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January 31, 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.

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

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

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

Eudora soccer: Deadline for Eudora spring soccer leagues is Feb. 16. Coach meeting and draft will be Feb. 23, with games beginning March 30. Sign up online at www.eudoraparksandrec.org or at the Eudora Community Center.

Eudora blastball: Registration is under way for Eudora blastball leagues. There will be four sessions: March/April; May; June/July and August/September. Sign up online at www.eudoraparksandrec.org or at the Community Center.

Dance clinic: The Free State Dancers will hold their annual Junior Firebird Clinic from 1-3 p.m., Feb. 3 at Free State. It is open to girls ages preschool through fifth grade. Cost is $30, which includes a T-shirt, pom poms, ticket to a boys game and two hours of instruction from the Free State Dancers. Participants will perform at halftime of the Feb. 5 boys game. For information, email Paige Hofer at paigehofer@aol.com. Registration forms available in the Free State office.

Bike event: The first Great Bicycle Barnstorm will run noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds arena. The event, put on by Douglas County 4H, Boy Scouts Venturing and Team GP VeloTek Racing, is a multi-discipline cycling event for youths first grade and up. Organizers of the free event plan areas dedicated to bicycle maintenance, bike-handling drills, bike safety, an obstacle course and an oval track. For information or to volunteer, contact Jim Whittaker at velotek@aol.com or 913.269.VELO.

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