What's Happening sports bulletin board for May 30
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 (email@example.com). 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.
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¦ St. Mary’s High School Baseball Camp, June 15-18 at Mill Creek Park in Independence. Boys in grades 5-8 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Camp meets 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs Mavericks, 16U AAA competitive team seeking 3-4 players to fill our roster for this summers tournament season. For more info on a tryout please call Keith at 913-549-6402. Pitchers a plus, but open to all positions.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs, 12U AA Shockers competitive team, last chance, seeking to fill one roster spot for 2009. Playing 5-6 tournaments. For tryout arrangements, please call Steve Hellon at 816-509-9353.
¦ Tryouts, Independence Nationals, 13UAA team needing 1-2 players to fill out roster for upcoming season. Playing league, state and 5-7 tournaments. Call Dan at 816-589-2361 or Shawn at 816-721-9894.
¦ University of Central Missouri Junior Mule Baseball Camp, June 29-July 1 at Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field in Warrensburg. Ages 7-14 eligible for camp, which will run 8 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $80 per person and $70 per person for groups of six or more from the same team. Campers will be divided into teams based on age and ability level. For more information or to register, log on at www.mulesbaseball.com or call UCM assistant coach Scott Thomason at 660-543-4892.
¦ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Officials Association seeking umpires. Contact Rob Michael at 816-224-4621, 816-918-6066 or email@example.com.
¦ 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.
* ¦ Missouri Valley Blazers “Doin’ It On Dad’s Day” Tournament, June 19-21 in Independence. Open to competitive eighth grade through high school girls teams only. Cost is $175 per team with a three-game guarantee. To register or for more information, call Doug Murdock at 816-503-8638.
¦ Tryouts, Team Legacy, a sixth grade competitive boys basketball team, seeking one big player. The team, 2006-07 USSSA D1 Missouri state champs and two-time Kansas state runner-up, plays approximately 60 games a year. If interested, please contact Mike Titus at 816-795-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Supreme Sports Summer Competitive Leagues begin week of June 8. Games will be played at at KC Sports Lodge in Independence, Sports Activity Center in Independence and SportsCity in Blue Springs. Boys and girls teams in grades 2 through high school are eligible. Junior varsity and varsity divisions available for high school age players. Two divisions – Gold (highly competitive) and Silver (mid-level competitive) – are offered in each age group. Cost is $480 per team and must register as a team – no individual registrations. Deadline to register is May 30. Register online at www.supremesportskc.com. For more information, contact Jeff Bass at 816-257-7339 or email@example.com.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Girls Basketball Camp, June 15-18 at the St. Mary’s High School gymnasium. Girls in grades 3-9 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Session for grades 3-5 meets 8-10 a.m. each day. Session for grades 6-9 meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Boys Basketball Camp, June 22-25 at the St. Mary’s High School gymnasium. Boys in grades 3-9 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Session for grades 3-5 meets 8-10 a.m. each day. Session for grades 6-9 meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ Registrations being accepted for inaugural Midwest Showcase Basketball Shootout, June 12-14 in Columbia, Mo. Cost is $300 per team for at least 5-6 games. Tournament is limited to 64 teams. Games will be played at MU Student Rec Complex and Southwell Gymnasium at Columbia College in Columbia, and will be officiated by registered high school and collegiate officials. Deadline has passed. Late entries may be accepted on a space-available basis and are not guaranteed a place. For more information, and a complete list of SMSG events, visit www.smsg.org or call 573-882-2101.
¦ Tryouts, new competitive basketball team forming for girls entering third grade next fall. Will play league in Independence. Contact Mark Mauer at 816-554-6153 Markmauer@att.net.
¦ Tryouts, new competitive basketball team forming for boys entering fifth grade next fall. Will play league in Independence. Contact Mark Mauer at 816-554-6153 Markmauer@att.net.
¦ Tryouts, Saints Athletic Club, a competitive Christian-based basketball club team, looking for boys in grades 4-8. Players participate in league and tournament play. For more information go to www.SaintsAthleticClub.com or contact Dalton Vann at 816-401-5245 or daltonvann@Ballin4Christ.com.
¦ Tryouts, Missouri Magic Elite travel basketball program will be sponsoring a week-long trip to Lahaina, Hawaii, for the Maui Summer Classic basketball tournament, July 12-20. Two teams from Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are being formed for this program, intended for high school juniors and seniors. Cost of the program includes entry fees, uniforms, round-trip airfare, accomodations and ground transportation. Players interested in this travel program should contact Missouri Magic director Mark McLaughlin at 660-726-4370 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an information packet. The first 20 players to commit to this program will comprise the team.
