What's Happening sports bulletin board for Sept. 24

Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication. Send information to sports editor Karl Zinke, 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 (karl.zinke@examiner.net). 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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Tryouts, Lee’s Summit Angels Baseball Club, a 9U AA team, hosting tryouts for 2012 spring/summer competitive season. Looking to add players to existing roster, all positions open. Pitchers and catchers a plus. Team will play in Lee’s Summit competitive league and 4-5 tournaments. Tryouts are scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at Grace United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit (corner of Shenandoah and Church streets). To reserve a slot or for more information, please contact Jake at 816-200-8436 or jake@entercom.com. Tryouts, Raytown Wolverines, 10U AA competitive baseball team seeking players for 2012 spring/summer season. Pitching, catching and speed a plus. All positions are open to competition. Seeking players with good attitudes, hustle and desire to work hard to get to the next level. Team will be play league ball in Lee’s Summit at Legacy Park with practices at Raytown local parks and will play in 5-7 tournaments, including state. Team also will be practicing at an indoor facility during the winter months. To schedule tryout or for more information, contact head coach Thomas Floyd at 816-353-4562 or slickfloyd69@hotmail.com. Tryouts, AAA/Major team looking for catcher to complete fall and spring roster. Team coached by former college baseball players. Contact Rhett Rigby at 816-213-9363 or rrigby5@hotmail.com for more information. Tryouts, 13U AA Big Boy Independence A’s are looking for committed players and parents to help transition to AAA. All positions are open. Team will play 2-3 fall tournaments and 7-9 tournaments, including state and world series, in the spring/summer. Team also will play doubleheader league. For more information, contact David Odom at 816-795-7875 or odoms@comcast.net. Tryouts, Ticket Solutions Tigers 15U Major team from Lee’s Summit/Blue Springs area, looking for players to fill 2012 roster. Tigers played 60/90 in the past season as both 14 and 15U levels. Team will compete at both 15-16U with 5-6 tournaments and practice twice per week after high school ball is over. Indoor facility will be available to prepare for high school tryouts in late January. Pitching is a plus, as is AAA/Major experience. Call or email to discuss opportunity for individual tryout. Contact Tim Achity at 816-589-8144 or tim@ticketsolutions.com. SportsCity T-ball youth program for ages 3-5 has fall sessions available. For information, visit www.sportscitykc.com (click “LATEST INFORMATION” on home page and locate “YOUTH T-BALL” and click on link of your choice). For more information, visit the website or call 816-229-1314. Ongoing: Kiwanis Baseball League, for age 15-16 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 sigjcc@comcast.net. Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association USSSA sanctioned baseball league for full teams and individual players ages 4-14. For more information, visit the Website (www.fortosagebaseball.com). Ongoing: Blue Springs Baseball. For more information go to the website (bluespringsbaseball.org). Ongoing: Queen City Baseball Association. For more information, call the Queen City office at 816-796-4003, visit the Website (www.eteamz.com/qcba/) or send e-mail to: Queencitybball@aol.com. Ongoing: Tri-City Baseball League. For more information, visit the website (www.tri-city.org) or call Donna Schroer at Tri-City at 816-795-1088, ext. 320.


Eagles Harvest Classic, Oct. 14-16 at Avila University in Kansas City. Boys and girls teams in grades 3 through high school are eligible. Cost is $185 per team with a three-game guarantee for this USSSA event . Deadline to register is Oct. 10. Register online at www.avilahoops.com. For more information, contact Jeff Bass at jeff.bass@usssa.com. Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association Basketball League. For more information contact, Steve Hyde at 816-228-4994 or visit bsaabasketball.com. JSA has tournaments scheduled for the fall and winter seasons at metro area facilities. Tournaments scheduled are: Battle on the Border, Oct. 1-2; Harvest Classic, Oct. 15-16; Haunted Hoops, Oct. 29-30; KC Fall-Ball Tournament, Nov. 12-13; Thanksgiving Jamboree, Nov. 26-27; Winter Championship, Dec. 10-11; Holiday Classic, Dec. 17-18. Boys and girls teams in grades 3-12 are eligible. Costs are $150 per team with three-game guarantees. Any schedule conflicts must be submitted on registration form before entry deadline. Register, enter roster and pay by sending email to mbmccorkle@yahoo.com or calling 816-916-9565. Ongoing: Prowlers Basketball program 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 holds at SportsCity. For more information, contact Steve Tutt at 816-286-8796 or coachtutt@prowlersbasketballkc.com. Ongoing: AAU basketball. For more information, write to the Missouri Valley AAU, 1815 South York, Independence, Mo. 64058, call 816-796-8893 or send e-mail to smaau@comcast.net.


