Our Town Sports for Aug. 1

August 1, 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. For information contact Andrew Schmidt at

Summer bike ride: Lawrence Bicycle Club Summer Fun Beginner’s Ride will be held Mondays. The ride begins at 6:45 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold. For information, contact Susan at 785-865-8454.

Softball camp: The 5 Tool Softball School is taking applications for softball camp for grades 4-8 that will be held at Free State High this fall. Camp will be held on Sunday afternoons Aug. 25-Sept. 29. For information, contact FSHS head coach Lee Ice at

Henrickson golf tournament: The ninth annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament will take place on Aug. 24 at Alvamar Country Club. To register and learn more about the tournament, visit

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien, KU coach Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, again will co-chair the Family Promise Golf Tournament and auction party. The auction party will be Sept. 15 at Maceli’s. On Sept. 16, four-person teams will compete in two flights of the golf tournament at Alvamar Country Club. Registration for both events at or call Joe Reitz at 331-5024

Rebels tryouts: The Rebels 9U kid-pitch team will hold a tryout from 10 a.m.-noon on Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 at YSC Field No. 5. For information, email Mark Kern at

Softball school: The Five Tool Softball School will have tryouts for 18-, 16-, 14-, and 12-year-old girls fastpitch teams for this fall/summer of 2014. There are spots available on all five current Five Tool teams. Depending on interest, additional teams will be formed if needed. Tryouts will be held at the Free State softball field beginning at 2 p.m. (registration starting at 1:30 p.m.) on Aug. 3 and 4. Call Steve Seratte at 785-760-1446 for additional information or to register in advance.

Falcons baseball: The U13 Lawrence Falcons will hold baseball tryouts Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holcom RED. The Falcons will play in the Heinrich U14 league as well as 3-4 tournaments. Contact Shaun Elston at 979-9156 or

Fast and Furious softball: Fast and Furious fastpitch softball tryouts will be held Aug. 3 and 10 for 12B/C & 14B players at YSC Field No. 6, (12U) 10:30a.m. and (14U) 1 p.m. Contact John Delfelder at

14U baseball: A new 14U baseball team is forming, which will play tournaments in the Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence areas. League play has yet to be decided, but is a possibility. All spots are open. If interested please contact schedule a tryout. Call Tom at: 785-217-4649 or email

Middle school cross country: RunLawrence is offering a cross country program with systematic training organized by a qualified coach. Open to grades 6-8, the program runs Aug 19 to Oct 11. Times: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday at Broken Arrow Park. To register, visit or email

Vipers tryouts: Lawrence Vipers, a 16U team looking to move up to 16UB this fall, will hold tryouts from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 3 at YSI Field No. 8 and from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4 at YSI Field No. 7. For information, call Melvin at 331-6735 or email

Ad Astra excellence: Ad Astra Area Aquatics had 33 athletes qualify for — and placed third in the large-team division, behind the larger Kansas City Blazers and Columbia Tiger Sharks at — the Missouri Valley Long Course Championship meet July 26-28 in Wichita. To qualify, swimmers had to meet Div. I times at prior meets. Nine of Ad Astra’s swimmers qualified for this weekend’s Central Zone 14 and Under Meet in Topeka. The nine are: Peyton Krug, JT Amerein, Ainsely Krug, Josh Florence, Claire Campbell, Emily Venters, Daniel Christie, Stephen Johnson and Marian Frick. Two AAAA swimmers — Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck and Canaan Campbell — will compete at the NSCA Junior Nationals, July 30-Aug. 3 in Indianapolis. AAAA will hold tryouts for the fall season from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 27-28 at the Indoor Aquatic Center.

Pickleball prowess: Eight Lawrence pickleball players earned medals at Sunflower State Games pickleball tournament in Topeka. They were: 65-plus, mixed doubles, Charles Hart and Ginny Honomichl, silver; 60-plus men’s doubles, Kirk Devine and Larry Cloud, bronze; 70-plus men’s doubles, Charles Hart and Norm Runyon, silver; 60-plus women’s doubles, Ginny Honomichl and Jane Harris, bronze; open women’s doubles, Rebecca Wempe and Ann Broxterman, gold; 40-plus mixed doubles, Rebecca Wempe and Tom Granger, bronze; 60-plus mixed doubles, Kirk Devine and Janet Spiegel, silver. Also participating from Lawrence were Cheryl Stoffer, Karen Zimmerer, Juan Luina and Evan Jorn. For more information on Lawrence pickleball, contact Jorn at

Tennis results: Here are results from the final matches of the Lawrence Tennis Association’s Douglas County Closed Tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Lawrence High: Men’s 3.5 Singles: Toby Ebel def. Ronak Bhakta, 6-4, 6-4; Women’s 3.5 Singles: Jennifer Stucker def. Caitlin Dodd, 7-6, 6-3; Men’s 4.0 Singles: Kevin Michael def. Prasanth Duvvur, 6-3, 6-2; Men’s Open Singles: Brian Harris def. Austin O’Neal, 6-4, 6-3; Men’s 3.5 Doubles: Ryan Barrett-Josh Berg def. Ray Alonso-Jimmy Calderon, 7-6, 6-1; Men’s 4.0 Doubles: Gary Shipp-Bob Schmidt def. Martin Johnson-Kevin Allmon, 6-2, 6-1; Women’s 4.0 Doubles: Jill Cannon-Robin Michael def. Marci Samuels-Melissa Goodman, 7-5, 6-3; Men’s Open Doubles: Vance Van Pelt-John Richey def. Adam Ritchie-Brian Harris, 6-1, 6-0; Mixed 7.0 Doubles: Nick Jaimez-Amy Lee def. Sabari Viswanathan-Smita Paranjate, 6-3, 6-0; Mixed 8.0 Doubles: Gary Shipp-Marci Samuels def. Greg Powers-Jill Cannon, 6-2, 6-4.

Youth bowling: Royal Crest Lanes will offer a youth program this fall for ages 3-18. Cost is $8 per week. Sign up 9-11 a.m. Aug. 31; the program begins Sept. 7 and offers free coaching. A free one-on-one coaching program called “pre-game” starts at 8 a.m.. For information, call Royal Crest at 842-1234.


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