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March 1, 2007

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Orchards Women: Potential new members are welcome to a meeting of the Orchards Ladies Golf Club at 9 a.m. March 10 at the course. Competition will be on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings beginning in April. For information, call Barb Trouslot at 766-1046.

¢Orchards Men: The Orchards Senior Men's League will have an open meeting 9 a.m. March 16 at Drury Place. Competition will begin the first Tuesday in April.

¢Spring Kickball: Organizational meetings for city adult spring kickball and volleyball will be today and next Thursday, respectively. Both sessions will be at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. Also, the city has extended its registration deadline for adult spring softball, dodgeball and basketball until Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or go to www.lprd.org.

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

¢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 next week. 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. Saturday 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.

¢DCABA Info: Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association 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.

¢Baseball Fundraiser: Kansas University club baseball will hold a trivia night and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday 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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