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Sports briefs

Hinesville Gators tryouts
The Hinesville Gators will hold select tryouts for the fall 2016 season at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at James Brown Park.
Tryouts are for the following age groups: U13 boys, U14 boys, U15 boys, U17 boys, U14 girls and U18 girls.
All players trying out will check in with Marcia Graham under the pavilion. There is no cost to tryout.

Tiger youth football camp
The coaching staff of Bradwell Institute is hosting a youth football camp Monday through Thursday at Liberty Independent Troop Park.
The camp is open to youth ages 7-14.
Camp will run from 6:30-8 p.m. each day.
The camp fee is $40. Registration is open at the Liberty County Recreation Department Office on East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, next to the Stafford Pavilion and pool.
Long County 4-H selling Braves tickets
The Long County 4-H Club is selling tickets to the Atlanta Braves 4-H Night, July 16.
The game against the Colorado Rockies starts at 7:10 p.m.
Tickets cost $13 each. Parking passes cost $10, $20 for passenger vans and $40 for buses.
County Extension Associate Savannah Carter said a limited number of tickets have been reserved for the Georgia 4-H clubs, and they are being sold on a first-come basis.
To order tickets, call the Long County Extension 4-H Office at 912-545-9549 or email Carter at
Ticket orders must be completed by Friday.

Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic Tournament
The fifth annual Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic Tournament is slated to return to Richmond Hill on Saturday. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting families of law-enforcement officers and firefighters who suffer critical injuries or death in the line of duty. The website is
In past years, around 100 teams have signed up for this Kingfish Tournament competition, so interested anglers will want to submit their registration forms soon. The fee is $375. Early entries should be mailed to P.O. Box 1133, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Make checks payable to Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club. Organizers cannot accept credit cards.
Completed registration forms and fees must be in club possession prior to the end of the Captains’ Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday. Lines are allowed in the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, and all boats must arrive at the check-in point to weigh fish no later than 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to sign up, contact Rhonda Gordon at or 912-856-2727, or Alan Daniels at 912-667-8669.

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