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Our Town Sports for Nov. 8

November 8, 2012

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

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 justin@aquahawks.org

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or  velotek@aol.com

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

Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays 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

Ad Astra Area Aquatics: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is always accepting new swimmers. For information, contact coach Patrick at 331-6940 or coach Katie at 766-7423 or visit the website at adastraareaaquatics.org

KU Rugby club: The KU Rugby club will hold workouts Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Any level from very beginner to someone who has been playing for years is welcome. Website is KUrugby.org

Fast-pitch: A 12U fast-pitch softball team is looking for a first baseman and a utility player for the fall season. The team practices in the Lawrence area and has indoor facilities for winter. Contact coach Andrew at 785-840-7193.

Thanksgiving day 5K run/walk: runLawrence will host the ninth-annual holiday run on Nov. 22 starting again from Woodlawn School. The Road Runners Club of America has designated the 5K as the state championship, with top runners getting special awards. But the run remains open to all runners and walkers. Again there will be a discount for families signing up three or more before Nov. 15. For information or to enter, visit http://www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html or call race director Dee Boeck at 841-3587.

Hammer lessons: Gary Hammer, PE teacher at Schwegler and boys basketball coach at Veritas Christian School, is conducting private and small-group basketball lessons. Contact him at gjhammer@sunflower.com or call 785-841-1800.

U11 baseball seeking: Competitive U11 baseball team looking for one dedicated player for 2013 Season. Cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2013. Team will play in several tournaments. Contact jooser44@gmail.com for tryout information.

Five Tool league: Teams interested in playing in the Five Tool Softball league for teams 16U and under during the 2013 summer should contact Steve Seratte at 760-1446. The league is looking primarily for tournament teams.

Salvation Army clinic: The Salvation Army Thanksgiving basketball clinic will be Nov. 24 at the East Lawrence Recreation Center. The clinic for second- and third-graders will be 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; fourth- and fifth-graders will be 1:30-4 p.m. For registration information, email rick@4squareathletics.com

Trail Hawks run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will hold the fourth-annual Sanders Saunter “Heavy” 10K Trail Run on Nov. 17 at Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The race is a benefit for the Lawrence Humane Society. For information, visit www.Lawrencetrailhawks.com

Basketball academy: The Reign Basketball Academy, designed for ages 7-17, is Lawrence’s newest basketball-specific training. The academy offers 1-on-1 and group training. For information, contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056 or reignhoops@me.com or visit the academy on Facebook (Reign Basketball Academy).

Baldwin wrestling: The youth Baldwin City Wrestling Club will have sign-up meetings 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 28 in the South Gym (loacated at Eighth and Chapel streets, near the old Primary Center). Practices begin Dec. 4. The club is for ages 5-14. For information, contact Kit Harris at 785-221-8025 or kharris@usd348.com

Indoor baseball/softball practice facility: Big Springs Sports Center provides indoor batting cages and a large open turf area for team practices. For information, call 887-6700.

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