Our Town Sports for April 11

April 11, 2013


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

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

U11 baseball seeking: Competitive U11 baseball team looking for one dedicated player for the 2013 season. Cannot turn 12 before May 1. Team will play in several tournaments. Contact for tryout information.

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or

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.

Next level lessons: Next Level Baseball Academy offers year-round private and semi-private baseball lessons ages 8-18. Locations in Lawrence, Big Springs and New Century. For information, email or visit

Softball tryouts: Fast&Furious; fast-pitch softball tryouts are still available for 10U and 14U players. For information, contact John Delfelder at

Girls volleyball clinic: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is enrolling for its spring girls volleyball clinic. The clinic is open to girls in fourth through eighth grades and will cover the fundamentals, skills and rules needed to better prepare them for school team competition. The clinic will run 9-10:45 a.m. for fourth through sixth grades and 11 a.m-1 p.m. for sixth through eighth grades. The clinic will be held three consecutive Saturdays, April 20 through May 4 at East Lawrence Recreation Center (1245 E. 15th St.). Cost is $50 per participant, which includes a clinic T-shirt. Registration deadline is April 15 at or at any Parks and Recreation facility. Contact Ross Schraeder at (785) 832-7950 for information.

Baseball instruction: Home Plate Baseball has space available for individual and team instruction or team practices. For details, contact former KU assistant baseball coach Wilson Kilmer at 785-393-9564,,

Simien Free Throw Challenge: The Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge will be April 13 and 14 to benefit Family Promise of Lawrence and Called to Greatness. Six age divisions: fourth/fifth grade; sixth-eighth grade; high school; 29U; 54U; 55-plus. Team and individual competition. Registration $10 individual, $15 individual and team or $50 team competition only. Info at or or email

Jayhawk Tennis Center: The Jayhawk Tennis Center is taking enrollment (ages 4-10) in Quick Start Tennis classes and Juniors (ages 10-18) in the Jayhawk Tennis Academy. Adult Cardio and Instructional Drill classes meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In-house and USTA leagues for adults of all skill levels are open for Spring/Summer registration. For information, call 785-749-3200 or email

Youth baseball and softball: Registration deadline for Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball and Softball (K thru 6) is today. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street and online at For more information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Umpires needed: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking applications for individuals interested in umpiring in either competitive leagues (DACBA & Heinrich) or recreational leagues (T-ball, coach pitch). Competitive leagues begin the week of April 15. Please contact Lee Ice ( to receive additional information.

Salvation Army hoops: The Salvation Army basketball program will conduct summer 3-on-3 half-court leagues for grades pre-K-to-fifth. Games will be May 28-June 27 at the East Lawrence Rec Center. Cost is $45 per player and includes a jersey. Scholarships available. Registration runs March 28-April 30. For information or to register online, go to or email

Audio-Reader golf: Former Kansas Univeristy and professional football standout John Hadl will show his support for Audio-Reader by chairing the fourth annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic for the second year in a row. The tournament will be held at Alvamar Country Club on May 20. Deadline for teams and players to register is May 3. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament should contact Brenda Berg Dyck at 864-4634 or For more information about Audio-Reader, visit or call (785) 864-4600. Offered as a public service by the University of Kansas, Audio-Reader is a reading and information service for blind and print-disabled individuals throughout Kansas and western Missouri.

Trail Hawks race: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the fifth annual Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail Run on May 4 at 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 race begins at 8 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7 a.m. The race entry form, online registration and more information are available at

Eagle Bend women’s league: Eagle Bend Golf Course Women’s League meeting will be at 9 a.m., April 20 at Eagle Bend. For information, call the Eagle Bend Golf Shop at 748-0600.

12U softball team seeks pitcher: The All Stars 12U girls fastpitch team in the LGFPA League is looking for an experienced pitcher. Contact Troy Johnson at or 550-0524 for info.

LHS boys basketball: Lawrence High boys basketball will offer skill-development workouts, team play and a camp for grades 3-8 June 3-July 11. Workout and team play days will be noon-1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday from June 3-July 2, and camp will be 10 a.m.-noon July 8-11. For information contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or

Middle school summer basketball league: Games will be played Thursday evenings May 30-June 27. Teams will play two games per night. Boys entering sixth-eighth grades (fall 2013) who are interested in playing in a summer basketball league can contact Mike Lewis at 785-840-5492 or or Chuck Law at 550-5063 or

EVO soccer school: EVO Soccer School will hold sessions from 5-6 p.m. on Friday until April 26 at Cordley Elementary School, 1837 Vermont Street. There is no charge for the sessions. EVO Soccer school was founded by Wayne Evans, a former pro soccer player who played for Manchester United. For information, email or visit

Eagle Bend men’s leagues: Eagle Bend Golf Course Senior Men’s League will play beginning Monday, April 15 with 8-9 a.m. tee times. Men’s League will play beginning Tuesday, April 16 with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. For information, call the Eagle Bend Golf Shop at 748-0600.

Girls fast-pitch registrations: Lawrence girls fast-pitch softball 8U machine pitch and 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U team registration is now under way until today. Cost for machine pitch is $65 per child with equipment provided. A coaches meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Holcom Park Recreation Center. 10U-16U leagues cost $900 per team and the coaches meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. April 16 at Holcom Park Rec Center. For deposit, scholarship and other information, call 832-7940.

Lawrence/Free State youth football camp: The Lawrence/Free State youth football camp will run June 24-26. Session for students entering third/fourth grades will run 8:30-10:30 a.m.; fifth-eighth graders will go 8:30 a.m.-noon. All city schools have camp fliers. For information, contact Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050 or Free State High coach Bob Lisher at 832-6050.

Warhawk hoops camp: The Warhawk Basketball Camp will take place at West Middle School from 5-7 p.m. June 3-7. The camp is for boys entering sixth-eighth grade. For information, contact Stan Frantz at 331-8294 or

Run clinic: TherapyWorks, P.A. will host a free runners clinic from 9-a.m.-noon on Saturday at TherapyWorks, 1311 Wakarusa, Suite 1000. The clinic will offer a free videotaped running-gait analysis, free screens for those who think they might benefit from physical treatment, free chair massages, free Athletic Republic/Sports Acceleration trials and information, door prizes and refreshments. Podiatrist Dr. Lawrence Gaston will be on hand from 9:30-10:30. The purpose of the clinic is to educate the public about their personal running technique and what can be done to improve it. For information, call TherapyWorks at 749-1300.

FSHS basketball camps: Coach Chuck Law and his staff will conduct a number of camps and workouts this summer at Free State. For information, send an e-mail to or visit


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