Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2010

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September 2, 2010


Shoreline Shuffle 5K: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the second Shoreline Shuffle 5k Trail Run on Sept. 25 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The race begins and ends at Shelter 4, Campground One, in Clinton Lake State Park. The marked course includes difficult rocky, root-bound trails; smooth, flat, easy trails; scenic lake views; and long shady stretches through old-growth forest. The race begins at 8 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7 a.m. The race entry form and online registration are both available at Packet pickup is set for Garry Gribbles Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts Street, from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 24. For more information, visit or e-mail race director Gary Henry at

U10 Baseball Team: A U10 competitive baseball team is looking for players for the 2011 season. For information on tryout dates in August, e-mail

Stingrays tryouts: The 12U Lawrence Stingrays girls softball team will hold open tryouts during team practice Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. BOth sessions run 5:30-7 p.m. at Broken Arrow No. 1. For information, e-mail to or call 218-0069.

Head for the Cure 5K Looms: The second-annual Lawrence Head for the Cure 5k will be at 8 a.m. September 26th at the YSI fields near the South Lawrence Trafficway. Online registration is available at Packet pickup will be at Garry Gribble’s RunningSports from noon-5 p.m. on Sept. 25. Contact DJ Hilding at 785-393-1180 or email for information.

Jayhawk Juniors Volleyball: Kansas University will be hosting youth volleyball clinics this fall. Clinics for girls in grades K-6 will run Sundays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17 and for grades 7-8 from Oct. 3-Nov. 7. A clinic for boys in grades 3-12 will run Thursdays from Sept. 16-Oct. 21. There also will be a competition clinic starting Nov. 7 for girls in grades 6-8. For info, contact Kevin Buhr at 864-6117 or visit

KU Baseball Camps: Kansas University will hold several youth baseball camps this fall. Fall Hitting Academies, for ages 8-18, will be held Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 (session one); Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 (session two) and Nov. 1, 16, 22, 29 (session three). The Jayhawk Fall Games Camp, for grades 9-12, will run Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 10. The Jayhawk Baseball Youth Fall Games Camp, for ages 10-12, will run Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 and 11. The Showcase Weekend, for high school juniors and seniors in a professional scout-evaluation format, will Oct. 2 or 3. And the Holiday Skills Camp, for ages 8-18, runs Dec. 28-30. For information, call 864-7907.

New Swimmer Clinic: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club will be offering a New Swimmer Clinic on Wednesday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. The clinic will begin at 7 pm and is open to anyone ages 6-18 who would like to swim on a year-round swim team. The Aquahawks offer several levels of swimming abilities and competition opportunities. Please bring a suit and cap. For information, contact coach Zach Devine at 393-7966 or .

Ad Astra Tryouts: Ad Astra Area Aquatics will hold tryouts for youths ages 6-18 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Bring a suit, cap and goggles. For information, call coach Patrick at 331-6940, e-mail or visit

Volleyball Help Needed: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is seeking junior high girls intramurals volleyball coaches and officials. For information, contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949 or

LPRD Basketball: Lawrence Parks and Rec is taking registration for K-6 youths interested in youth recreational basketball programs. To register, visit any of the recreation centers or online at Deadline is Sept. 16. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.

Hoopster Registration: Lawrence Parks and Rec is taking team registrations from coaches for the Hoopster basketball program. To register, visit any of the recreation centers or download a registration form at Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.

Adult Sports Deadline: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking registration for adult fall basketball, dodgeball and volleyball through Sept. 10. Register by Sept. 1 to receive a discounted registration fee. For information, call 832-7920 or visit

Tennis tourney: The LTA/Douglas County Closed Tournament will be held at the Lawrence Tennis Center Sept. 25 and 26. Entries open Sept. 12 and close Sept. 21. The women’s singles and doubles NTRP 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, the men’s singles and doubles NTRP 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 and the mixed doubles combined NTRP 7.0 and 8.0 event is free to Lawrence Tennis Association members. Any other players must live in Douglas County, and fees are $10 for singles and $20 per doubles team. Maximum three events. Send entries to

Flag football: Called To Greatness is launching its new Flag Football Experience to Lawrence and surrounding communities. This event will take place every Saturday starting September 11-October 16 at the Youth Sports Complex in Lawrence. Third- through sixth-grade boys and girls can attend, and the cost is $80 (scholarships available). For more information or to register please visit

Lady Prospects Basketball Open Gyms: The Lady Prospects Basketball Club will be hosting open gyms for all sixth through 12th grade girls. All open gyms will take place at Oskaloosa Junior/Senior High School, 404 Park St, Oskaloosa, and will start Sunday, Sept. 12. For more information about dates & times, go to or e-mail

Golf results: Results from Jayhawk Golf Club Sunday at Alvamar: Net results: Curt Anderson 71, Chris Petr 71, Gary Gatten 82. Scratch results: Drew Walters 77, Van Reichert 78, Mike Naegele 81.

Hole-in-one: Jason Seeman had a hole-in-one on Saturday at Lawrence Country Club. It happened on hole No. 2, a par-3 that measured 170 yards. Seeman used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Jim Clement, Chris Thompson, Bo Gollier and Wes Lynch.


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