Our Town Sports for Nov. 17

November 17, 2011


Trail Hawks 10K: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the 3rd annual Sanders’ Saunter Heavy 10K Trail Run on Saturday 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 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.

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. 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. For information, email Maya Tillman-Rayton at or go to

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

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

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers are looking for girls with 1997/98 birthdays for a 14U C softball team. The team is looking for all positions. To schedule a tryout, contact coach Melvin at 785-331-6735 or email

LHS baseball parent meeting: There will be a meeting for all parents of players interested in playing baseball at Lawrence High School on Thursday December 1st at 6:30 in the library at LHS. For more information, please call Brad Stoll at 330-4593.

Indoor facility: An indoor baseball/softball practice facility is available for rent in Big Springs. Visit or call 785-887-6700 for information.

Reaney honored: Former Ad Astra Area Aquatics swimmer Emma Reaney, now swimming for Notre Dame, recently earned Big East Conference swimmer-of-the-week honors. In Notre Dame’s loss to Louisville on Saturday, Reaney, a freshman, won four individual events — the 100 breaststroke (1:02.65), the 200 breast (2:13.55), the 200 IM (2:02.13) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay. Notre Dame is coached by former Lawrence Aquahawks head coach Brian Barnes.


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