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April 28, 2011


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

Softball tourney: The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Lawrence Softball Umpire Association, will host the Lawrence Pre-season 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

Horsehoe pitching: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes at Broken Arrow on Thursday evenings should contact Wynne at 843-8450.

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.

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 7. 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 football meeting: Athletes interested in playing football for Lawrence High and their parents are invited to a meeting in the LHS cafeteria, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

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 email

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 766-1998 or

LHS wrestling fundraiser: Lawrence High’s wrestling team will hold a golf tournament 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 more information, email

Orchards couples league: A couples golf league will begin play at 5 p.m. on May 14 at the Orchards. Once a month there will be a cook-out at the clubhouse following play. 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 that join will be allowed this same green fee through-out the season. For information, call Ed at 843-7456.

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 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 is looking for girls to fill its Lawrence 12U fastpitch 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 Friday. For information, email Bud Pettit at

14U fastpitch player sought: 4U2NV 14U girls fastpitch team is seeking a pitcher, catcher and a few infield position. Contact Melvin Hurrelbrink at 331-6735 or or Tim McBride at 691-5065 or

Football camp: The Free State High and Lawrence High youth football camp (for grades 3-8) will run June 27-29 at FSHS. All camp fliers have been delivered to elementary schools and junior highs, but for information, please contact FSHS coach Bob Lisher at 832-6050 or LHS coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050.

South hoops camp: South Junior High girls basketball camp for next school year’s incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will be 3-5:30 p.m. May 31-June 3. Contact Jay Deiser at 760-0654 or for information.

Trail races: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the second-annual “Hawk 50-Mile and Marathon Trail Runs” on May 14 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. Online entry is available at The Lawrence Trail Hawks are Lawrence’s original trail- and ultra-running club. The race features T-shirts for all entrants, awards for all finishers and a cookout for runners, families and friends, beginning about 11 a.m.

Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit or call Patrick at 331-6940. For summer swimming lessons for ages 3-plus, please follow the Lesson Program link on the website.

Willow walk and run: The Willow Domestic Violence Center will host the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K on at 6 p.m., May 6, at Haskell Stadium. This event is to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Proceeds will help fund maintenance and programming of the Willow's Safe Shelter, the cost of which totals about $1,332 per day. Participants may register to run the 5K or walk the stadium walk, and walkers are encouraged to wear women’s shoes. Registration is $25 and includes an event T-shirt. For more info, to register or to volunteer, visit

Swim academy: Registration is open for the Aquahawk Swim Academy swim-lesson program. The Aquahawk Swim Academy is designed to introduce new and beginner swimmers to the water, teach basic water safety and swimming skills to swim for fun or competitively. Lessons will be offered at Alvamar pool, Monday-Thursday, beginning June 6. Please call (913) 575-2978, or email to enroll.

Prospects academy: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will host the Lady Prospects Summer Basketball Academy for all girls entering fourth through eighth grades. The five-week academy will begin June 7 at Oskaloosa Junior/Senior High. For information, call 787-2249 or email

Little League Day: The Lawrence High baseball team will hold its first annual Little League Day at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Players will get in free by wearing their team shirt and hat. Players will take the field with the Lions for the national anthem and receive a Lions baseball wristband. Players can register for free tropical snow from Tads Tropical Snow during the game. Players need to meet by the first-base dugout at 1:50 p.m. to take the field with the Lions.

Wrestling club: Practices for the Douglas County Gold FS/GR Wrestling Club will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the South Gym (Eigth and Chapel Streets) in Baldwin City. All ages/skill levels welcome. Contact Kit Harris (221-8025) or email with questions.

Wrestling tournament: The Douglas County Gold FS/GR Wrestling Tournament will take place on Saturday at the Baldwin High School gym. Registration/weigh-in will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, or from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $20, plus $5 for GR matches.

Wrestling camp: The Baker University Wrestling Camp will take place from June 14-17. The cost is $295 for resident campers, $195 for commuter campers with meals and $150 for commuter campers with no meals. Contact Jimmy May at with questions.

Summer sports: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for summer adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. The registration deadline is Friday, May 13, but register by Wednesday, May 4 and receive a discount on your registration fee. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

LHS summer camp: The Lawrence High boys basketball summer workout camp for fourth- through eighth-graders will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 6-July 20. The camp will be instructed by LHS coaches and former LHS players. The camp fee is $100, and the preferred registration date is Monday, May 23, though late registration and walk-ins are welcome. For information, call LHS coach Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or email him at

LHS summer workouts: Lawrence High ninth- through 12th-grade boys will have summer workouts from 2:30-4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 6-July 13. For more information, call LHS coach Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or email him at

Former KU golfer Chris Thompson wins eGolf Tour event: Former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson won the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open on Saturday, posting a four-round total of 23-under to win the event by two strokes in Blythewood, S.C. With the victory, the 34-year-old Thompson took home a $35,000 first-place prize. It was Thompson’s second win on the eGolf Tour, as he also won last year’s HGM hotels Classic at Rock Barn in Conover, N.C. The former KU All-American is currently third on the tour’s money list.

Canine Disc Championships: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is playing host to the 2011 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at South Park (1141 Massachusetts Street). Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. with competition starting at 2 p.m. There is no cost to enter the event. For more information, contact Duane Peterson, Special Events Supervisor, 832-7940.

Fast pitch softball: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Leagues have openings in the 12-U and 14-U division for one more team. If you are interested in putting in a team in either one of these leagues, contact Duane Peterson at 832-7940.

KU soccer camps: The Kansas University Soccer Weekicks Camp will take place from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. June 6-10; the Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6-10 for grades 4-12; the Girls Residential and Girls team camp has two sessions. Session I is from July 15-18, all day (grades 4-12). Session II is from July 19-22, all day (grades 4-12). For questions, email or go online to

Aquahawks: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club is accepting new members. Interested new swimmers may come to the Aquahawks practices Monday-Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Indoor Aquatic Center. Coaches are available during this time to work with new swimmers and talk to parents about swimming for the Lawrence Aquahawks. The Aquahawks are a competitive year-round swim team providing multiple swimming groups and levels. For more information, call coach Zach Devine at 393-7966, or email


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