What's Happening sports bulletin board for March 27
Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication. Send information to Karl Zinke, sports editor, including daytime telephone number, to What’s Happening, Sports Dept., The Examiner, P.O. Box 459, Independence, Mo. 64051, fax it to 816-254-0211 or send by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include deadline or date notice should be taken out and please indicate what sport the announcement should be listed under. Dates are subject to change. Examiner is not responsible for tryouts. Please contact people listed for detailed information. The Examiner reserves the right to edit for length and content and remove any listings. More listings available online at www.examiner.net/sports_calendar.
* – indicates new item
¦ Tryouts, FCA Knights, 11U AAA team is looking for 1-2 players to complete 2010 roster. Team plays 50-plus games, including a competitive league plus 8-10 tournaments, which includes State and World Series. Looking for an outfielder/utility infielder with pitching a plus. Call Mike July at 816-229-3656 for a tryout.
¦ BVAC Youth Baseball League taking registrations through April 30, for ages 3 through seventh grade. Cost is $90 per person and includes a team shirt. Ten-game schedule begins on June 1. Practice one night a week and games are during the week at BVAC. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or visit www.bvacsports.org.
¦ University of Missouri Baseball will conduct preseason camps on March 29, April 5 and April 12 at Taylor Stadium on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. All sessions run 6-8 p.m. and are open to players in grades 2-8. Camps will be comprised of four sessions of individual and group instruction in all phases. Fundamentals and mechanics will be emphasized. Several other camps at Mizzou are now open for registration as well, including Father/Son Camp (ages 9-13), June 13; Tiger Camp (grades 2-8), June 14-17; Hitting Camp (ages 12 and older), June 21-22; Pitching/Catching Camp (ages 12 and older), July 28-29. Contact the Missouri Baseball Office at 573-884-8929 or log on to http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/013008aac.html for more information and online registration.
¦ Tryouts, Fury, 12UAA/AAA team looking for a pitcher/middle infielder. Will play in league and 9 tournaments, including State and World Series. For information on tryout, contact Jon at 816-935-0024 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Tryouts, 10U competitive Blue Springs baseball team. For tryout details, call Kevin at 816-694-0506.
¦ Tryouts, 13U AA Shockers Baseball Team is looking for 2-3 players. Team plays in Blue Springs competition league plus 6-7 tournaments. For tryout dates, contact Steve by e-mail at email@example.com or call 816-509-9353 for more information.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs Marlins 13U AAA, seeking 1-2 players for 2010 season. League and tournaments, 50-plus games, pitching is a plus. For more information contact Todd Bissell at 668-4991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs competitive baseball 15/16 YOA boys team looking for few talented players for this summer. Call 816-522-0222 for tryout details.
¦ Tryouts, The Yard 9U competitive team is looking for one more player to fill out roster. Team will play 2-3 tournaments a month. Practicing 2 times a week indoors starting now at The Yard. To set up tryout, please email email@example.com.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Rocks, 13U AAA/Major team is seeking 1 player to complete roster for 2010. Team will play league, 6-7 tournaments, including state and possibly a national tournament or world series. Player cannot turn 14 before May 1, 2010. For more information, call Garry Anderson at 816-289-0246.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Chip Talent Angels, 13U AA/AAA team, seeking 2-3 players to round out team for spring 2010. Will play about 8-9 tournaments with league. Looking for utility players and corner outfielders, pitchers a plus. For tryout, call Nick Marquez at 816-616-7297.
¦ Kansas City Youth Pitching Academy, Inc., is looking for new or used baseball equipment donations. Donations will be used for families who can’t afford to supply their children with baseball equipment for next year’s baseball season. Bats, gloves, helmets, shoes, pants and other items are accepted. Kansas City Youth Pitching Academy, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping develop injury-free youth pitchers through education, research and instruction. If you have any baseball gear taking up space in your home, please contact Russ Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-517-1828.
¦ Ongoing: Kiwanis Baseball League, for 15-16-year-old teams, is a composite wood bat league. League games to be played at Crysler, IAC and Fort Osage. League is seeking experienced scorekeepers. For more information contact John Curtis at 816-795-6503 or email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Officials Association seeking umpires. Contact Rob Michael at 816-224-4621, 816-918-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association looking for experienced umpires for summer league. Contact Josh Mitchem at 816-985-9878.