¦ 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.
¦ 8th annual Tour de Lakes Bike Ride, June 27 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 that includes Longview Lake and Raintree Lake. The longest course is 65 miles and tours Longview Lake, Raintree Lake, Lakewood, Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo. Registration fee is $25 prior to June 26, or $30 the day of the ride. Register by June 12 to receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Proceeds from this year’s Tour de Lakes will benefit The New Longview Foundation and the Legacy for Parks Foundation. For more information about Tour de Lakes or to download a registration form, visit www.tourdelakes.org or www.lsparks.net or 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.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Cheerleading Camp, June 15-17 at the St. Mary’s High School gymnasium. Girls in grades 5-8 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Camp meets 6-8 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ Eastside Baptist Church Football Camp, June 20 at Heart of America Pop Warner Fields (2801 S. Necessary Road) in Independence. Grades 3-7 eligible. Grades 3-5 will run 9:30-11:45 a.m. (with registration 8:45-9:25 a.m.) and grades 6-7 will run 1-3:45 p.m. (with registration 12:30-1 p.m.). Campers will receive individual instruction and will be broken down into small groups to work on specific position techniques. Instructors include Truman High School head coach Craig Lewis, Blue Springs High School head coach Kelly Donohoe and University of Missouri wide receivers coach Brandon Barnes along with several college players. The camp is free for those who pre-register or $10 per person the day of the camp. Please register by June 6 if possible. For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-885-8619.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Football Camp, June 15-18 at William Chrisman High School football field. Boys in grades 4-8 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Camp meets 6-7:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ SportsCity 4v4 Men’s Summer Indoor Flag Football League starts June 8. Deadline to register is May 31. For more information or to register, visit the Web site www.sportscitykc.com or call SportsCity at 816-229-1314.
¦ SportsCity 5v5 Men’s Summer Indoor Flag Football League starts July 2. Deadline to register is June 21. For more information or to register, visit the Web site www.sportscitykc.com or call SportsCity at 816-229-1314.
¦ Offense-Defense Football Camp, June 21-25, at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, will feature Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle as an instructor. Veteran coach Ron Hudson, who has served on staffs at California, Oregon, UCLA, Illinois, Ohio State, Kansas State and Kentucky, will serve as the camp’s head coach. For more information on the camp, call 843-903-1888 or visit the web site at www.o-d.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.
¦ 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.
* ¦ Registrations being taken for 2009 St. Mary’s Medical Center Golf Classic, June 22 at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. Two flights are available for this scramble tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Local sports and news celebrities also will take part. Breakfast will be served from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. and lunch will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at lunch and at an evening reception from 6-8 p.m. All golfers will receive a gift package. Cost is $175 per player. Sponsorships also available, including scoreboard ($1,000), beverage carts ($750) and golf carts ($150). Proceeds will support “A Calling to Care” campaign for the expansion of the operating rooms at St. Mary’s Medical Center. If you are interested in participating, please contact the foundation at 816-655-5363.
* ¦ American Women’s Express Golf Month event, June 3 at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, North. Free golf activities for women of all skill levels, presented by The Golf Stop, will be featured 3-7 p.m. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Activities include custom club fittings, free lessons from Midwest PGA Section PGA/LPGA Professionals, equipment demonstrations from five major golf equipment manufacturers, fashion displays and guest speakers, as well as golf clinics held throughout the afternoon. The event will conclude at 7 p.m. with a raffle that includes more than $1,000 in prizes. American Express Women’s Golf Month spokeswoman, and fitness expert, Donna Richardson Joyner will host a 30-minute fitness clinic for participants at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute golf clinic hosted by local PGA Professional Julie Roberts. For more information, or to register for the event, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com or tiffanygreensgolf.com, or call Tiffany Greens Golf Club at 816-880-9600.
¦ Drumm Farm Golf Club in Independence will offer Family, Fun and Fitness evenings every Sunday through October. Program consists of a free rules, etiquette and golf clinic 4-4:30 p.m., 9 holes on the executive course with golf cart, snacks after the round starting at 5:30 p.m., and fun hole contests each week with prizes. The program is designed to cater to beginning players and families to encourage the growth of the game. Cost will be $20 per player or $50 per foursome. For more information, call 816-350-9900.
