Our Town Sports for Feb. 6

February 5, 2014


Practice space: Home Plate Baseball has space available for team practices, batting cage and pitching mound rentals. Contact Wilson Kilmer by email at or text 785-393-9564. For information visit

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

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

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 ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or

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

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

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).

Group run: At 6 p.m. every Thursday, 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 or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056; or

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 or call 785-841-1800.

Baseball, softball training: A facility for indoor baseball and softball training is open: Team Performance (12,000 square feet, four pitching lanes, six hitting cages, fielding space, personal training, etc.). This is for teams and individuals. It is located at 1811 W 31st. More info at or call 760-0443.

Baseball academy: Lawrence High and Free State will offer their fifth annual winter baseball academy. Sessions are from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sundays at Lawrence High and Free State. For more information, please contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or

Douglas County Amateur Baseball: DCABA leagues for 2014 have team space available in the U8 National League and U10 National League. Registration information is available online at Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For information, contact Lee Ice at

U12 baseball: Competitive U12 baseball team looking for one dedicated and experienced player for 2014 season. Cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2014. Team will play in DCABA league and in several tournaments. Contact for private tryout information.

10U softball: Lawrence Hummers 10U softball team is looking for players with 2003/04 birthdays to play league and some tournaments in the upcoming season with current winter practices. Experienced pitchers are a plus. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Troy Johnson at or call/text 785-550-0524.

Lacrosse clinic: Seabury Academy is hosting a 3-Day Introduction To Lacrosse Clinic on March 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Seabury football field. The clinic is for boys and girls (all schools) entering sixth-12th grade. Cost is $15, which covers participation and loaner equipment. The goal is to develop club lacrosse teams for middle and high school athletes. Information and registration: Info:;; 785-423-0100.

Fastpitch leagues: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Girls Fast Pitch Leagues have space available in U8, U10 and U12. Information is available at, as well as at the Holcom Park Rec Center. Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per entry. For information, email Lee Ice at

Salvation Army basketball: The 2014 AAU Salvation Army Basketball Instructional League will run Feb. 8-March 8 at the East Lawrence Rec. Center. Coed leagues for grades K-2 and 3-5 will play on Saturday afternoons. All head coaches AAU certified. For information, email

Baseball know-how: Hitting, pitching, fielding, base running and mental approach will be discussed in one-hour lessons. Call: Dan at 785-760-6161.

Kansas Rebels tryout: A competitive baseball team looking to replace a player moving out of state. The team will play Heinrich League in Lawrence and eight tournaments that include Omaha, State and Global World Series in Joplin, Mo. Please contact Trent Flory for a tryout: 785-331-0333, or

Softball opening: Lawrence 5 Tool Softball is looking to fill 2-3 spots for a competitive 2014 spring/summer season. Second year for the 12U Inferno team, which will be playing league ball in Lawrence and also several tournaments in the surrounding area throughout the spring and summer. The team is looking to add a catcher, pitcher and an infielder to finalize the roster for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be on an individual basis. For further information or a tryout, please contact Jason Robinson at 785-865-7338 or


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