Brett Van Blaricum, center, and teammates congratulate left fielder Miles Stevens' inside-the-park grand slam in the first inning. The Hawks reached the seven-run limit in the first inning, which spurred their victory April 18 at 4H Cowser Field.
Central's Jack Geddings keeps his eye on the ball as he hits it over the net during a rally against South in pairs competition. South won the match 6-4 on Thursday at Lawrence High School.
Hawks' second baseman Austin Abbott prepares to throw to first for an out. Abbott and the Hawks defeated the Bears in five innings at 4H Cowser Field.
Kaw Kameron Hurd gains control of the ball Saturday against Ottawa United at Youth Sports Inc. Hurd scored one of the Kaws two goals of the game.
Terrapin Evan Sloan stands at the free-throw line during a Hoopster junior high match-up with the Cougars April 17 at the East Lawrence Center.
Bulldog Alex Thompson returns the serve to their South opponents on Thursday at Lawrence High School. Thompson and his partner lost to the pair of Dar Fornelli and Skyler Criswell. South won the match 7-5.
Sharpshooters' Edward O'Neal-Wilks takes a goalkick late in the game. O'Neal-Wilks and the Sharpshooters battled a tough Soccer Hawks team Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
West's Evan Taylor serves to Central during doubles competition at Lawrence High School on Thursday. Taylor and his partner won the match 6-1.
Maddie Dieker, 10, winds up for a kick after practice April 19 at Free State High School. Dieker plays on both the U11 and U12 Kansas Soccer Academy squads, which were in action last weekend in Raytown, Mo., for the KC Cup.
U6 Red Harrison Miller runs with the ball as his teammates and the Rockets chase after him. The Reds took on the Rockets on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The Red ran away with an easy win, 11-1.
Coyote Samuel Boatright slides into home plate as Pirate catcher Dustin Vickers and pitcher Hunter Dedloff successfully get the tag at home in the third. The Coyotes scored five runs in the third and go on to win the game 19-8.
Detonator Joe Dineen swings as the ball flies past the plate during the April 18 game against the Athletics at Youth Sports Inc. The two teams only played four innings before the game was called at two hours, the Detonators carrying away the game 16-6.
Members from Ottawa United and the Fire Dragons continue play in the morning sun. The two teams hit the field Saturday morning at Youth Sports Inc. United took the close win, 7-5.
Athletics first baseman Jacob Morris looks to catch the ball as Detonator Joe Dineen runs past first base. Despite a slow second inning, the Detonators won the April 18 game at Youth Sports Inc.
Coyote pitcher Dylan McKee throws to home plate. In two innings of work he gave up three runs.
Rylee Fuerst boots the ball after a team practice April 19 at Free State High School. Fuerst, 11, splits time on the U11 and U12 KSA Lazers soccer clubs.
U14 Jana Mekus, right, battles with a member of the Big Red Trucks Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The Steves won the match 2-0.
U11 KVF Matthew Todd, right, defends a bicycle kick from the Kansas Rush at the Heritage Soccer Park in Olate on Saturday. The Force went on to win the match 8-2.
KVF Blye coach Kyle Glick gives a pep talk to his team after their April 8 loss during the Kaw Valley Cup Tournament. The KVF Blue has spent the last several months adjusting to the level of play in the Premier league.
Pirate pitcher Hunter Dedloff heaves the ball towards home plate April 19 at 4-H Wrigley Field. Dedloff allowed nine runs in three innings of work.
U8 Spitting Cobra Seamus Herrod, right, steals the ball from a Tiger forward Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The game was tied at one until the fourth quarter when the Cobras snuck in a goal to win, 2-1.
Pirate Carter Gearke leads off third base, as Coyote third baseman Patrick Friedrichson stands ready for the play April 19 at 4-H Wrigley Field.
Two Mustang players celebrate a goal in the first half that tied the game. They weren't able to hold off the Fireballs though, as they scored two unanswered goals to end the half before taking the victory Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Red and Blue players gather around the ball on Saturday after a last second save by the goalie in the U10 match-up at Youth Sports Inc. The Blue team won the battle with the Red team 6-4.
Cougar Dar Fornelli Vollies the ball across the net in a match against Southwest on Thursday at Lawrence High School. Fornelli and his partner Skyler Criswell defeated Southwest 7-5.
Cameron Buzhardt, left, and Nathaniel Spain battle for control of the ball in the second half. Buzhardt and Spain play for the Sharpshooters and Soccer Hawks, respectively, in the U6 Boys-B Coed division.
U8 Tiger Natan Bays controls the ball as Spitting Cobra opponent Stefan Petrovic goes for the steal Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The Spitting Cobras won 2-1.
Pirate catcher Dustin Vickers hits the ground after catching the foul ball April 19 at 4-H Wrigley Field. The Pirates and Coyotes squared off in the 10U White division match-up with the Coyotes surging ahead in the fourth inning with eight runs to go on and win 19-8.
U11 Force Michael Latham, center, battles the Kansas Rush at the Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe on Saturday. The Force went on to beat Kansas Rush, 8-2.
Nathaniel Spain takes the ball for the Soccer Hawks and works around midfield. Spain and the Soccer Hawks battled the Sharpshooters in U6 Boys-B Coed division action Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Hawks shortstop Sam Hearnen slides safely into second base as the ball gets away from the Bears' Trae Green. The Hawks defeated the Bears in a run-rule shutout after five innings April 18 at 4H Cowser Field.
Southwest's Alex Thompson, right, shakes hands with his South opponent Skyler Criswell after the match Thursday at Lawrence High School. South won the pairs match 7-5.