¦ The 2009 McGladrey Team Championship is taking registrations for its local qualifying events in Missouri and Kansas. The online registration process is part of the nationwide best-ball amateur championship conducted by The PGA of America. Local qualifying events will be conducted from February through September. The Section Championships will be from April to September. Local qualifying events with 18 teams or more will advance two teams to their Section Championship. Section winners advance to the national event scheduled for Pinehurst in North Carolina. Dates of remaining Kansas City area events are: June 13, Loch Lloyd Country Club, Belton; June 15, Sycamore Ridge, Spring Hill, Kan.; June 27, Leawood South Country Club, Leawood, Kan., and Tiffany Greens Golf Club, Kansas City; July 1, Hallbrook Country Club, Overland Park, Kan.; July 11, Blue Hills Country Club, Kansas City; July 18, Tomahawk Hills, Shawnee, Kan.; July 19, Colbert Hills, Manhattan, Kan. Registration to participate in a Local Qualifying Event is being accepted at PGA.com/teamchampionship.
¦ Independence Horseshoe Club leagues run April through August. For more information, contact club president Alvin Gwinn at 816-461-1746 or league director David Thompson at 816-516-2508.
¦ Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Disc Golf Leagues begin June 1. Matches will be played at the new 18-hole disc golf course at Legacy Park. For more information or to register, visit www.lsparks.net or contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.
¦ 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.
¦ Inaugural Kansas City Triathlon, May 31 at Longview Lake in Lee’s Summit. To register or for more information, visit the Web site at www.kctri.org. Deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. May 23.
¦ 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
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Soap Box Derby. Visit the Kansas City Soap Box Derby Web site at www.kcsbd.org or the All American Soap Box Derby Web site at aasbd.org for more information.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs Hurricanes, girls U10 competitive soccer team, looking to create a second team and needs 4-5 players for fall outdoor season. Tryouts scheduled in Blue Springs for June 13, 9-10:30 a.m.; June 15, 6-7:30 p.m.; and June 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Netta Findley for tryout details at 816-699-0187 or email@example.com.
¦ SportsCity 6-on-6 High School Soccer League begins June 2. High school age boys or girls eligible. Cost is $650 per team for an eight-game schedule. There is a $50 discount if paid in full by first game. Deadline to register has been extended to May 31. For more information or to register, visit the Web site www.sportscitykc.com or call SportsCity at 816-229-1314.
¦ The Blue Springs Soccer Club’s Challenger British Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 15-19 at Hidden Valley Park in Blue Springs. Boys and girls ages 4-12 are eligible. Session for ages 4-5 runs 8-9 a.m. each day and costs $53 per person. Sessions for ages 6-12 are 9 a.m.-noon or 5:30-8:30 p.m. and costs $100 per person. Instructors are from Challenger’s British coaching staff. Teams are also welcome to attend. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and an end-of-camp gift. Any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica jersey valued at $30. To sign up for the camp, either visit www.challengersports.com or contact coordinator’s Denise or Jeff Shafer at 816-224-8220 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
¦ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ 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 email@example.com or call 816-229-4502.
¦ Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
¦ 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.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Softball Camp, June 22-25 at McCoy Park in Independence. Girls in grades 5-8 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Camp meets 9-11 a.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ Grain Valley Parks and Recreation Department Adult Coed D Softball League taking registrations for league that runs Sunday nights from June 7 through July 26 at the Monkey Mountain Sports Complex. Cost is $275 per team with an additional $25 NSA Team Sanctioning fee. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Deadline has passed; call for availability. Register at the Grain Valley Community Center. For more formation, visit the Grain Valley Parks and Recreation Web site at www.cityofgrainvalley.org or call 816-847-6230.
¦ Grain Valley Parks and Recreation Department Adult Men’s D Doubleheader Softball League taking registrations for league that runs Sunday nights from June 7 through July 12 at the Monkey Mountain Sports Complex. Cost is $375 per team with an additional $25 NSA Team Sanctioning fee. Open to adults ages 18 and older. Deadline has passed; call for availability. Register at the Grain Valley Community Center. For more formation, visit the Grain Valley Parks and Recreation Web site at www.cityofgrainvalley.org or call 816-847-6230.
¦ Rockhurst girls softball camp for ages 4-14, June 8-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Hidden Valley Park in Blue Springs. Time and cost depends on age group. For more information, contact Casey Borovac at 816-679-8245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Tryouts, 14U KC Blues, seeking two players. Team will play league at Adair Park plus 5-6 tournaments. Contact Bob Colin at email@example.com to arrange a tryout.
¦ 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).
¦ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-358-4277.
¦ Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the Web site (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).
¦ Ongoing: Independence Adult Softball Association Adult Men’s and Coed Leagues. For more information, call Donnie Payne at 816-350-3758 or 816-212-0797.