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: KC Sports Lodge Adult Indoor 5v5 Flag Football. For information, visit www.kcsportslodge.com, call 816-795-7171 or send email to info@kcsportslodge.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, contact Bill Humphreys at 816-795-9791 or BillLisaHumphreys@sbcglobal.net or Anthony Boyd at 816-935-4749 or aboyd44@att.net. 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 website at www.gvaasports.org. 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.


A golf tournament scheduled for Oct. 1 will benefit the girls basketball programs at Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West high schools and Joplin High School. The event is a four-player scramble with contests, prizes and a burgers and brats luncheon. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. on Hoot’s Hollow Golf Course at Country Creek Golf Club. Cost is $75 per person or $300 for a four-person team. For more information, visit http://broncos.leesummit.k12.mo.us/parentflyers.nsf and select “Benefit Golf Tournament.”


* The Michael Long Quest to Walk Horseshoe Pitching Benefit Tournament will be held Oct. 8 at the McCoy Park horseshoe courts, across from the Truman Library at the corner of U.S. 24 and Spring Street in Independence. For more information or to enter, contact Laura Estes at 816-726-2966 or lauralaura2222@sbcglobal.net. Independence Horseshoe Club leagues run May through August at McCoy Park. For more information, contact club president Wayne Henderson at 816-257-1853.

Ice Skating

Ongoing: Centerpoint Community Ice Facility, located inside the Independence Events Center, offers several learn-to-skate and hockey classes for every age and skill level. Visit the website at www.independenceeventscenter.com and click on the “Community Ice” page for class times, prices and online registration. Or call 816-442-6128 or send e-mail to MLauerman@IndependenceEventsCenter.com for more information.


Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department offering Kids on the Rock Climbing Camps in October at the IBEX Climbing Gym (801 N.W. South Outer Road). Children ages 7-12 are eligible. The next session is Oct. 4-15. Camp is 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. Cost is $40 per person.For more information, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours. 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 Athletic 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 Website (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 Website.


Ongoing: Independence YMCA racquetball leagues. For more information, call the YMCA at 816-254-9622.


Tryouts, T?he Brocaw Blazers youth cross country team, winners of 96 national team titles, is having tryouts for new team members through Nov. 6. If your son or daughter is interested in becoming a better runner, please call Coach Ramsey at 816-365-7938 or visit online at www.brocawblazers.org. Ongoing: Blue Springs Running Club, contact Terry Hickam at 816-229-6779. Ongoing: Free Sunday runs offered at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports. Check Website 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 Website 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 Website at www.kcsbd.org or the All American Soap Box Derby Website at aasbd.org for more information.


