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Our town sports

February 3, 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 sportsdesk@ljworld.com or call 832-7147.

Love 2 Run run slated: The second-annual “Love 2 Run” four-mile couples run/walk will start at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 at Free State High. Participants can enter as a couple for the team competition or as individuals. Couples/teams don’t have to run together; results will be scored on total combined time. Register online at www.love2runku.com. Packet pickup will be at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports from 3-6 p.m. on February 11 and race morning. For information, call 393-1180.

Pi-Day River run on tap: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the “Pi-Day River Rotation Half Marathon” on March 19 on the Kansas River trail system. The race marks Pi Day, a March 14 holiday held in honor of the mathematical constant 3.1415. The race will be held the first Saturday following Pi Day. The half marathon trail race will begin and end by the Kansas River Trails trailhead, just off Eighth and Oak streets in North Lawrence. There will be an aid station offering water, sports drink and fruit located at the trailhead. Volunteers will serve homemade pie at the finish line. More information is available online at www.lawrencetrailhawks.com.

DCABA entries open: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team entries for the upcoming 2011 Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association season. Register at Holcom Park Recreation Center or go online at www.lprd.org to receive a registration form. Registration deadline is April 1, or the first eight team entries. For information, call 832-7940.

Free State to host fundraiser: Free State boosters will be hosting a fundraiser for the baseball and softball teams from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Alvamar Country Club. The event, which is adults only, will include an auction. Auction items include Free State varsity baseball team camp for 30 kids; Royals, Cardinals, Cubs and KU basketball tickets; a night at the Oread Hotel; Alvamar golf package; and much more.

Titans looking for two more: The Lawrence Titans 14-U Baseball Team is looking for two additional players to round out its roster for the 2011 spring and summer season. The 14-U Titans will play in Lawrence’s Heinrich League and compete in seven to eight area tournaments in Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City. Indoor practices held once per week during the winter are underway. Contact Rob Hulse with interest or questions at 785-393-2943, or via e-mail at rob.hulse@att.net.

LHS boys tennis reminder: All 9-12 grade Lawrence High boys tennis players need to e-mail gcmarsha@usd.497.org or call/text coach Marshall at 785-423-1402 with contact information for this spring season. The parents meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The first practice is Monday, Feb. 28.

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 785-423-0949 or Bruce Burton at 913-915-6315.

Girls Fast Pitch: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for the 2011 Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues through April 1. 8-U (Coach Pitch Softball) 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 April 1. 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 785-832-7940 or go to www.lgfpa.com and/or www.lprd.org. Click on Youth Sports and then on Softball.

Eudora Youth Soccer registration: Spring soccer is just around the corner. Registration is underway for the next season of Eudora Youth Soccer. Now registering for Pre-K through eighth grade. Cost is $40 per participant. Deadline is Feb. 18, with a late fee of $15. Games begin on March 26. A coaches meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. Register online or at the Eudora Community Center.

Eudora baseball fundraiser: The annual chili feed for Eudora High baseball will be held during Winter Sports Night vs. Spring Hill on Friday, Feb. 11, from 5-7 p.m. in the commons area of Eudora High School. Chili will be $2, and large cinnamon rolls will also be $2. All proceeds will benefit the EHS baseball team.

Rebels baseball fundraiser: The 14-U and 9-U Kansas Rebels baseball teams will be hosting a silent auction/poker night fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Knights of Columbus downstairs. Contact Pat Karlin at kufireman@sbcglobal.net with questions or visit www.ksrebels.com.

Softball team looking for players: The 14-U LGFPA softball team Lawrence Rockers is looking for players. Tryouts will be held each Saturday in February from 10 a.m. to noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church gym. Contact Nikki May for more information at 766-1998 or xpunkrockmomx@sunflower.com.

Lawrence High School pom squad holding dance clinic: The Lawrence High School pom squad will be holding a Little Lions Dance Clinic from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, with registration at 12:30 p.m. The performance will take place at the LHS game on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The registration fee is $30 and this includes a T-shirt and pom poms. If you have any questions, please call either Gwen Wedd at 330-4728 or Cindy Aldridge at 843-2374.

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