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Sports briefs Dec. 7, 2012
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Rec soccer team playing at state

The Liberty County U14 All Stars soccer team is headed to the GRPA State tournament today and Saturday in Cartersville.
Players are Johnathan Allen, Christopher Boring, Kiara Carreras, Da’Joun Dotson, Daviyon Dotson, Jamaal Duvall, Daniel Genard, Tristian Lewis, Julian Melendez, Joseph Stanley, Parker Trosper, Jackson Waters, Madison Winn. The team is coached by Daniel Dotson and assisted by Keith Belvins.
They qualified for state by winning the district tournament last month.
If you can make it to the Atlanta area, the tourney is at Hamilton Crossing Park, 116 Hamilton Crossing Road, Cartersville. Admission is $3.

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.

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

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 on each team get to play. 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.

All-Stars need coaches
Scott’s All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors. The 2013 season 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 runs 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 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.

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