Our Town Sports

June 27, 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.

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

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 or 785-840-5492.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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 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 or 785-841-1800.

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

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.

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 to follow at 9. The combine is for eighth- and ninth-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

Lam hole-in-one: Greg Lam used a pitching wedge to ace the 118-yard No. 9 hole at Hemingway Golf Course in Masters, Colo., Saturday. Doug Gaumer, Dave Hamel and Tom Keegan were witnesses.

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.

Soccer camp: Puma FC-West soccer camp registration is now open for July at Cordley Elementary School. Register online at Camp 1: July 9-13, 8-10 a.m. for 1st-5th grade, 9-10 a.m. for preschool-kindergartners. Camp 2: July 16-20, 8-10 a.m. for 1st-5th grade, 9-10 a.m. for preschool-kindergartners. Cost: preschool/kindergartners $50; 1st -5th grade: $60. For more information, contact coach Riny de Boer at 1-785-550-3452 or

Softball, kickball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball. The registration deadline is Friday, July 13, but register by Thursday, July 5 and receive a discount. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to


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