Our Town sports for March 15

March 15, 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. 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 information contact Zach at 785-393-7966 or

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.

KVSA registration: Registration is open for the Kaw Valley Soccer Association’s spring soccer, with age groups from 3 to U19. Deadline is today. For information, call 749-5872 or email

Youth soccer camps: Several “You are fantastic” youth soccer camps are slated on the Kansas University campus, all in room 215 at Robinson Gym. Coed third through eighth grades: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays; coed preschool-third grades: 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays; girls K-4: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays; girls fourth-eighth grades: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. Walk-ons welcome through today. For information, contact coach Riny 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 and team consulting available, too. Sessions held at Big Springs Sports Facility. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or

Douglas County Amateur Baseball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation still has a few team openings in both the U8 and U12 divisions of its more competitive baseball leagues. Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For information contact Lee Ice at

Premier soccer openings: KC Core Soccer of Lawrence is forming new premier teams in Lawrence. We are currently recruiting for U9 (2nd and 3rd grades) and U10 (4th grade) girls teams. Teams are being formed now with practices in Lawrence and league play in the Spring Heartland Soccer League. For additional information, please contact Dan Stevens, Director of Coaching, 913-952-5264 or, or coach Riny DeBoer at

Softball registration: Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Registration runs Feb. 1-April 2 for all age groups — 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. The 8U Division-Machine Pitch teams will be formed by individual registrations from schools and grades. Cost is $65 per child. The 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U divisions will be Team Registrations. Fee: $900 per team. Player’s eligibility is determined by age as of Jan. 1, 2012. No more than 8 teams in each division. For information, call 832-7940, email or go to and click on Youth Sports.

Facility available: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team/individual rental. Visit for information, or call 785-230-9624

KU soccer camps: Kansas University will hold several youth soccer camps this summer. A Weekicks Camp for boys and girls in grades K-5 will run 9-11:30 a.m. June 11-15. A Day Camp for boys and girls grades 5-8 will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11-15. Girls Residential and Team Camps run July 13-16 and July 17-20 for girls in grades 4-12. And a Boys Elite Residential Camp runs Joly 17-20 for boys in grades 6-12. For information, visit

Eudora T-ball/baseball/softball: Sign-up is open for Eudora Amateur Baseball and Softball Association summer ball program (T-ball, baseball, softball). Registration deadline is Friday with late fees. This program is a rec program focusing on youth development and good sportsmanship. For information, visit or email

KU baseball camps: There will be two Jayhawk Baseball Camp offerings this spring. The four-week Hitting Academies, for ages 8-14, will run 6-8 p.m. in four-week sessions in March and April. And Spring Training will run 9 a.m.-noon on March 19-20 for grades K-8. For information call 785-864-7907.

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14U C tournament softball team will hold a practice/tryout at 1 p.m. Sunday at YSC field No. 8. Vipers are looking for a catcher, pitcher and outfielder, but all positions are welcome. For information, call coach Melvin at 331-6735 or email

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

Soccer camp: The KC CORE WEST Spring Break soccer came will be held at room 215 at Kansas University’s Robinson Natatorium. Camps are for preschool-kindergarten (10-11:30 a.m.); first-fifth grades (noon-2 p.m.); and fifth-eighth grades (2-4:30 p.m.). For information, contact or call 795-550-3452.

Phenix seeking: The 14U Lawrence Phenix is looking for a pitcher and utility player for a competitive fastpitch team. Email for a private tryout.

GTR events: Gametime Recreation (940 E. 28th Street) has several events scheduled during spring break. They include open gyms on March 17 and March 19-23. Also, there will be a Spring Football Challenge on March 23-25 for four age divisions from second through eighth grades. For information, email or call 785-856-3212.

Orchards Ladies: The Orchards Ladies Golf Club will hold its preseason meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 24 at the Orchards Golf Course,3000 Billings Parkway. OLGC is a nine-hole league that plays either Thursday evenings or Friday mornings. New members of all skill level are welcome. For information, call Barb Trouslot, 766-1046.

Alvamar Ladies: Alvamar Ladies Golf Club’s preseason meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 26 in the public clubhouse. ALGC is a nine-hole Monday evening league and is open to golfers of all skill levels. For information, call Barb Trouslot at 766-1046.


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