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Sports briefs

BI softball tryouts
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger softball coaching staff will host team tryouts from 5-7 p.m. May 18 and 20, and again at 11 a.m. May 21. Tryouts are for girls in grades 8-12.
Participants must have current sports physical to attend. Bring tennis shoes, cleats, glove, water bottle and a good attitude.
For more information call Sharyl Eastlake at 912-977-2016, Misty Eastlake at 912-977-2017 or Jeff Eastlake at 912-977-2015.

Special Olympics
Student athletes ranging in age from 8 to 21 will compete Friday in the annual Liberty-Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympics Spring Games.
This year’s competition will be at Long Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park, 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
All are welcome to support the athletes either as spectators or volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, arrive at 9 a.m. For more information, email Debbie Tomkiewicz at or call 912-877-3112.

Scottish Games
SAVANNAH — The 40th annual Savannah Scottish Games will take place Saturday at Bethesda Academy.
Attendees can immerse themselves in Scottish culture through arts, entertainment and traditional Scottish ale and food. This year’s event will feature entertainment by Stewart and Winfield and the Accomplices. The games feature traditional dance performances by highland dancers, traditional athletic events such as the caber toss and hammer throw, border collie demonstrations and a variety of Celtic art for sale.
More than 20 Scottish clans from throughout the country will be represented, and attendees will have the opportunity to discover their own Scottish and Celtic connections at a genealogy tent.
The games will start at 9 a.m. and close with a ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 with student or military ID, and free for children 10 and younger. For a schedule of events and more information, go to

Savannah Mile
The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization serving the families of fallen first responders, has scheduled its 11th annual Savannah Mile for 8 a.m. May 28 in the historic downtown district.
The course begins at the south end of Forsyth Park and takes participants down Drayton Avenue before finishing on Broughton Street.
Registration is $15 through April 30, $20 through May 26 and $25 on May 27-28. All proceeds will go to assist the Two Hundred Club fulfill its mission to assist the families of law-enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders who die or suffer critical injuries in the line of duty.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Savannah donors — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eckburg, Mr. and Mrs. John Kane, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jepson — registration is free to all first responders and military participants. To register, go to
To learn more about The 200 Club or the Savannah Mile, please visit, call 912-721-4418 or email

Soccer camp
Atlantic Calcio Academy and the Hinesville Gators have partnered again for the annual Elite Soccer Camp. It is set for 9 a.m. to noon July 11-14 at James Brown Park and is open to ages 6-17.
The program is designed to teach American players Italian soccer skills. The program is coached by Gavino Asteghene, the 2013 Georgia Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year and Atlanta Calcio Academy USA director. The coaching staff also includes ACA International coaches David Sexton, Jason Christie, Mike Cedeil and Francesco Macri.
Registration includes a dry-fit camp T-shirt. The cost is $150 per player. Campers may also purchase a game ball for $15, which is $30 off the normal retail price. Register online at

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