Our Town Sports (Oct. 31)

October 31, 2013


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,,

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

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: More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587,

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 (, 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, at the Youth Sports Office to receive additional information.

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.

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 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 ( Log onto 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 or the Community Center, 1630 Elm, Eudora.

Jayhawk Baseball Camp Remaining Fall Offerings: November Hitting Academy: 4-week session on Nov. 3, 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.

Eighth-grade boys basketball workout: The Free State boys basketball staff will host workout sessions for eighth-graders to help boys prepare for their middle school tryouts. For more information, e-mail Chuck Law at or visit

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 ( 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

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.

Turkey Trot: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking registration for the Turkey Trot 5K Run for Saturday, Nov. 2, at Haskell Indian Nations University. Cost is $20 for early registration. $25 the day of the race. The route will include parts of the Haskell campus as well as the Lawrence parks. Early packet pickup will be at Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods 1116 W. 23rd on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.


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