Archive for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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April 23, 2009


Riley Record: Steve Riley of Lawrence was the overall winner of the Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon Sunday in Gambier, Ohio. A week earlier, Riley broke the marathon record for Kansans in the ages 55-59 bracket with a time of 3:02:47 in the Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene.

• Hilltop Hustle: The Hilltop Hustle 5K and 1K family run will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Hilltop Child Development Center on the Kansas University campus. For information, call Ann Cudd or Mike Cormack at 864-4940.

• Roberts Golf Champ: Conrad Roberts shot a 7-over-par 79 and won the weekly Jayhawk Golf Club tournament Sunday at soggy Alvamar. Van Reichert and Chad Roesler were runners-up, each with an 82. In net scoring, Tom Taylor and Tony Compton were low, each with a 77. Ed Scholtes was third with a 79.

• Youth Football Camp: Lawrence High and Free State football coaches Dirk Wedd and Bob Lisher will conduct a camp for youths entering grades 3-9 on June 22-25 at Free State. Brochures are available at elementary schools. For information call Wedd at 832-5050 or Lisher at 832-6050.

• KU Conference: Kansas Athletics Inc. will conduct the Midwest Sports Performance Conference on May 8-9 at the Anderson Center. Emphasis will be on preparing an athlete to compete in any sport at any level. A total of 20 sports science professionals will be presenters. For information, go to and request a brochure.

• KVSA Camps: Kaw Valley Soccer Association youth summer camps will begin June 1. For information, go to

• LHS Softball Camp: Lawrence High’s softball camp for girls entering grades 3-12 will be June 1-4. For information, call Reenie Stogsdill at 691-8036 or e-mail

• Soccer, Place-kick Camp: Free State High’s boys soccer camp will be June 2-5 and the girls camp from June 22-26. Free State coach Jason Pendleton also will be conducting a camp for aspiring football place-kickers. For information, e-mail

• Aides Needed: Lawrence Phenix U-12 softball is looking for assistant coaches. If interested, call Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or e-mail

• City Deadline: Registration deadline for city adult summer softball, kickball and basketball is Wednesday. For information, call 832-7920 or go to

• Junior Golf Clinic: Lawrence Country Club will conduct a free junior golf clinic on Sunday. For information, call Eric Magnuson at 691-8940 or e-mail

• Tennis Lessons: Beginner, intermediate and advanced tennis classes are being offered by Kirsty Elliott. Most sessions will be at Lyon Park, but some will be at Free State High. A junior league is also planned. For information, call 841-0636.

• KU Soccer Camps: Kansas University soccer will be offering several youth camps this summer, starting with a Weekicks Camp June 8-12. Girls camps will be in July. For information, go to or e-mail or call 864-5833.

• Orchards Scramble: Orchards Golf Course will conduct a two-person scramble at 8:30 a.m. on May 2. Entry fee is $29 per person. For information, call 843-7456.

• Youth Basketball: The Sunflower Invitational, a basketball tournament for U-12 through U-16 girls with a middle school boys division will be May 23-24 in Tonganoxie. For information, go to or call (785) 787-2249.

• SJH Basketball: South Junior High basketball camp will be June 1-4. For information, call Scott Petry or Jay Deiser at 832-5450.

• WJH Basketball: West Junior High basketball camp will be June 22-26. For information call Stan Frantz at 832-5500 or email

• FSHS Basketball: The 2009 Free State High Basketball Camp will take place June 1-5 at FSHS. Camp times for grades 3-6 will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Camp times for grades 7-9 will be from 1-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact FSHS boys basketball coach Chuck Law at or 550-5063.


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