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Sports briefs

GHSA ‘dead week’
According to Georgia High School Association bylaws, this week is known as “dead week.”
This week, schools are prohibited from participating in voluntary workouts, camps or clinics, weight training or competitions.

BI discount cards on sale
Bradwell Tiger football players are selling discount cards to raise funds for the upcoming season. The cards are $20 each and can be used at designated local retailers and businesses for discounts or free items. For more information about the discount cards, email

Bradwell softball
conditioning and tryouts
The Bradwell Lady Tigers softball team has volunteer summer conditioning on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Girls entering grades 8-12 are welcome. Participants must have current sports physicals. 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.

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.

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

Tour de Ford Ten Miler
The Inaugural Tour De Ford Ten Miler, to be run through the Ford Plantation of Richmond Hill at 8 a.m. Aug. 13. The race will benefit the Richmond Hill Historical Society.
The race will include a vintage car display, a tour of the majestic Ford Mansion, special finisher medals designed by local artist Jacy Vergara and a post-race party on the property. The race is designed to bring attention to the historic impact that Henry Ford and his wife Clara brought to Richmond Hill (formerly Ways Station) and the coastal Georgia area.
The course has several terrains — grass, light trail, wood bridges, dirt road and asphalt.
Through Monday, runners can sign up for the race with a TAKE20SUMMER discount code and save $20 off the cost of entry. Final registration is Aug. 1-12 and is $130, plus an $8.14 fee.
Register at 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.
United Community Bank is a gold-level sponsor, and Optim Orthopedics is at the silver level. Coastal Endodontics and the owners of Radiant Skin Care are participating as mile-level sponsors.
Some Ford Plantation residents have also joined as individual sponsors of the race and are enthusiastic about the sharing the beauty of the Ford Plantation property that many in the region have not seen.
The Tour de Ford Ten Miler is in need of additional sponsors to make this event a true success. For sponsorship information, call Sandra Elliott at 912-445-2163 or Christy Sherman at 912-660-4113. There is also a Facebook page for the race, Tour de Ford 10-Miler, where runners can find information.

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 were able to remove 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 medical care at the Cherokee rose Country Club in Hinesville.
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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