Archive for Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Town Sports

September 10, 2009


Trail Hawks Run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host their first Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail run Sept. 26 at Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The Shoreline Shuffle begins and ends at Shelter Four, Campground One, in Clinton Lake State Park. The race begins at 9 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7:30. Pre-registration by mail earns entrants a discount. The race entry form is available online at, or by e-mailing For information, call Gary Henry at 785-766-0293.

l 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


Meschke Hole in One: Becky Meschke used an 8-iron to ace the 110-yard No. 15 Sunday at Alvamar private. Laura Meschke, Jay Meschke and Barbara Brand were witnesses.

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


Junior High Girls Hoops: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will conduct clinics for junior high girls on Wednesday nights at Free State. Contact Wood at 477-5015 or Duncan at 766-9840.


Bike Clinics: Cyclocross clinics will begin at 6 p.m. today and continue the next three Thursdays at Clinton Lake Overlook Park under instructor Adam Mills. For information, go to


Hammer Lessons: Former Lawrence High basketball coach Gary Hammer is conducting small group and private lessons at Schwegler School. Contact Hammer at 841-1800 or

l Softball Tournament: The Save 2nd Base Softball Tournament Batting Against Breast Cancer will be Oct. 3 at Lyons Field. Entry fee is $150 for Co-Ed teams. Each team is guaranteed two games. All proceeds go to Nancy Jones to help fight breast cancer. Teams will need to pay the Monday before the tournament, Sept. 28. To sign up, contact Lacey Moore: 785-218-2508, Jessie S.: 785-615-1620 or Stephanie Lantz: 785-393-0334.

l Fall Ladder League: Start date is Sunday, Sept. 13: 2-4 p.m. Eligible players: Boys: fourth grade-12th grade (must be able to serve) Girls: fourth grade-eighth grade (must be able to serve). Location: Free State High School. C: $55. If you are unsure as to whether or not your serve is good enough for Ladder League play please call Kirsty Elliott at 841-0636 or Mary Pat Pellett at 843-4951 for an assessment

l Firebird Clinic: The Little Firebird Spirit Clinic is coming up for girls ages preschool through sixth grade Sunday, Oct. 4th from 1-3:30 p.m. at Free State High School, Fee is $30. Walk-ins are welcome. Along with the clinic, all participants will receive a T-shirt, pom pons, and will get to cheer at the Free State vs. Olathe North football game on Oct. 9. Registration forms are available at the Free State Athletic Office. Call Paige Hofer at 841-4013.

l Fall Sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has extended the registration deadline for adult fall basketball, volleyball and dodgeball until Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

l Injury Clinic: OrthoKansas, will host its Sports Injury Clinics on Saturday mornings from 8:30-10 am, for junior high & senior high athletes who have sustained a recent or acute injury. The clinics will begin Saturday, Sept. 5th and run through Saturday, Oct. 31. No appointment is necessary, but all patients will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 785-843-9125.


Seeking players: DC Attack U10 fastpich softball looking for one or two more girls. Contact Steve Wiggins 785-423-0949.

l Basketball Tournament: The Midwest Hoopfest 3-on-3 Tournament will be held Sept. 12-13 at Haskell Indian Nations University. Pro-Am entry fee is $115, and entry fee for all others is $35. For information, contact Jaime Scott at 785-550-9286 or

l LPRD Rec Basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for those interested in participating in the K-6 Youth Basketball program. To register stop by any of the recreation centers or register on line at: Registration deadline is September 16th. For imformation, contact the Youth Sports office at 832-7940.

l Lady Prospects Open Gyms: Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11 & 18. All girls 6th-12th grade. 1-2:45 p.m. Tsonganoxie Middle School, $8 each or $20 for all four. For more info, contact Phillipe McCree at (785) 787-2249 or

l Kansas Cagers Open Gyms: Sept. 13, 27, Oct, 11 & 18. All boys 6th-8th grade. 2:45-4:30 p.m. Tonganoxie Middle school, $8 each or $20 for all four. For more info, contact Shannon Brown at (913) 707-2644 or

l Jayhawk Golf Results: Here are Sunday’s Jayhawk Golf Club results: Scratch — 1. Conrad Roberts, 67. 2. Van Reichert, 75. 3. Travis Walsh, 79. 4. Tom Zacharias, 85. 5. Tom Dennis, 89. Net — 1. Mike Naegele, 72. 2. Mike Beaton, 72. 3. Mike Hertling, 73. 4. Tom Taylor, 74. 5. Pete Whitenight, 76.

l Fastpitch Fundraiser: The Phenix Fastpitch Fundraiser Texas Hold’em Tournament will be Oct. 3 at Knights of Columbus, 2206 E. 23rd St. Sign-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the start time is 6 p.m. Concessions wil be sold before and during intermission with a cash bar, basket auction and door raffle. First place is a $100 Visa gift card, second place is a $50 Visa gift card, and the final eight also will receive a gift bag. Donations of $25 will be accepted. For more information, contact Barry Johnson at 785-218-9155.


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