Our Town Sports for July 14

July 14, 2011


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 or go online to

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.

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 to enroll.

Baker camp: Baker University will host a softball camp July 18-20; email coach Matt Windle at Registration is available at

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

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

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

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

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

Volleyball camp for kids: A girls volleyball camp for girls going into fourth and fifth grade will be 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 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

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

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 or email

Soccer clinic: A local soccer clinic with ties to Sporting Kansas City will be held this month at Free State High. The camp for girls will run 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, including players name, sex, school and grade.

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 Henry at

Tennis league: Registration is open for the 2011 summer/fall World Team Tennis league. Go to 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 at 865-6354.

Football Camp: The Lawrence Lightning football camp will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 at Broken Arrow Park. All boys and girls grades 2-6 are welcome. Cost is $20 per child. Basic skills camp, wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Sign up day of camp or email information to or

Lions win tournament: The Lawrence Lions girls basketball won the Lawrence MAYB tournament this past weekend. The team played in the ninth and 10th grade division A.

Members of the team are Bri Anderson, Brittany Kampfer, Emma Kelly, Nicole Kelly, Kylie Seaman, Makayla Bell, Alex Hilliard and Kali Holder.

FSHS softball clinic: Free State softball and the 5 Tool Softball School will hold a free softball clinic for girls going into high school in the fall (grades 9 thru 12). The clinic will take place at 9 a.m., July 16 at Free State High. For more information contact FSHS coach Lee Ice at

Fastpitch tryout: DC ATTACK fastpitch will have tryouts for 10U and 12U girls July 26 and for 14U, 16U and 18U girls July 27. All tryouts run from 5:30-8 p.m. at Holcom Blue. For information, call Steve Wiggins at 785-423-0949 or Bruce Burton at 913-915-6315

Softball tryout: Free State High’s softball coaches are putting together teams for the summer of 2012. Tryouts for 14U and 16U teams will be 6 p.m. July 20 and 3 p.m. July 24 at Free State High. For information, contact Steve Seratte at 785-760-1446.

Vipers tryouts: The Lawrence Vipers 12U baseball team will be hold tryouts July 21 and July 30. For information, including location and times, call Glenn Quick (785-331-6105), Tom Stewart (913-710-3131), Rik Abrahamson (785-423-1658) or Kyle Taylor (785-691-8918)

Crush tryouts: Kansas Crush will be hold tryouts for the upcoming 11U 2012 baseball season. Winter workouts are required, and players must be willing to travel. We will play 8-10 tournaments per year throughout the Midwest. We are looking for dedicated players and parents who are willing to put in the time and effort to continue our success. For information, call Blake Smith at 785-817-5764.


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