Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2010

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September 9, 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

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 be Oct. 2 or 3. And the Holiday Skills Camp, for ages 8-18, runs Dec. 28-30. For information, call 864-7907.

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 rec 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 Friday. 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 Jr./Sr. High School, 404 Park St, Oskaloosa, and will start Sunday. For more information, go to or e-mail

Half Marathon Nears: The GaDuGi SafeCenter’s Rev It Up Half Marathon will be Oct. 2 at Broken Arrow Park. Proceeds from the 8 a.m. run benefit the SafeCenter, which works to end sexual violence. For information, visit

Jayhawk Golf Club Results: William Patt shot 67 to win the net portion of the Jayhawk Golf Club’s White Tee Day on Saturday at Alvamar. He was follwed by Chris Petr (71) and Mike Hertling (72). Van Reichert won scratch with 75 and was followed by Curt Anderson (78) and Chris Anderson (80).

Trail Run Slated: The 18th Annual Sandrat Trail Run, a 10 mile run on the Kansas River Trails, will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3. For information go to, or contact Steve Riley,, or 785-842-4351.

Leonardi Hole In One: Gary Leonardi used a 4-hybrid to ace the 152-yard No. 17 at Lawrence Country Club on Sunday. Bob Bearse, Ron Gaches and Pete Whitenight witnessed Leonardi’s third career ace.


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