Archive for Thursday, July 17, 2008

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July 17, 2008


Senior Gold: Neil Brown, Peter Carleton and Jonathan Paretsky of Lawrence earned gold medals at the Salina Senior Games, Brown and Paretsky in table tennis and Carleton in weight-lifting. Also, Kevin Carr captured a silver and a bronze in table tennis.

¢ Rivals Champs: Lawrence Rivals ninth-grade boys basketball won MAYB tournaments in Bonner Springs and Lawrence. Team members are Kameron Sharp, Ian Zylstra, Brett Frantz, KJ Pritchard, Steve Allen, Drew Johnson, Cameron Dabney, Tyler Thomas, Lamond Shelby and Logan Henrichs.

¢ Anderson Winner: Chris Anderson fired a par 72 and won the Jayhawk Golf Club weekly tournament Sunday at Alvamar, edging Chad Welter by a stroke. Drew Walters was third with a 76. In net scoring, Pete Whitenight and Robert Ward were low, each with a 71. Jack Schwartz had a 72.

¢ Thunder Takes Third: Lawrence U-12 Thunder finished third in the USSSA State Fastpitch Tournament last weekend in Shawnee. Team members are Meredith Morris, Olivia Loney, Morgan Knapp, Hailey Cope, Kristen Gile, Evan Dye, Remington Samuels, Kaitlin Dunbar, Elizabeth Seimears, Jamie Maddox, Madeline Dieker and Sami Buffalomeat. Coaches are Bret Morris, Mike Maddox and Robert Knapp.

¢ Red Storm Trials: Tryouts for Kansas Red Storm U-13 baseball team will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at SCABA Pony Field in Topeka. For information, call 550-1473.

¢ Bandits Trials: Tryouts for Lawrence Bandits U-14 baseball team will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Holcom Complex. For information, call 766-0431 or e-mail to

¢ Hurst Hole-in-One: Chris Hurst used a 9-iron to ace the 85-yard No. 8 hole Thursday at the Orchards Golf Course . Witness was Allisa Hurst.

¢ Pritchett Hole-in-One: Terry Pritchett used a sand wedge to ace the 85-yard No. 8 hole Tuesday at the Orchards. Witnesses were Keith Casey and Walton Ski.

¢ City Recreation: Fall Heinrich (U-14) and Ice (U-18) baseball leagues registration due by Aug. 11. Deadline is Sept. 17 for fall youth basketball (K-6). For information, call 832-7940 or go to

¢ LHS Fall Sports: An informational meeting for athletes interested in Lawrence High fall sports will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the LHS Auditorium. Deadline for turning in athletic forms is Aug. 15.

¢ Runner's Clinic: A free runner's clinic featuring video analysis is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday at Therapy Works, 1311 Wakarusa Dr. A representative of Francis Sports will offer shoe-fitting advice. For information, call 749-1300.

¢ History Run: The Watkins Museum Run for History, a 5K or 10K benefit run for the Watkins Community Museum, will be Aug. 16. For information, visit or call 841-4109.

¢ Southwest JH Camp: Football camp for incoming freshmen and eighth graders July 21-24. For information, e-mail Skip Bennett at or call 832-5550.

¢ South JH Camp: Football camp for all players will be July 21-24. For information, call 830-9722.

¢ Lawrence High Camps: Volleyball July 28-Aug. 1. Call Stephanie Magnuson at 856-0327. Speed and jump camp through July 24. Call Audrey Pope at 393-9410.

¢ Free State Camp: Volleyball July 21-25. Call Nancy Hopkins at 843-4677.

¢ Kansas U. Camps: Soccer for grades 4-12 July 23-26 and July 27-30. Call 864-5833. Baseball All-Star Camp July 31-Aug. 3. Call Kevin Frady at 864-7955.

¢ IFL Tryouts: Football players ages 18 and older are invited to try out for the Lawrence Thunder IFL team. Trials will be in early November with a mini-camp set for next February. For information, e-mail

¢ Alvamar Ace: Pat Wempe carded a hole-in-one on Alvamar Country Club's No. 2 hole Wednesday. He used a wedge for the ace, which was witnessed by J.T. Welsh, Don Sambol Sr. and Jon Beougher.


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