Our Town Sports for May 10

May 10, 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. For information contact Zach at 785-393-7966 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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. 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. Contact KU baseball office (785-864-7907) for information.

Lawrence wrestlers: Two West Middle School wrestlers placed at the State Freestyle/Greco Roman tournament on May 6 in Hutchison. At 77 pounds, Tate Steele placed second in Greco and first in Freestyle. At 128 pounds, Tucker Wilson placed second in Greco and fourth in Freestyle.

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

LHS conditioning: Conditioning for Lawrence High girls will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursdasy mornings from 8-9 a.m. June 4-22 and July 2-19. Brochures can be found at the LHS website or by

Baldwin hoops camp: Baldwin’s elementary basketball camp, for boys entering grades 3-6, will be the week of June 4 at Baldwin High School, and the middle school camp, for grades 7-8, will be the week of June 25 at BHS. For information, contact BHS boys basketball coach Dustin Leochner at

Junior volleyball camp: Lawrence Juniors Volleyball Camp will be July 30-31 at Free State for ages 10-16. Registration forms are available at: For information, e-mail Kathy Allen at

Baker volleyball camp: Baker University Volleyball Camp will be June 18-21 in Baldwin City. Morning camp will run 9-12 for fourth through eighth grades. Afternoon camp is 1-4 p.m. for grades 9-12. Brochure and registration form available at: For information, contact Kathy Allen at 785-594-8455 or email

Long drive competition: The REMAX World Long Drive Championship local qualifier will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 2 at the Eagle Bend driving range. No preregistration necessary. For information, visit or email

Fast pitch coaches clinic: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a girls fast pitch softball coaches clinic by Tracy Bunge 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Holcom Park Sports Complex, 2700 West 27th Street, on the Holcom Blue Field. All girls fast pitch softball coaches are invited to attend this free clinic.

Jayhawk Model Masters: The Jayhawk Model Masters are hosting an Electric FlyIn for all scales of electric model aircraft, including scale, sport and jet aircraft. The event will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the model airfield below Clinton Dam. For information, contact Don Boucher at 785-331-8939 or see flier on JW Marketplace.

Junior golf at LCC: Lawrence Country Club invites all area junior golfers to participate in upcoming programs at LCC. Weekly clinics will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays (ages 6-13). Cost is $10/session. Two junior camps at LCC (ages 7-15). Camps are June 11th-15th & July 23rd-27th, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $75/week. SNAG golf for tots (ages 4-7). Two sessions offered on May 6 and May 20 from 2-3 p.m. Cost is $5/session. Private lessons and playing lessons are available from LCC teaching professionals. Cost for a half-hour private lesson for a junior golfer is $25. For more information, contact LCC at 785-843-2938.

Blackburn hole-in-one: Lonnie Blackburn used a gap wedge to fire a hole-in-one on the 108-yard No. 3 hole Tuesday at Eagle Bend. Don Boucher witnessed the shot.


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