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Archive for Thursday, February 22, 2007

Our town sports

February 22, 2007

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City Deadlines: Registration for city adult spring softball, dodgeball and basketball will conclude next Wednesday. An organizational meeting for city adult spring kickball will be at 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Community Building. For information, call 832-7920 or go to www.lprd.org.

¢City Youth Programs: Volleyball clinic for grades 4-7 will include four Saturdays in April. Houk League baseball early registration deadline March 21. Tryouts April 14-15. Heinrich League U-14 baseball has one opening. Softball and baseball registration under way. All sports forms available at Holcom Rec Center. For information, call Lee Ice at 832-7940 or go to www.lprd.org.

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

¢Open Gyms: City adult free play volleyball is available at Cordley School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 8. And city adult free play basketball is available at Deerfield School from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays through March 23. For information, call 832-7920.

¢Lawrence Half-Marathon: Registration for the Lawrence Half-Marathon and 5K (formerly the Raintree Run) is under way. 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.

¢Lions-Firebirds Baseball Camp: Free State and Lawrence High baseball coaches and players will conduct a youth baseball camp for youths in grades K-8 from noon to 3 p.m. March 11 at the FSHS field. For information contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or bstoll@usd497.org.

¢DCABA Tryouts: Tryouts for DCABA 8-9-year-old baseball will be at 3 p.m. March 3 at YSI Fields. For information, contact Shaun Elston at selston@sunflower.com or 841-5438 or Steve Toalson at thetoalsonhouse@sunflower.com.

¢Orchards Senior Men: A sign-up meeting for the Orchards Men's Senior Summer Golf League will be in mid-March. Ages 60 and over are eligible for the Tuesday and Thursday morning league. For information, call Ed White at 843-7456.

¢Volleyball Champs: Lawrence's Taylor Manning, Sierra Dickson and Melissa Burch played on the Topeka Impact volleyball team that won the U-16 title at the Presidents Day Classic in Omaha, Neb.

¢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 Leagues: VIP Sports evening soccer leagues for pre-schoolers through adults will begin soon. For information, e-mail vipsport-ks@hotmail.com or call 550-3452.

¢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 www.kansassocceracademy.com.

¢KU Soccer Clinic: Kansas University soccer will conduct a girls high school clinic Sunday in Anschutz Pavilion. For information, go to www.kuathletics.com or e-mail Kara Lowery at klowery@ku.edu.

¢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 jayhawkclubbaseball@yahoo.com.

¢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 emontague10@hotmail.com. League play will begin May 1.

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