¦ Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association USSSA sanctioned baseball league for full teams and individual players ages 4-14. For more information, visit the Web site (www.fortosagebaseball.com).
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Little League. For more information go to Web site (bluespringsbaseball.org).
¦ Ongoing: Queen City Baseball Association. For more information, call the Queen City office at 816-796-4003, visit the Web site (www.eteamz.com/qcba/) or send e-mail to: Queencitybball@aol.com.
¦ Ongoing: Tri-City Baseball League. For more information, visit the Web site (www.tri-city.org) or call Donna Schroer at Tri-City at 816-795-1088, ext. 320.
¦ Ongoing: Ban Johnson Amateur League, 816-383-7765.
* ¦ Supreme Sports Spring Shootout Tournament, April 10-11 at Eastern Jackson County facilities for boys and girls teams in grades 3 through high school. Cost is $175 per team with a three-game guarantee. Deadline to register is April 5. Register online at www.supremesportskc.net. For more information, contact Jeff Bass at 816-257-7339 or email@example.com.
¦ Tryouts, Prowlers Basketball program starting at SportsCity in Blue Springs, for grades 3-12. Freshmen and younger will not travel out of state and will play majority of games in KC metro area. Older groups will be traveling to NCAA-sanctioned tournaments to get exposure to college scouts. Older groups could travel as far as Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa. Teams will have two practice days per week plus games. All Prowler Basketball players will get 50 percent off any clinics and camps the Prowlers Basketball program hold at SportsCity. For more information or tryout details, contact Steve Tutt at 816-286-8796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Tryouts, new fifth grade boys competitive team forming. Practice near 291 and Colbern. Tourneys and competitive league. Contact Mark Mauer at email@example.com or 816-554-6153.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association Basketball League. For more information contact, Steve Hyde at 816-228-4994 or visit bsaabasketball.com.
¦ Ongoing: AAU basketball. For more information, write to the Missouri Valley AAU, 1815 South York, Independence, Mo. 64058 or call 816-796-8605.
* ¦ Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation’s 9th annual Tour de Lakes bike ride, June 26 at 7 a.m. The ride, which honors the memory of Tom Logan, a longtime Lee’s Summit resident and avid bike rider, includes three courses that encompass five area lakes throughout Grandview, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, and Blue Springs. Tour de Lakes starts at the Longview Recreation Center located at View High and Third Street in Lee’s Summit – near New Longview. There is a short, 10-mile ride that encircles Longview Lake. A slightly longer 30-mile ride includes Longview Lake and Raintree Lake. The longest course is 63 miles and tours Longview Lake, Raintree Lake, Lakewood, Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo (distances may vary). Registration fees are $25 for participants age 14 or older and $20 for ages 13 and younger. Guaranteed T-shirt and goodie bag if registered by June 13. After June 23, fees increase to $30 and $25. Packet pickup and late registration is June 25, 5-7 p.m. at JP Coffee and 5:45-6:45 a.m. the morning of the ride at Longview Recreation Center parking lot. Register at www.lsparks.net or www.active.com. For more information, call 816-969-1500.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs BMX at Pink Hill Park in Blue Springs. For more information, call the Track Hot Line at 816-392-9901 or visit bluespringsbmx.com.
¦ Ongoing: Raytown Sports Association Football, for ages 5-15. Flag (grades K-1) and tackle (grades 1-7). For more information, call Bob Dingman 816-510-2607 or www.raytownsports.com.
¦ Ongoing: Pop Warner football, ages 5-14 are eligible. For more information, call Steve Bowen at 816-373-4511 or 816-550-2221 or e-mail to SSKC88@aol.com.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Pop Warner football, for ages 5-15. Flag football is for ages 5-8; tackle football is ages 8-15. For more information, call Leonard Fields at 816-373-3298 or Marc Busker 816-224-7991.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association football leagues. For information, call the BSAA Hotline at 224-4639, ext. 3012 or visit bsaafootball.com.
¦ Ongoing: Grain Valley Athletic Association youth football leagues. Flag (grades K-2) and tackle (grades 3-7) are available. For more information, visit the Web site at www.gvaasports.org.
