Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Town Sports for June 21

June 21, 2012

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

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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 justin@aquahawks.org.

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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  velotek@aol.com.

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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 dmgshowpig@aol.com.

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Youth football camp: The Lawrence/Free State youth football camp will be Monday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 27 at Lawrence High School. The camp is for children in third through eighth grades. Fliers on the camp have been distributed to city elementary and middle schools. •••

Free State volleyball camp: Free State will hold a volleyball camp June 25-29. For eighth-graders and below, camp runs 8 a.m.-noon; for ninth-graders and up, 1-5 p.m. daily. For information contact Nancy Hopkins at 766-7677 or nhopkins@usd497.org.

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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.

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Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday evenings 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

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LHS boys basketball camp: The Lawrence High boys basketball workout camp will be June 11-July 16 for grades 4 through 12. For information, please contact coach Mike Lewis at mlewis@usd497.org or 785-840-5492.

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Lawrence High volleyball camp: The Lawrence High Volleyball Camp will be held June 25-29. Brochures can be found at the LHS website or by emailing smagnuso@usd497.org

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LHS conditioning: Conditioning for Lawrence High girls will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m. July 2-19. Brochures can be found at the LHS website or by emailingsmagnuso@usd497.org

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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: http://www.lawrencejuniorsvbc.com/ul/documents/0004/0999/Camp_Flyer.pdf. For information, e-mail Kathy Allen at lawrencejuniors@gmail.com

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Benefit golf: The Kansas Athletics Golf Classic supporting Douglas County Special Olympics will be held at 1 p.m. on June 22 at Alvamar. Entry fee of $150.00 ($140.00 if paid by June 8) goodie bags, lunch and dinner banque and silent auction as well as finishing prizes. Contact Connie Warkins at Scott Rice Office Works 832-1020 go to www.dcsojayhawks.org. All proceeds benefit Douglas County Special Olympians.

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Baker hoops camp: The Baker University basketball program will hold a camp June 25-28 in Baldwin City. The camp is for boys and girls in grades K-8. The morning session will run from 8 a.m.-noon and is for grades 4-8. The afternoon session will run from 1-3 and is for K-3. For information and registration form, go to http://www.bakeru.edu/athletics2/men/basketball or contact Sean Dooley at sdooley@bakeru.edu or 785-594-8422.

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Soccer camps and league: Free State will hold soccer camps and a 6v6 league this summer. Girls camp will be June 25-29. The summer league is open to all high school and college students and runs from June 12 to July 12. Sign up information can be found online at www.lfssoccer.org.

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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. www.lbc-cycling.com

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City golf championships: The 36-hole city golf championships will be held July 7-8 at Alvamar Golf Course and Alvamar Country Club. Entry forms are available at Alvamar, Lawrence Country Club and Eagle Bend and should be sent to LAGA, P.O. Box 1111, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Entry fee is $125, and checks should be made payable to Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn. Competition will take place in men’s, women’s senior and super senior divisions. Anyone who is a resident or employed in Douglas County, a member at Alvamar, LCC, Jayhawk Golf Club of Eagle Bend men’s league, or any past PAGA event champion, is eligible.

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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.

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Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14CU is looking for dedicated players at catcher, pitcher and utility player for fall 2012. For information, contact Melvin at 785-331-6735, Tim at 785-691-5065 or email: Lawrencevipers4u2nv@yahoo.com

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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). Cost is $15 and includes a shirt. For information, contact Kit Harris at 785-221-8025 or kharris@usd348.com.

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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 www.BonnieGolf2012.com.

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Hammer camp: 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 gjhammer@sunflower.com or 785-841-1800.

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LHS soccer alumni game: Lawrence High will hold an alumni soccer game at 7 p.m., June 29 at the LHS soccer field.

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Girls basketball camp: Lawrence High coach Nick Wood and Free State coach Bryan Duncan will host a summer basketball camp for girls entering grades 4-8. The camp will take place from 2-4 p.m., July 10-12 at Free State High. For information call Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.

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Hawkins ace: Todd Hawkins used a pitching wedge to ace the 129-yard No. 12 hole at Falcon Ridge. Witnesses were Burke Beeler, John Brierly and Joe Stramberg.

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Recruiting combine: The eScout4u Football & Soccer Recruiting Combine will be July 21 at the Eudora District Stadium. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the testing — including dashes, shuttles, dips, vertical jumps, bench presses — to follow at 9. The combine is for eighth- and ninth-graders and includes a recruiting seminar for parents and players in any sport. For information, contact Coach Mays at coachmays@escout4u.com or 785-312-1729.

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