Kenton Knowles, a home builder and designer, stands inside what he calls his "Tom Thumb" home. The 120-square-foot building is made almost completely out of recycled materials. It also has passive solar heating and a solar panel on the roof.
Kiley Mosiman passes the volleyball with a teammate from the Lawrence MAVs 14 and under team. Mosiman wa son hand at Southwest Junior High School on Saturday to assist with try-outs for the new 12 and under Lawrence MAVs team.
Bell Schwartz, left, and Olivia Schonewise prepare for the ball during a drill at the Lawrence MAVs 12 and under team try-out on Saturday at Southwest Junior High School. Fourteen players tried out for the new team, nine were selected to play.
U7 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Blue team player Ethan Irons gains control of the ball on Saturday. Irons' team scored the first and second goals in the season opener against the Stallions.
The U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Angels (red) and Pink Panthers (blue) battle it out on the field during their season opener game on Saturday. The two teams played at Youth Sports Inc.
The U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Angels gain control of the ball and attempt to move it across to the goal. The Angels played the Pink Panthers on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Ethan Irons and Ryan Hoffenstein of the U7 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Blue team wait for the ball to come to them. Irons and Hoffenstein played Saturday afternoon at Youth Sports Inc.
The U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Pink Panthers try to defend their goal as Angels players challenge it. The Pink Panthers and Angels played each other on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Players from the U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Angels advance on the goal on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The Angels played the Pink Panthers in the two teams' season opener.
Tiny Tigers Turner Corcoran, left, and Hunter Castillo give the thumbs-up after testing for their belt promotions at the Lawrence American Tae-Kwan-Do Black Belt Academy on Thursday. Corcoran and Castillo are part of the upper -level class of Tiny Tigers, the final step before the Karate for Kids program.
Tiny Tiger Hirsh Guha tests for his belt promotion with an instructor on Thursday.
Alex Goertz dribbles the basketball as part of a drill at the Lawrence High basketball camp. The camp ran from July 17-21 to help participants improve basic skills.
Rookie Baseball Rocket Michael Rubin steps up to bat in the first inning. Rubin singled and then scored a run in his team's Parks and Recreation league match-up.
Friends on the same Rookie Baseball team, the Scorpions, Sedric Vasquez, left, and Ben Larocque stop to pose in the dugout on Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc.
U12 Phenix player Samantha O'Brien passes off the ball to her coach Kevin Waite in the team's practice on Thursday at Holcom Park.
Rookie Baseball Rocket Spencer Bowman waits at the pitching mound. The Rockets played the Scorpions Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc.
U12 Phenix-Waite center Cassie Morrison practices with the team on Thursday at Holcom Park. The U12 Phenix play in the Phenix girls fast pitch softball league.
Rookie Baseball Rocket Thomas Tabor stands at third base waiting to run home. Tabor singled and then eventually ran through home plate in the first inning to give his team a run.
Cardinal Josh Eaton pitches in his team's match-up with the Red Sox on Wednesday. The Cardinals and Red Sox play in the Parks and Recreation fifth- and sixth-grade Jhawk Baseball league.