Our Town Sports (July 25)

July 24, 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

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. 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 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.

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.

Rebels tryouts: The Rebels 9U kid-pitch team will hold a tryout from 10 a.m.-noon on Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 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.

Chalmers appearance: Former Kansas University basketball player and current Miami Heat Mario Chalmers will 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 also at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 28 at YSC Fields 5 and 6. Check in 15-20 minutes prior to the start. For information, contact Barry Johnson at or 785 218-9155.

Diamondbacks tryouts: The 10U Lawrence Diamondbacks will 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.

Walters ace: Nick Walters had a hole-in-one using an 8-iron on the 115-yard No. 18 hole at Oak Country Golf Course in De Soto. Witness was Dagan Walters, Paul Jones and Brian Brost.

Jura hole-in-one: Graham Jura used a pitching wedge to fire a hole-in-one at the 150-yard No. 5 hole at Eagle Bend.

Volleyball camp: The Last Chance Volleyball Camp will be held July 29-Aug. 2. Volleyball players entering third through 11th grades can attend Dynasty Volleyball Club’s camp at Southwest Middle School. Times vary, depending on age group. Contact Craig Friedrichsen at or 408-6571 for a camp flier or more information.

Softball school: The Five Tool Softball School will have tryouts for 18-, 16-, 14-, and 12-year-old girls fastpitch teams for this fall/summer of 2014. There are spots available on all five current 5-tool teams. Depending on intrest, additional teams will be formed if needed. Tryouts will be held at the Free State softball field beginning at 2 p.m. (registration starting at 1:30 p.m.) on Aug. 3 and 4. Please call Steve Seratte at 785-760-1446 for additional information or to register in advance.

Falcons baseball: The U13 Lawrence Falcons will hold baseball tryouts Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holcom RED. The Falcons will play in the Heinrich U14 league as well as 3-4 tournaments. Contact Shaun Elston at 979-9156 or

Fast and Furious softball: Fast and Furious fastpitch softball tryouts will be held Aug. 3 and 10 for 12B/C & 14B players at YSC Field No. 6, (12U) 10:30a.m. and (14U) 1 p.m. Contact John Delfelder at

14U baseball: A new 14U baseball team is forming, which will play tournaments in the Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence areas. League play has yet to be decided, but is a possibility. All spots are open. If interested please contact to schedule a tryout. Call Tom at: 785-217-4649 or email

Stingrays softball: The Lawrence Stingrays (16U) will hold fastpitch softball tryouts from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27 at Lake Shawnee No. 1, Topeka, from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Lake Shawnee No. 2, Topeka, and from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Holcom Blue, Lawrence. For information, contact coach Tim Emerson at 785-550-1519 or

Richey ace: Mike Richey used a 7-iron to fire a hole-in-one on the 161-yard No. 8 hole on Sunday at Alvamar Country Club. Witnesses were Linda Randall, Edward Tinsley and Emma Tinsley.


treflo 4 years, 10 months ago

The Kansas Rebels 13U baseball team (age 13 or lower on May 1 of 2014) will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season. We are a competitve AA tournament team and will play in the Heinrich league next season. Please contact Trent Flory for more information. 785-331-0333.

jpierce75 4 years, 10 months ago

10U Softball Tryouts - The Eudora Flames will be holding a tryout for our competitive team for 2014. We will play league in Olathe, practice in Eudora, and play 4-6 C tournaments next season. This will be our 3rd year team for this division. Tryouts will be August 3rd at 9am in Eudora. Please contact Jeff Pierce for more information 785-393-6710.

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