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Sports briefs

BB tourney here Fri.-Sunday
Hinesville Housing Authority’s Juneteenth Classic will be Friday-Sunday at the Shuman Recreation Center.
Youth basketball teams, 18 and under, from Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida will participate in the tournamnet. Games start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day.
Also, youth, ages 15-18, will participate in the Military Awareness Day tour at Fort Stewart on Sunday. It is to expose them to the military and its equipment.
Concessions will be provided.
Admission is $5 for 18 and older, $2 for those younger.
For information, call Corey Jackson, Hineshouse Project coordiator, at 912-321-3651 or email

Lady Tiger conditioning
The Bradwell Lady Tiger’s softball team has voluntary summer conditioning on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Girls entering grades eight through 12 are welcome.
Participants must have current sports physical. Bring tennis shoes, water and a motivated attitude.
Softball tryouts will start at 10 a.m. July 30. For more information, call coach Sharyl Eastlake at 912-977-2016, coach Misty Eastlake 912-977-2017 or coach Jeff Eastlake 912-977-2015
Race at Ford Plantation
The Inaugural Tour De Ford Ten Miler will be run through the Ford Plantation of Richmond Hill at 8 a.m. Aug. 13. The race will benefit the Richmond Hill Historical Society and include a vintage car display and related events focusing on the impact Henry Ford and his wife Clara brought to Richmond Hill and coastal Georgia.
Georgia Game Changers Running Co. is partnering with the society to organize the race, which will be multiple-terrain — grass, light trail, wood bridges, dirt road and asphalt — and allow runners to see the Fords’ winter home and grounds. Business sponsorship opportunities are available.
Register by June 30 for $100, plus $6.49 fee. Final registration (Aug. 1-12): $130 (plus $8.14 fee).
Register at ets-25110334687. Race entries will be limited to 200 this first year. No race day registration. Parking will be at the Ford Plantation. Special finisher medals for all and special awards for overall top male and female runners and top male and female masters.

Tater Golf Scramble
A golf tournament has been set for Sept. 14 to help the family of Jessica “Tater” Eason, 13, who has bad brain cancer, pay bills.
The granddaughter of Sgt. Gary Eason with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was found to have a golf ball-size tumor at the base of her skull, near her brain stem, in December. In February, doctors removed 75 percent of the tumor, but not all of it because it had grown around the brain stem. Jessica continues to have severe headaches and has to endure months of treatments.
The tournament to raise funds for her continued care will be at the Cherokee Rose Country Club.
It is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $50 per person. Two mulligans are included. Sponsors are welcome at $50, $100 and $200. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and tee-off is at 9 a.m. Cash prizes and awards will be given. For more information call Matt Marchand at 912-610-3345, Tabatha Marchand at 912-977-0975 or Tim Blanton at 912-617-4900.

Registration is open for the 2017 Critz Tybee Run Fest Feb. 3-4.
All race information can be found at
Participants have the option to race the North Beach Bar and Grill 5K, the 10K, the Chu’s Half Marathon, the Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run, or the 1 Mile Run, for a combined distance of 26.2 miles – a full marathon. The smallest runners can join in, too, and show their love for running by participating in the Kiddie Run.
For more race related details, please visit the new Critz Tybee Run Fest website or Facebook at

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