Our Town Sports for June 16

June 16, 2011


Free throw competition: As part of a men’s health fair, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host a free-throw competition 1-5 p.m. June 26 at Allen Fieldhouse.

There will be two different competitions: one for individuals and one for teams of four.

Those in the individual competition will have five minutes to complete 30 shots; those in the team competition will have each team member shoot 20 shots.

Registration fee is $25.

For more information or to register, go to or contact Melissa Hess at (785) 505-3317 or

KU crew club national champions: Kansas University’s Kate Marples and Cassie Johnson won a national championship in the women’s pair competition (one oar for each participant) at the American Collegiate Rowing Association Collegiate Championships on May 28 in Gainesville, Ga.

The ACRA Championships are open to club teams that are not funded by their athletic department.

It was the final collegiate race for Marples and Johnson. In their careers, they combined for two national championships, one national runner-up finish and a third-place national finish.

The two also were selected to the Plains All-Regional Team, which consists of the top eight women from the region stretching from Minnesota to Texas.

Twelve other KU athletes competed in the ACRA Collegiate Championships. In addition, KU’s Marples, Angela Consolino and Richard Linkesch all were recognized as Academic All-Americans.

More than 50 universities participated at the Collegiate Championships.

LHS wrestling camp: Lawrence High will host a summer wrestling camp Monday-Wednesday at LHS. There will be two sessions (morning and afternoon) daily and is for grades 1-12. For more information, email

Football camp: The Free State High and Lawrence High youth football camp (for grades 3-8) will run June 27-29 at FSHS. All camp fliers have been delivered to elementary schools and junior highs, but for information, please contact FSHS coach Bob Lisher at 832-6050 or LHS coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050.

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 boys basketball workouts: Lawrence High’s boys basketball workouts will be held 2:30-4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-July 13, at Lawrence High. Workouts are open to all incoming freshmen-seniors who plan to play basketball. Contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or for camp fliers and other information.

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

Henrickson camps: Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Bonnie Henrickson Basketball Camps. There are three remaining camps: individual (June 19-22) for girls in grades 5-12; the Jayhawk Jamboree (June 23 or 25) for teams; and the Junior Jayhawk Camp (June 27-30) for girls and boys in grades 1-5. For more information or to register log onto, or call the KU women’s basketball office at 864-4938.


Girls basketball camp: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host a basketball camp for girls entering grades 5-8 next school year. The camp will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. June 20-23 at LHS. For information, contact Wood at 477-5015 or or Duncan at 766-9840,

Baker camps: Baker University will host several athletics camps this summer. They are: a volleyball camp, June 20-23; contact coach Kathy Allen at; wrestling camp June 14-17; email coach Jimmy May at; boys and girls basketball camp June 27-30; email coach Brett Ballard at; and a softball camp July 18-20; email coach Matt Windle at Registration for all camps 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

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 or contact Debbie Luman at or call 864-3486.

LHS Alumni Golf Tournament: The 12th Annual Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Alvamar Golf Course. Entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes golf, cart, prizes, and lunch. The tournament is not limited to LHS Alumni. All proceeds go toward scholarships awarded by the Association to graduating LHS seniors. Contact Patty (Kuhn) Kennedy at 841-9541 or email her at

Self camp: There’s still time to register teams for the Bill Self/Lawrence Parks and Recreation Golf Classic to benefit the Parks and Recreation Department’s Wee Folks Scholarship Fund.

The golf classic is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The event is set up as a four-person scramble and will be flighted with awards for first-, second- and third-place finishers in each flight. Cost to participate is $100 per individual or $400 per four-player team. Individuals may request to be assigned to a team in need of players.

Individuals may enroll online at Registration forms are also available at all Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities.

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.

Kansas softball camp: Kansas University softball will host three camps this summer. The All Skills Camp for grades 3-8 will run June 19-22. A Pitcher/Catcher Camp will run June 22-24 for grades 3-12. The High School Camp will be July 11-14 for grades 9-12. For information, email

Softball batting cage available: 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

Phenix looking for coaches: The Lawrence Phenix softball organization is looking for coaches. The organization will be holding tryouts at the end of July and is looking to add first-year 10U, 14U and 16U teams.

The primary focus of coaches for these age groups would be player development. Prior coaching experience is a plus, but new coaches who have a strong desire to teach will be considered. Coaches will have the full support of the Phenix organization/fundraising and all coaches within the organization.

If you are interested in becoming part of the organization, call Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or email

Football camp: The Red Raiders youth football camp will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 20-22. Non-contact camp for kids entering second to sixth grades. For more info and camp forms, email Tim Nelson at

Soccer camps: Summer soccer camp at Lawrence High School (on the soccer field): Ages 8–13: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 27–July 1, cost $25. For questions, contact coach Mike Murphy 331-3315.

Wrestling camp: The Baldwin Bulldog summer wrestling camp is July 5-9, separate sessions for K-2, 3-5, junior high and high school. All sessions in the evening. Cost $20 or $45 if also competing in Sunflower State Games. Info can be found at Contact Kit Harris for more info: or call (785) 221-8025.

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 or or email to

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, call Matt/Laura at 785.246.3586 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.

Wellsville gridder excels: Logan O’Dea of Wellsville High was selected as one of the top 30 prospects out of 488 at the Blue-Grey Heartland Regional Combine held at Missouri Western University on April 30. He has been selected to be showcased at the NFL Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, Saturday. The event features 200 recruits from 36 states. O’Dea finished first among 87 competitors in the bench press at the Heartland combine with 31 repetitions at 185 pounds.

Aquahawks try tri: Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club had five swimmers finish in the top four places at the Lawrence IronKids triathlon and qualified to go on to compete in the IronKids Triathlon Nationals Sept. 17, in Des Moines, Iowa. National qualifiers are: Piper Rogers, Landon Sloan, Luke Edwards, Matt Howard and Evan Yoder. Also participating were Aquahawks Payton Gunderson, Kylie Whitetknight, Julia Barton, Ruth Gathunguri, Charlie Newsome, Nick Howard, Francisco Flores and Caleb Hogan.

Eagle Bend ace: Brennan Clark of Lyons hit a hole-in-one on Eagle Bend’s 125-yard No. 3 hole. The ace was witnessed by Rick Caldwell.


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