Our Town Sports for Aug. 29

August 29, 2013


Aquahawks openings: The Aquahawks are always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. 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

Family Promise golf: The Family Promise Golf Tournament and auction party will be held next month. 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

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. For information, call Royal Crest at 842-1234.

Girls volleyball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking fall registrations for fourth- or fifth-grade girls who are interested in participating in the 2013 Youth Volleyball program. To register, stop by any of the recreation centers or register online at: Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.

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 online at: Registration deadline is 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 team 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 our web site:

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 information, go to or call (785)787-2249.

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. Early registration is $25. Go to for more information or contact Steve Riley at

Intramural volleyball: Registration has started for the girl’s Intramural Middle School Volleyball Program Grades sixth, seventh & eighth sponsored by the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department and Lawrence USD 497. 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 Registration deadline is today, Aug. 29. Scholarships applications are available at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th Street. For information, call 832-7940. The league still needs volunteer coaches.

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. For information or to enter, visit the race page at

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 and dinner at 7. Cost is $54 per person.

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: RunLawrence will hold its 10 annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on Nov. 28. Free one-mile kids run after the 5K. To register: More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587,

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult basketball and volleyball. The registration deadline is Sept. 6. 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 For information, contact John Hill at 785.841.9555 or

Alvamar CC golf: An Alvamar Country Club team currently holds first place in a women’s regional match-play golf competition among nine teams through six of eight matches. Team members are: June Adams, Jetti Bezek, Elaine Brady, Kriti Butler, Sheila Collier, Sheila Connolly, Susan De Voe, Vicki Jewett, Jaime Keating, Janet Magnuson, Pat Paul, Rita Pennybaker, Bobbette Puderbaugh, Linda Randall, Holly Richey, Kathy Stuntz, Linda Swain and Sherry Tiemeyer. The final match in the series will be Sept. 12 at Alvamar CC.

Record hiker to speak: Jennifer Pharr-Davis, the world-record holder for the fastest through-hike of the Appalachian Trail at 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, will speak at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14. Her talk will cover specifics of her trail success, her inspirations and what lies next for her. In 2011, Pharr-Davis completed the iconic trail, which stretches 2181 miles, at an average pace of 46.9 miles per day. This topped her previous record by 11 days, which was already the female time to beat. Her effort in 2011 was the best of any gender. She was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, as well as Ultrarunning Magazine’s top female performance of 2011.

Penny Jones golf: The Penny Jones Open golf tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Alvamar public and private courses. Two tee times are available for two- and four-person scrambles: 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Benefits Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. Breakfast and lunch provided. Awards Ceremony and heavy hors d’oeuvres follow afternoon play. To register or for information, call 785-505-3315 or visit

CTG flag football: The Called to Greatness Flag Football Experience for grades 2-6 will run Sept. 7-Oct. 12 at the YSC football fields. Cost is $75. Register at

Keating ace: Larry Keating used a 5 rescue club to fire a hole-in-one on the 156-yard No. 2 hole at Lawrence Country Club. Witnesses were George Waters and John Immel.

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.

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

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. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or

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,,

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 Overton’s Archery Center at 832-1654 or visit

Basketball lessons: Gary Hammer is conducting private and small group basketball lessons. Hammer is the athletic director and a teacher and coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at or call 785-841-1800.


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