccer Clinic: Kansas University soccer will conduct a girls high school clinic Feb. 25 in Anschutz Pavilion. For information, go to or e-mail Kara Lowery at

¢Baseball Fundraiser: Kansas University club baseball will hold a trivia night and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. March 2 in the Kansas Union. For information, call B.J. Rains at (314) 898-7800 or go to

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

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

¢Open gyms: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering free play volleyball and basketball at two alternate locations this winter. Free play volleyball is available at Cordley Elementary from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 8. Free play basketball will be held at Deerfield Elementary from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays through March 23. Free play is open to adults over the age of 18. For more information, call 832-7920.

¢Lawrence Half Marathon: Registrations are being accepted for the Lawrence Half Marathon & 5K (formerly the Raintree Run) that will take place Sunday, April 15. Other events include a one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit Health Care Access Clinic and the Gibson Huston Love Fund. To register, or to volunteer, go to

¢Spring sports: The Lawrence High spring sports meeting for parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the LHS auditorium. For more information, call 832-5050.

¢Lions-Firebirds Baseball Camp: Free State and Lawrence High baseball coaches and players will be offering a youth baseball camp, for grades K-8 on Sunday, March 11 from 12 to 3 pm at the Free State baseball field. For information contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or


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