Archive for Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Town Sports for March 24

March 24, 2011


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 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 832-7940 or go to and/or Click on Youth Sports and then on Softball.

Softball tourney: The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Lawrence Softball Umpire Association, 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 841-3692 or visit

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

Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge: Six age divisions — starting with fourth and fifth grade and extending through seniors (ages 55 and up) — are eligible to compete for prizes in individual and team competitions April 9 and 10, 2 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse in a benefit free-throw contest. Entry fee for individual competition: $10. Individual and team: $15.

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 to join the team. The pitcher will get significant mound time through tournaments and league play. Reasonable fees. Call Steve Patton 785-865-4136 for more information.

Wrestling club: The Douglas County Gold Freestyle/Greco-Roman wrestling club will begin April 5 at the South Gym in Baldwin City, located at Eighth & Chapel Streets. Practices from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. No fee, but USA card required. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Aquahawks tryout: The Lawrence Aquahawks will be holding a new swimmer tryout at 4:15 p.m. on April 4 at the Indoor Aquatic Center. This tryout is open to ages 5-18. Participants should bring suit, towel and goggles if you have a pair. For information, contact coach Zach Devine at 393-7966.

Houk League registration: Late registrations are being accepted through April 5 for the Houk Baseball League. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street, as well as online at Those who register will be informed of evaluation dates. Must be pre-registered to participate. For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

LPRD baseball, softball: Registration deadline for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth baseball/softball program (grades K-6) is April 8. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street, as well as online at For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Orchards ladies: Orchards Ladies Golf Club’s preseason meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Orchards Golf Course. New members welcome. Play begins March 31 and April 1. Call Ed White for information at 843-7456.

Dam Run looms: Lawrence Parks & Recreation registration is going on for the 5K-12K Dam Run, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex. Entry fee is $20 for the 5K and 12K run and $14 for the one-mile fun run. Registration day of the race is $22. For information, call 832-7940.

Alvamar meeting/social: The Alvamar Ladies Golf Club would like to invite former members and those interested in joining to an informational meeting/social at Alvamar Public Clubhouse, 1800 Crossgate Dr., at 6 p.m. Monday. Contact Barb Trouslot at 766-1046 for more information.

Arthritis WALK: The North East Chapter of the Kansas Arthritis Foundation will hold the sixth annual WALK for Arthritis in Lawrence. The event, a 5K and one-mile course, will begin at the Gazebo in South Park (12th & Mass streets) on May 7th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Bring your dog (it’s a dog walk, too). For information and details, visit or call 785-691-6990.

LHS softball camp: Lawrence High will hold a softball camp at its new field on campus from May 31 to June 3 for students entering grades 3-12. The general-skills camp will be from 9 am to noon, and the pitching/catching camp will be 1-3 p.m. For information, call Reenie Stogsdill at 691-8036 or e-mail

Wrestlers compete: Lawrence Sunflower Kids wrestlers competed March 13 in the 2011 Kansas Middle School State Championships in Lindsborg. Alan Clothier, a South seventh-grader at 135 pounds, and Tristan Star, a South eighth-grader at 100 pounds, placed second and qualified for the Team Kansas National Wrestling Dual Team, which will compete in the AAU National Middle School Wrestling Duals from April 8-10 in Indianola, Iowa.

Baseball camps: Free State and Lawrence High will be offering a one-day spring baseball camp April 3 at LHS. For information, call Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or email at

3-on-3 hoops league: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State coach Bryan Duncan will be offering a 3-on-3 basketball league this spring for girls enrolled in grades 5-8. The league will be split up into a fifth-/sixth-grade division and a seventh-/eighth-grade division. Each team will play four, 10-minute games a night. The league will run Sunday nights April 10, 17 and May 1, 8, 15. Games will be played at Free State High. For information contact Wood 785-477-5015 or Duncan 785-766-9840.

Girls basketball workouts: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host spring basketball workouts for girls in grades 5-8. The workouts will be at FSHS and will be on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:45 p.m. The workouts will begin April 6 and run through May 18. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

Men’s Club meeting: The Senior Men’s Club at The Orchards will hold a meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday at the clubhouse. Refreshments will be served. Play begins Tuesday morning, ages 55 and above. Call Ed at 843-7456 with questions.


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