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
Summer bike ride: Lawrence Bicycle Club Summer Fun Beginner’s Ride will be held Mondays. The ride begins at 6:45 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold, preceded at 6:15 by tech and riding tips. The ride will be approximately 10 miles (the first few rides will be seven miles) at 10 mph, mostly on the bike path. All are welcome; kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, and all children under 18 must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmet required; spare inner tube and water bottle strongly recommended. For information, contact Susan at 785-865-8454.
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
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 our web site: www.lprd.org. Registration is limited to eight teams per age division. Contact the Youth Sports office, 832-7940, for information.
Fall baseball: The Home Plate Cactus 18U team is looking for players for a fall baseball team. Contact Wilson Kilmer by email at: email@example.com, or by text or phone at 785-393-9564.
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. The start/finish is near John Taylor Park, near North Seventh Street & Elm in North Lawrence. There will also be a 1K (.6 mile) fun run for the “Rug Rats” following the trail run. (Approximately 10:30 a.m.). Runners are encouraged to bring a canned-food item for the Ballard Center. Early registration is $25. Go to www.sandrats.com for more information or contact Steve Riley at 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. 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.
Softball clinic: The Jayhawk Fall Softball Clinic will be held Oct. 6. A high school all-skills advanced clinic will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. (cost $75), a pitcher/catcher clinic from noon to 2 p.m. (cost $50) and a youth all-skills clinic from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (cost $50). Coaches from various levels will be on hand, as well as current Jayhawk players. To register, go to www.kusoftballcamp.com or contact Matt Windle at 785-864-4321.
Jayhawk Model Masters: A “Free Air Show” will be provided on Sept. 28 by the Jayhawk Model Masters. The “Big Bird” event will be at the model airfield below Clinton Dam. The R/C Air Show of Large model aircraft will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a 140-inch model of a Beech 18 aircraft and an 80-inch Jet Turbine powered aircraft. Concessions will be served at noon and after. Spectators are appreciated.
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: A new 10U softball team is looking for 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.
Eagle Bend ace: Fred Rogers recorded a hole-in-one on the 128-yard No. 3 hole at Eagle Bend on Tuesday. Rogers used a pitching wedge for the ace.