Our Town Sports for Sept. 22

September 22, 2011


Softball batting cage available: A 70-foot outdoor batting cage that is set 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.

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

Aquahawks open: The Lawrence Aquahawks are always accepting new members. The Aquahawks will be hosting a two-day New Swimmer Clinic Sept. 27-28. The clinics will be held at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center from 5-5:45 p.m. New swimmers may come to one or both days. Swimming skills and drills will be taught at both clinics along with coaches’ introductions to the Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Team program. For more information please contact coach Justin Clossen at , or call 785-393-2468.

Jayhawk baseball camps: Kansas University baseball is playing host to several fall youth baseball camps: Youth Games Camp: Sept. 27, 29, 6-8 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark, ages 10-12, $125; Fall Hitting Academies: four-week sessions in September, October, and November; ages 8-18, $125; Showcase Weekend for high school juniors and seniors: Sept. 24 or 25. For information call 785-864-7907.

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

Shoreline Shuffle: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will play host to the third-annual Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail run Saturday 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

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.

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 a 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

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.

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.

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.

Alvamar women lead: The eight-person Alvamar women’s team is in first place in the Greater K.C. Women’s Team Play heading into their final match Friday at Lake Quivira. Playing Sept. 15 at Alvamar Country Club were: Susan DeVoe, Vickie Friend, Sheila Connelly, Holly Richey, Michele Johnson, Linda Randall, Sheila Collier and Elaine Brady.

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 undoor baseball practice facility is available for team rental and taking reservations for the winter sessions. For information, visit


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