Our Town Sports

KU soccer camps: The Kansas University Soccer girls residential and girls team camp has two sessions. Session I is from July 15-18, all day (grades 4-12). Session II is from July 19-22, all day (grades 4-12). For questions, email kusoccercamps@ku.edu or go online to http://kuathletics.cstv.com/camps/kan-camps-soccer.html.

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 adastraareaaquatics.org 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 www.aquahawkswimacademy.com to enroll.

Baker camp: Baker University will host a softball camp July 18-20; email coach Matt Windle at mwindle@bakeru.edu. Registration is available at www.bakerwildcats.com.

LHS fall sports: The deadline for turning in required forms for participation in fall 2011 sports at Lawrence High is 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 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 www.lhs.usd497.org.

KU track camp: Kansas University track and field and cross country will hold camp July 10-14 for ages 13-18. To register, go to kuathletics.com or contact Debbie Luman at dluman@ku.edu or call 864-3486.

Free State Basketball Camp: For information about camps and skill development workouts this summer at Free State, call basketball coach Chuck Law at 823-6050 or email claw@usd497.org.

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

Kansas softball camp: Kansas University softball will host one more camp this summer. The High School Camp will be July 11-14 for grades 9-12. For information, email kusoftballcamp@gmail.com.

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 phenixfastpitch@yahoo.com.

Horsethief Run scheduled: The annual Horsethief 5K Run, a fundraiser for Eudora High’s cross country team, will be held at 7:30 a.m. on July 9. The USATF-certified course boasts a net downhill finish. Entry by June 23 is $25, or $30 for late or day-of-race entry. For information, visit http://www.active.com, http://www.tinyurl.com/2011Horsethiefentry or email horsethiefrun@gmail.com.

3v3 soccer tournament: Perry will host the Kaw Invitational 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 8-10 at the Perry-Lecompton soccer fields. Age groups are U12, U14, U18 and open adult. For information or to register, visit http://www.planetReg.com/E53011483787, call Matt Laura at 246-3586 or email plhssoccer@yahoo.com.

Hill hole in one: Don Hill from Pomona aced the 125-yard, No. 9 hole at The Orchards on June 14. He used a wedge on the shot witnessed by Ken Jenkins and Ricky Robinson.

LAGA City tournament registration: The Lawrence Amateur Golf Association City Tournament is scheduled for July 23 at Eagle Bend and July 24 at Lawrence Country Club. Registration forms are available at the local golf course pro shops and at Golf USA. Cost is $125. Field is limited to first 100 players to register. Four divisions: men, women, seniors (50 and over) and super seniors (60 and over). Each tournament will have championship flights and flights for higher-handicap players.

KU baseball camp: The KU Baseball All-Star Camp for ages 13-18 will be held July 28-31 Hoglund Ballpark at KU. It includes daily instructional sessions, scrimmage games, team concept and much more. There are college coaches on staff. Overnight or day campers accepted. For info, contact the KU baseball office at 864-7907.

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 ice@sunflower.com

Volleyball camp for kids: A girls volleyball camp for girls going into fourth and fifth grade willbe held from 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 1-4 in the Corpus Christi gym. Coaching provided by Craig Friedrichsen and the Lawrence Lightning Bolts club. Cost is $75. To receive a camp form, contact Friedrichsen at 408-6571 or email boltsvbc@yahoo.com. Enrollment limited to 36 campers.

Phenix coaches sought: Lawrence Phenix will be holding tryouts at the end of July and hope to ad first-year 10U, 14U and 16U teams to the organization. The primary focus of coaches for these age group would be player development. Prior coaching experience is a plus, but will consider new coaches who have a strong desire to teach. Coaches will have the full support of the Phenix organization/fund raising and all coaches within the organization. For information, call Barry Johnson at 785-219-9155 or email phenixfastitch@yahoo.com

Phenix tryouts: The Lawrence Phenix will hold tryouts July 30 for 8U-14U at Holcom Park. Rainout date is July 31. Times are: 8U — 8-9 a.m. 10U — 9-10:30 a.m. 12U — 10:30 a.m.-noon. 14U — 12:30-2 p.m. For information, please contact Barry Johnson at 785 218-9155 or email phenixfastpitch@yahoo.com.

Next Level youth football combines: Next Level will host several youth football combines this summer. All combines are for youth going into grades 2-8. The combine schedules: linemen combine, 6-8 p.m. July 8, noon-3 July 9-10; quarterback combine 6-8 p.m. July 8; 4-7 p.m. July 9-10; and skills combine 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9-11. For information or to register, log onto www.nextlevelyfsc.com or email info@nextlevelyfsc.com.

Next Level youth 7-on-7 tournament: Next Level will host its first 7-on-7 youth tournament from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 6. Participants must be going into grades 4-8, and team as well as individual registrations will be accepted. Deadline is Aug. 1. For more information or to register log onto www.nextlevelyfsc.com or email youth7on7@nextlevelyfsc.com.

Soccer clinic: A local soccer clinic with ties to Sporting Kansas City will be held this month at Free State High. The boys camp will run 7-8:30 p.m. on July 11, 13 and 15. The girls camp from 7-8:30 p.m. on July 18, 20 and 22. Sporting KC and Free State players will be on hand. The event is for middle-shoolers going into sixth, seventh or eighth grades and is free to the first 40 boys and 40 girls who register by sending an email to hpsporting22@gmail.com, including players name, sex, school and grade.

Hawk Hundred trail run: Not for charity and not for profit, but for the sheer love of running trails day and night, 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. Sept. 10.

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. For more information, visit the race page at www.Lawrencetrailhawks.com or call race director Gary Henry at 766-0293 or e-mail Gary at unews@ultrastory.com.

Gymnasts excel in Florida: Three gymnasts from Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics took home titles at the AAU National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Shaye Smerchek won the all-around championship in level 7, age group 3. Shaye also took first in the bars and beam events and second in the floor exercise and fifth in the vault.

Rejjin Jackson finished first in the vault, second in the bars and all-around and third in beam and floor exercise in level 6, age group 3.

Isabel Ash won the floor exercise, finished in third in the bars and all-around, placed fourth in vault and fifth in beam in level 6, age group 4.

Lightning win state title: The Lawrence Lightning 13AA baseball team won the state championship on Sunday. The team has been ranked No. 1 in the state USSSA power rankings most of the season. The team finished the season 24-3.

Lightning members are Bradley Collicot, Sam Dykes, Jack Flynn, Kendell Fritzel, Tanner Green, Andrew Grobe, Steven Johnson, Brad Kincaid, Braxton Olson, Luke Padia, Sam Swarklo and Parker Tietjen.

Tennis league: Registration is open for the 2011 summer/fall World Team Tennis league. Go to WTT.com/local leagues and tournaments/rec leagues/join a league/rec leagues/lawrence tennis association/registration form/submit to register. Registration deadline is July 29. For more info, contact Bud Pettit at kaybud99@hotmail.com at 865-6354.

Fall leagues: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball through Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to www.lprd.org.

Football Camp: The Lawrence Lightning football camp will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 at Broken Arrow Park. Boys and girls grades 2-6. Cost is $20 per child. Sign up day of camp or email info to coachphillips@hotmail.com or karalamoyne@gmail.com.