Our Town Sports for May 2

May 2, 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

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

Fast-pitch: A 12U fast-pitch softball team is looking for a first baseman and a utility player for the fall season. The team practices in the Lawrence area and has indoor facilities for winter. Contact coach Andrew at 785-840-7193.

Hammer lessons: Gary Hammer, PE teacher at Schwegler and boys basketball coach at Veritas Christian School, is conducting private and small-group basketball lessons. Contact him at or call 785-841-1800.

U11 baseball seeking: Competitive U11 baseball team looking for one dedicated player for the 2013 season. Cannot turn 12 before May 1. Team will play in several tournaments. Contact for tryout information.

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

Five Tool league: Teams interested in playing in the Five Tool Softball league for teams 16U and under during the 2013 summer should contact Steve Seratte at 760-1446. The league is looking primarily for tournament teams.

Indoor baseball/softball practice facility: Big Springs Sports Center provides indoor batting cages and a large open turf area for team practices. For information, call 887-6700.

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

Softball tryouts: Fast&Furious; fast-pitch softball tryouts are still available for 10U and 14U players. For information, contact John Delfelder at

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,,

Jayhawk Tennis Center: The Jayhawk Tennis Center is taking enrollment (ages 4-10) in Quick Start Tennis classes and Juniors (ages 10-18) in the Jayhawk Tennis Academy. Adult Cardio and Instructional Drill classes meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In-house and USTA leagues for adults of all skill levels are open for Spring/Summer registration. For information, call 785-749-3200 or email

Salvation Army hoops: The Salvation Army basketball program will conduct summer 3-on-3 half-court leagues for grades pre-K-to-fifth. Games will be May 28-June 27 at the East Lawrence Rec Center. Cost is $45 per player and includes a jersey. Scholarships available. Registration deadline extended to May 10. For information or to register online, go to or email

Audio-Reader golf: Former Kansas University and professional football standout John Hadl will show his support for Audio-Reader by chairing the fourth annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic for the second year in a row. The tournament will be held at Alvamar Country Club on May 20. Deadline for teams and players to register is May 3. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament should contact Brenda Berg Dyck at 864-4634 or For more information about Audio-Reader, visit or call (785) 864-4600. Offered as a public service by the University of Kansas, Audio-Reader is a reading and information service for blind and print-disabled individuals throughout Kansas and western Missouri. The Kansas Audio-Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled citizens with access to the printed word and other information via closed-circuit radio and telephone reader broadcasts, internet, special request and audio-description of live theatre. Services are provided free of charge to enable print-disabled persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.

Trail Hawks race: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the fifth annual Shoreline Shuffle 5K Trail Run on Saturday at Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The Shoreline Shuffle begins and ends at the southwest corner of campground one in Clinton Lake State Park. The race begins at 8 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7 a.m. The race entry form, online registration and more information are available at

12U softball team seeks pitcher: The All Stars 12U girls fastpitch team in the LGFPA League is looking for an experienced pitcher. Contact Troy Johnson at or 550-0524 for info.

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 the team website at

Middle school summer basketball league: Games will be played Thursday evenings May 30-June 27. Teams will play two games per night. Boys entering sixth-eighth grades (fall 2013) who are interested in playing in a summer basketball league can contact Mike Lewis at 785-840-5492 or or Chuck Law at 550-5063 or

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.

Warhawk hoops camp: The Warhawk Basketball Camp will take place at West Middle School from 5-7 p.m. June 3-7. The camp is for boys entering sixth-eighth grade. For information, contact Stan Frantz at 331-8294 or

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

5K Family Fun Run: Sunflower Elementary’s Marathon Club is having its annual 5K fundraiser at 2 p.m. Sunday. Entry fees: Pre-Registered $12 per runner/$25 maximum for family. Day of race $15 per runner/ $35 maximum for family. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is at the Clinton Lake Sporting Complex softball fields. We will start there and run around the arboretum/jogging trail. Medals for top three finishers in gender and grade. All participants signed up before April 28 will be guaranteed a backpack. Email with questions or call Beth Burghart at 785-760-1679. Families and strollers welcome.

Archery club: The Junior Olympic Archery Development Club meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday at 9:00 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.

16U fastpitch: The Rockets 16U fastpitch softball team is looking for a few good softball players for a team playing in the LGFPA leagues in the 16U/14U combined league. For information, contact Jerry Manweiler at 331-9613 or

LHS Girls B-Ball: The Lawrence High girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will take place 9-11am on Tuesday, May 28-Friday, May 31. For information, please contact Nick Wood at 785-477-5015 or

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

Long Drive: The Time Warner Cable Long Drive Championship will be held at 9 a.m. on May 11 at Eagle Bend driving range. It’s $300 to enter and the field is full at 24 players. After the event there will be a local competition from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $40 per entry. No need to pre-register, just show up. A Long Drive Pro-Am will be held at 4:30 p.m. May 10 at Eagle Bend. Entry includes: nine holes with cart, a long-drive T-shirt, hit on Flightscope ball launch monitor, long drive/closest to the hole contests. Unique format: 4 Man Scramble. Cost is $50 per person/$200 per group.

Boston benefit run: A run to support the relief efforts of the Boston Marathon bombing will be held Saturday in Baldwin. The Run for Boston 5K — put on by Sarah Harris, who ran the Boston Marathon this year, and her husband, Kit — features a 5K race, a one-mile kids run and a one-mile walk. Entry fee is $20, will all proceeds going to One Fund Boston to help people affected by the bombing. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race to follow at 9. There will be awards for males and females for each age category. For information, visit

Jayhawk Model Masters: The Jayhawk Model Masters will have a “Free Air Show” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the model-airplane field below Clinton Dam. There will be a variety of R/C aircraft ranging from a 140” scale Beech 18 to a turbine-powered jet. Concessions and facilities are on site.

Eagle bend leagues: The Eagle Bend Senior Men’s League will have tee times from 8-9 a.m. Mondays, the men’s league Tuesdays during the day and women’s league starting May 8 with tee times between 5 and 6 p.m. For information, contact Eagle Bend.

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.

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for summer adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. Registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or visit

LHS football meeting: Lawrence High will host a parent and player meeting for students interested in playing football for LHS this fall. The meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday in the LHS cafeteria.


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