Our town sports

January 6, 2011


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 Packet pickup will be at Garry Gribble’s RunningSports from 3-6 p.m. on February 11 and race morning. For information, call 393-1180.

Home Plate Baseball camps: Home Plate Baseball is offering youth camps for grades 5-8 led by former Kansas University assistant coach Wilson Kilmer. The camps will be held on Saturdays, Jan. 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 19. A hitting camp will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. A pitching camp will run 3:45-4:45 p.m. Cost is $100 for all five dates or $25 per date. For information, visit or e-mail

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

Spin class: A one-hour, thrice-weekly bicycle spin class will be offered Jan. 2-March 10. The class will meet Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Each one-hour workout is set to music and consists of a series of cycling drills based on personal heart-rate zones or perceived level of exertion. Contact John and Becky McClure at or 766-8235.

LPRD junior high hoops: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registration for boys and girls junior high intramural basketball through Friday. Cost is $55. For information, call 832-7940.

Baseball academies slated: The Lawrence and Free State high school coaching staffs are offering a Sunday night baseball academy Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. Each night will be a different focus area including base-running, catching/pitching and infield/outfield play. The academy is for grades K-8. Team rates are available. For information, please contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or

Winter baseball/softball practice facility: A Lawrence indoor baseball/softball practice facility is available for team rentals requiring a three-month commitment from January to March. For information, e-mail

MAYB tournament looms: Lawrence will host a Mid-America Youth Basketball tournament for third- through eighth-grade girls and boys Jan. 22-23. Registration deadline is Jan. 7. For information, call (316) 284-0354 or visit

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 to receive a registration form. Registration deadline is April 1, or the first eight team entries. For information, call 832-7940.

Softball players sought: Lawrence Phenix 14U is looking for three girls to round out its roster. The first-year 14s team will play 10-12 tournament in the Kansas City area this upcoming spring and summer and will practice indoors in Lawrence on Mondays, with weekend hitting opportunities during the winter. For information, contact Barry Johnson at or 785-218-9155.

Local golfer headed to Utah Valley State: Lawrence High graduate Joe Noller will play college golf at Utah Valley State University in 2011. The past two years, Noller — a regional champ at LHS — has been a post-graduate student at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.

LPRD soccer signups: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registration for indoor soccer for grades K-6 through Friday. The cost is $40 for K-4 and $50 for grades 5 and 6. There is a late fee of $15 after Friday.


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