Swimming & Diving
¦ Team Dolphins Summer League offers a program for entry level swimmers from ages 5 and older who can complete 25 yards of continuous, unassisted swimming. Practices introduce swimmers to all of the positive aspects of competitive swimming, including meets throughout the season, which runs June 1 through July 9. For additional information, contact Coach Rob Kenley at email@example.com or 816-679-2702.
¦ 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, Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Dave Baker at 816-229-2253 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ United States Tennis Association Tennis Block Party, May 30, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Santa Fe Trail Park tennis complex in Independence. A free family event will be celebration of tennis as well as a chance for new players and players of all ages and abilities to come and learn about the sport and programs in the Kansas City area, while participating in several tennis-themed activities. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes and showcase their tennis skills. For more information, contact the United States Tennis Association-Missouri Valley at 913-322-4826 or email@example.com. Another block party also is scheduled for May 30 at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan.
¦ 19th Annual Blue Springs Summer Youth Tennis Program, June 8 through July 9 at Young Park near Blue Springs South High School. Program runs for five weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. National Junior Tennis League for ages 9-12 is 8-9:30 a.m., and cost is $75 per person. Junior Team Tennis for ages 13-18 is 9:45-11:45 a.m., and cost is $80 per person. All levels are included – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Come to all sessions or ones that fit your schedule. For information or to enroll, call the Parks & Recreation office at 228-0137, visit the office at City Hall (903 Main Street), or visit the website at www.bluespringsgov.com.
¦ United States Tennis Association is sponsoring summer camps at nine locations in the Midwest, including the University of Missouri, University of Kansas, Southwestern University in Winfield, Kan., Washington University in St. Louis, Mary Institute/Country Day School in St. Louis. Scholarships are available and cover the cost of the weeklong camp fee, including lodging for the participant. To learn more go to www.missourivalley.usta.com or call 913-322-4826.
¦ Northwest Missouri State University 2009 Tennis Camps are scheduled for June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26 and June 29-July 3 in Maryville, Mo. Ten courts and 6-to-1 training ratio per participant. Ages 10-18 eligible and cost is $250 per session. Call 660-562-1312 for more information.
¦ Ongoing: Independence Tennis Association: If you would like to know more about the ITA, contact Jody McClain at 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
¦ Eastern Jackson County Track will hold its first practice at Bridger Junior High on June 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for ages 6-18. Cost is $32 per person, which includes USA Track and Field membership and a track singlet. For more information, contact Chris Earley at 816-847-0252.
¦ Ongoing: Missouri Valley AAU Association. Visit the Web site (www.region8aau.org/movalley).
¦ Blue Springs South Jaguars Youth Volleyball Camp, June 15-19 at Blue Springs South High School, for grades 4-8. Grades 4-6 meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Grades 7-8 meet 1-3 p.m. each day. Cost is $65 per person. Contact Jaguars coach Carmen Johnson at email@example.com for more information.
¦ Blue Springs High School Volleyball Camps will have two sessions in June. June 9-12 is for grades 9-12 at Sunnyvale Middle School, 12:30-3:30 p.m. each day. June 22-25 is for grades 3-8 at the Blue Springs Freshman Center with grades 3-5 meeting 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day and grades 6-8 meeting 1-3 p.m. each day. Contact Wildcats coach Katie Grusing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
¦ Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Sand Court Volleyball Leagues begin week of June 9 at Young Park. Cost is $175 per team for 10-week schedule. Coed Intermediate leagues will be played on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and Coed Rec II league will be played on Wednesday evenings. Deadline to register is June 1. For more information or to register, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Web site (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Volleyball Camp, June 8-11 at St. Mary’s High School gymnasium. Girls in grades 3-9 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Session for grades 3-5 meets 8-10 a.m. each day. Session for grades 6-9 meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.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.
¦ Cox Wrestling Club offering a youth and high school summer wrestling program beginning June 1. Program offers instruction for beginners to advanced wrestlers from June 1 through Aug. 14. Three sessions are available. Youth Beginners (ages 4-13) meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and cost is $150 per person. Advanced Youth (ages 8-13) meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and cost is $225 per person. High School (ages 14-18) meets 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and cost is $225 per person. Multiple participant discounts also offered. For more information, send email to email@example.com.
¦ St. Mary’s High School Wrestling Camp, June 29-July 2 at St. Mary’s High School gymnasium. Boys in grades 5-8 (as of fall 2009) are eligible. Camp meets 8-10 a.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 816-252-8733 or visit the Web site at www.stmhs.org.
¦ 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: Youth Jaguar Wrestling Club, team practices at Blue Springs South High School. For more information, contact Doug Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-582-6911.
¦ 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 email@example.com.
¦ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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.