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Our town sports

April 7, 2011


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Do you have a camp or a tournament or a sign-up session on tap? How about someone who turned in a noteworthy performance? We’d like you to tell us about it. Mail it to Our Town Sports, Journal-World, Box 888, Lawrence 66044, fax it to 785 843-4512, e-mail to or call 832-7147.

Softball openings: The DC Attack fastpitch softball organization has one opening for its 12-and-under team, two openings for the 14-and-under squad and one opening for the 18-and-under team. Anybody interested in trying out should contact Steve Wiggins at 423-0949 or Bruce Burton at (913) 915-6315.

Girls fast pitch: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for the 2011 Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues through Friday. 8-U (coach pitch) teams and leagues will be formed by individual registrations from schools and grades. 8-U players must be 8 years old or younger on Jan. 1, 2011. Participation fee is $65. The 10-U, 12-U, 14-U and 16-U Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues are now taking team registration for the 2011 season, through Friday. Player’s eligibility is determined by age as of Jan. 1, 2011. Team registration is $900. For more information and registration forms, please contact Duane Peterson at 832-7940 or go to and/or Click on Youth Sports and then on Softball.

Softball tourney: The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Lawrence Softball Umpire Association, will host the Lawrence Preseason Girls 12-Under Class B-C Fast Pitch Invitational Tournament on April 30 and May 1 at Lawrence’s Youth Sports Complex. Entry deadline is April 15 or the first 12 teams to enter. For more info, contact Allen Winter at 841-3692 or visit

Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge: Six age divisions (fourth and fifth grade; sixth, seventh and eighth grade; high school; 29 and under; 54 and under; and 55 and over) are eligible to compete for prizes in individual and team competitions Saturday and Sunday in a benefit free-throw contest. The first round is Saturday at five area gyms. The finals are 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Trophies, medals and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee for individual competition: $10. Individual and team: $15. Registration at, or call 331-5024.

Special Olympics Kansas Crappie Tournament: A crappie tournament to benefit Special Olympics Kansas will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at Clinton Lake Boat Ramp No. 2. Tournament sign-in will be from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The registration is $80 for a two-person team if you sign up before April 22. It will $100 per two-person team to sign up the morning of the tournament. Registration form, waiver, rules and a list of sponsors are available at Boat number is determined by registration order. Teams will weigh 10 best crappie. Tournament will be held rain or shine. For more information contact Kim Brice at (785) 424-0830 or at

Softball opening: 10U DC Attack girls fastpitch team is looking for an experienced pitcher to join the team. The pitcher will get significant mound time through tournaments and league play. Reasonable fees. Call Steve Patton 785-865-4136 for more information.

LPRD baseball, softball: Registration deadline for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth baseball/softball program (grades K-6) is Friday. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street, as well as online at For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Arthritis WALK: The North East Chapter of the Kansas Arthritis Foundation will hold the sixth annual WALK for Arthritis in Lawrence. The event, a 5K and one-mile course, will begin at the Gazebo in South Park (12th & Mass streets) on May 7th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Bring your dog (it’s a dog walk, too). For information and details, visit or call 785-691-6990.

LHS softball camp: Lawrence High will hold a softball camp at its new field on campus from May 31 to June 3 for students entering grades 3-12. The general-skills camp will be from 9 am to noon, and the pitching/catching camp will be 1-3 p.m. For information, call Reenie Stogsdill at 691-8036 or e-mail

3-on-3 hoops league: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State coach Bryan Duncan will be offering a 3-on-3 basketball league this spring for girls enrolled in grades 5-8. The league will be split up into a fifth-/sixth-grade division and a seventh-/eighth-grade division. Each team will play four, 10-minute games a night. The league will run Sunday nights April 10, 17 and May 1, 8, 15. Games will be played at Free State High. For information contact Wood 785-477-5015 or Duncan 785-766-9840.

Golf Tourney: The fourth annual Open Wider, a four-person scramble golf tournament to benefit the Douglas County Dental Clinic, will take place at 1 p.m. April 29 at Alvamar Golf Club and is now taking registrations. Former KU basketball player Bud Stallworth will be this year’s featured guest and the event will include contests, prizes and a dinner after the golf. Cost is $100 per golfer. To sign up, contact Julie Branstrom at 312-7770, Ext. 207, or visit the clinic’s web site at

14U player needed: The Lawrence Rockers, a 14U LGFPA and ASA tournament softball team, is looking for a player or two. Players should have 1997 or 1998 birth date. Contact Nikki May at 785-766-1998 or

Aquahawks Academy: The Lawrence Aquahawks enrollment for the Aquahawk Swim Academy, a swim lesson program, is now open and accepting registrations. The Aquahawk Swim Academy is designed to introduce new and beginner swimmers to the water, teach water safety and basic skills needed to swim for fun or competition. Lessons will be offered at Alvamar Pool Mondays-Thursdays, beginning June 6th. Enroll online at, or call 913-575-2978, with questions

LHS wrestling fundraiser: Lawrence High’s wrestling team will hold a golf fundraiser June 3 at Alvamar Public. For information, email

LHS wrestling camp: Lawrence High will host a summer wrestling camp June 13-15 at LHS. There will be two sessions (morning and afternoon) daily and is for grades 1-12. For information, email

Orchards couples league: A couples golf league will begin play at 5 p.m. May 14 at the Orchards. Couples interested please call Ed White, 843-7456.

Orchards junior league: A junior golf league for boys and girls ages 10 to 14 will start at 9 a.m. on June 8 at the Orchards. Play will continue until school starts. A reasonable skill level required to join. Entry fee is $10 and green fees are $8 for nine holes. Those who join will be allowed this same green fee throughout the season. For information, call Ed at 843-7456.

Dam Run records: Paul Heitzman, of Eudora, set a record with a run of 27:33 in the men’s 80-84 age group 5K. In the 12K, Becky McClure, of Lawrence, broke the women’s 50-54 record with a 1:05:46; Molly Wood, of Lawrence, broke the women’s 55-59 record with a 1:11.21; and Diane Otte, of Lawrence, broke the women’s 60-65 record with a 1:17:02.

Softball opening: The 4U2NV 12UC Girls fast-pitch softball team is looking to add a pitcher and one more player to the team. Interested players are invited to join the team at its next practice, 9-11 a.m., Saturday at Holcom Gold. For more information, contact Melvin Hurrelbrink at 785-331-6735 or or Brandy Hurrelbrink at 785-331-6634 or

Capoeira Training & Roda: Capoeira Dos Palmares offers family-oriented capoeira training for all skill levels ages 8 and up. Cost is $5 per participant and the training takes place every Sunday in Lawrence from 4-6 p.m. at Holcom. Wear comfortable attire and prepare to play barefoot or in ballet/kung fu slippers. For more information contact Celso Wills at or (734) 558-0715.

Softball opening: Youth softball team looking for girls to fill its Lawrence 12U fast-pitch roster. Those interested should contact the coach at:

World Team Tennis begins: World Team Tennis spring league begins May 1 for the 3.5-4.0 division and May 3 for the 4.0-4.5 division. Registration is available at leagues and tournaments. LTA membership is required. Registration closes April 29th. For information, email Bud Pettit at


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