Our Town Sports for June 13

June 13, 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 Justin at 785-393-2468 or

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,,

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. 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

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. Range balls, golf, dinner, on-course contests, goodie bags and a silent auction are included in the $125.00/person entry fee. For entry forms, contact Larry Saathoff at Golfers and sponsors needed.

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

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

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.

Mays honored: Eudora High graduate Boomer Mays, a sophomore middle linebacker at Northern Illinois University, has been selected by Phil Steele as a fourth-team preseason All-MAC pick at linebacker. See the full team at

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 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. Camp contests include free-throw shooting, hot shot, individual skills, etc. 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; everyone who registers before June 15 will receive a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at or

Jayhawk baseball summer camps: Kansas University’s 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. It includes daily instructional sessions, scrimmage games, team concept and more. Overnight or day campers accepted. Contact the KU baseball office at 864-7907 for information.

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.

KU rowing camp: Kansas University will hold a rowing camp geared toward beginning rowers June 29 and 30. The camp, for high school girls and incoming college freshmen and two-year transfers, will run 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the KU boathouse, located in Burcham Park. For information, call 864-7177 or email

LMH runs: Three 5K run/walks to benefie the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will be held in the coming months: 8 a.m. June 22 in Eudora, 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

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14U softball team is looking to add a versatile and athletic player to the roster, a catcher or pitcher with the ability to play the outfield. The team, which plans to go 16U by fall, will play 10 games in a Lawrence league and four remaining tournaments, plus a World Series and fall ball. Contact Melvin at 331-6735 to arrange a tryout.

Keller hole-in-one: Jason Keller used a pitching wedge to fire a hole-in-one on the 142-yard No. 11 hole at Lawrence Country Club. Witnesses were George Waters and Pete Bieri.


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