¦ Missouri Women’s Golf Association is now taking registrations for its MWGA 50th Junior Amateur Championship, June 9-10 at Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore, Mo. Ages through 17 and 18-year-old high school senior girls graduating in the summer are eligible. Players must reside in state of Missouri or Johnson County, Kan., for at least 60 days prior to the first day of the event. Tournament will be a 36-hole stroke-play format and USGA rules apply. Play begins at 11:30 a.m. each day. Participants must walk and caddies are not permitted. Cost is $75 per participant and includes a contestant lunch ticket and range balls for both days. Deadline to register is June 1. To get entry forms or for more information, visit the MWGA Web site at www.mowomensga.org. Course information is at www.creekmoor.com.
¦ Independence Horseshoe Club will hold an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the Truman Memorial Building (Maple and Pleasant streets) in Independence. This is to organize league play at McCoy Park. Cost is $35 per person for adults ages 19 and older and $5 per person for those younger than 19 to join the league. For more information, contact Wayne Henderson at 816-257-1853.
¦ Ongoing: YMCA youth sports (preschool children through ninth grade) offered are baseball, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis. Swim lessons for youths and adults are also offered. For more information, contact the Blue Springs YMCA (224-9620), Independence YMCA (254-9622) or the Raytown YMCA (356-9622).
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Gaelic Atheltic Club. Gaelic football squad trains and scrimmages at 11 a.m. every Sunday at the Wizards practice facility in Swope Park (63rd and Lewis Road). For more information or the blog, visit the KCGAC Web sit at http://kansascity.missouri.gaa.ie/index.html or http://kcgac.blogspot.com.
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Blues Rugby team. Practices are open to experienced and new players. For more information, call the Blues hotline at 816-960-1281 or visit the Web site (www.kcblues.org).
¦ Ongoing: Missouri State Senior Games: Call the MSSG office at (573) 882-1462 or go online (www.smsg.org/senior_games).
¦ Ongoing: Raytown Bass Club is seeking new members. For more information, call Dennis Mitchell at 913-787-5810, Neil Parikh at 816-506-0611 or visit the www.raytownbassclub.net Web site.
¦ Ongoing: Independence YMCA racquetball leagues. For more information, call the YMCA at 816-254-9622.
* ¦ Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation’s Annual Night Flight 5K Run, benefiting the Legacy for Parks Foundation, is scheduled for 9 p.m. June 11 at the Legacy Park Soccer Venue. Race route will begin and end at the Legacy Park Soccer Venue and go through Legacy Park on Legacy Park Drive and Blackwell Parkway, and the entire route is paved. Pre-registration only; no same-day registration. Fees are $25 per person for participants ages 14 and older and $20 for 13 and younger. Participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and glow bracelet if registered by June 7. Registration fees increase to $30 and $25 after May 31. Packet pickup and late registrations June 9 and 10, 5-8 p.m. at Legacy Park Community Center. Register at www.lsparks.net or www.active.com or by calling Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.
¦ Blue Springs Family YMCA First Indoor Sprint Triathlon, 1-6 p.m. April 11 at Blue Springs Family YMCA (1300 Adams Dairy Parkway). It consists of a 750- meter swim, a 20-kilometer bicycle ride and a 5K run, all completed indoors. Participants will be assigned a race start time. Race start times are every half hour. The cost is $50 for YMCA members or $75 for non-members. For more information or to register, contact Zach Norman or Michelle Ruffin at 816-224-9620.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Running Club, contact Terry Hickam at 816-229-6779.
¦ Ongoing: Free Sunday runs offered at Garry Gribbles Running Sports. Check Web site at garrygribbles.com for directions and starting times. For more information, call 816-373-1100.
¦ Ongoing: The Brocaw Blazers youth cross country team. For further information, visit the Web site at www.brocawblazers.org or call coach David Ramsey at 816-365-7938.
