Our Town Sports

May 3, 2012


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

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

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 July 17-20 for boys in grades 6-12. For information, visit

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 for a private tryout.

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

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

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.

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

Shoreline Shuffle: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the fourth annual “Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail Run” on May 5 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The Shoreline Shuffle begins and ends at the southwest corner of Campground One, in Clinton Lake State Park. The marked course includes difficult rocky, root-bound trails; smooth, flat, easy trails, scenic lake views; and long shady stretches through old-growth forest. The race begins at 8 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7 a.m. The race entry form and on-line registration are both available at

Soccer tryouts: K.C. Core West Soccer Club will hold tryouts this spring for boys and girls teams (U7 to U14/15), fall 2012 high school girls and spring 2013 high school boys. Tryouts will be June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 23 at times and locations to be determined. For information, contact Riny de Boer at 550-3452 or; Dan Stevens at; or visit

LHS football meeting: Lawrence High football players and their parents are invited to attend an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 6 in the LHS cafeteria. Call coach Dirk Wedd with questions at 218-2018.

After-school Kung Fu: All ages are welcome for 70 minutes of stretching/flexibility work, basic movements and short forms or patterns. Call Bryan at 402-640-0216 or email

Baldwin Shootout: The Baldwin Shootout, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for high school-age players and adults, will be held May 5. Cost is $40 for high school divisions (V & JV) and $60 for adults (open and 30-plus). Cash prizes will be awarded in the adult divisions. For information, contact 785 594-3670 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.

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for summer adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. Registration deadline is May 4. For information, call 832-7920 or visit

Lyme Disease 5K: The second-annual Hope for Healing Lyme Disease 5K run and walk will be at 6 p.m., June 16, at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, south of the intersection of Wakarusa Drive and Kansas Highway 10. Online registration is available at Packet pickup and registration 4-7:30 p.m. on June 15 and 9 a.m.-noon on June 16 at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts. For information and to register, visit, or contact Peninah at 785-248-3504 or email

Blastball: Blastball, an entry-level sport that teaches baseball and softball fundamentals, will be offered by the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department this summer for boys and girls ages 4-5. A parent is required to participate with his/her child during instruction time. Blastball will take place indoors at East Lawrence Recreation Center. Visit any Parks and Recreation facility to enroll or For information, call Ross Schraeder at 832-7950 or

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 scholarship golf tourney: The 13th Annual Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament is at 8 a.m., June 16 at Alvamar Golf Course. Entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes golf, cart, prizes, and lunch. The tournament is NOT limited to LHS Alumni. All proceeds go toward scholarships awarded by the Association to graduating LHS seniors. Contact Patty (Kuhn) Kennedy at 841-9541 or

Southwest volleyball, basketball camps: Southwest Middle School volleyball and basketball camps will be held May 29- June 1. The camps are for girls who will be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall. Registration forms can be found on the Southwest website or in the Southwest office. For more information contact Patricia Coffey at 749-2967 or Kristin Mallory at 550-0690.

LHS/FSHS baseball camp: Lion and Firebird players and coaches will host their annual summer baseball camp for youths in grades K-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-7 at Free State High. For information, contact Brad Stoll at 785 550 4657

Jayhawk Model Masters: The Jayhawk Model Masters is hosting an Open FlyIn for all scales of model aircraft including competition 3-D aircraft, sport and jet aircraft. The event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the model airfield below Clinton Dam. For information contact Don Boucher at 785-331-8939 or see flier on J-W Marketplace.

LHS girls basketball camp: The Lawrence High girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will take place 9-11 a.m. on May 29-June 1. For information, please contact Nick Wood at 785-477-5015 or

Lawrence Swim School: The Lawrence Swim School is accepting registrations for 2012 summer swimming lessons to be held June and July at KU’s Robinson Natatorium. There is a guaranteed ratio of no more than three swimmers per certified instructor. For information please visit or call Patrick Norman at (785) 331-6940.

LHS boys basketball camp: The Lawrence High boys basketball camps will be June 5-8 and June 11-July 16. For information, please contact coach Mike Lewis at or 785-840-5492.

Jayhawk baseball camps: The Little League Day Camp for ages 5-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11-14 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Super Skills Camp for ages 9-12 will be June 28 (1-5 p.m.) and June 29-July 1 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark. Lunch will be provided for three days. The KU Baseball All-Star Camp for ages 13-18 will be July 26-29 at KU. The camp includes daily instructional sessions, scrimmage games, team concept and more. College coaches will be on staff. Overnight or day campers accepted. Contact KU baseball office (785-864-7907) for more information.


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