Our Town Sports for July 18

July 18, 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 grand. 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

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

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.

Henrickson golf tournament: The ninth annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament will take place on Aug. 24 at Alvamar Country Club. Registration is available for singles, pairs and foursomes. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support Kansas University women’s basketball and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center. The event includes a four-person scramble at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner and live and silent auctions beginning at 6 p.m. The KU women’s basketball team and staff will be there throughout the day to cheer on the teams. Cost of entry is $100 for individuals, $200 for pairs and $400 for foursomes. Sponsorships are also available. To register and learn more about the tournament, visit

Youth football: Lawrence Youth Football sign-ups for second through seventh grades tackle football will be at Youth Sports Complex 4911 W. 27th on July 24 and July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. Information and registration forms are available at and on Facebook at Lawrence Youth Football. Please bring your registration form with you to sign-ups.

Scaletty ace: Steve Scaletty used a 24-degree hybrid to fire a hole-in-one on the 168-yard No. 8 hole at Dub’s Dread Golf Club in Kansas City, Kan. Witnesses were Randy Garretson, Ralph Befort and D. Baker.

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien, KU coach Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, again will co-chair the Family Promise Golf Tournament and auction party. The auction party — to benefit homeless children and their families in Lawrence — 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 fees include lunch, golf and cart, dinner and beverages both on and off the course, plus two admissions to the auction party. Registration for both events at or call Joe Reitz at 331-5024

Jones ace: Matt Jones, playing in the Wednesday Duffer League, at Orchards Golf by CobbleStone recorded a hole-in-one on the 97-yard No. 8 hole. The ace was witnessed by Brent Cahwee, Albert Jones and Chuck Mead.

Rebels tryouts: The Rebels 9U kid-pitch team will hold a tryout from 10 a.m.-noon on Aug. 11 at YSC Field No. 5. For information, email Mark Kern at

Vipers tryout: Lawrence Vipers 14U AAA/Major baseball will hold a tryout on July 30 for fall tournaments. Birthday must be May 1, 1999, or prior. For details, call Glenn at 331-6105 or Rik at 423-1658.

Eudora youth sports: Sign up now for Eudora youth sports programs. Deadline is July 20 for youth soccer (grades pre-K though 8) and flag football (K-6). Also available: volleyball (3-6). For information, visit

Chalmers appearance: Former Kansas University basketball player and current Miami Heat Mario Chalmers sign autographs from noon-2 p.m., July 27 at Crown Toyota/Scion/Volkswagon in Lawrence as a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is to raise awareness for potential bone-marrow donors.

Phenix tryouts: Lawrence Phenix fastpitch will hold tryouts July 27-28 at Holcom Park. Times: 8-9:15 a.m. both days for 8U; 9:30-11 a.m. both days for 12U; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. both days for 14U; and 1:30-3 p.m. on July 27 and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 28. Check in 15-20 minutes prior to the start. For information, contact Barry Johnson at or 785 218-9155.

Butz hole-in-one: Tanner Butz recorded a hole-in-one on the 175-yard No. 8 hole at Eagle Bend.

Diamondbacks tryouts: The 10U Lawrence Diamondbacks will be hold a tryout for 5-6 spots on its fall baseball team and potential spots on our team for next spring. Fall baseball will consist of weekly practices and 4-5 competitive tournaments. The tryout will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 27 at YSC Field No. 3. Makeup date the following weekend if canceled due to inclement weather. For information, email or call 760.2405.


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