Our Town Sports for August 18

August 18, 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.

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. Register now online at

Tennis classes, leagues, lessons: The Jayhawk Tennis Center is enrolling for fall classes and lessons. 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

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University men’s 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. 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.

Aquahawks results: Several Lawrence Aquahawks competed in the Central Zone Championships August 5-7 in Topeka. Swimmers making finals in the top eight were Jordan Portela, 12, Michael Andrew, 12 and Courtney Caldwell, 14. Portela broke five team records finishing 11th overall in high point standing. Andrew won the 11-12 boys high point award and broke three Missouri Valley LSC records. Caldwell acquired two Grand Prix cuts at the meet and finished tied for fourth in high point standings. Also participating in the meet were Kara Krannawitter, Eliza Anderson, Elizabeth Rudman and Michaela Andrew.

Sparks expands: Lawrence Sparks Basketball Association, founded in 2009 as a mentoring program for fourth- to seventh-grade girls, is expanding also to include girls through 12th grade. The program works with area student athletes on basketball fundamentals and skills improvement; provides tutoring services for those at risk or needing extra support; involves the students in community activities (fundraisers, community service, social events, motivational speakers, etc). Parents and students wishing to participate in LSBA should contact Danica Moore at (785) 843-7042 or email

Just Food golf: The first Just Food Golf Tournament will be Sept. 12 at Eagle Bend. There will be a gift bag and lunch for all golfers, prizes for two flights and hole prizes. Registration for the four-person scramble will be at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at 8. Sponsorship registration form: and golfer registration form:

Aquahawks accepting: The Lawrence Aquahawks are always accepting new members. The Aquahawks will be hosting  New Swimmer Clinics on Aug. 28 and 31 at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. The Aug. 28 clinic will run from 4-4:45 p.m. The Aug. 31 clinic will run from 5-5:45 p.m.  All ages 5-18 are welcome. Please bring a suit, towel, goggles & swim cap if you have one. For information call assistant coach Justin Clossen 785-393-2468 or email          

Jayhawk baseball camps: Kansas University baseball is hosting several fall youth baseball camps: Youth Games Camp: Sept. 6, 13, 29, 27, 6-8pm, Hoglund Ballpark, Ages 10-12.  $125; Fall Hitting Academies:  4-week sessions in September, October, and November; ages 8-18, $125; Elite Pitching/Catching Academy:  8-week session starting Sept. 7, grades 9-12; $275; Showcase Weekend for high school juniors and seniors:  Sept. 24 or 25, $100 before Sept. 9.  For information call 785-864-7907.

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advance cyclists. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or

Shoreline Shuffle: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the third-annual Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail run Sept. 24 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The Shoreline Shuffle begins and ends at Shelter 4, Campground One, in Clinton

Lake State Park. The race entry form and on-line registration are both available at For information, visit or e-mail race director Karen Collier at

Hughes in Leadville 100: Dan Hughes of Sunflower Bike Shop finished the Leadville 100 in Colorado, a 103-mile cycling race that starts and finishes in Leadville, in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 11 seconds. He finished in 159th place among 1,276 competitors. He finished two hours, 11 minutes and 33 seconds behind winner Todd Wells.

Dr. Bob Run: The second annual Dr. Bob 5K Run/Jog/Walk will take place Sept. 17 at Rim Rock Farm. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is presented by the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences in the KU School of Education. It honors former KU athletic director and HSES professor, the late Dr. Bob Frederick. Register online at: Information is available at Gary Gribble’s Running Sports Store at 839 Mass. For information, contact Phill Vardiman at 785-864-0709 or Bernie Kish at 785-864-0703

Horseshoe runner-ups: Wynne Mihura of Lawrence placed second in the A class, while Burl Cox Jr. of Norman, Okla., took second in the B class at the Summer Heat Open Horseshoe Tournament on Aug. 13 in Belleville.

Drag winners: Blaine and Ashley Miller won their age divisions of the NHRA Div. 5 Junior Dragster Championships Aug. 5-7 at Eddyville Raceway Park in Eddyville, Iowa. Blaine won the 10-12-year-old division and Ashley the 8-9-year-old division. It was the first time a brother and sister won the championships.

Lawrence swim team: Ad Astra Area Aquatics, a competitive year-round swim team, announces “Team Try-outs & Bring a Friend” to learn more about our program from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Indoor Aquatic Center. Wear a suit, bring goggles and a towel. For more information contact coach Patrick at (785) 331-6940 or visit

LPRD fourth/fifth-grade girls volleyball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking fall registrations for fourth- or fifth-grade girls interested in participating in the 2011 Youth Volleyball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or register online at: Registration deadline is Aug. 23. Volunteer coaches also are needed. Practices begin after Labor Day. Contact the youth sports office 832-7940 with questions.

LPRD recreation basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for K-5 youths interested in participating in the 2011 Youth Recreational Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or register online at: Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Contact the Youth Sports office 832-7940 with questions.

Hoopster competitive basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking “TEAM” registrations for those coaches interested in entering their team in the 2011-12 Hoopster Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or download a registration form from Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. Contact the Youth Sports office 832-7940 with questions.

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 fall for girls enrolled in grades 4-8. The league will be split up into a fourth-/fifth-/sixth-grade division and a seventh-/eighth-grade division. Each team will play four 10 minute games a night. The league will run 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays on September 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16. Games will be played at Free State High. For information contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

Girls basketball workouts: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host fall basketball workouts for girls in grades 4-8. The workouts will be at FSHS and will be on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:45 p.m. The workouts will begin September 14 and run through October 12. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

Fox hole-in-one: Steve Fox recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday on the eighth hole at Alvamar Country Club. Fox used a pitching wedge to ace the 127-yard hole. Witnesses were: Dick Hale, Bill Shunk and Chip Blaser.


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