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 adastraareaaquatics.org
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 Aquahawks are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or email@example.com
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 Duncanmatt32@yahoo.com or visit NextLevelBaseballAcademy.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, www.homeplatebaseball.net
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 www.overtonsarcherycenter.com
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 schedule a tryout. Call Tom at: 785-217-4649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball lessons: Gary Hammer is conducting private and small group basketball lessons. Hammer is the athletic director and a teacher and coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at email@example.com or call 785-841-1800.
Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: RunLawrence will hold its 10 annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on Nov. 28. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at Woodlawn School. Sign up to run or walk. First 1,000 get a pair of Asics runner’s mittens (or beanies for youth). Family discounts for three or more entries by Nov. 22. Free one-mile kids run after the 5K. To register: www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html. More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587, firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball team forming: A new U 14 boys baseball team is forming. It will play next spring in the local Heinrich League and perhaps some tournaments. Contact Rick for information and tryout schedule: e-mail (Ginsberg@ku.edu), phone (785 764-6255).
Basketball officials needed: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking applications for individual interested in officiating youth basketball. Openings are available in Recreational Leagues (Saturday games) and in the more competitive Hoopster Leagues (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Please contact Lee Ice, email@example.com at the Youth Sports Office to receive additional information.
Group run: Every Thursday at 6 p.m., Garry Gribble’s RunningSports holds a group run from its store. It’s called “Mass Street Milers,” and all paces and ability levels are welcome. For information, call the store at (785)-856-0434.
RunWalk Lawrence: A new training program called RunWalkLawrence is starting in Lawrence. It is a Jeff Galloway program. Galloway represented the U.S. at the 1972 Munich Olympics and has since helped over a quarter of a million people experience the joys and benefits of running. Galloway has programs in many major cities around the country; this is the first time his program has been offered in Kansas. Questions can be directed to J. Jenkins at (785)-865-6112.
Basketball trainer: Reign Basketball Academy LLC. offers personal and group basketball training sessions for boys and girls ages 6-18. For information, visit www.facebook.com/reignbasketballacademy or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056; or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
10U softball: The River City All Stars 10U softball team is looking for players with 2003 birthdays (2004 considered) to play in the spring/summer of 2014 with optional 2013 fall and winter practices. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Troy Johnson at email@example.com or 550-0524.
Wrestling meeting: There will be a parent meeting for all interested youth wrestling parents at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 in the Lawrence High School Wrestling Room, located in the west gymnasium upstairs. SKW welcomes young wrestlers 4 years of age and older, regardless of experience. For information, come to the meeting or email Randy Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Log onto www.sunflowerkidswrestling.com for more club details.
Eudora basketball: Eudora youth basketball leagues are forming: 1st/2nd Grade Co-Rec Leagues, 3rd/4th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues and 5th/6th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues. Cost is $40 per participant. Games begin Jan. 4 with practices in November and December. Visiti http://www.eudoraparksandrec.org or the Community Center, 1630 Elm, Eudora.
Jayhawk Baseball Camp Remaining Fall Offerings: November Hitting Academy: sessions on Nov. 10, 17, 24, ages 8-18, $125, 4-6 p.m.; General Pitching Academy: 4-week session starting Nov. 6, ages 8-14; $150, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Holiday Skills Camp for ages 8-18, Dec. 27-29, $195. For more information, contact 785-864-7907.
Veritas basketball: Any homeschool students interested in playing basketball at Veritas Christian School this year, please contact Gary Hammer at 785-393-1800. Practices start Nov. 11.
Eighth-grade boys basketball workout: The Free State boys basketball staff will host a workout sessions for eighth-graders on the mornings Nov. 9 to help boys prepare for their middle school tryouts. For more information, e-mail Chuck Law at email@example.com or visit www.freestateboysbasketball.com.
Bingham camp: Former Kansas University baseball coach Dave Bingham will conduct a skill-development camp Dec. 14-15 at Big Springs Sports Center. Contact Matt Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Kickball qualifier: The Lawrence-based KVLFK kickball team has qualified for the kickball national championship, the Circuit Cup Championship on Nov. 9 in New Orleans. The team qualified at the Kansas City Kickball Open in June and is made of some of the top players in the Kaw Valley Kickball League. The CCC boasts a 32-team field playing for a prize purse of $19,000, with a grand prize of $10,000. For information on the cup, visit www.circuitcupchampionship.com
LPRD girls basketball: Lawrence Parks & Recreation and the Lawrence USD 497 are combining the sixth- and seventh-grade girls intramural basketball program and are taking additional registration thru Nov. 8. Practices continue throughout the week, with games starting on Nov. 9. Cost is $55. Games will be played at the middle schools. Registrations forms are available at all middle school offices along with all recreation centers in Lawrence. Scholarships are available at South Park Administration Offices, 1141 Massachusetts Street. For information, call 832-7940.
Trail Hawks 10K run: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the 5th annual “Sanders’ Saunter Heavy 10k Trail Run,” Saturday, Nov. 23 on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. “Heavy” means the course is slightly longer than an official 10-kilometer race – about 6.5 miles. The race is a benefit for Loving Paws Animal-Assisted Therapy Program, Lawrence. More information, including online entry, is available at lawrencetrailhawks.com
Eagle Bend ace: Gene Shaughnessy recorded a hole-in-one on the 120-yard No. 3 hole at Eagle Bend on Saturday. Shaughnessy used a pitching wedge for the ace.
Wedge runner of year: MIT senior Roy Wedge, a Lawrence High graduate, has been named New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference Runner of Year. Wedge won the NEWMAC Conference Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park in Boston on Sunday in a time of 25:07 (8K race). Wedge led the MIT men to their 16th consecutive conference championship.