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 email@example.com.
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 adastraareaaquatics.org or call Patrick at 331-6940.
Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Sandrat Trail Run: The 19th Sandrat Trail Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday 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 www.RunLawrence.org, or contact Steve Riley at 785-842-4351 or SRMRILEY@Sunflower.com.
Head for the Cure: The third annual Head for the Cure 5k, benefiting Brain Tumor Trials Collaborate, will be at 8 a.m. Sunday. The race begins at South Park in downtown Lawrence. To register or volunteer, go to www.headforthecure.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lawrencegymnastics.com.
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 www.lawrencejuniorsvbc.com.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 www.brocawblazers.org.
Indoor facility rental: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team rental and taking reservations for the winter sessions. For information, visit www.thefacilitylawrence.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Online entry and volunteer info are at www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html.
Senior golf: Lawrence’s William Benso placed third in 70-74 net scoring, and John Reese was third in 75-up gross scoring at the 2001 Men’s Kansas Senior Invitational Golf Association Championship, which was held Sept. 21-22 at Rolling Hills and Tallgrass country clubs in Wichita.
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 email@example.com .
Gametime hoops: Gametime Recreation Inc., which is opening the GTR Youth Sports and Activities Center on Oct. 14, is taking registrations for K-12 youth basketball programs. Also upcoming: a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Oct. 14, basketball camps and individual workouts; and club basketball tryouts and evaluations. GTR is at 940 E. 28th Street. For information, call 785-856-3212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gametimerec.org.
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 email@example.com 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 Oct. 13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.