Archive for Wednesday, August 9, 2006

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August 9, 2006

Former THS coach takes Wisconsin job

Former Tonganoxie High boys basketball coach Todd Adrian has been named the new men's basketball coach at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.

Adrian, who coached the Chieftains from 1995 to 1998, heads to Edgewood from Wisconsin-Plattesville where he was associate head coach.

A 1995 graduate of Kansas University, Adrian's coaching resume also includes a stint as associate head coach at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. Edgewood is an NCAA Division III program.

Lawrence Phenix tryouts are Friday

The Lawrence Phenix Fastpitch Association will hold tryouts Friday at the Haskell softball fields in Lawrence for softball players in the 10 and younger division up to the 18 and younger division.

If tryouts are rained out, they will be Aug. 19.

Tryout times are: 9 a.m. for 10 and younger; 11:30 a.m. for 12 and younger; 2 p.m. for 14, 16 and 18 and younger.

The player's age as of Jan. 1, 2006, determines for what age the player should try out. Pitchers and catchers should plan to stay later for an additional tryout.

For more information about tryouts, contact Becky Harper at (913) 542-3542 or check out the Phenix Web site at www.lawrencephenix.com.

Horseshoe pitching tournament set

The 18th annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Horseshoe Pitching Tournament will be Aug. 19 in South Park, 246 Shadyside, Bonner Springs.

Tournaments include singles, doubles and a junior division. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to compete in the horseshoe pitching competition.

For more information, contact Gary Parker at (816) 289-7990 or Al Stuchlik (913) 441-1992.

Tae kwon do fares well at tae kwon do

The Tonganoxie Martial Arts Academy struck gold repeatedly at Sunflower State Games on July 22, 29 and 30 on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.

The academy brought home 10 gold medals at the event. Joe Beach, Amanda Laffler, Colten Weaver, Brenda Ward, Brianna Ward, Preston Ward, Derick Rose, Mike Fare and Martin Fare all claimed first-place finishes in sparring. Colton Pope earned a silver medal, while Derick Rose and Dalton Sharp nabbed third-place medals. Curtis Campbell placed fourth in sparring. In addition, Colten Weaver placed first in forms.

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