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Sports briefs March 1, 2013
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Coastal Crew Rebels
hosting tryouts next week
The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels will host tryouts for their eighth- and seventh-grade teams next week at the St. James Sports Center. Eighth-grade tryouts are 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. Tryouts for Seventh-grade tryouts will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 13.
For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559 or David Linderman at 912-492-9910.
Relay for Life
bowling tournament
Marne Lanes is hosting the Relay For Life Bowling tournament benefitting the American Cancer Society beginning at 1 p.m. March 9. The entry fee is $25 per person and sign-up begins promptly at noon. Prizes will be awarded for first-place team, individual high score, doubles high score and lowest score.
For more information, call 767-4866.

Annual bowling tourney
set on Fort Stewart
Fort Stewart’s USBC Bowling Association annual teams and doubles championship tournament will take place April 6-7 at Marne Lanes.
Teams for the tournament consist of four bowlers in any combination and will compete from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6. The doubles tournament will compete 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7. There will be two handicap-scoring divisions.
The entry fee is $25 per bowler; entry forms are available at Marne Lanes. The deadline to enter is March 29. For more information, call 767-4866 or email Les Culver at
John E. Smiley Memorial 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, a 6-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
For more information, call Terri Floyd at 876-5503, Tracey Howard at 912-977-1860, Kelley Jackson at 912-294-1317 Catherine Smiley at 912-977-1916 or Steve Welborn at 912-271-0509.
Third annual all-star
game set for Saturday
The third annual middle-school/freshman/sophomore all-star game will be at noon Saturday at Midway Middle School. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.
The girls’ middle-school games tip off at 1 p.m., the boys’ games are at 2:30 p.m., and the freshman/sophomore games will follow. For more information, call Chris Stacy at 912-695-0481.
Third annual Pitch for a Cure softball tournament
Georgia Power is hosting its third annual Pitch for a Cure softball tournament Saturday, March 23, at James Brown Park in Hinesville.
The entry fee is $150 per team for the all-day event. The registration deadline is March 18. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to register, call Hillery Sanchez at 912-980-5717 or email
YMCA spring soccer
Registration for the YMCA’s spring soccer league is open through today  for participants ages 3 and older. Soccer coaches also are need. For more information, call 368-9622.
South Georgia Queens needs coaches
The South Georgia Queen youth basketball organization needs coaches for the upcoming AAU season. For more information, call Jessie Fleming at 912-610-3092 or email
Junior ABA training at YMCA
Training to develop 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 912-610-3092.
South Georgia Kings
prep for AAU season
The South Georgia Kings are accepting registrations for the spring AAU basketball season. It is open to players in fifth through 11th grades.
For more information, email
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.

Georgia Southern football
Georgia Southern’s football team  will be back on the banks of “Beautiful Eagle Creek” for the first spring practice of 2013. The Eagles’ schedule begins with two practices Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, prior to the start of spring break, with the remaining 13 dates afterward.
After returning from the nine-day break, Georgia Southern has three straight weeks of Tuesday-Thursday-Friday practices with a single Monday date April 1.
Scrimmages are set for each of the two Saturdays leading up to the annual Blue-White Spring Game at 1 p.m. April 13 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium.
Practices begin after a stretching period at 3:45 p.m. Dates, times and locations are subject to change and may be impacted by weather conditions.
Practices are open to the public, but any filming, recording or photography is limited to members of the media only.

LCRD youth baseball, softball and T-ball
  The Liberty County Recreation Department will accept registrations for youth baseball, softball and T-ball programs through March 15.  
  These programs are for boys and girls ages 4 and older.  Participants must attain the age of 4 prior to May 1, 2013.  
  Teams will be formed at Joseph Miller Park, Briar Bay Park, Hillery Park and Gum Branch Park if there are a sufficient number of participants.
  Volunteer coaches are needed for all teams.  Training will be provided.
  Online registration can be done at Registration also can be done at the LCRD office from 10 a.m.-
6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  Cost is $20 per child.  
  For more information, call 876-5359.
LCRD adult softball
  The Liberty County Recreation Department will accept team entries in March for 2013 adult softball programs.   Divisions for men’s and women’s teams are open, church, co-ed (church and open), industrial and 40-over.  
  For additional information, call 876-5359.  
Baseball softball officials, scorers needed
  The Liberty County Recreation Department is accepting applications for officials and scorekeepers for T-ball, softball and baseball programs.  
  All programs start in April and continue into June.  Applications may be obtained at the LCRD office from
10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Monday-Friday.
For more information, call 876-5359.

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