Our Town Sports

May 23, 2012


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

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

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.

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

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 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. 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, 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. Overnight or day campers accepted. Contact KU baseball office (785-864-7907) for more information.

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 Thursday 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. 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

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

LHS tennis summer workouts: The Lawrence High tennis team will have summer workouts for any players eligible to play for LHS in the 2012-13 school year. Workouts will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from June 5 through July 12 (with the exception of July 4 week) at LHS courts. Cost is $50. For more information, contact coach Chris Marshall at or call 785-423-1402.

KVSA camps: Kaw Vally Soccer Assocation will have several camps for various ages beginning in late May and running through the summer. Registration is available online at

Wrestling camp: Lawrence High Wrestling and Sunflower Kids Wrestling will host their annual summer wrestling camp June 4 -6 in the Lawrence High wrestling room, located upstairs in the West gymnasium. E-mail Randy Streeter ( or log onto for registration forms.

Bitty Basketball clinics: “Bitty Basketball” clinics for ages 4-6 will be held June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Parkway. For information, go to website Also: “Summer FUNdamental” clinics for grades 2 through 6 will be held July 14, 21 and 28 and Aug. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. For information, go to website

South girls basketball camp: South Middle School girls basketball camp for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders will be place May 29 through June 1 from 1-3:30 p.m. Contact Jay Deiser at 760-0654 or

FSHS basketball camp: Youth basketball camps and summer skills programs for grades 3-8 begin Monday, June 4 at Free State. For information, please e-mail Chuck Law at or call 550-5063, or visit

Soccer tryouts: Olathe Rush and coach Todd Trahan will hold tryouts for girls U13 and U14 premier soccer teams for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 seasons. Tryouts will be held June 9, 10, 16 and 17 with the specific time and location to be announced soon. For more information or to register, please contact team manager Kari Sullivan at 785-393-4568 or

Mountain biking: Two Lawrence residents placed in a 50-mile Syllamo’s Revenge mountain bike race last weekend in Arkansas. Aaron Elwell won the race with a course record of 4 hours, 18 minutes. Jason Knight took third in 4 hours, 31 minutes.

Clark hole-in-one: Marissa Clark fired a hole-in-one Sunday at Lawrence Country Club in her first-ever 18-hole round. She used an 8-iron to ace the 105-yard No. 17 hole. Witnesses were her husband, John Clark, and her son, Trevor Clark.

Evans hole-in-one: Bill Evans posted a hole-in-one Tuesday at Alvamar. He used a 7-iron from the white tees on the 130-yard No. 12 hole. Witnesses were Norm Slade and Ed Carter.

Horseshoe results: Wynne Mihura took first place in the champion class of the Wynne Mihura Open on Saturday at Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence. Ken Martin of Baldwin was second, while Dave Matheson of Iola was third. Steve Schumann of Kansas City, Kan., won the B class event, with Adam Jones of Lawrence taking second and Larry Collette of Wamego placing third.

Benefit golf: The Kansas Athletics Golf Classic supporting Douglas County Special Olympics will be held at 1 p.m. on June 22 at Alvamar. Entry fee of $150.00 ($140.00 if paid by June 8) goodie bags, lunch and dinner banque and silent auction as well as finishing prizes. Contact Connie Warkins at Scott Rice Office Works 832-1020 go to All proceeds benefit Douglas County Special Olympians.

KU Strength Camp: The KU Strength Camp, designed to provide boys and girls ages 13-15 an opportunity to learn proper techniques for resistance exercises and training with free weights, will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, June 11-15 at Robinson Gym. For information contact Dr. Leon Greene, 785-864-0775 or or Dr. Andy Fry, 785-864-0784 or

Soccer meeting: The Puma FC-West Soccer Club will hold a meeting from 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library. For information, contact: Riny de Boer at

Soccer tryouts: The Puma FC-West boys and girls soccer clubs will hold tryouts June 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17 at Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway. For age group and times, contact of call Dan Stevens at 913-952-5364 (

Baker hoops camp: The Baker University basketball program will hold a camp June 25-28 in Baldwin City. The camp is for boys and girls in grades K-8. The morning session will run from 8-noon and is for grades 4-8. The afternoon session will run from 1-3 and is for K-s. For information and registration form, go to or contact Sean Dooley at or 785-594-8422.

Marden fast half: Kate Marden, a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High, competed in the Marine Corps Historic Half-Marathon May 20 in Fredericksburg, Va. She finished second among 2,892 women finishers with a time of 1:26:44. She also finished 39th among all 6,002 finishers.


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