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Sports briefs April 5, 2013
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MLK Golf Tournament set

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association will host its ninth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on April 13 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club.  
Deadline to register is April 10. The organization is looking to sign up at least 16 teams. The annual golf tournament is the last in a series of events this year to benefit the organization’s scholarship awards.  
For more information, call Kenneth Howard at 876-3164 or email

Smiley Golf Tournament is April 20
The fifth annual John E. Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 20 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The entry fee is $50 per person and the format is a four-person scramble.
Registration begins at
8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
This year’s tournament will benefit Micah Smiley, 6, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
For more information, call Terri Floyd at 876-5503, Tracey Howard at 977-1860, Kelley Jackson at 294-1317, Catherine Smiley at 977-1916 or Steve Welborn at 271-0509.

South Georgia Queens need coaches
The South Georgia Queen youth basketball organization needs coaches for the upcoming AAU season. For more information, call Jessie Fleming at 610-3092 or email

Junior ABA training
under way at YMCA
Training for future American Basketball Association players is from 1-3 p.m. Sundays at the YMCA. It is open to boys and girls ages 6-14. There is a one-time, $20 registration fee and a weekly fee of $10. For more information, call 610-3092.

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