Soap Box Derby
¦ Kansas City Soap Box Derby Racing Association has released its 2010 race/activity schedule. Here are the following remaining dates: “Thrill of The Hill” Fundraiser, March 27, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., H & R Block World Headquarters, 13th & Main, Kansas City, (free for 12 and younger; $10 adults, full details at www.kcsbd.com); Derby Car Construction/Driving Clinic, April 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the track, 4300 Eastern Ave., in Kansas City; Spring Rally I, April 17-18, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4300 Eastern Ave. (free; car kit fee); Spring Rally II, May 29-30, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4300 Eastern Ave., Kansas City (free to spectators; fee for racers); All-American Local Championship Race, June 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4300 Eastern Ave., Kansas City (free to spectators; fee for racers); Fall Rally I, Aug. 21-22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4300 Eastern Ave., Kansas City (free to spectators; fee for racers); Fall Rally II, Sept. 18-19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4300 Eastern Ave., Kansas City (free to spectators; fee for racers). Children ages 7-18 are eligible to race and spectators are welcome. For more information, visit the Kansas City Soap Box Derby Web Site at www.kcsbd.com. Information also will be available at the booth at the Greater KC Home Flower & Garden Show at Bartle Hall, Feb. 19-21.
¦ BVAC Youth 6v6 Soccer League taking registrations through May 7, for grades 1-9. Cost is $67 per person. Eight-game schedule begins on June 1. No practices. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or visit www.bvacsports.org.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer kickarounds every Sunday, 7 p.m. at Blue Springs High School’s Peve Stadium. Call 808-4978 for more information or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: BSHS Soccer Alumni Association seeking former soccer players at Blue Springs High School to join in the year-round fun and giving. For more information, call Bob Rusert at 816-808-4978 or visit bshssocceralumni.org.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs High School Boys Soccer Booster Club will meet on second Thursday of each month at the high school. For more information, call Bernadette Lawson at 816-616-4531.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs High School Girls Soccer Booster Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Springs High School library. For more information, contact Kathy Karst at 816-228-7458 or Janet Shelman at 816-229-5769.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Soccer Club. For more information, call 913-982-1240, visit the Web site (www.bluespringssoccerclub.org) or send e-mail to email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer Association of Independence. Visit the Web site at www.saisoccer.org or call 456-9837.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer West. Visit www.soccerwestmo.com, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-229-4502.
¦ Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or email@example.com or visit the Web site (www.oakgrovesoccer.org).
¦ Ongoing: BVAC Youth Soccer Leagues. For more information, call BVAC at 816-796-8702, visit the Web site (www.bvacsports.org) or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Raytown Soccer Club. For more information, visit the Web site (www.raytownsoccerclub.org) or call 816-313-7721.
¦ Ongoing: Jackson County Parks and Recreation Soccer Field Rental Program. Requests for field rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost is $20 per hour, per field for daily rental and $100 per field or $30 per team for tournament or league field rental. Nets, corner flags, field painting, etc., require additional fees. To reserve a field or for more information, call 816-795-8200, ext. 1-277 or 1-270.
¦ Ongoing: Jackson County Futsal Leagues. Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor soccer game, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors on a smaller field with a low-bounce ball that is weighted. For more information, visit the Web site (www.premierfutsal.com) or call Jim West at 816-522-7314.
¦ Adair Park Doubleheader League now forming for ages 10-18. Games are played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. game times. League lasts seven weeks starting in second week of April. To register or for more information, call 836-4782.
¦ Ongoing: The Exceptionals, a summer youth softball program at Hidden Valley Park Softball Complex for boys and girls ages 5-20 physically or mentally unable to participate in other programs. Contact Laurie Munzuris at 816-522-6749 or Karin Windes at 816-217-8403 for more information or to volunteer.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the Web site (bsgsa.net).
¦ Independence Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the Web site (www.igsasoftball.com).
¦ Ongoing: Lee’s Summit Girls Softball Association is accepting girls from the entire metro area. Information available online at LSGSA.org. Both recreational and competitive teams available.
¦ Ongoing: Heart of America Senior Softball leagues, for women ages 40-70-plus, men ages 50-70-plus, and coed (women 40-plus and men 50-plus). To register or for more information, visit the Web site (www.hasskc.com), send e-mail to email@example.com or call 816-358-4277.
¦ Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the Web site (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).
