Archive for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our Town Sports (Sept. 5)

September 4, 2013


Aquahawks openings: The Aquahawks are always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. For information contact Andrew Schmidt at

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

Family Promise golf: Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien and Cindy Self, wife of KU coach Bill Self, again will co-chair the Family Promise Golf Tournament and auction party. The auction party will be Sept. 15 at Maceli’s. On Sept. 16, four-person teams will compete in two flights of the golf tournament at Alvamar Country Club. Registration for both events at or call Joe Reitz at 331-5024

LPRD recreation basketball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for those (K-6) interested in participating in the 2013 Youth Recreational Basketball program. To register, stop by any of the Recreation Centers or register on line at: Registration deadline is Sept. 12. Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.

Hoopster competitive basketball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is taking “TEAM” registrations for those coaches interested in entering their team in the 2013-14 Hoopster Basketball program. Spots are still available for the second-, third- and sixth-grade leagues. To register, stop by any of the Recreation Centers or download a registration form from: Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.

Prospects AAU basketball: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball will be hosting their Fall Open Gyms for all sixth- through 12th-grade girls. Open gyms begin at 3 p.m., Sept. 8 at Bishop Seabury Academy. For all open gym dates and information, go to the team’s website at or call (785)787-2249.

Sandrat Trail Run: The 21st annual Sandrat Trail Run will be held at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 6. It will be approximately 9.5 miles along the Kansas River, on the river trails. Go to for more information or contact Steve Riley at

Trail races: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host Hawk 100, 50 and 26.2-mile trail races on the North Shore Trails at Clinton Lake on Sept. 14-15. For more information or to enter, visit the race page at

Golf event: The second Lawrence Police Foundation Car 54 Where Are You? golf event will be held Sept. 9 at the Orchards. Registration will be at 4 p.m., with a shotgun scramble at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. There will be three two-person teams per hole, with three clubs per person and no golf bags. Cost is $54 per person.

Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: RunLawrence will hold its 10 annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on Nov. 28. To register: More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587,

LPRD adult sports: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for fall adult basketball and volleyball. The registration deadline is Sept. 6. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to

Outdoors fundraiser: The Jayhawk Chapter of Upland Quail and Wildlife Federation is having its annual fundraising banquet for local wildlife and youth outdoor activities at 5 p.m., Sept. 14 at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Holidome. For information, contact John Hill at 785.841.9555 or

Record hiker to speak: Jennifer Pharr-Davis, the world-record holder for the fastest through-hike of the Appalachian Trail at 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, will speak at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Penny Jones golf: The Penny Jones Open golf tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Alvamar public and private courses. Two tee times are available for two- and four-person scrambles: 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Benefits Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. Breakfast and lunch provided. Awards Ceremony and heavy hors d’oeuvres follow afternoon play. To register or for information, call 785-505-3315 or visit

CTG flag football: The Called to Greatness Flag Football Experience for grades 2-6 will run Sept. 7-Oct. 12 at the YSC football fields. Cost is $75. Register at

Junior Firebird clinic: The Junior Firebird Clinic for children preschool-sixth grade will be 1-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Free State High. Participants will learn cheers, chants and the fight song. Cost is $30, which includes pom poms and a T-shirt. Participants can cheer on the sidelines during the first half of the FSHS-Olathe East football game on Sept. 20. Sign up forms are available in the Free State office, or e-mail Paige Hofer ( or Amy Bartle (

Jayhawk baseball camp: Fall Hitting Academies: four-week sessions in September, October and November; ages 8-18, $125; Elite Pitching/Catching Academy: six-week session starting Sept. 11, grades 9-12; $225; General Pitching Academy: four-week session starting Nov. 6, ages 8-14; $150; Showcase Weekend for high school Juniors and Seniors: Oct. 12 and 13, $110 before Sept. 20; Holiday Skills Camp for ages 8-18, Dec. 27-29, $195. For information call 864-7907.

Eagle Bend ace: Shannon Ross recorded a hole-in-one on the 154-yard Hole No. 13 at Eagle Bend.

Eudora adult co-rec: Adult co-rec kickball and volleyball leagues are forming in Eudora. Kickball will be an eight-game season on Friday nights beginning in late September. Volleyball will be an eight-match season on Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 22. Visit or call (785) 542-3434 for information.

Sports car championship: Greg Reno of Lawrence earned his second Sports Car Club of America national championship on Wednesday at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airport. Driving a Mini Cooper, Reno toppe­d seven other competitors in the H Stock class to win the two-day competition that pits drivers from across the country in a single-event, winner-take-all format. Tim Carritte, of Avon Lake, Ohio, finished second, 1.036-second behind Reno in aggregate time.


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