Our Town Sports (June 6)

June 6, 2013


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

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

LHS boys basketball: Lawrence High boys basketball will offer for grades 3-8 a Basketball Skill Development Workout Camp from June 3-July 3. The Workouts will be Monday and Wednesday from noon-1:30 p.m. For information contact Mike Lewis at 840-5492 or or visit

Lawrence/Free State youth football camp: The Lawrence/Free State youth football camp will run June 24-26. Session for students entering third/fourth grades will run 8:30-10:30 a.m.; fifth-eighth graders will go 8:30 a.m.-noon. All city schools have camp fliers. For information, contact Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd at 832-5050 or Free State High coach Bob Lisher at 832-6050.

FSHS basketball camps: Coach Chuck Law and his staff will conduct a number of camps and workouts this summer at Free State. For information, send an e-mail to or visit

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. For information, call Overton’s Archery Center at 832-1654 or visit

Golf Classic: The Kansas Athletics Golf Classic supporting Douglas County Special Olympics will be held June 24 at Alvamar Private. Registration starts at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For entry forms, contact Larry Saathoff at Golfers and sponsors needed.

Swim Lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics 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

LHS tennis camps: Lawrence High tennis camps will be open to all LHS tennis players attending LHS for the 2013-14 school year. The camps will be 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4-July 18. There also will be a future LHS tennis camp for boys and girls in grades 6-8. The future camp will meet from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the same dates. Players will work on tennis skills, strategies and group play. Cost for the 13 sessions is $65, or $5 a day. For information, contact coach Chris Marshall at or 423-1402.

Hoops clinic: Perry-Lecompton High basketball will be hold an offensive-skills and shooting clinic with former NBA All-Star Otis Birdsong from 3-6 p.m., June 2, at the high school. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 7-12. For information, contact Ed Corporal at 240-688-9984 or Free 5K: Garry Gribble’s Running Sports will celebrate five years in Lawrence with a free 5K fun run starting at 9 a.m. on June 23. The fun run will start and end at the store, 839 Massachusetts Street. Participants can enjoy post-run refreshments, door prizes and a special anniversary discount on merchandise. For information, call the store at 856-0434.

LHS alumni golf: The 14th Annual Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament is 8 a.m., June 15 at Alvamar Golf Course. Entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes golf, cart, prizes and lunch. The tournament is NOT limited to LHS Alumni. All proceeds go toward scholarships awarded by the association to graduating LHS seniors. Contact Patty (Kuhn) Kennedy at 785-841-9541 or

Vipers looking: The Lawrence Vipers 14U softball team is looking to add a versatile and athletic catcher and/or outfielder. Vipers will play 10 league games in Lawrence, plus five tournaments and a World Series. For a tryout, contact Melvin at 785-331-6735 or Tim at 785-691-5065.

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.

Girls youth basketball camp: Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State High girls coach Bryan Duncan will host a basketball camp for girls entering grades 3-8. The camp will be held at Free State from 9-11 a.m. July 1-2. For information, contact Wood at 785-477-5015, or Duncan at 785-766-9840,

Baldwin volleyball camp: Baldwin Bulldog Volleyball Camp will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 10-13 at the Baldwin High School gym for girls grade 4 through 8. Coach Brenda Shawley and her staff will conduct the camp, which will focus on fundamental skills, game strategies and team play. Cost is $30 (includes camp T-shirt, prizes and insurance) and registration is due by June 1. For more information, contact coach Shawley by phone at 785-842-1281 or by email at

Baldwin basketball camp: Baldwin Bulldog Girls Basketball Skills Camp will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 17-20 at the Baldwin High School gym for grades 5 through 8. Head BHS girls coach Bob Martin and his staff will conduct the camp. Emphasis will be on fundamentals, defensive/offensive concepts and shooting techniques. Cost is $30 (includes a T-shirt if registration is received by June 5). Contact coach Martin for a registration form at or by phone at 785-594-3029.

Lecompton fun run/walk: The Lecompton Territorial Days/Lecompton Community Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk will be at 7:30 a.m. on June 22 at Lecompton High. All proceeds benefit the Lecompton Community Pride Theater renovations. Registration is $20 by June 1 or $25 after that. Registration forms are available at or

Jayhawk baseball summer camps: Kansas University’s Little League Day Camp (ages 5-12) will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 10-13 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Super Skills Camp (ages 9-12) will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-26 at Hoglund Ballpark. The KU Baseball All Star Camp for ages 13-18 will be held July 25-28 at KU. Contact KU Baseball Office 864-7907 for information.

Hughes wins: Lawrence’s Dan Hughes won the Dirty Kanza 200 bike race over the weekend in Emporia. The DK 200 is a solo, self-supported 200-mile ride on gravel and dirt roads through the Flint Hills. Hughes has won three straight DK 200 titles and four overall.

Officials wanted: Anyone interested in becoming an official for sports such as football, baseball, basketball, volleyball or softball can contact Jeffrey B. Curtis at 865-1517 or 550-3799. He is available mornings and afternoons to meet.


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