Our town sports

January 5, 2012


Let us know

Do you have a camp or a tournament or a sign-up session on tap? How about someone who turned in a noteworthy performance? We’d like you to tell us about it. Mail it to Our Town Sports, Journal-World, Box 888, Lawrence 66044, fax it to 785 843-4512, e-mail to or call 832-7147.

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

Sidekicks seeking: The 12U Lawrence Sidekicks are looking for one pitcher and possibly one 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 of players to round out the roster. Please contact Rick Ross at 620-491-3260 or email for more information and to schedule a tryout.

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. Winter conditioning for the spring/summer tournament is starting. To schedule a tryout, contact coach Melvin at 785-331-6735 or email

Middle-school hoops: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys intramural middle school, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade basketball program through Jan. 12. Cost is $55 per student. For info, call 832-7940. We are in need of coaches for this program. If you are interested in coaching please email or call 832-7940.

Futsal registration: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys and girls indoor futsal (soccer), for K-sixth grades, thru Jan. 6. Cost is $40 for K-4 and $50 for fifth and sixth grades, per child. For information, call 832-7940. We are in need of coaches for this program. If you are interested in coaching please email or call 832-7940.

Baseball signups: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team entries for the 2012 Heinrich League & Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association season. To register, stop by Holcom Park Recreation Center or go online at to download a registration form. LPRD will accept the first eight team entries per age division. A deposit will be required to reserve a spot in the league. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.

U10 baseball tryouts: A second-year U10 DCABA baseball team is looking for two experienced players fully committed to playing on a competitive team in the spring and fall. Email for tryout information.

Indoor facility: An indoor baseball/softball practice facility is available in Big Springs, with five full-size batting cages, three pitching tunnels and an 70-by-70-foot open area that can be expanded to 140-by-70. For information, visit or call 785-887-6700.

Soccer squads forming: KC Core Soccer of Lawrence is now forming new premier soccer teams in Lawrence. We are currently recruiting for U9 (second and third grades) and U10 (fourth grade) girls teams but will consider players of all ages. Teams are being formed now, with practices in Lawrence and league play in the Spring Heartland Soccer League. For information, contact Dan Stevens at 913-952-5264 or

Baseball academy: The Lawrence and Free State high school baseball coaches will host their 2012 Winter Baseball Academy starting Jan. 8 and running Sunday evenings through Feb. 19. For information, please contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or

Dance clinic: The Lawrence Free State Dancers is conducting a “Junior Firebirds” Dance Clinic from 3-5 p.m. on Jan 8. The clinic is open to all children preschool through fifth grade. Participants will learn dance routines and perform at a basketball game on Jan. 10. Cost is $30. For information, contact Loralea Wood, Free State Spirit Squad director at

Swim clinic: Lawrence-area athletes will have a unique chance to enhance their competitive swimming skills by working with two swimming champions, Josh Davis and Ian Crocker. The Lawrence Aquahawks will host a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic on Jan. 29, at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. The event is a four-hour in-water stroke technique clinic from 8 a.m. to noon for 8- to 18-year-olds. Cost is $50. To register, contact Candy Gunderson at 785-423-1223 or

Baldwin City Wrestling Club: Practices will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for youths ages 5 thru 16. Sessions offered are Beginners, Novice, and Open. For more information, contact Kit Harris, or 785-221-8025.

Scheibler tournament: In honor of Preston Lee Scheibler, a basketball tournament for his scholarship fund, and his family will be held Jan. 7-8. The tournament will be on 28th and Haskell at Cougars Court. You must be 17 years old or older to play. Cost is $10 a person. Contact Cornelius Edwards or Meghan McBride or register at Registration is due at 6 p.m. Friday.

FSHS fundraiser: A fund-raiser for Free State High’s baseball and softball teams will be held 6-11 p.m. Jan. 28 at Alvamar Country Club. The adults-only fundraiser will include live and silent auctions and a Trivia Night. The funds raised will go toward the construction of new indoor batting cages that both teams will benefit from year-round.

Girls basketball clinic: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host a one-day winter basketball clinic for girls in grades 4-8. The workout will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at LHS. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.


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