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March 10, 2011

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Adult spring leagues: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for spring adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. Registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to www.lprd.org.

Pi-Day river run on tap: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the “Pi-Day River Rotation Half Marathon” on March 19 on the Kansas River trail system. The race marks Pi Day, a March 14 holiday held in honor of the mathematical constant 3.1415. The race will be held the first Saturday following Pi Day. The half marathon trail race will begin and end by the Kansas River Trails trailhead, just off Eighth and Oak streets in North Lawrence. More information is available online at www.lawrencetrailhawks.com.

DCABA entries open: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team entries for the upcoming 2011 Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association season. Register at Holcom Park Recreation Center or go online at www.lprd.org to receive a registration form. Registration deadline is April 1, or the first eight team entries. For information, call 832-7940.

Softball openings: The DC Attack fastpitch softball organization has one opening for its 12-and-under team, two openings for the 14-and-under squad and one opening for the 18-and-under team. Anybody interested in trying out should contact Steve Wiggins at 785-423-0949 or Bruce Burton at 913-915-6315.

Girls fast pitch: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for the 2011 Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues through April 1. 8-U (coach pitch) teams and leagues will be formed by individual registrations from schools and grades. 8-U players must be 8 years old or younger on Jan. 1, 2011. Participation fee is $65. The 10-U, 12-U, 14-U and 16-U Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues are now taking team registration for the 2011 Season, through April 1. Player’s eligibility is determined by age as of Jan. 1, 2011. Team registration is $900. For more information and registration forms, please contact Duane Peterson at 785-832-7940 or go to www.lgfpa.com and/or www.lprd.org. Click on Youth Sports and then on Softball.

Softball tourney: The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation will host the Lawrence Pre-season Girls 12-Under Class B-C Fast Pitch Invitational Tournament on April 30 and May 1 at Lawrence’s Youth Sports Complex. Entry deadline is April 15 or the first 12 teams to enter. For more info, contact Allen Winter at 785-841-3692 or visit www.lawrenceks.org/lprd/_youthsports/softball/lawrenceinvitational11.pdf.

Softball tryouts: 4U2NV will be holding tryouts for 12UC girls fastpitch softball team from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 and 20 at YSC (formerly YSI) fields 5 and 6.

Kickball fundraiser: The Lawrence Phenix 14U is putting on a fundraising kickball tournament March 26 at YSI Fields. Cost is $150 per team. For information, call 218-9155 or e-mail phenixfastpitch@yahoo.com.

Horsehoe pitching: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes at Broken Arrow on Thursday evenings should contact Wynne at 843-8450.

Special Olympics Kansas Crappie Tournament: A crappie tournament to benefit Special Olympics Kansas will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at Clinton Lake Boat Ramp No. 2. Tournament sign-in will be from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Registration is $80 for a two-person team if you sign up before April 22. It will $100 per two-person team the morning of the tournament. Registration form, waiver, rules and a list of sponsors are available at http://www.firstgiving.com/ksso/Event/crappiefishingtournament. Teams will weigh 10 best crappie. For more information contact Kim Brice at (785) 424-0830 or at brice@lkpd.org.

Baseball openings: The U10 DCABA Lawrence Thunder are looking for 9- or 10-year-old players. For more information, contact Craig Frederickson at 841-8619 or 408-6571.

Softball opening: 10U DC Attack girls fastpitch team is looking for an experienced pitcher. The pitcher will get significant mound time through tournaments and league play. Reasonable fees. Call Steve Patton 785-865-4136 for more information.

Ad Astra awesome: Ad Astra Area Aquatics placed 14th overall at the Spring Speedo Champions Series Region 8 meet March 3-6 in Edmond, Okla. Six area swimmers represented AAAA at the meet: Canaan Campbell, Heather Cistola, Emma Reaney, Kayla Hedges, Lucy Sirimongkhon-Dyck and Gretchen Frick. Ad Astra was 14th of 54 teams with 137 points. Reaney was the top Lawrence swimmer with five top-six finishes to score 83 points. The year-old Ad Astra team is coached by Patrick Norman.

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