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Our Town Sports for Aug. 22

August 22, 2013


Aquahawks openings: The Aquahawks are 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. For information, contact Andrew Schmidt at

Ad Astra swimming: 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

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,,

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, preceded at 6:15 for tech and riding tips. The ride will be approximately 10 miles, mostly on the bike path. For information, contact Susan at 785-865-8454.

Penny Jones golf: The Penny Jones Open golf tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Alvamar. For information on the four-person scramble, call 785.505.3315 or go to

Goalie wanted: Lawrence competitive girls soccer team looking for a full-time goalie that can play in the U14 age group for the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. All practices in Lawrence; games played in Overland Park. Seasons include tournaments and league play. Email for information.

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. Registration is available for singles, pairs and foursomes. To register and learn more about the tournament, visit

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien and Cindy Self, wife of KU coach Bill Self, again will co-chair the Family Promise Golf Tournament and auction party. The auction party — to benefit homeless children and their families in Lawrence — 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

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 to 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

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.

Lasers baseball tryouts: Tryouts for the Lawrence Lasers 10U baseball team will be held from 2-4 p.m., Aug. 24 at YSC 4. Contact coach Bryan Gonzales at 816-518-0418 or

Rebels baseball tryouts: Tryouts for the Lawrence Rebels 12 U baseball team will be from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 25 at YSC 1. Contact Pat Karlin for information or questions at or 785-865-8682.

LPRD recreation basketball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for those (K-6) interested in participating in the 2013 Youth Recreational Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the Recreation Centers or register on line at: Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 12. Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.

Hoopster competitive basketball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking “TEAM” registrations for those coaches interested in entering their teams in the 2013-14 Hoopster Basketball program. Spots are still available for the second-, third- and sixth-grade leagues. To register, stop by any of the Recreation Centers or download a registration form from: Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.

Fall baseball: The Home Plate Cactus 18U team is looking for players for a fall baseball team. Contact Wilson Kilmer by email at:, or by text or phone at 785-393-9564.

Lawrence Vipers softball: The Lawrence Vipers 16U softball team is looking to add a dedicated, versatile and athletic player to its current roster. Tryouts will be Thursday and Saturday. Contact Melvin at 785-331-6735.

Prospects AAU basketball: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball will be hosting their Fall Open Gyms for all sixth- through 12th-grade girls. Open gyms begin at 3 p.m., Sept. 8 at Bishop Seabury Academy. For all open gym dates and information, go to the team’s website at or call (785)787-2249.

Mac N Seitz tryouts: Lawrence Mac N Seitz will hold a tryout at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 24, at Holcom Complex for a 14U baseball team for spring/summer 2014. Tryouts for an 11-12U team for spring/summer 2014 will be held at noon, Aug. 24 at Holcom Complex. Please contact Chad Rea at or call 785-840-5055 for information.

Sandrat Trail Run: The 21st annual Sandrat Trail Run will be held at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 6. It will be approximately 9.5 miles along the Kansas River, on the river trails. The start/finish is near John Taylor Park, near North Seventh Street & Elm in North Lawrence. There will also be a 1K (.6 mile) fun run for the “Rug Rats” following the trail run. (Approximately 10:30 a.m.). Runners are encouraged to bring a canned-food item for the Ballard Center. Early registration is $25. Go to for more information or contact Steve Riley at

Intramural volleyball: Registration has started for the girls Intramural Middle School Volleyball Program Grades sixth, seventh & eighth sponsored by the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department and Lawrence USD 497. Leagues will include sixth grade only and a seventh- and eighth-grade combined league. The program consists of weekly practices to be held at each middle school starting the week of Sept. 9. Games will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 21 at the middle schools. Participation fee is $55, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at any of the local Lawrence Parks & Recreation centers, at all of the middle school offices, plus on the Parks & Recreation website at under youth sports. Registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 29. Scholarships applications are available at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th Street. For more information, call 832-7940. The league still needs volunteer coaches for these girls intramural volleyball teams, so if you are interested in coaching and/or being a paid volleyball official, call 832-7940.

Trail races: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host Hawk 100, 50 and 26.2-mile trail races on the North Shore Trails at Clinton Lake on Sept. 14-15. The Lawrence Trail Hawks are Lawrence’s original trail- and ultra-marathon running group. For more information or to enter, visit the race page at

U13 baseball tryouts: A U13 baseball team is looking to add one to two players for the 2014 Heinrich League season as well as several tournaments. Email Eric Gabrielson at or call 785-218-7958 for information.

Lawrence Owls baseball: The Lawrence Owls are a U13 baseball team that will be joining in both league and tournament play. The Owls are looking to fill just a few spots and will hold a tryout on Aug. 31. Please email Kirk Redmond at lawrence.owls for more information.

Golf event: The second Lawrence Police Foundation Car 54 Where Are You? golf event will be held Sept. 9 at the Orchards. Registration will be at 4 p.m., with a shotgun scramble at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. There will be three two-person teams per hole, with three clubs per person and no golf bags. Cost is $54 per person.

Butz ace: Tanner Butz fired a hole-in-one on the 175-yard No. 8 hole at Eagle Bend. Shawn Miller witnessed the shot.

Ingalls hole-in-one: Jon Ingalls used a 6-iron to record a hole-in-one on the 127-yard No. 3 hole at Eagle Bend. Witnesses were Bill Elkins and Tony Supancic.

Davis ace: Ryan Davis used a 7-iron to ace the 154-yard No. 8 hole at Alvamar Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 18. Witnesses were David Anderson and Chris Davis.

Freese in triathlon: Ross Freese, a Lawrence resident, took second place in the USA Triathlon age-group nationals (50-55) in Milwaukee. He qualified for the World Triathlon competition to be held in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2014.

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: RunLawrence will hold its 10 annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on Thursday, Nov. 28. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at Woodlawn School. Sign up to run or walk. First 1,000 get a pair of Asics runner’s mittens (or beanies for youth). Family discounts for three or more entries. Free one-mile kids run after the 5K. To register: More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587,

Leadville mountain bike: Six Lawrence residents rode the Leadville 100 mountain bike last weekend, and all six finished and earned belt buckles. Brian Jensen was 12th overall in 6:57. Other finishers: Dan Hughes, Tyler Gill, Eric Nelson, Collin Earhart, and Trent Sorensen.

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult basketball and volleyball. The registration deadline is Sept. 6, but register by Aug. 28 and receive a discount on registration. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

Outdoors fundraiser: The Jayhawk Chapter of Upland Quail and Wildlife Federation is having its annual fundraising banquet for local wildlife and youth outdoor activities at 5 p.m., Sept. 14 at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Holidome. Tickets are $45 each or 2 for $75 and can be purchased at Hite Collision, Downtown Barbershop, Francis Sporting Goods or online at There will be a sit-down steak dinner, live- and silent-auction items, raffles and games, KU memorabilia, bird-dog puppies, the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, kids’ items, plus over a dozen guns. For information, contact John Hill at 785.841.9555 or

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

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,,


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