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November 18, 2010

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Thanksgiving Run: Registration is under way for the seventh annual runLawrence Thanksgiving Day Run, Nov 25. Start the holiday with a morning 5K run. A free 1K kids fun run starts after the 5K. Sign up online at http://www.runlawrence.org/10TDayentry.html. Or pick up entry forms at Francis Sporting Goods. For info, contact Dee Boeck, runlawrence@gmail.com or 785-841-3587.

Trail Hawks to host 10K trail run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the second annual “Sanders’ Saunter Heavy 10k Trail Run” Nov. 20 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails.

“Heavy” means the course is slightly longer than an official 10-kilometer race — about 6.5 miles. The Lawrence Trail Hawks are Lawrence’s original trail- and ultra-running club.

More information is available online at www.Lawrencetrailhawks.com, or by e-mailing race director nick.lang@gmail.com.

Jingle Bell Run comes to town Dec. 12: The North East Chapter of the Kansas Arthritis Foundation is holding the second annual “Jingle Bell Run” in Lawrence. The run will take place on Dec. 12 (Sunday), beginning at the Community Building (115 W. 11th St., Lawrence). Registration and packet pick-up is at 7 a.m. and the 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m. There is also a 1-mile family stroll. For more information and details, visit www.jbrlawrence.kintera.org or call 785-691-6990.

YoungLife Bowling Fundraiser: Bowl Your Face Off will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Royal Crest Lanes. The cost is $15 per person, and the proceeds will go to Douglas County YoungLife. All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Wedge Leads MIT to Team Title: MIT freshman and Lawrence High grad Roy Wedge finished 12th in the New England NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championships. Wedge finished the 8K in a time of 26:10 to lead MIT to the team championship. He was also named to the all-regional team. The D-III nationals will be Saturday at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Deckert, Stewart Win Race: Jake Deckert and Andrea Stewart won the Oread Hill Challenge on Oct. 9. The race, a sprint from the base of 12th Street to the top of the hill in front of the Oread Hotel, was a part of the Nash Dash 5/10K, a benefit for the Bert Nash Center. Deckert finished in 52 seconds and Stewart in 1 minute, 10 seconds.

Kaczor Hole in One: Joel Kaczor used a 6-iron Nov. 14 to ace No. 17 at Lawrence Country Club. Joe B. Jones and Josh Williams witnessed the shot.

Aquahawks Swim in Minnesota: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club qualified eight swimmers for the USA Swimming-sponsored Minnesota Grand Prix in Minneapolis this past weekend. The following swimmers qualified and competed for the Aquahawks: Stacey Rudman, Kara Mishler, Chloe Portela, Reese Grabill, Phoebe Grabill, Ben Sloan, Zach Andregg and Reilly Moore.

Bird Honored: Former Lawrence High girls basketball standout Taylor Bird, a sophomore at Johnson County Community College, was named the Jayhawk Conference’s player of the week last week.

Bird, a 5-foot-9 guard, nearly recorded a triple-double in the Cavaliers’ 95-35 victory against Southwestern at home.

Bird finished with 15 points — including a 7-for-7 showing at the free-throw line — seven rebounds and eight assists. For the season, she’s averaging 11 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game.

JCCC is 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Its four victories have come by an average margin of 43 points per game.

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