Our Town Sports for Sept. 8

September 8, 2011


Softball batting cage available: A 70-foot outdoor batting cage that is sent up for softball is available for team use. If interested, please contact Barry Johnson at 218-9155 or email

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.

Hawk Hundred trail run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks are hosting Lawrence’s first-100-mile foot race on the North Shore Trails at Clinton Lake on Sept. 10-11. The race begins and ends at Shelter 4 in Campground One of Clinton Lake State Park. For more information, visit the race page at or call race director Gary Henry at 766-0293 or e-mail Gary at

Kaw Valley soccer tournament: The 2011 Kaw Valley Cup soccer tournament will be September 16-18 in Lawrence. The tournament is open to Divisions 2-5, Gold and Silver, U9 to U14, Boys and Girls. Registration fees are: $445 for U9 and U10 (six vs. six); $475 for U11 and U12 (eight vs. eight); $500 U13 and U14 (11 vs. 11). Parking is now included in registration fees. Register online at For more info, contact

Volleyball coaches needed: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is in need of coaches for its girls middle school volleyball program. A coaches meeting is scheduled for 6:30 tonight at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th Street. If you are interested in coaching, please contact, 832-7949 or e-mail

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

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University men’s basketball player Wayne Simien and Cindy Self, wife of KU basketball coach Bill Self, are co-chairs for the third-annual Family Promise Golf Tournament on Sept. 19 at Alvamar Country Club.  The four-person scramble has special rules that ensure a 41⁄2 hour round. Registration fee of $200 per player includes lunch and dinner plus admission for two for the Auction Party on Sept. 18. Download registration form at or call Joe at 785-331-5024.   

CTG flag football: Called To Greatness will offer its Flag Football Experience this fall. A structured and competitive weekly event will emphasize skill and character development taught during individual drill work and then reinforced through team competition. It’s for grades 3-6. The first session starts Sept. 10. For information, visit  

Aquahawks open: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Club is always accepting new swimmers. The competitive swim team offers several levels of competition from beginners to national-level swimmers, with over 35 years of coaching experience. For a water evaluation of your swimmer to determine placement, call or email coach Justin Clossen at or 785-393-2468.

Just Food golf: The first Just Food Golf Tournament will be Sept. 12 at Eagle Bend. There will be a gift bag and lunch for all golfers, prizes for two flights and hole prizes. Registration for the four-person scramble will be at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at 8. Sponsorship registration form: and golfer registration form:

Jayhawk baseball camps: Kansas University baseball is hosting several fall youth baseball camps: Youth Games Camp: Sept. 6, 13, 29, 27, 6-8pm, Hoglund Ballpark, Ages 10-12.  $125; Fall Hitting Academies:  4-week sessions in September, October, and November; ages 8-18, $125; Elite Pitching/Catching Academy:  8-week session starting Sept. 7, grades 9-12; $275; Showcase Weekend for high school juniors and seniors:  Sept. 24 or 25, $100 before Sept. 9.  For information call 785-864-7907.

Dr. Bob Run: The second annual Dr. Bob 5K Run/Jog/Walk will take place Sept. 17 at Rim Rock Farm. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is presented by the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences in the KU School of Education. It honors former KU athletic director and HSES professor, the late Dr. Bob Frederick. Register online at: Information is available at Gary Gribble’s Running Sports Store at 839 Mass. For information, contact Phill Vardiman at 785-864-0709 or Bernie Kish at 785-864-0703

Hoopster competitive basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking “TEAM” registrations for those coaches interested in entering their team in the 2011-12 Hoopster Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or download a registration form from Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. Contact the Youth Sports office 832-7940 with questions.

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

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 fall for girls enrolled in grades 4-8. The league will be split up into a fourth-/fifth-/sixth-grade division and a seventh-/eighth-grade division. Each team will play four 10 minute games a night. The league will run 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays on September 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16. Games will be played at Free State High. For information contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

Girls basketball workouts: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host fall basketball workouts for girls in grades 4-8. The workouts will be at FSHS and will be on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:45 p.m. The workouts will begin September 14 and run through October 12. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

LPRD recreation basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for K-5 youths interested in participating in the 2011 Youth Recreational Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or register online at: Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Contact the Youth Sports office 832-7940 with questions.

