Our Town Sports for Nov. 3

November 3, 2011


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.

Volleyball tryout: Lawrence Lightning Bolts 11-year olds will have a tryout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Corpus Christi gym. Fee for tryouts is $10. For more information contact Kristin Unruh at 979-4269 or Craig Friedrichsen at 408-6571. Email address is

Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by high quality professional coaches with weekly practices geared towards a variety of skill levels. For more information contact coach Zach at 785-393-7966 or

Indoor facility rental: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team rental and taking reservations for the winter sessions. For information, visit

Cheer openings: Lawrence Cheer Athletics has spaces available on the competitive dance and cheer teams for the 2011-2012 season. There are openings for the 11U, 14U, 18U and college cheer teams. Dance team spots are open for junior high, senior high and college teams in pom, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. For information, email Maya Tillman-Rayton at or go to

Trail Hawks 10K: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the 3rd annual Sanders’ Saunter Heavy 10K Trail Run on Nov. 19 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. “Heavy” means the course is slightly longer than an official 10-kilometer race – about 6.5 miles. The race is a benefit run to raise money and awareness for Lawrence’s GaDuGi Safe Center for victims of sexual violence. For information, go to or email race director Raven Rajani at

Thanksgiving Day 5K: The annual Thanksgiving Day 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24 at Woodlawn School in North Lawrence. For information, contact Dee Boeck, at 841-3587 or Online entry and volunteer info are at

Lawrence High Winter Sports: The deadline to turn in winter sports athletic forms at LHS is Nov 9. Athletic forms are available at LHS or can be downloaded from the school website: The LHS winter sports informational meeting will be 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the LHS cafeteria.

Nead hole-in-one: Chuck Nead recorded a hole-in-one on Eagle Bend’s 88-yard No. 3 hole. He used a gap wedge for the ace, the 11th of his life. Witnesses were John Towner, Art Frye and Chuck Holley.

Horseshoe league: League night is every Thursday evening at 7 at Broken Arrow. Anyone interested can call Wynne at 843-8450.

Youth CC tryouts: The Brocaw Blazers youth cross country team, winner of 96 national team titles, is having tryouts for new team members through Nov. 6. For information, call Jim Beiter at (785)766-2098 or visit at

Baseball players sought: Former Kansas University assistant baseball coach Wilson Kilmer is seeking competitive players for a 17U summer baseball team to play in tournament and showcase events for 2012. Membership on the team will also include workouts preparing for the 2012 high school baseball season. No mass tryouts will be held. Contact Kilmer at or text or call 785-393-9564 for information.

Volleyball tryouts: Lawrence Juniors Volleyball Club will be hosting tryouts at Free State High for positions on club teams. Age groups 11U-14U will be held Nov. 6, and 15U-17U will be held Nov. 13. For information, visit

Sidekicks seeking: The 12U Lawrence Sidekicks are looking for 1 pitcher and possibly 1 position player for the upcoming year. Contact Michael Monroe at (785)423-1532 or e-mail to schedule a tryout.

10-U Phenix: The 10U Lawrence Phenix is looking for a couple players to round out the roster. Please contact Rick Ross at 620-491-3260 or email for more information and to schedule a tryout.

Tennis classes, lessons: The Jayhawk Tennis Center is enrolling for fall classes and lessons. JTC uses the Quick Start Tennis Program for ages 3-10 and offers a variety of classes, including Cardio Tennis, for all ages, beginner to advanced. For information, call 749-3200 or email

Turkey Trot coming: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Dept. is taking registration for the Turkey Trot 5K Run to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Haskell Indian Nations University. The course starts at Coffin Complex on the HINU campus and includes parts of historical Haskell campus as well as the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Rails to Trails course. Registration is available at any city parks and rec center or at The cost is $20 or $23 the day of the race. Winners in each age division will receive a turkey from Checkers grocery store. Overall male and female winners will also receive a $50 gift certificate from Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods. For info call 832-7940.

Softball fundraiser: The Lawrence High softball team is hosting a pancake feed from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on Iowa.

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advance cyclists. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or


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