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Sports briefs Dec. 5, 2012
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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.

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

Register now for body sculpting
Registration is under way for women’s body sculpting at the Liberty County Recreation Department. Classes are from 5-6 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 12, at the Liberty County High School weight room. The instructor is Liberty County High School track coach Keith McGee, a USAW-certified coach. The cost is $60. For information, call 876-5359.

Joe Watkins Memorial
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 also will 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.

Middle-school tournament schedule set
First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s middle-school basketball tournament will be Thursday through Saturday at St. James Sports Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. See a game schedule online at
Here are the event’s game schedules:
Dec. 6
FPCA vs. Lewis Fraiser, 4:30 p.m.
Bethesda vs. Midway Middle, 6 p.m.
Dec. 7
Walker Middle vs. FPCA or Lewis Fraiser, 7 p.m.
Dec. 8
Championship game, Teams TBA, 2 p.m.
Dec. 7
Walker vs. Midway, 4:30 p.m.
Lewis Fraiser vs. FPCA, 5:30 p.m.    
Dec. 8
Consolation game, 11 a.m.
Championship game, 12:30 p.m.

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