Our Town Sports for July 4

July 3, 2013


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 Andrew Schmidt at

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 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

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO 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

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

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

Swim Lessons: Lawrence Swim School is offering swim lessons for children ages 3 and older. Lessons will be at Kansas University, and four different sessions are available, ranging from early June through late July. For more information, call 331-6940 or go to

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 (the first few rides will be seven miles) at 10 mph, mostly on the bike path. All are welcome; kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, and all children under 18 must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmet required; spare inner tube and water bottle strongly recommended. For information, contact Susan at 785-865-8454.

Jayhawk baseball summer camp: The KU Baseball All Star Camp for ages 13-18 will be held July 25-28 at KU. It includes daily instructional sessions, scrimmage games, team concept and more. Overnight or day campers accepted. Contact KU Baseball Office 864-7907 for information.

LMH runs: Two 5K run/walks to benefit the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will be held in the coming months: 7:30 a.m. July 20 in Tonganoxie and 8 a.m. Aug. 17 in Baldwin City. Half of the net proceeds of the events will be given back to the communities through a wellness grant. For information or to register, go to

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

City golf tournament: The city golf tournament will be played July 13-14 at Alvamar Public (Saturday) and Lawrence Country Club (Sunday). The registration fee includes greens fees, carts, and range balls for both days. Registration forms should be mailed to: LAGA, P.O. Box 442333, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Rock’n Bowl: The Lawrence Rock’n Bowl, a fundraiser to benefit Douglas County children fighting cancer, will be held 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., July 13 at Royal Crest Lanes. Register online at

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

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult softball and kickball. The registration deadline is July 12. For information, call 832-7920 or visit

Brooks ace: Bill Brooks used a 7-wood to fire a hole-in-one on the 132-yard No. 11 hole at Lawrence Country Club. Witnesses were Jerry Cooley, Bill Benso and Bob Simpson.

KU nutritionist wins: Kansas University nutritionist Kayli Hrdlicka won the 10,000-meter run at the 2013 USATF National Club Track & Field Championship. She finished in 36:21.40.

16U Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 16U softball team is looking to add a versatile and athletic player to the roster. The team, which plans to go 16B by fall, has one remaining tournament, plus a World Series and fall ball. Contact Melvin at 331-6735 to arrange a tryout.

14U Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14U softball team is looking for a versatile and athletic guest player for its remaining games, including a tournament and a World Series. Contact Melvin at 331-6735 for a tryout.

Samp ace: Ed Samp recorded a hole-in-one on the 118-yard No. 17 hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course. It was witnessed by Ron Miller, Vic Dyson and Joe Edmonds.

Veritas no-pad football camp: The Veritas Christian School no-pad camp is for home school or Veritas Christian School athletes entering sixth-12th grades. The camp will run July 15-19. Camp times are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Camp fee is $25 per player. For information contact Veritas coach Blake Mudd at (785) 643-2535 or


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