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Our Town Sports for Jan. 17

January 17, 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 2013 Season. Cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2013. 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. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. 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.

Basketball academy: The Reign Basketball Academy, designed for ages 7-17, is Lawrence’s newest basketball-specific training. The academy offers 1-on-1 and group training. For information, contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056 or reignhoops@me.com or visit the academy on Facebook (Reign Basketball Academy).

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.

Winter Baseball Academy: Free State and Lawrence high schools will be hosting their winter baseball academy again this year. Players grades K-8 will have the opportunity to work on defense, pitching, catching and hitting Sunday evenings at LHS and Free State. Dates are Jan. 13, 20 and 27 and Feb. 10, 17 and 24. Team rates are available. For information, contact Brad Stoll at 785-550-4657 or bstoll@usd497.org

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

LPRD coaches needed: Lawrence Parks & Rec needs volunteer coaches for its K-6 indoor soccer (futsal) and boys 6-8 intramural basketball programs. For each, there will be one practice per week starting the week of Jan. 21. Games will be played on Saturday mornings starting Feb. 2. If interested, contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949.

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

Jayhawk Baseball Camps: The Jayhawk Baseball Camp has different camp options for area youth in the coming months — four-week hitting, pitching and catching academies January-April; a Sunday night baseball school in January; and a two-day spring training camp in March. For information, contact the KU baseball office at 864-7907 or visit http://www.kuathletics.com/camps/kan-camps.html

Softball fundraiser: Free State High softball will hold a biscuits and gravy fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. on Jan. 26 at Free State High. Cost is $, and all proceeds go to Free State softball. Tickets available at the door. For information, call Free State office at 832-6050.

MAYB tournament: MAYB will host a basketball tournament in Lawrence for boys and girls in third through eighth grades on Jan. 19. There is a three-game guarantee, and the cost is $165. Games will be played at Lawrence High and Free State. For more info visit www.mayb.com

DCABA U8: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team deposits for the DCABA competitive U8 divisions (coach-pitch and machine-pitch). Registration information is available at www.lprd.org. Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For information, contact Lee Ice at ice@lawrenceks.org

Coaches needed: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for middle school boys sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grades intramural basketball program. There will be one practice per week starting the week of Jan. 21. Games will be played on Saturday mornings starting Feb. 2. Coaches meeting is scheduled for 6:30 tonight at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th Street. Please contact Duane Peterson at 832-7949 if interested in coaching. For more information on these programs, call 832-7940.

Basketball: Salvation Army Basketball Instructional League clinic will be Saturday at East Lawrence Center. Time are: k/1st/2nd/3rd grade, “D-2” League, check-in time : 11:45-11:55 a.m. clinic time: noon-2 p.m.; 4th/5th grade “D-1” League, check-in time: 12:45-12:55 p.m. Clinic time: 1-3 p.m. Register on-line at 4squareathletics.com

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