Our Town Sports for July 12

July 12, 2012


Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.

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 Justin at 785-393-2468 or

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

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 and team consulting available, too. Sessions held at Big Springs Sports Facility. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or

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.

Lawrence Bicycle Club: Beginner’s Ride takes place Mondays through Labor Day. 6:15 for Tech Tips, 6:45 ride begins. Meet at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold. 10-15 miles@10-12 mph. Helmets, water bottle required.

LHS fall sports meeting: The Lawrence High fall sports informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in the LHS auditorium. Fall sports forms may be submitted at the meeting. Notaries will be available. The fall forms deadline is Aug 9.

Junior volleyball camp: Lawrence Juniors Volleyball Camp will be July 30-31 at Free State for ages 10-16. Any child interested in club volleyball or just wanting to sharpen skills for school tryouts is welcome. Registration forms are available at: For information, e-mail Kathy Allen at

Youth wrestling clinic: There will be a youth wrestling clinic from 6-7 p.m. July 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 and Aug. 2, 7 and 9 in the South Gym (at Eighth and Chapel streets) in Baldwin. Cost is $15 and includes a shirt. For information, contact Kit Harris at 785-221-8025 or

Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive (just east of Ninth and Iowa). Beginners welcome. Call Jonathan Paretsky 832-8993 or Neil Brown 843-0527

Henrickson tourney: The eighth annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament will be Aug. 25 at Alvamar Country Club. Registration for the event is available for singles, pairs and foursomes. All proceeds from the tournament will go to Kansas University women’s basketball and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center. The event includes a four-person scramble at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner and live and silent auctions at 6 p.m. Prizes will also be awarded for best four-women team, best four-man team, best four-person mixed team, longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one. The KU women’s basketball team and staff will be there throughout the day. To register or for more information, visit

Hammer lessons : Gary Hammer is conducting private and small-group basketball lessons during the summer. Hammer is P.E. teacher at Schwegler and varsity boys basketball coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at or 785-841-1800.

Recruiting combine: The eScout4u Football & Soccer Recruiting Combine will be July 21 at the Eudora District Stadium. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with testing to follow at 9. The combine is for eighth- through 12th-graders. For information, contact coach Mays at or 785-312-1729.

Flag football: NFL Youth Flag Football will be offered for grades K through 6 with games in Eudora, Baldwin City and Wellsville. Price per participant is $35. Deadline for registration is July 14 and play begins Sept. 6. Call Jimmy at 785-542-1725 for more information or sign up online at Also, blastball, a basic introduction to T-Ball for ages 3-5 that provide entry-level skills. Price per participant is $27. Sessions run in July or September on Monday evenings. Call Jimmy at 785-542-1725 for more information or sign up online at

Free State fall softball camp: The 5 Tool Softball School (grades 4 through 8) is taking registration for the camp that will be offered at Free State High School this fall. Camp will be held on Sunday afternoons Aug. 26 through Sept. 30. For more information, contact FSHS softball coach Lee Ice at

Soccer club: Lawrence Soccer Club PUMA FC-West Premier U9 Girls team is looking for two female soccer players born before Aug. 1 2004. Team training is in Lawrence, and games will be played in Olathe. Contact coach Riny de Boer at and/or call 550-3452.

Softball, kickball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball. The registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

Riley ace: John Riley of Lawrence recorded his first hole in one on June 30 at Deer Chase Golf Club in Linn Creek, Mo. Riley used a pitching wedge for the ace on the 141-yard No. 16 hole. Bob Case and Brian Lawrence witnessed the shot.

Vipers tryout: 14U Lawrence Vipers girls softball will hold a tryout at 10 a.m. Saturday at Broken Arrow Park’s field No. 1. Vipers are looking for girls with 1998-99 birthdays for fall and next season; pitchers, catches, outfielders are needed, but all positions are welcome to try out. For information, email or contact coach Melvin at 331-6735 or coach Tim at 691-5065.

Team Tennis Leagues: World Team Tennis Summer Leagues run July 29-Sept 23. Register at, local leagues and tournaments. Registration closes July 22. For information, contact Bud Pettit at

Stingrays tryouts: Lawrence Stingrays 14U-B softball will hold tryouts: 10 a.m.-noon on July 21 at Watson Grange, 45th and Shawnee Heights Road in Topeka; 4:30-6:30 p.m. on July 21 at Holcom Blue; and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Holcom Blue. For information, contact coach Tim Emerson at 550-1519 or

Rebels tryouts: 2013 Kansas Rebels 11U baseball will hold tryouts 4:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 12 at YSC field No. 3 for the spring 2013 season. For information, contact Pat Karlin at

Eagle Bend best ball: A two-man best-ball event will be held at 1 p.m. July 21 at Eagle Bend. Tee times will be posted after that. The cost of $50 per person includes greens fee, cart and prizes. Those interested can sign up at the Eagle Bend pro shop.

Higbie hole-in-one: Gary Higbie used an 8-iron to fire a hole-in-one on the 129-yard No. 3 hole recently at Eagle Bend. Brandon Womack and Bryn Womack witnessed the shot.


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