Our Town Sports (March 20)

March 20, 2014


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.

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.

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.

Softball opening: Lawrence 5 Tool Softball is looking to fill two to three spots for a competitive 2014 spring/summer season. It will be the 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

Running program: A sixth-grade running program sponsored by runLawrence will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 24. For details and registration information:

14U softball seeking: 14U C girls fastpitch softball team is looking for experienced players. We will be holding tryouts in March. For information email or text Ben at 913-416-3168.

KU softball camps: Kansas University softball will hold several camps this summer. The youth clinic will run 9 a.m.-noon, June 9-11. The High School Skills Camp will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 23-24. The High School Pitching/Catching camp be 9 a.m.-9 p.m., June 25-26. A coaches clinic will be 1-5 p.m., June 22. For information, visit or contact the softball office at or-864-4321.

12U baseball looking: A 12U team playing in DCABA is looking to fill three spots. Call or text 785.917.1011 or email for a tryout.

Lawrence girls fastpitch: Parks and Recreation competitive girls fastpitch leagues have team space in the 8U, 10U and 12U divisions. Information available at or at Holcom Park Recreation Center. Deadline is March 21. Minimum of five teams per division or first eight teams. For information, contact Lee Ice at

Houk baseball: Registration forms for the 14U Houk Baseball League are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th Street and at Deadline is May 15. Minimum of five teams, maximum of eight. For information, call Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Youth baseball/softball: Registration deadline for the K-6 Parks and Recreation youth baseball/softball program is April 9. Forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th Street and at For information, call Lee Ice at 832-7940.

Lacrosse clinics: Seabury Academy is hosting an Introduction to Lacrosse Clinic on March 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Seabury football field. The clinic is for boys and girls (all schools) in grades 5-12. Cost is $15 and covers participation and loaner equipment. The goal is to develop club lacrosse teams for middle and high school athletes. Information and registration:;;; 785-423-0100.

Vintage baseball: A vintage baseball game will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Broken Arrow field No. 1. The game is dedicated in memory of South paraprofessional and Lawrence High graduate Travis Sanders, and in honor of Will Fernandez, South Middle School principal who will be retiring in May.

Orchards Ladies: The Orchards Ladies Golf Club will hold its preseason meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 22 at the Orchards Golf Course, 3000 Billings Parkway. OLGC is a nine-hole league that plays Thursday evenings or Friday mornings. New members of all skill levels are welcome. For information, call Barb Trouslot, 766-1046.

Alvamar Ladies: Alvamar Ladies Golf Club’s preseason meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 31 in the public club house. ALGC is a nine-hole Monday league and is open to golfers of all skill levels. For information, call Barb Trouslot at 766-1046.

5K and 2K fitness walks: A non-competitive fitness walk will be held on April 12, weather permitting. No times will be kept, and there is no registration fee; however, participants are encouraged to bring a can of food, which will be donated to the Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry. Participants should meet in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, at 13th and New Hampshire, at 10:00 a.m. to fill out an entry form and sign a waiver. The walk will start at 10:30 a.m. For information, call Joan Wells at 842-6160.

Wrestlers place: Fourteen wrestlers from Lawrence Elite Wrestling Club placed at the Kansas Kids North Sub-Districts-1 Tournament on March 15 at Washburn Rural High. Those wrestlers will move on to the District 1 Championship Tournament on March 22 at Olathe East High. The state Folkstyle Championship Tournament is March 29-30 at the Topeka Expo Center. The Lawrence wrestlers, their placing, age group and weight classes were: Jacee Jump, first, 8U 52 pounds; Logan Farrell, third, 10U, 70; Austin Fager, first, 10U, 76; Lou Fincher, first, 12U, 76; Avery Stalford, fourth, 12U, 80; Elijah Jacobs, second, 12U, 105; Stanley Holder, third, 12U, 110; Bennett King, fourth, 14U, 100; Carson Jumping Eagle, third, 14U, 105; Isaiah Jacobs, first, 14U, 125; Tucker Wilson, first, 14U, 155; Quinten Scott, first, 14U, 235; and Kevin Nichols, first, 14U, 265. Alternates were: Sam Harjo, fifth, 10U, 82; and Joey Eddis, fifth, 12U, 130.

Free-throw challenge: The Fourth-Annual Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge will be April 13 at Allen Fieldhouse. All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Lawrence and Called To Greatness. Go to for information and to register. Cost is $10 per individual or $50 for a five-person team.


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