Our Town Sports

June 23, 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

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 two remaining camps: 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.

Baker camps: Baker University will host several athletics camps this summer. They are: 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.

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 one more camp this summer. 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 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

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 are 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 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 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.

KU baseball camp: The Jayhawk Baseball Super Skills Camp will be held from 1-5 p.m. June 27 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28-30 at Hoglund Ballpark at KU for ages 9-12. Lunch will be provided all three days. For more information, contact the KU baseball office at 864-7907.

KU baseball camp: The KU Baseball All-Star Camp for ages 13-18 will be held July 28-31 Hoglund Ballpark at KU. It ncludes 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.

Fall leagues: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball. The registration deadline is July 8, but register by June 29 and receive a discount on your registration fee. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

Phenix-Fyler win tournament: The 18U Phenix-Fyler softball team won the 13-team Mid America West Father’s Day Classic last weekend in Shawnee. The Phenix finished the tournament 7-0 and qualified for nationals in July.

The team went 4-0 in pool play, defeating KC Ice, 9-0; Flint Hill Wind, 4-3; Clay Center, 4-2; and KC Impact, 13-5.

In bracket play, the Phenix defeated Springfield (Mo.), 10-0, run rule; Nothern Missouri Phantoms, 4-1; Flint Hills Wind, 8-7 (championship game).

Shelley Prost (6-0) got the win in the semifinal game. Cori Munoz (8-1) earned the win in the final.

The tournament was marked by outstanding hitting, aggressive base running and good defense by the Phenix. The team is 15-2, including two tournament championships. This weekend the Phenix will be back in K.C.

Members of the Phenix are Kristen Bell, Sami Buffalomeat, Meagan Dexter, Jamie Jarrett, Dana Kramer, Jamie Morgison, Cori Munoz, Mackenzie O’Brien, Maddie Potvin, Racheal Potvin, Shelley Prost and Megan Wilson. Coaches are Randy Fyler, Joe Munoz and Steve Serratte.


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