Our Town Sports for Jan. 19

January 19, 2012


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. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact 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.

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

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

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

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 information, contact Kit Harris, or 785-221-8025.

FSHS fundraiser: A fundraiser 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.

Aquahawks clinic: The Lawrence Aquahawks and the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center will host a “USA Olympic Swim Clinic” from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 29 at the Indoor Aquatic Center. Olympic gold medalists Josh Davis and Ian Crocker will be at the pool and in the water performing small-group personal instruction on champion performance and technique. Swimmers will be able to ask questions of the Olympians, take pictures and get autographs. This clinic is open to all ages 5-18. To reserve a spot, call Candy at 785-423-1223.

Love 2 Run: The third-annual Love 2 Run-Lawrence will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 11. The USATF Certified four-mile couples-themed run will start and finish at Free State High. Participants can enter as an individual or as a couple. Registration/packet pickup will be at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 10. and 8-9 race morning in the Free State gym. Online registration and information is available at

FUNdamental Softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to playing softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. Coach or team consulting available, too. Sessions held at Big Springs Sports Facility. For information, contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or

Wrestling results: Here are results from two recent Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club events. From the Johnson County Classic: Novice — Nolan Bradley 6U 43 (third place); Daniel Parrish 6U 46 (third); Champ Hidalgo 6U 49 (Runner-Up); Tyler Beniot 6U 52 (fourth); Micah Rogers 6U 52 (fourth); Matthew Marcum 6U 55 (first); Peyton Wheat 6U 55 (runner-up); Joseph Faircloth 8U 58 (first). Open — Eric Streeter 6U 52 (third); Alan Clothier 14U 155 (first). From the Thunderbird Invitational: Novice — Nolan Bradley 6U 43 (second); Alex Bengoa 6U 61 (third); Champ Hidalgo 6U 49 (fourth); Daniel Parish 6U 49 (fourth); Matthew Marcum 6U 55 (first); Micah Rogers 6U 55 (second); Peyton Wheat 6U 55 (first); Joseph Faircloth 8U 61 (second); Michael Williams 8U 70 (third); Anthony Ramos 10U 55 (first); Connor Gabrielson 10U 64 (fourth); Spencer Smith 10U 100 (third); Eli Bork 12U 130 (fourth); Davis Reed 10U HWT (second); Jimmy Cooper 12U 100 (first); Open — Eric Streeter 6U 55 (first); Caleb Streeter 8U 64 (fourth); Holden Andrews 8U 70 (third); Hagen Andrews 10U 73 (third); Cael Lynch 10U 61 (fourth); Chase Dressler 12U 93 (fourth); Monti Enriquez 12U 88 (first); Konner Kelley 14U 140 (third); Travis Davis 14U 110 (second).

Softball fundraiser: Free State High softball will hold its annual biscuits-and-gravy breakfast fund-raiser from 8-11 a.m. on Jan. 28 at the FSHS cafeteria. Cost is $5 at the door, all you can eat. Coffee, milk and orange juice will be provided.


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