Archive for Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our Town Sports

August 11, 2011


Softball batting cage available: A 70-foot outdoor batting cage that is sent up for softball is available for team use. If interested, please contact Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or email

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.

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. Please call (913) 575-2978, or visit to enroll.

LHS fall sports: The deadline for turning in required forms for participation in fall 2011 sports at Lawrence High is 3:30 p.m. today to the LHS athletic office. The first day of fall sports is Aug. 15. Forms may be picked up at Lawrence High or downloaded at

Horseshoe league: League night is every Thursday evening at 7 at Broken Arrow. Anyone interested can call Wynne at 843-8450.

Free State softball camp: The Free State softball and 5 Tool Softball School will host camp for grades 4-8 on Sundays beginning Aug. 21 at Free State High. Positions camps as well as a pitcher-catcher camps are available. For information contact FSHS coach Lee Ice at

Hawk Hundred trail run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks are hosting Lawrence’s first-100-mile foot race on the North Shore Trails at Clinton Lake on Sept. 10-11.

The Hawk Hundred features four, 23-mile loops on Clinton Lake’s rocky, root-bound North Shore trail system, with an eight-mile out-and-back at the end. Runners will have 32 hours to complete the course, starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

The race will be run old school with extremely limited support for runners. Water will be provided on the course, along with notebooks where runners sign in to keep track of how many laps they’ve completed.

Because of the limited support and because of the many unknowns this first race presents, entrance is only open to runners who have completed a 100-mile or longer race in the allotted time since 2009.

The race begins and ends at Shelter 4 in Campground One of Clinton Lake State Park. For more information, visit the race page at or call race director Gary Henry at 766-0293 or e-mail Gary at

Kaw Valley soccer tournament: The 2011 Kaw Valley Cup soccer tournament will be September 16-18 in Lawrence. The tournament is open to Divisions 2-5, Gold and Silver, U9 to U14, Boys and Girls. Registration fees are: $445 for U9 and U10 (six vs. six); $475 for U11 and U12 (eight vs. eight); $500 U13 and U14 (11 vs. 11). Parking is now included in registration fees. Register online at For more info, contact

Fall soccer leagues: Registration is open for fall soccer with Kaw Valley Soccer Association. KVSA offers several opportunities to play soccer for kids of all ages and skill levels, including: Kickers (3 year olds), Hobbits (4 & 5 year olds not yet in kindergarten), Recreation (U6 – U12), Club (U10 – U14), All Girls Academy (U10 – U12), Premier (U9 – U19), High School. For more information, go to, or to register, go to

Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament: Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson will host her seventh annual golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Alvamar. The Jayhawk women’s basketball team and staff will be in attendance. The event will include a four-person scramble, awards reception and a live and silent auction following a day of golf. Cost is $100 for individuals, $200 for a pair and $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. All proceeds from the tournament will go to Kansas Women’s Basketball and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center. Register now online at

Kansas soccer clinic: The Kansas University soccer team will host a free clinic for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12th following the Jayhawks’ exhibition match on Aug. 14 versus Butler. Coach Mark Francis as well as several Jayhawks will participate in the clinic. The clinic will begin approximately 3:15 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

Tennis classes, leagues, lessons: The Jayhawk Tennis Center is enrolling for fall classes, leagues and lessons. The Fall season begins Aug. 15. JTC uses the Quick Start Tennis Program for ages 3-10 and offers a variety of classes, including Cardio Tennis, for all ages, from beginners to advanced players. For information, call 749-3200 or email

Stingrays tryouts: Lawrence Stingrays girls fastpitch team will hold tryouts for a first-year 14U team of 1998 and ’99 birthdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Broken Arrow No. 1. Practices will be held at a private indoor batting cage and on city diamonds. For information, call Tim at 785-550-1519.

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien and Cindy Self, wife of KU basketball coach Bill Self, are co-chairs for the third-annual Family Promise Golf Tournament on Sept. 19 at Alvamar Country Club. The four-person scramble has special rules that ensure a 4 1/2 hour round. Registration fee of $200 per player includes lunch and dinner plus admission for two for the Auction Party on Sept. 18. Download registration form at or call Joe at 785-331-5024.

Softball players sought: The Vipers 14UC girls fastpitch softball team is seeking infield and outfield players. Tryouts will be 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Broken Arrow Field No. 1. For information, contact Melvin Hurrelbrink at 785-331-6735 or, or Tim McBride at 785-691-5065 or

CTG flag football: Called To Greatness will offer its Flag Football Experience this fall. A structured and competitive weekly event will emphasize skill and character development taught during individual drill work and then reinforced through team competition. It’s for grades 3-6. The first session starts Sept. 10. For information, visit

Rebels 10U tryouts: Kansas Rebels 10U baseball team will hold tryouts for the 2012 season from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Broken Arrow field. Contact Pat Karlin at 785-865-8682 or for information and age cutoffs.

Baseball tryouts: Tryouts are upcoming for a competitive U10 baseball team, which will play in DCABA and in several tournaments. For information email or call 785-230-9624 for information on August/September dates and location.

Softball tryouts: Lawrence Fast and Furious fastpitch softball teams will hold open tryouts for 10U and 12U girls on Saturday at YSC field No. 6. Registration for 10U is 8:30 a.m., and 12U at 11:30 a.m. 10U info: or 12U info: For information, email


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.