Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Town sports for May 5

May 5, 2011


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

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

LHS wrestling fundraiser: Lawrence High’s wrestling team will hold a golf tournament fundraiser June 3 at Alvamar Public. For information, email to

LHS wrestling camp: Lawrence High will host a summer wrestling camp June 13-15 at LHS. There will be two sessions (morning and afternoon) daily and is for grades 1-12. For more information, email

Orchards couples league: A couples golf league will begin play at 5 p.m. on May 14 at the Orchards. Once a month there will be a cook-out at the clubhouse following play. Couples interested please call Ed White, 843-7456.

Orchards junior league: A junior golf league for boys and girls ages 10 to 14 will start at 9 a.m. on June 8 at the Orchards. Play will continue until school starts. A reasonable skill level required to join. Entry fee is $10 and green fees are $8. for nine holes. Those that join will be allowed this same green fee through-out the season. For information, call Ed at 843-7456.

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.

South hoops camp: South Junior High girls basketball camp for next school year’s incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will be 3-5:30 p.m. May 31-June 3. Contact Jay Deiser at 760-0654 or for information.

Trail races: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the second-annual “Hawk 50-Mile and Marathon Trail Runs” on May 14 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. Online entry is available at The Lawrence Trail Hawks are Lawrence’s original trail- and ultra-running club. The race features T-shirts for all entrants, awards for all finishers and a cookout for runners, families and friends, beginning about 11 a.m.

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. For summer swimming lessons for ages 3-plus, please follow the Lesson Program link on the website.

Willow walk and run: The Willow Domestic Violence Center will host the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K on at 6 p.m. Friday at Haskell Stadium. This event is to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Proceeds will help fund the maintenance and programming of the Willow's Safe Shelter, the cost of which totals approximately $1,332 per day. Participants may register to run the 5K or walk the stadium walk, and walkers are encouraged to wear women’s shoes. Registration is $25 and includes an event T-shirt. For more information, to register or to volunteer, visit

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, beginning June 6. Please call (913) 575-2978, or email to enroll.

Prospects academy: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will host the Lady Prospects Summer Basketball Academy for all girls entering fourth through eighth grades. The five-week academy will begin June 7 at Oskaloosa Junior/Senior High. For information, call 787-2249 or email

Wrestling club: Practices for the Douglas County Gold FS/GR Wrestling Club will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the South Gym (Eigth and Chapel Streets) in Baldwin City. All ages/skill levels are welcome. Contact Kit Harris (221-8025) or email with questions.

Wrestling camp: The Baker University Wrestling Camp will take place from June 14-17. The cost is $295 for resident campers, $195 for commuter campers with meals and $150 for commuter campers with no meals. Contact Jimmy May at with questions.

Summer sports: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for summer adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. Registration deadline is May 13. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

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 LHS. Workouts are open to all incoming freshmen-seniors who plan to play basketball. Contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or for camp flyers and other information.

LHS basketball camps: Lawrence High’s summer workout camp for grades 4-8 will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-July 20, at LHS. Contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or for camp flyers and other information.

KU soccer camps: The Kansas University Soccer Weekicks Camp will take place from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. June 6-10; the day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6-10 for grades 4-12; the 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

Aquahawks: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club is accepting new members. Interested new swimmers may come to the Aquahawks practices Monday-Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Indoor Aquatic Center. Coaches are available during this time to work with new swimmers and talk to parents about swimming for the Lawrence Aquahawks. The Aquahawks are a competitive year-round swim team providing multiple swimming groups and levels. For more information, call coach Zach Devine at 393-7966, or email

Spaces available: Team spaces are still available in the Jayhawk Classic 15U Team Games Camp on July 7-10 as well as the Jayhawk Classic 16U event on July 21-24. Games played at Hoglund Ballpark at KU. For more information contact the KU baseball office at 785-864-7907 or

Henrickson camps: Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Bonnie Henrickson Basketball Camps. There are four camps: Elite (June 9-11) for girls only; individual (June 19-22) for girls in grades 5-12; and 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 785-864-4938.

LHS girls basketball: The Lawrence High girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will take place 9-11 a.m. May 31-June 3. For information please contact Nick Wood at 785-477-5015 or

Kerich Hole in One: Pat Kerich used a gap wedge Wednesday to ace the 84-yard No. 2 hole at Alvamar Country Club. Witnesses were Doug Shade, Matt Dengler and John Surritte.

Softball player sought: 4U2NV, a 14U girls fastpitch team, is seeking a pitcher, catcher and a few infield positions. Contact Melvin Hurrelbrink at 785-331-6735 or or Tim McBride at 785-691-5065 or

Seabury summer programs: Seabury Academy will host several athletics summer programs. They are: volleyball, with coach Chrissy Leuty, May 31-June 3 for girls entering sixth through 12th grades; girls basketball (grades 5-8), with coaches Becky Bridson, Matt McClorey and guests, 5:30-7 on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from June 5-29; girls basketball (grades 9-12), with coach Ashley Battles, Thursday and Saturday evnings, June 4-July 2; strength and conditioning (grades 8-12), with Bridson, Tyler Naylor and Randall Coburn, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June 7-July 14; boys basketball (grades 5-8 and grades 9-12), with Battles, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 4-July 2. Detailed times and registration is available at Seabury or online at


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