Our Town Sports for Dec. 8

December 8, 2011


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.

Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by high quality professional coaches with weekly practices geared towards a variety of skill levels. For more information contact coach Zach at 785-393-7966 or

Indoor facility rental: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team rental and taking reservations for the winter sessions. For information, visit

Cheer openings: Lawrence Cheer Athletics has spaces available on the competitive dance and cheer teams for the 2011-2012 season. There are openings for the 11U, 14U, 18U and college cheer teams. Dance team spots are open for junior high, senior high and college teams in pom, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. For information, email Maya Tillman-Rayton at or go to

Sidekicks seeking: The 12U Lawrence Sidekicks are looking for one pitcher and possibly one position player for the upcoming year. Contact Michael Monroe at (785)423-1532 or e-mail to schedule a tryout.

10-U Phenix: The 10U Lawrence Phenix is looking for a couple of players to round out the roster. Please contact Rick Ross at 620-491-3260 or email for more information and to schedule a tryout.

Tennis classes, 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, beginner to advanced. For information, call 749-3200 or email

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

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers are looking for girls with 1997/98 birthdays for a 14U C softball team. The team is looking for all positions. Winter conditioning for the spring/summer tournament is starting. To schedule a tryout, contact coach Melvin at 785-331-6735 or email

Adult sports registrations: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for winter adult basketball, volleyball and dodgeball. The registration deadline is Dec. 9. For information, call 832-7920 or visit

Eudora High baseball fundraiser: A pulled pork sandwich dinner will be held today in the commons area of Eudora High School, during the EHS Basketball Invitational Tournament, to raise funds for EHS baseball. Sandwiches will be $3.50, and sales will begin at 5 p.m.

Jingle Bell Run: The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run (on a certified 5K course) begins at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 from the Community Center, 115 W. 11th Street. Registration & packet pick-up starts at 7:30 a.m., costume judging at 8 and a one-mile family walk begins at 8:45 a.m. Pre-register at

Youth soccer camps: Several youth soccer camps will be held through March at Kansas University’s Robinson Gym. A camp for boys will be held Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. for preschool and kindergarten, 6:30-7:30 for grades 1-5. A girls camp will be held 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays for preschool-kindergarten, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays for K-4 and 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays for grades 4-8. And there will be a holiday youth camp Dec. 27-29. All camps in room 215. For information, email

Baseball camps: The Jayhawk Baseball Camp has many different camp options for area youth in the coming months. The Holiday Skills Camp will be from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. December 28-30. There are also a variety of hitting, pitching, and catching academies in January-April, as well as a Spring Training Camp in March. Contact the KU Baseball Office for more information at 785-864-7907, or go to

Middle-school hoops: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys intramural middle school, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade basketball program thru Dec. 31. cost is $55 per student. For info, call 832-7940

Futsal registration: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys and girls indoor futsal (soccer), for K-sixth grades, thru Dec. 31. Cost is $40 for K-4 and $50 for fifth and sixth grades, per child. For information, call 832-7940.

Aquahawks fare well: Fifteen Lawrence Aquahawks combined for 60-plus best times at the Jim Devine Memorial Invitational Nov. 18-20 in Columbia, Mo. Included were two NCSA Junior National qualifying times, three team records, eight section cuts and three level 1/D1 cuts. Courtney Caldwell set the team record in the 13-14 girls 50 free in 24.06 making her first Junior National Cut. Ben Sloan set the team record in the 15-16 200 fly with a Junior National time of 1:53.21 and re-set his 100 back team record of 54.55. Josh Terrell made his cut in the 200 breast in 2:20.17. And Kara Krannawitter, Emma Tracey and Luke Edwards made additional Level 1 and /or D1 cuts.

Reaney record: Former Lawrence High swimmer Emma Reaney, now a freshman at Notre Dame, set the school record in the 200 individual medley at the Ohio State Invitational. Reaney went 1:58.47 to break Katie Carroll’s school record of 2:00.09 set at the 20007 NCAA Championships. Reaney then bettered it with an NCAA B-cut 1:57.67 in the finals. Reaney is 5-0 on the season in both the 200 and 400 IM.

Softball camp: Former Lawrence High softball coaches Reenie Stogsdill and Charlie Lauts will hold a softball came for 6- to 17-year-olds over the holiday break. For information, go to www.BigSpringsSports.Com.

Baseball signups: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team entries for the 2012 Heinrich League & Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association season. To register, stop by Holcom Park Recreation Center or go online at to down load a registration form. LPRD will accept the first eight team entries per age division. A deposit will be required to reserve a spot in the league. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.


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