Swimming & Diving
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Dolphins, practices at Centennial Pool-Plex in Blue Springs and Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Visit the Web site (www.teamdolphins.com) for more information.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs YMCA Swim Club, a non-competitive swim team, is available to children ages 6-18. Fundamentals of each stroke as well as personal development will be taught. Call the Blue Springs YMCA at 816-224-9620 for more details.
¦ Ongoing: Tsunami Swim Team at Blue Springs YMCA, Longview Recreation Center and William Jewell College. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Call 816-224-WAVE (9283) or visit online (www.tsunamienterprises.com).
¦ Ongoing: KC Blazers swim team, at the Blue Springs YMCA and the Longview Recreation Center in Lee’s Summit. For more information, call 913-383-8342.
¦ Ongoing: Centennial Pool-Plex open swim hours. Admission is $5 per person for age 4 and older ($3.50 after 5 p.m.). Ages 3 and younger are free with a parent. Season memberships are also available. For dates and times of Lap Swim, Swimnastics, Therapeutic Swim, open swim hours or additional information, call 228-0137.
¦ Ongoing: Open play, JACOMO Table Tennis Club in Independence, Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Dave Baker at 816-229-2253 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: United States Tennis Association Jr. Team Tennis, for boys and girls ages 6-18 in leagues that emphasize fun, fitness and friends. Leagues match players of similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program (JNTRP). To learn more go to www.missourivalley.usta.com or call 913-322-4826.
Track & Field
¦ Ongoing: Eastern Jackson County Track club, for ages 6-18. Includes USA Track and Field membership. For more information, contact Chris Earley at 816-847-0252.
¦ Ongoing: Missouri Valley AAU Association. Visit the Web site (www.region8aau.org/movalley).
¦ BVAC Youth Girls Volleyball League taking registrations through May 7, for grades 4-9. Cost is $67 per person. Games played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting June 1. No practices. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or visit www.bvacsports.org.
¦ BVAC Adult Volleyball League taking registrations through May 1. Cost is $225 per team. Players must be age 18 or older. Games played on Tuesday evenings in air-conditioned gym starting June 1. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or visit www.bvacsports.org.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Youth Volleyball League. For more information, visit the Web site at www.eteamz.com/BSYVL.
¦ Ongoing: Fort Osage Youth Volleyball League, for girls in grades 4-7. Girls in Fort Osage and Independence school districts are eligible. Contact Lyn Adams at 816-650-6294.
¦ Ongoing: Youth Jaguar Wrestling Club, team practices at Blue Springs South High School. For more information, contact Doug Black at email@example.com or 816-582-6911.
¦ Ongoing: Independence Youth Wrestling program at the William Chrisman High School wrestling room. Ages 5-14 are eligible. Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tournaments are scheduled for Saturdays at area schools. Novice tournaments for first- and second-year wrestlers are Sundays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.independenceyouthwrestling.org or contact Chuck Rodgers at 816-254-3716 or Bill Jones at 816-305-2928.
¦ Ongoing: Predator Youth Wrestling Club of Eastern Jackson County seeks youth wrestlers ages 5-14. Practices are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the William Chrisman High School wrestling room. For more information on joining, please contact Dawn Taff at 816-650-3979 or Mike Gempeler at 816-525-1244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Mat Rat Wrestling Club, practices at Lee’s Summit West, Richmond and University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Team is run by UCM assistant and former Raytown South High School head coach Alan Hull. Contact Alan Hull at 816-564-1847 or email@example.com for more information.
¦ Ongoing: Western Stars Youth Wrestling Club, for ages 4-15. For more information, contact Phil Howk at 816-841-9852 or visit www.westernstars.org.
¦ Ongoing: Fort Osage Mat Club. Children in kindergarten through eighth in the Fort Osage School District are eligible. Practices are 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Fort Osage Multipurpose Building. For more information, Contact Jeff Cutbirth at 816-478-3994 or Bob Luke at 816-650-3516.
¦ Ongoing: Mo West Wrestling Club. For more information, contact Jason Heslop by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 816-471-2499.
¦ Ongoing: Lee’s Summit Broncos Youth Wrestling Club. Call Bill Biggerstaff at 816-986-1499 ext. 8193 for more information. Additional registration info and practice schedule may be found at www.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lsnhs and click on athletics, wrestling and Kids Club.