Archive for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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April 29, 2010


Bunge Lessons: Former Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge is offering pitching and hitting lessons for girls ages 8-17. For information, call 691-5005 or e-mail

Free State freshman football meeting: The Free State High football program will be holding a meeting on Thursday, May 6, for the eighth-grade students planning to play freshman football at Free State next fall. The meeting, which parents of potential players are also asked to attend, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Free State auditorium.

Trail Runs: Lawrence Trail Hawks will host a 50-mile run and a marathon May 22 on Clinton Lake’s north shore. For information, go to or contact Gary Henry at 766-0293 or e-mail

New Day For Horseshoes: The Lawrence Horseshoe Club is changing days for its weekly meetings from Thursday to Tuesday. The club will meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Broken Arrow Park. The Wynne Open Tournament, the first sanctioned tourney of the year, is scheduled for Saturday. For more information, call Wynne at 843-8450.

Gill at Golf Benefit: KU football coach Turner Gill will participate in the Open Wider golf tournament to benefit the Douglas County Dental Clinic on Friday at Alvamar. For information, go to

Haskell Softball: Haskell Indian Nations University’s commencement softball tournament will be May 8-9 at Clinton Lake Softball Complex. For information, contact Sherry Girty at or call 979-5501.

Youth Softball: Breakfast Optimists U-12 B Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at Clinton Lake Softball Complex. Contact Allen Jaskiewicz at 550-3477 or

Basketball Workouts: Lawrence High coach Nick Wood and Free State coach Bryan Duncan are conducting workouts for girls in grades 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 26 in the FSHS gym. For information, call Wood at 477-5015 or Duncan at 766-9840.

KU Softball Clinics: Kansas University softball will conduct a clinic for girls entering grades 9-12 on June 21-24. An all-skills camp for grades 3-8 will be July 11-14 with a pitcher-catcher camp for grades 3-12 slated July 14-16. For information, go to or call Adam Roorbach at 864-4242.

City Swimming: Lessons from Lawrence Swim School will begin June 7. For a brochure, call 331-6940 or e-mail

LHS Softball Camp: Lawrence High’s softball camp for girls entering grades 3-12 will be June 1-4. General skills will be in the morning with pitching-catching sessions in the afternoon. For information, call Reenie Stogsdill at 691-8036 or e-mail

Hammer Lessons: Veritas High boys basketball coach Gary Hammer is offering private and small group lessons. For information, call 841-1800 or e-mail

Moonlight Golf: A four-person moonlight scramble golf tournament using lighted balls, bracelets and necklaces will be 9 p.m. Saturday at the Orchards. For information, call 843-7456.

Couples Golf: A couples golf league is forming at the Orchards. Play will begin Friday, May 14. No fee to join, just show up. For details, call Ed White at 843-7456.

Basketball Camp: The West Junior High basketball camp for boys grades 7-9 will be June 21-25. Contact Stan Frantz at 832-5500 or e-mail at

Youth Football Camps: The Lawrence Youth Football Camp, put on by coaches and players from both Lawrence High and Free State, will be June 28-July 1 for players entering grades 3-8. It will run 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free State Youth Football Camp for linemen will be June 22-24, with the camp for quarterbacks, wide receivers and defensive backs July 6-8. Both sessions will run 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration forms for the LHS and FSHS camps are at city elementary and junior high schools. For additional information, call Free State’s Bob Lisher at 832-6050 or Lawrence High’s Dirk Wedd at 832-5050.

LHS Boys Basketball Camp: Dates for the 2010 Lawrence High boys basketball summer camps have been set. An offensive-skills camp for youths entering grades 5-9 will be held June 1-3, and basketball camps for grades 3-5 and 6-8 will be held July 6-9. High school summer basketball workouts will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 7-July 14 and are open to boys entering grades 9-12. For more information, contact LHS boys basketball coach Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or

South Basketball Camp: South Junior High girls basketball camp for all girls entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade will take place June 1-4 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at SJHS. Contact Jay Deiser at 760-0654 or

Kaw Valley Soccer Camps: For information on summer camps 2010, visit

Lawrence High Football Parents Meeting: Parents who have students interested in playing football for LHS should attend a May 16 meeting at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Lawrence High Freshman Football Meeting: All athletes interested in playing freshman football and their parents should attend a meeting May 5 at 7 p.m. at LHS in Room 118.

Quarterback Lessons: Former Kansas University quarterback Adam Barman is offering private and small-group quarterback lessons to interested athletes ages 8 to 19. For more information, contact Barmann at 816-547-1575 or via e-mail at

Free State Volleyball Camp: The Free State volleyball camp will run from June 28-July 2 for 9th- to 12th-grade students. Camp for 8th-graders and younger will run from July 19-July 23. For information about camps or summer conditioning, contact Nancy Hopkins at or 766-7677.

Track Club Meetings: The Lawrence Youth Track Club meets 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at South Junior High. The club, for youths age 8-18, runs through July. Scholarships are available.

Lions Fundraiser: The Lawrence Junior Lions U14 baseball team will hold a pancake feed from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Sixth Street Applebees. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Jayhawk Golf Club Results: Chad Roesler shot 70 to win the net portion of the Jayhawk Golf Club’s even Sunday at Alvamar Public. Tyler Cummins (72) was second, followed by Conrad Roberts (73) and Van Reichert (77). Tony Compton (70) won gross and was followed by William Gantz (71), Mike Farve (71) and Curt Anderson (72).

Rugby Team Tumbles: The Junior Jayhawks Rugby Club lost to the Kansas City Junior Blues, 18-0, Thursday at Westwick, but rebounded to defeat Liberty, Mo., 22-10, Saturday at Hodge Park on Saturday. Jake Walter led the scoring with two tries in the victory against Liberty.

Panknin Hole-In-One: John Panknin used a pitching wedge to shoot a hole-in-one on the 85-yard eighth hole at the Orchards. Witnesses were Alex Vigdorth, Matt Wright, Pat Boyle and Joey Hartman.

Dineen Hole-In-One: Joe Dineen, 14, used a 9-iron to shoot a hole-in-one on the 106-yard sixth hole at the Orchards. Witnesses were Tristan Garber and Cole Moreano.

Free State Hoops Camps: The Free State Basketball Camp will take place June 1-4 at FSHS. Grades 3-5 will go from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Grades 6-8 go from 1-3:30 p.m. The Free State Shooting Camp for grades 3-8 will be from 9-11 a.m. June 28-30. Workout camps for grades 3-8 will begin June 7. For more information contact Chuck Law at 550-5063.


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