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Sports briefs Dec. 12, 2012
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Hall of Fame banquet set for Thursday
The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door.
Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling 369-4572 or emailing

South Georgia Kings seeking travel players
The South Georgia Kings, an American Basketball Association Professional team, will have tryouts to fill out its traveling roster for the 2013 ABA season. Players must be 18 years and older, must have identification and medical insurance.
Tryouts will be from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Christian Academy, 12 S. McDonald St., Ludowici. The fee to tryout is $100. For more information call owner/coach Jessie Fleming at 610-3092.

Joe Watkins Flag Football tourney set
The second annual Friends of Joe Watkins Memorial Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 15 at James Brown Park in Hinesville. Teams of six players can register by calling Levi Deese at 912-480-7528.
Funds from the tournament support scholarships presented to local high schools graduates who played baseball or softball and who are headed to college. Last year, Antonio Smith and Morgan Crowley earned the $1,000 scholarships.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will also be donated to the Beasley Family Fund. The Ellabell family lost two children in a house fire in early November.
The Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is in memory of a Liberty County High School graduate who died in a car accident last year. He was attending Georgia Southern University on a baseball scholarship and had played ball on travel teams across the state for years.
For more information, call Pat Watkins at 321-9803 or Kathy Sikes at 977-2999.

Seeking former BI/Liberty players
Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games between old football rivals.  Players are needed; the first 40 players on each team get to play, and the team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.
Teams from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County, as well as other area teams, are forming now. The games are set for early spring. Go to to register. For more information, call Chris at 530- 410-6396.

Scott’s All-Stars need coaches for 2013
Scott’s All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors for the 2013 season, which starts in January.  Coaches must be dedicated, positive role models and available every weekend from February to July. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 912-655-4371.

YMCA basketball registration
Registration for YMCA youth basketball for ages 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.

Jiu jitsu training open for 8 and up
Jiu jitsu training is open to participants ages 8 and older. Classes will be scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 368-2323.

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