Our Town Sports

October 4, 2012


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

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

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

Dr. Bob Run: The Dr. Bob Run — a 5K run and 1-mile kids run named for the late Bob Frederick — will be held at 8 a.m., Oct. 6 at Rim Rock Farm. Frederick was a former Kansas University athletic director and avid runner who died in 2009. The free kids run will start at 8 a.m., with the 5K to follow at 8:30. New this year will be a team competition, with cross-country scoring. For information or to register, visit Online registration will close Oct. 4.

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

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.

Sandrat Trail Run: The 20thannual Sandrat Trail Run will be held Oct. 7 at 8:30 am. It is a 9.5-mile run on the Kansas River Trails. Start and finish at John Taylor Park, Elm & North 7th streets. The first 125 entrants will receive Sandrat Trail Run caps. “Rat” trophies to age group winners. There also is a 1-kilometer Rug Rat Run beginning approximately 10:30 a.m. Registration fees are $20 by Sept. 29, $25 from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 and $30 race day until 8 am. There is no charge for the Rug Rat Run. Entry forms are available at various locations. You can also enter online at Contact Steve Riley at for information.

Maple Leaf Run: The Maple Leaf Run will be held Oct. 20 at Baldwin City Golf Course. Cost of $20 includes shirt, 5K run and 1-mile walk and 1-mile kids run, trophies for kids run and medals for 5K. For flier, email Kit Harris at or go to, call with questions at 785-221-8025.

Bollig golf tournament: The Matt Bollig Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 12 at Eagle Bend. Cost is $360 per foursome for the first 25 teams; late entry will be $440 per foursome. The tournament is named for Bollig, a Chanute High product who suffered a spinal-cord injury during a weight-lifting accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. To register, go to: or contact John Teegarden at 913-205-4628 or

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 or call race director Dee Boeck at 841-3587.

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

Hoopster hoops: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team registrations for coaches interested in entering the 2012-13 Hoopster Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or download a registration form from Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. We currently have one team spot available in each of the fourth- and fifth-grade leagues. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.

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 for tryout information.

FSHS fundraiser: Free State High girls basketball will hold a four-player scramble golf tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m., Oct. 21, at Alvamar. Contact Bryan Duncan for information at or 832-6050.

Henrickson basketball clinic: The ninth annual Bonnie Henrickson Basketball Coaching Clinic will be held Oct. 21 at Allen Fieldhouse. Henrickson, Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach, and her staff will hold an on-court skill demonstration followed by a Rock Chalk Talk on defensive and offensive concepts. The free clinic runs from 2-5 p.m., but participants are invited to attend the Jayhawks’ team practice beforehand from noon-2 p.m. Those interested in attending must fill out the application form on, and return it by Oct. 14. Forms can be mailed to: Kansas Women’s Basketball, Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Dr., Lawrence, Kansas 66045.

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.

Boo!Run looms: The second annual Halloween Boo!Run 5K race will start at 8 a.m., Oct. 28, at the Kansas River levee. The course will go east on the levee from the bridge. For information, contact GaDuGi SafeCenter at 843.8985 or Online entry available at, keyword Boo!Run.

Bost ace: Jim Bost recorded a hole-in-one on the 137-yard No. 12 hole at Prairie View Country Club in Topeka. The ace was witnessed by Tim Riling, Cory Ingham and Harvey Bost.

Prospects tryouts: The Lady Prospects AAU Girls Basketball Club will hold tryouts for their sixth- and seventh-grade teams beginning Oct. 9. For information, contact Phillipe McCree at 787-2249 or

Intramural hoops: Registration ceadline for Lawrence Parks & Recreation and USD 497 girls intramural basketball for sixth, seventh and eighth grades will be Oct. 11. Registration forms can be picked up at any of the middle school offices or any of the local recreation centers or at

Coaches needed: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for the girls sixth-through-eighth-grade intramural basketball program. Those interested in coaching should contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949 or at There will be a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 13 at Holcom Park Recreation Center. Practices begin the week of Oct. 22, with games starting on Nov. 3

Officials needed: Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department needs intramural basketball officials. If you are interested in officiating middle-school girls basketball games, contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949 or at

Turkey Trot: Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 37th-annual Turkey Trot 5K Run to be held Nov. 3 on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University. Registration fee is $20, $25 the day of the race. Winners in each age division will receive a turkey, and the male and female overall winners will receive a turkey plus a $50 gift certificate from Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods, 837 Mass. For information call 832-7940.

Hunter education course: A hunter-education course will be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds building No. 21 and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge near Lone Star. Preregistration is required; call 832-3288 and leave registration info after the tone. Participants must be at least 11. Anyone born after July 1, 1957, must pass a hunter-education course to hunt in Kansas. Information about other courses is available at

Alvamar women’s golf team: The Alvamar women’s golf team won first place among nine teams in the Greater Kansas City event. Alvamar team players: June Adams, Jetti Bezek, Elaine Brady, Kristi Butler, Sheila Collier, Sheila Connolly, Susan Devoe, Michele Johnson, Janet Magnuson, JoAnn McKinney, Pat Paul, Rita Pennybaker, Barbara Perry, Linda Randall, Holly Richey, Ciny Smith, Kathy Stuntz, Linda Swain and Sherry Tiemeyer.


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