Our Town Sports for Oct. 13

October 13, 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.

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

Tennis classes, leagues, 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, from beginners to advanced players. For information, call 749-3200 or email

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

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

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

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.

Maple Leaf Run: The Maple Leaf Run — a 5K run, one-mile walk and one-mile kids fun run — will be Saturday at the Baldwin City Golf Course. Cost is $20. For information, contact Kit Harris at or 785-221-8025.

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

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

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

Aquahawks accepting: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Team is accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a competitive year-round swim team with a summer swim lesson program. For information call coach Justin at 785-393-2468 or e-mail .

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.

Middle school hoops: Lawrence Parks and Recreation and USD 497 are taking registration for the middle school (sixth-eighth grades) girls intramural basketball leagues. Registration is $55 per child, with the registration deadline today. Registration forms can be picked up at any Lawrence Parks and Recreation Centers plus at the middle school main offices.

Coaches sought: Lawrence Parks & Recreation and the USD 497 are seeking volunteer girls basketball coaches for the upcoming middle school (sixth-eighth grades) girls intramural basketball leagues. If you are interested in coaching a girls’ intramural basketball team, contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949 or by e-mail at


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