Archive for Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our town sports

August 20, 2009


Abel, Kindle Honored: Centerfielder Matthew Abel and catcher Bryan Kindle were named co-MVPs of the Lawrence Legion Raiders baseball team. Travis Sanders and Mitch Whitson earned the Al Ice and Louie Heinrich scholarship awards, respectively. The Raiders finished third in the AAA State Legion Tournament.

Flower Hole in One: Joanne Flower aced No. 8 at The Orchards on Aug. 14. She used a 9-iron on the 80-yard hole. Carol Randel and Rusty Moore were witnesses.

Gantz, Anderson Tie: Chris Anderson and William Gantz shot five-over 77s in rainy conditions Sunday at Alvamar for the low scores in the Jayhawk Golf Club weekly tournament. Drew Walters was third with an 87. In net scoring, William Patt was low with a 72, followed by Van Reichert 79 and Mike Farve 80.

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

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

Youth Baseball: Tryouts for an unnamed U-8 team will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at Holcom Complex. Contact Craig Eddis at 331-8333 or 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 Rough Riders will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at YSI. Contact Jack Tyler at 331-9431 or Tryouts for an unnamed U-11 DCABA team will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at YSI. Contact Joe Caldwell at 331-7210. U-12 Cardinals tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at YSI. Contact Jay Randels at (785) 727-3206. Tryouts for U-12 Hammers will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at YSI. Contact Shaun Elston at 841-5438 or

Fastpitch Softball: U-14 Hummers fastpitch softball team needs one to two more players. Contact Marci Stanwix at 331-6731 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

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

Flag Football: An adult flag football tournament will be Oct. 5-6 in Lawrence. For information, go to

Junior High girls hoops workouts: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State girls coach Bryan Duncan are joining forces to put on a fall workout for female basketball players currently enrolled in seventh, eighth and ninth grade. The clinic will be conducted one night a week, in two, four-week sessions, and will run from 7:30-8:45 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Sept. 9. The workouts will take place at FSHS. For information, contact Wood at 477-5015 or Duncan at 766-9840.


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