Our Town Sports for May 16

May 16, 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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 basketball: The Lawrence High girls basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will take place 9-11 a.m. May 28-31. 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

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.

Golf tournament: The Dave “Doc” Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament will be June 1 at Alvamar. It is a four-person scramble. Sign-in starts at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 8. Coast is $300 per team. Registration deadline is May 26. For information, contact Brad Shuck at 766-0171, or Rod Hoffer at 832-1689, or Bob Gruenwald at the West Coast Saloon at 841-2739 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Family Promise 5K: The 5K Home Run Memorial Day to benefit Family Promise of Lawrence and the Lawrence Community Shelter will be at 8 a.m. May 27. Prizes for all age groups. Register at

Softball camp: Reenie Stogsdill and Charlie Lauts will hold softball camp June 3-6 for grades 3-9. Camps will run 9 a.m.-noon at Lawrence High. For information and a camp flier email or call 785-691-8036.

LHS wrestling camp: Lawrence High’s wrestling camp will run June 3-5 at LHS. All ages and schools welcome. Sessions run 9-11 a.m. (grades 1-5; fee is $50) and 12:30-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. (grades 6-12; $100). Family discounts available. For information, visit

Puma FC camp and tryouts: Puma Futbol Club —a nonprofit affiliated with the Sporting Club Network of the Kansas City soccer club Sporting KC — will hold a pre-tryout camp June 3-5 at the Youth Sports Inc. field No. 14. Sessions are: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (U8-U10); 5:30-6:30 p.m. (U11-U12); and 6:30-7:30 p.m. (U13+). Cost is $55. Tryouts are slated for the same times on June 8-9 at the same field. For information, visit

Wrestling fundraiser: A golf tournament fundraiser for Lawrence High and Sunflower Kids wrestling organizations will be held Friday, May 31 at Alvamar. Registration will start at 7 a.m. For information, contact Patrick Naughton at

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

Hoops camp: Former Kansas City Kings All-Star Otis Birdsong and ex-NBA player Michael Ray Richardson will hold an All-Skills Basketball Camp June 3-7 at Perry-Lecompton High. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 2-12. 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

Salvation Army hoops: The Salvation Army 3-on-3 Summer Basketball League will accept late registration based on league availability. The league, open to boys and girls in pre-K through fifth grade, will be held five weeks starting May 28, Monday-Thursday, at the East Lawrence Recreation Center. For information, visit


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