Our Town Sports

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.

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 zach@aquahawks.org.

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.

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 www.BigSpringsSports.com or call 785-887-6700.

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.

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 dstevens@kccoresoccer.com, or coach Riny DeBoer at rinydeboer@hotmail.com.

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. 8U players must be 8 years of age or younger on Jan. 1, 2012. 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 dpeterson@lawrenceks.org or go to www.lprd.org and click on Youth Sports.

Facility available: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team/individual rental. Free or low-cost baseball lessons available to children of low-income families. Visit www.thefacilitylawrence.com 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 http://www.kuathletics.com/camps/kan-camps-soccer.html.

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers are looking for girls with 97/98 birthdays for a 14U C tournament softball team. Vipers are looking for a catcher, pitcher and outfielder, but all positions are welcome. For information, call coach Melvin at 331-6735 or email Lawrencevipers4U2NV@yahoo.com.

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

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

Relays volunteers: The KU Track & Field office needs volunteers for the 85th edition of the Kansas Relays, April 18-21. No experience is required, and volunteers will receive a Kansas Relays T-shirt. Fill out information on-line at http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/c-relay/spec-rel/kan-relays-volunteer-form.html or contact Debbie Luman at 785-864-3486, dluman@ku.edu.

Lawrence Lightning: The 12U Lawrence Lightning is looking for girls to compete in the Lawrence Girls Fastpitch league and selected tournaments. For an individual tryout, call Mike Monroe at 423-1532 or email hornet@sunflower.com.

Houk baseball: Houk Baseball League (13,14,15) registration forms are available at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street as well as online at www.lprd.org Registration deadline is April 3. Those who register will be informed of the evaluation date. Players must be pre-registered to participate. For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Youth baseball, softball: Registration deadline for the 2012 Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth baseball/softball program (K through 6) is April 12. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street as well as online at www.lprd.org For more information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Fred Roll Workout: The Fred Roll Workout is schedule at Jayhawk Tennis Facility, 5200 Clinton Parkway, a beginning weight/fitness class offered by the former strength and conditioning coach for 22 Jayhawks sports. Class begins March 27 and registration at 5:15 and meets 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with an optional class at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. This is a basic class for 7-12 grades, boys and girls groups and adults accepted. Class size is limited to 15. Expect gains in core strength, overall strength, flexibility, balance, vertical jump, acceleration, speed, change direction. Contact Fred at 785-331-8200.

Comets softball: The Comets 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher/position player for league and tournaments. For information, contact Brian McFall at 749-7207 or bmcfall@banklandmark.com.

World Team Tennis: The 2012 Spring World Team Tennis Leagues begin April 29 for the 3.5 division and May 1 for the 4.0 division. Online registration is required at WTT. Com/local leagues and tournaments/join a league. Registration closes Saturday, April 21, at midnight. For more info, contact Bud Pettit at kaybud99@hotmail.com or call 785-865-6354.

Simien Challenge: Deadline to enter the second annual Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge is noon today. By participating, hoopsters will help support Family Promise of Lawrence, an inter-faith hospitality network committed to housing homeless families and Called to Greatness, a multi-sports ministry program that allows underprivileged youths a chance to play. Individuals, teams and open divisions are welcome. Entry fee is: $10 for individuals, $50 for teams. Trophies, medals and prizes will be awarded for the most successful shots in each division. Preliminary round: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday March 31. Final round at Allen Fieldhouse: 2 p.m. Sunday April 1. To enter: http://calledtogreatness.com/free-throw/

5K and 2K Fitness Walks: A non-competitve fitness walk will be held on Saturday, March 31. There is no registration fee and no times will be kept. Participants should meet in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, located at 13th and New Hampshire, at 10:00 a.m. to fill out an entry form and sign a waiver. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Joan Wells at 842-6160.

Free State High football meeting: Prospective Free State football players and their parents are invited to attend a team meeting at 7 p.m. April 9 at the FSHS auditorium.

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. For more information, contact LHS coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050 or FSHS coach Bob Lisher at 832-6050.

DC Attack: DC Attack 12U fastpitch team is looking to fill a few positions on their roster. Attack will play league and 7-8 tournaments. Call Steve Patton at 785-865-4136 to set up a tryout.