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Our Town Sports for April 25

April 25, 2013

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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.

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

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.

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 the 2013 season. Cannot turn 12 before May 1. Team will play in several tournaments. Contact jooser44@gmail.com for tryout information.

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

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.

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 Duncanmatt32@yahoo.com or visit NextLevelBaseballAcademy.com

FUNdamental softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to play softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. Coach and team consulting available, too. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or dmgshowpig@aol.com.

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

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, homeplate@sunflower.com, www.homeplatebaseball.net

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 jayhawktennisfacility@gmail.com.

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 4squareathletics.com or email rick@4squareathletics.com

Audio-Reader golf: Former Kansas University 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 berg-dyck@ku.edu. For more information about Audio-Reader, visit reader.ku.edu or call (785) 864-4600.

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. Entry form, online registration and more information are available at www.lawrencetrailhawks.com

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 mail@stompin-ground.com or 550-0524 for info.

LHS boys basketball: Lawrence High boys basketball will offer for grades 3-8 a Basketball Skill Development Workout Camp from June 3-July 3. The Workouts will be Monday and Wednesday from noon-1:30 p.m. For information contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or mlewis@usd497.org or visit the team website at www.lawrencelionsbasketball.com

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 mlewis@usd497.org or Chuck Law at 550-5063 or claw@usd497.org

EVO soccer school: EVO Soccer School will hold sessions from 5-6 p.m. on Fridays 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 wayne@evolutionsoccerschool.com or visit www.evosoccerschool.com.

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 safrantz@usd497.org

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 claw@usd497.org or visit www.freestateboysbasketball.com

5K Family Fun Run: Sunflower Elementary’s Marathon Club is having its annual 5K fundraiser on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Entry fees: Pre-Registered $12 per runner/$25 maximum for family. Day of race $15 per runner/ $35 maximum for family. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is at the Clinton Lake Sporting Complex softball fields. We will start there and run around the arboretum/jogging trail. Medals for top three finishers in gender and grade. All participants signed up before April 28 will be guaranteed a backpack. Email sunflowermarathonclub@yahoo.com with questions or call Beth Burghart at 785-760-1679. Families and strollers welcome.

Archery club: The Junior Olympic Archery Development Club meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the indoor target range at Overton’s Archery Center, 1025 N. Third Street, Suite 119. Youth age 8-20, all levels of experience, are invited to join. The Archery Center has a full-service pro shop with rental equipment available. For information, call 832-1654 or visit www.overtonsarcherycenter.com.

Golf Classic: The Kansas Athletics Golf Classic supporting Douglas County Special Olympics will be held June 24 at Alvamar Private. Registration starts at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Range balls, golf, dinner, on-course contests, goodie bags and a silent auction are included in the $125.00/person entry fee. For entry forms, contact Larry Saathoff at rlsaat1024@gmail.com. Golfers and sponsors needed.

16U fastpitch: The Rockets 16U fastpitch softball team is looking for a few good softball players for a team playing in the LGFPA leagues in the 16U/14U combined league. For information, contact Jerry Manweiler at 331-9613 or Manweiler@ftecs.com.

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for summer adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. The registration deadline is May 3, but register by April 24 to receive a discount. For information, call 832-7920 or go to www.lprd.org.

LHS Girls B-Ball: The Lawrence High girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will take place 9-11 a.m. on May 28-May 31. For information, please contact Nick Wood at 785-477-5015 or nwood@usd497.org.

Swim Lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is offering swim lessons for children ages 3 and older. Lessons will be at Kansas University, and four different sessions are available, ranging from early June through late July. For more information, call 331-6940 or go to www.lawrenceswimschool.org.

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