Our Town Sports

July 28, 2011


Soccer U12 Spartans earn sliver: The Lawrence Spartans won the silver medal in U12 soccer at the Sunflower State Games, July 23-24 in Topeka. The players: Caden Anderson, Siam Boyd, Ryan Braun, Cole Cooper, Bret Folks, Josh Moore, Chas Sedlock, Juan Solis, Drew Vereen, Jack Vereen, Ayrton WallGregg and Jake Whitebread.

Softball batting cage available: A 70-foot outdoor batting cage that is set up for softball is available for team use. If interested, please contact Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or email

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.

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

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

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 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

Phenix softball tryouts: The Lawrence Phenix softball teams will be holding their tryouts on Aug. 6 (rainout date - Aug. 7) for the ages 16U - 18U at Holcom Park (27th and Iowa). The times are: 16U at 9 - 10:30 a.m. 18U at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more tryout information, contact Barry Johnson at 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

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 Gary 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.

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.

Firestix tryouts: The Lawrence Firestix are moving from 14UB to 16UB and will be hosting a tryout from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30 at Broken Arrow Park (30th and Louisiana Streets) in Lawrence. The team will be looking at all positions with an emphasis on pitching. The Firestix will compete in two tournaments this fall and pick back up once high school ball is over in the spring.

If you have any questions or are not available on the tryout date, contact Jay Garvin at 785-838-9771 or email

FSHS football fundraiser: The Free State High School Booster Club is organizing a fundraising auction for the football program from 6-9 p.m. on July 29 at The Oread Hotel. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a live auction. There will be a cash bar, so please leave the little ones with a sitter. Auction items include autographed memorabilia, KU tickets, a car and 12 seniors for an hour of labor. If you wish to donate or for more info, contact Ray Buckingham at

Kaw Valley soccer tournament: The 2011 Kaw Valley Cup soccer tournament will be Sept. 16-18 in Lawrence. The tournament is open to Divisions 2-5, Gold and Silver, U9 to U14, Boys and Girls. Registration fees are: $445 for U9 and U10 (six vs. six); $475 for U11 and U12 (eight vs. eight); $500 U13 and U14 (11 vs. 11). Parking is now included in registration fees. Register online at For more info, contact

Fall soccer leagues: Registration is open for fall soccer with Kaw Valley Soccer Association. KVSA offers several opportunities to play soccer for kids of all ages and skill levels, including: Kickers (3 year olds), Hobbits (4 & 5 year olds not yet in kindergarten), Recreation (U6 – U12), Club (U10 – U14), All Girls Academy (U10 – U12), Premier (U9 – U19), High School. For more information, go to, or to register, go to

Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament: Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson will host her seventh annual golf tournament on Sept. 17 at the Alvamar Country Club and Golf Course in Lawrence. The Jayhawk women’s basketball team and staff will be in attendance. The event will include a four-person scramble, awards reception and a live and silent auction following a day of golf.

The event gets started with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner and the silent auction will take place at 6 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the golf tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to four-woman teams, four-man teams and four-person mixed teams for best score, as well as individual prizes for man and woman longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one. A special bonus offer included with online registration is a one-year subscription to Golf Digest (a $10 value).

Cost of entry is $100 for individuals, $200 for a pair and $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. All proceeds from the tournament will go to Kansas Women’s Basketball and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center. Register now online at

Phenix-Fyler team takes fourth: The Lawrence Phenix-Fyler 18U softball team finished fourth out of 13 teams at the USSSA State Tournament on July 9-10 at the Basehor Field of Dreams.

The team lost to the Clay Center B’s, 4-0; defeated the Ruffnecks, 5-0; defeated the KC Diamond Cutters, 5-2; defeated the KC Vandals, 10-2; defeated Clay Center, 7-1; lost to Explosion USA, 6-2.

Weekend stats: Dana Kramer 8-for-16, 7 runs; Rachel Potvin 7-for-15, 6 runs; Cori Munoz 6-for-13; Mackenzie O’Brien 6-for-14, 5 runs; Kramer, Rachel Potvin, O’Brien, Kristen Bell and Jamie Jarrett cited for defense.

Sidekicks softball tryouts: Sidekicks softball will hold tryouts for 2011-2012 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U teams. Tryouts will be July 29. Pitcher/catcher registration is 5-5:30 p.m., pitcher/catcher tryouts are 5:30-6:30 p.m. All players register at 6-6:30 p.m., tryouts 6:30-8 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Lawrence Youth Sports Complex (YSI), next to the Clinton Lake Softball Complex, fields 5,6 and 7. For more info, call 766-5008.

Kansas soccer clinic: The Kansas University soccer team will host a free clinic for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12th following the Jayhawks’ exhibition match on Aug. 14 versus Butler.

Coach Mark Francis as well as several Jayhawks will participate in the clinic, working on the fundamentals of the game. The clinic will begin at approximately 3:15 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

RoughRiders baseball tryout: The Lawrence RoughRiders 13U baseball team will hold tryouts Aug. 6 and Aug. 9. All positions wide open. For information on times and location, please call Jack Tyler at 331-9431.


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