Shoreline Shuffle: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the third-annual Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail run Sept. 24 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The Shoreline Shuffle begins and ends at Shelter 4, Campground One, in Clinton Lake State Park. The race entry form and on-line registration are both available at For information, visit or e-mail race director Karen Collier at

Prospects open gyms: Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will host fall open gyms beginning Sept. 11 girls seventh-12th grades. For information, call (785) 787-2249 or email to

Sandrat Trail Run: The 19th Sandrat Trail Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Ballard Center, North Seventh Street and Elm. The run is approximately 9.5 miles on the Kansas River trails. For information go to, or contact Steve Riley at 785-842-4351 or

Head for the Cure: The third annual Head for the Cure 5k, benefiting Brain Tumor Trials Collaborate, will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 2. The race begins at South Park in downtown Lawrence. To register or volunteer, go to For information, contact DJ Hilding, 785-393-1180. Registration forms can also be picked up at Garry Gribble’s RunningSports, 839 Mass. Street.

U11 Lightning evaluation: The U11 Lawrence Lightning will conduct a player evaluation for all new and returning players at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10. Contact Stan Skwarlo at 785.550.4817 or for information.

Trail running clinic: A trail running clinic will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Garry Gribble’s RunningSports, 839 Mass. Street. Information about trail running form, tactics and equipment will be discussed as well as information about trail routes in the area. Participants in the clinic will receive 20 percent discount off merchandise. Call 856-0434 for information.

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

Tennis tournament: The LTA/ Douglas County Closed Tennis Tournament will be held the Sept. 24 and 25 at the Lawrence Tennis Center, 22nd and Greever Terrace. Players must reside in Douglas County or be members of the Lawrence Tennis Association. Divisions: Men’s, Women’s Open, 3.5, 4.0 singles and doubles — Mixed doubles combined 7.0 and 8.0. No entry fee for LTA members. $20 per singles event and $30 per doubles team. Fees are paid at check-in, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Email Bud Pettit at entry information or questions. Entries close Sept. 21.

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

Prospects tryouts: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will have tryouts for fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams on Sept. 11 at Perry-Lecompton High. For information, call (785) 787-2249 or email

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

Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament: Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson will host her seventh annual golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Alvamar. Register now online at

Softball tournament: A benefit softball tournament will be held Oct. 8-9 at Lyons Ballpark. Entry fee of $125 per team. Contact Shaun Elston at 841-5438 or 979-9156 or All proceeds go to Mary Jo Elston to help pay for her cancer treatments.

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult basketball, volleyball and dodgeball. Registration deadline is Sept. 9. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to our website at

Basketball tryouts: The Lawrence fifth grade Phog Hoopsters boys basketball team will conduct tryouts at the East Lawrence Rec. Center on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to fill three open positions for the upcoming season. This team is also planning on playing in a minimum of four outside tournaments. For more information contact John Bennett at 913-461-7015.

Maple Leaf Run: The Maple Leaf Run — a 5K run, one-mile walk and one-mile kids fun run — will be Oct. 15 at the Baldwin City Golf Course. Cost is $20. For information, contact Kit Harris at or 785-221-8025.

Brady ace: Elaine Brady recorded a hole-in-one on the 110-yard No. 15 hole at Alvamar Country Club. She used a 7-iron for the ace. Witnesses were Candyce Waitley, Norm Waitley and Virgil Brady.

Penny Jones Shamble: The 30th Penny Jones Open Golf Tournament is Friday and has openings for morning and afternoon sessions. Format: four-person shamble at Alvamar public and private courses. Entry fee of $175 includes golf, cart, putting contest, on-course skill prizes, breakfast, lunch refreshments, awards ceremony and tournament gift. For information call Kathy Clausing-Willis ( at 505-6134 or Melissa Hess ( at 505-3317 or Kyle Taylor ( at 691-8918.


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