Archive for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our Town Sports

July 23, 2009


JGC Champs: The team of Tom Dennis, Bob Kocour, Conrad Roberts and Pete Whitenight won Sunday’s Jayhawk Golf Club Three-Ball Waltz Tournament at Alvamar with a 20-under par. Runners-up at 15-under were Kent Beisner, Mike Farve, Greg Wyatt and Bill Hamilton. Third at 14-under were Randy Gebhards, Bud Stagg, Travis Walsh and Drew Walters.


Sunflower Golf King: Steve Melton of Lawrence shot a 76 to win the Sunflower State Games ages 15-17 golf competition on Friday at Lake Shawnee. Connor Kluteman of Lawrence finished second with a 77.

l Nationals Bound: Alex Hill and Lauren Byrn of Lawrence are members of the U-14A Olathe Rockets softball team that will play in the ASA U-16A Nationals later this month in Marietta, Ga. The Rockets finished fourth in the USSSA U-16 state championships last week in Shawnee. Hill was named to the all-state team.

l Faught Hole in One: Danny Faught used a sand wedge to ace the 110-yard No. 6 hole at the Orchards on Friday, July 17. Dave Summers witnessed the shot.


Red Dog Run: The Red Dog Run, a four-mile race or two-mile walk to benefit the Boys and Girls Club, will be Aug. 8 on the Kansas River trails. Early registration ends July 24. Go to or to register.


KVSA Registration: Deadline for registration for Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. fall leagues is Aug. 1. For information, go to


Pre-School Soccer: Registration deadline for Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. fall pre-school program is Aug. 1. Online registration is available at


Youth Softball: Lawrence Thunder U-14 girls softball has two player openings for next season. Contact Bret Morris at Lawrence Hummers U-14 also has a couple of openings. Contact Marci Stanwix at 331-6731 or go to Tryouts for U-16 Hummers will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at YSI. Contact Brian Wagner at 766-8881 or go to Tryouts for Lawrence Phenix U-8 to U-18 will be Aug. 1 at Holcom Complex. Contact Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or


Youth Baseball: Lawrence Rough Riders U-9 tryouts will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at YSI. Contact Eric Gabrielson at 331-3819 or Bandits U-10 has 3-5 openings. Go to Rough Riders U-11 trials will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at YSI. Contact Jack Tyler at 331-9431 or Detonators U-14 tryouts will be in early August. Contact Steve Walters at 760-0655 or Scott Seratte at 766-7864.


Youth Volleyball: Lawrence MAVS club volleyball will conduct a clinic next Tuesday and Wednesday for grades 8-9 and July 30-31 for grades 4-7 at Southwest Junior High. For information, contact Karen Schonewise at 842-0647 or

l Fast-Pitch Softball: A new fast-pitch softball organization, D.C. Attack, is forming with teams available from the 10-and-under age group through the 16-and-under age group. Contact Bruce Burton, (913) 915-6315 or Steve Wiggins, (785) 423-0949. Tryout dates will be coming soon, or call for a private tryout.


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