* KC Sports Lodge Winter Indoor Soccer Leagues, Soccer Skills Academy and tournament information available at www.kcsportslodge.com. Leagues will include U5 through high school 3v3 leagues, U7-U8 4v4 Leagues on Thursday and Fridays. Full-sided soccer leagues for U9-U15 on Saturdays and Sundays, high school boys 6v6 on Saturdays, high school girls 6v6 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Adult leagues offered Mondays; men’s over 30, men’s leagues are on Thursday nights; adult coed 6v6 offered on Friday nights and Sunday evenings. Elite Coaching Winter Soccer Skills Academy offered on Monday evenings for players U5 through high school beginning in November.  Check website for details, deadlines, start dates and fees. Individuals and team signups available through online registration. For more details, send email to info@kcsportslodge.com or call 816-795-7171. * Ongoing: KC Sports Lodge Adult Indoor Soccer Leagues with boarded and non boarded fields. Adult leagues for men, women and coed play offered year round. Sign up as an individual or as an entire team. No experience required. All leagues are 6v6. Coed leagues must have a minimum of two female players on field at all times. For details, please visit www.kcsportslodge.com, send email to info@kcsportslodge.com or call 816-795-7171. SportsCity’s winter indoor soccer leagues and tournaments information is now available on the facility’s website, wwwsportscitykc.com. Leagues will include high school boys (Monday nights) and girls (Tuesday nights), youth U9-U15 (Saturdays only) and a new futsal division (Saturdays). On the webiste’s home page, click “SPORTS-SOCCER-LEAGUES. For rules, click “COACH’S INFO.” Some discounts available at bottom of registration forms. Players without teams can call the office and asked to be put on a free agent list. For more information, visit the website or call 816-229-1314. Ongoing: BSHS Soccer Alumni Association seeking former soccer players at Blue Springs High School to join. 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 Website (www.bluespringssoccerclub.org) or send e-mail to sewells@sprintmail.com. Ongoing: Soccer Association of Independence. Visit the Website at www.saisoccer.org or call 456-9837. Ongoing: Soccer West. Visit www.soccerwestmo.com, send e-mail to soccerwest1@sbcglobal.net or call 816-229-4502. Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or president@oakgrovesoccer.org or visit the Website (www.oakgrovesoccer.org). Ongoing: BVAC Youth Soccer Leagues. For more information, call BVAC at 816-796-8702, visit the Website (www.bvacsports.org) or send e-mail to bvac@bvacsports.org. Ongoing: Raytown Soccer Club. For more information, visit the Website (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 Website (www.premierfutsal.com) or call Jim West at 816-522-7314.


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 Website (bsgsa.net). Independence Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the Website (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 Website (www.hasskc.com), send e-mail to hasskc@sbcglobal.net or call 816-358-4277. Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the Website (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).

Swimming & Diving

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is offering swimming instruction for youths at Centennial Pool-Plex in Blue Springs. Cost is $40 per person for eight-class session that meets for four weeks. Sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 19 to Oct. 12. Shrimp (ages 18 months to 3) and Sea Horse (ages 3-5) classes meet 7:05-7:35 p.m. each day, while Starfish (ages 4-5), Guppy (school-age beginner), Flipper (advanced beginner), Seal (intermediate), Sailfish (advanced) and Barracuda (prerequisite to swim team) meet 7:05-7:50 p.m. each day. Saturday lessons also are available for an eight-week session from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Shrimp and Sea Horse groups meet 9:15-9:30 a.m. or 10:05-10:35 a.m., while Starfish, Guppy, Flipper, Seal, Sailfish and Barracuda groups meet 9:15-10 a.m. or 10:05-10:50 a.m. For more information or to register, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online with a credit card or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours. Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is offering swim wellness classes. Swimnastics, an aerobics class in the water, meets 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Aqua-Aerobics, a faster-paced aerobics water program, meets noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants can attend any or all Swimnastics or Aqua-Aerobics classes for $4 per visit (a 20-class card is offered for $75, $3.75 per class). Therapeutic Swim classes meet 10:15-11:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Participants can attend any or all Therapeutic Swim classes for $3.75 per visit (a 20-class card is offered for $70, $3.50 per class). For more information or to register, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online with a credit card or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours. Ongoing: Kansas City Dolphins, practices at Centennial Pool-Plex and Blue Springs YMCA in Blue Springs and Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Visit the Website (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. Visit online (www.tsunamiswimteamkc.org). 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.

Table Tennis

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 dhbakerinc@yahoo.com.


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 Website (www.region8aau.org/movalley).


Ongoing: Blue Springs Youth Volleyball League. For more information, visit the Website 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 dblack@bssd.net 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 Website at www.independenceyouthwrestling.org or contact Chuck Rodgers at 816-254-3716 or Bill Jones at 816-305-2928. 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 (jheslop@mowest.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.