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August 13, 2009


National Dive Champ: Ford McLiney won the boys 16-18 one-meter title at the Junior Olympics Nationals in Moultrie, Ga., to become the Jayhawk Diving Club’s first national champion. McLiney qualified for the Pan Am Games next month in Calgary. JDC’s Ellie Smart finished second in the girls 14-15 platform.

Roberts Leads JGC: Conrad Roberts shot 73-79—152 to win the Jayhawk Golf Club portion of the Alvamar Stroke Play Championship Saturday on the public side and Sunday on the private side. William Gantz shot 76-79—155. Next were Brent Mertz at 77-82—159 and Van Reichert 80-79—159. In net scoring, Ed Scholtes was low at 69-70—139 followed by Keith Wallace at 72-70—142 and Mike Hertling at 70-76—146.

Francis Medals: Carol Francis of Lawrence earned a third-place medal and two fifth-place ribbons in breaststroke swimming events at the National Senior Games in the San Francisco Bay area.

Benefit 5k: Head for the Cure 5k, a race to benefit the Chris Anthony Brain Tumor Research Fund and Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, will be Sept. 13 along the South Lawrence Trafficway bike path. For information, go to

Chauvin Hole-in-One: Keith Chauvin used an 8-iron to ace the 162-yard No. 7 hole at Lawrence Country Club. Witnesses were Dan Spencer, Maurice Joy and Doug Houston.

LYF Registration: Lawrence Youth Football Inc. equipment checkout will be Saturday. The LYF season for youths in grades 2-7 will begin Sept. 13. For information, go to

Pars for Pets: The annual Pars for Pets golf scramble to benefit Lawrence Humane Society will be Aug. 24 at Alvamar Country Club. For information, call 843-6835 or e-mail

KVSA: Volunteer coaches are needed for the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. fall season. Also, late player registration is available. For information, go to

Youth Baseball: Tryouts for U-9 Rebels will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holcom Complex. Contact Shawn Saathoff at 832-0805. Tryouts for an unnamed U-9 team will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at YSI. Contact Eric Gabrielson at 331-3819 or Tryouts for U-11 Rebels will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at YSI. Contact Mark Unruh at 979-4504. Tryouts for U-11 Rough Riders will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at YSI. Contact Jack Tyler at 331-9431 or A U-12 DCABA/Tournament team will hold trials at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at YSI. Contact Colin Lovelace at 832-8420 or U-12 Cardinals tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at YSI. Contact Jay Randels at (785) 727-3206. U-13 Jets has openings. Contact Kent Houk at Tryouts for U-12 Hammers will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at YSI. Contact Shaun Elston at 841-5438 or

CTG Baseball: The Called to Greatness Fall Baseball Experience for boys in grades 3-6 will be at 5 p.m. on Mondays through Oct. 5 at YSI fields. For information, go to

Youth Softball: Tryouts for the U-12 Stingrays will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Broken Arrow. Contact Tim Emerson at 218-0069 or

Penny Jones Benefit: Entry deadline is Aug. 28 for the Penny Jones Open golf tournament on Sept. 11 at both Alvamar courses. The tourney benefits the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. For information, contact Kathy Clausing at (785) 505-6134 or


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