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 adastraareaaquatics.org
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. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Andrew Schmidt at email@example.com
Soccer leagues: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is now taking registration for the 2014 Boys & Girls Indoor Futsal (Soccer) Leagues Grades K-6. The cost is K-4th grades $40 and 5th & 6th grades $50. You can pick up registration forms at any of the local Recreation Centers or do online registration on the Lawrence Parks & Recreation website at www.lprd.org and click on Youth Sports. For more information, call 832-7940.
Basketball program: Lawrence Parks & Recreation and Lawrence USD #497 are now taking registration for the 2014 Boys Middle School Intramural Basketball Program for the sixth, seventh and eighth. Participation fee is $55. You can get registration forms at any of the local Lawrence Parks & Recreation Centers or at the middle school main offices. For information, call 832-7940.
Royal Crest youth leagues: Royal Crest Lanes will host youth bowling leagues on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 11. The age groups are: 4-7, bantams, two games per week; 7-12, preps, three games per week; and 12-plus, brat pack, three games per week. For information, contact Royal Crest at 842-1234.
Lady Prospects Basketball: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will have their sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade girls basketball tryouts Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 at Bishop Seabury Academy. For detailed tryout information, go to www.ladyprospectsbball.org or call (785)-787-2249.
Sunflower Kids Wrestling: Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club sent 11 wrestlers to Osage City Christmas Tournament last weekend to kick off the season. All 11 club members medaled in the top four in their respective weight classes: Lou Elsten second place; Drew Streeter second; Grayson Hagan first; Jace Johnson third; Nolan Bradley third; Danny Parrish second; Jack Elsten third; Eric Streeter third; Adam Walther fourth; Joe Faircloth second; Caleb Streeter third.
Jayhawk Baseball Camp: The Jayhawk Baseball Camp has many different camp options for area youth in the coming months: a Holiday Skills Camp from Dec. 27-29, a variety of four-week hitting, pitching, and catching academies in January – April, and a two-day Spring Training Camp in March. Please contact the KU baseball office for more information at 785-864-7907, or go to the camp website at http://www.kuathletics.com
Basketball trainer: Reign Basketball Academy LLC. offers personal and group basketball training sessions for boys and girls ages 6-18. For information, visit www.facebook.com/reignbasketballacademy or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056; or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaney award: Notre Dame junior swimmer Emma Reaney, a former Lawrence High standout, has received recognition from the Atlantic Coast Conference after the Irish went to Iowa City and dominated the competition to win the 2013 Hawkeye Invitational. Reaney, who was named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week, has earned four of the 10 weekly awards given out during the fall season, which bumps her total to 10 in three seasons between the Big East and ACC. After turning in an NCAA cut and meet record (2:07.64) in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke, Reaney went faster, smashing her own school record as well as the meet and pool records with an NCAA cut time of 2:05.85 in the finals. The time was also the best in the country.
Basketball clinic: Reign Basketball Academy, LLC., presents “Push the Rock” basketball clinic for youth boys and girls, ages 7-14. Cost is $20 per athlete. Cash or check only. Clinic will be held in Lawrence at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th Street, on Jan. 11, 2014. The clinic is from noon-2 p.m. Payment is due on day of clinic (at the door) or via mail. To register, go online to: www.reignbasketballacademy.weebly.com or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056 or email@example.com for information.
Girls basketball clinic: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host a one day winter basketball clinic for girls in grades 4-8. The workout will be held 1-3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30 at LHS. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015 or Duncan at 785-766-9840.
Basketball tournament: MAYB will hold a basketball tournament in Lawrence for boys and girls in grades 3-8 on Saturday, Jan. 25th. There is a three-game guarantee, and the cost is $165. All games will be played at Lawrence High and Free State. For more info visit www.mayb.com
Junior Firebird dance clinic: The Free State Dancers will hold their annual Junior Firebird Dance Clinic from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. It is open to girls ages preschool through sixth grade. It will be held at Free State High School. Participants will learn chants, the fight song, and an age appropriate dance that they will perform at half time of the Free State Varsity boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 14. $35 if registered by Dec. 31. After Jan. 1 or at the door, $40. For information, email Amy Bartle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paige Hofer at email@example.com.
Baseball, softball training: A facility for indoor baseball and softball training is opening: Team Performance (12,000 square feet, four pitching lanes, six hitting cages, fielding space, personal training, etc.). This is for teams and individuals. Doors will open on Jan 4. It is located at 1811 W 31st. More info at www.facebook.com/GoTeamPerform or call 760-0443.
Baseball academy: Lawrence High and Free State will offer their fifth annual winter baseball academy. Sessions are from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sundays at Lawrence High and Free State. For more information, please contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas County Amateur Baseball: DCABA leagues for 2014 have team space available in the U8 National League and U10 National League. Registration information is available online at http://www.lprd.org. Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For information, contact Lee Ice at email@example.com
KU volleyball clinic: The Kansas University Jayhawk Juniors Winter Volleyball clinich will run Sundays in January. The sessions (for grades K-5 and 6-8) will run 6-7:15 p.m. each night. Athletes will be engaged in basic to complex skill-development according to age. Assistant Wendel Camargo will run the camp. Guest coaches, including KU players, will assist. For information, contact Jana Correa at 816-678-3267.