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Briefs for Jan. 3
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YMCA fitness challenge set

The Liberty County YMCA will have an eight-week ultimate fitness challenge from Jan. 11-March 3. Workouts will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $120 for members and $140 for non-members. Participants must be 16 or older and must
pass a health history screening. Registration is now open.

16th annual Donell Woods Tournament

The 16th annual Donell Woods Tournament still has a few slots available for ninth grade and junior varsity teams. The tournament is scheduled for Jan. 16, and will showcase the area’s best up and coming players. For more information call Faye Baker at (912) 572-3351.

Try out for new AAU team

A new 10U AAU basketball team, Scott’s All-Stars, will have tryouts at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Liberty County YMCA. The team is seeking community support and sponsors. The squad will be coached by Darrell West and was organized by Marcus Scott IV. For more information, call 332-7482 or 655-4371.

Basketball shooting clinics

South Georgia Kings founder Jessie Fleming will offer clinics for shooting, ball handling, specialized shots and conditioning. Fleming helped coach Liberty County High School standouts Rion Brown (nationally ranked 51st), Jordan McRae (ranked 42nd) and Jaquez Motley (ranked 136th). The fee is $25 per session. For more information call 320-5204 or e-mail

Jiu-jitsu classes under way

Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes started last month. Registration is monthly for classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the YMCA. The youth class for ages 4-15 meets from 5-6 p.m. and costs $50 per month, per person, $60 for non-members. The adult class meets from 6-7 p.m. and costs $80
per month for members and $90 for others. Private lessons are available for $80 per hour, which can be split between four people. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622, (808) 927-1643 or e-mail

Hinesville Katz needs players

Pitching and softball coach Misty Eastlake is looking for players for the 16U year-round traveling softball team, the Hinesville Katz.
The team needs infielders and pitchers. Interested
athletes should come to practice from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday at Bradwell Institute’s softball field. For more information on playing or sponsoring a team, call Eastlake at 977-2017.

YMCA basketball still open

YMCA basketball registration is still open until all teams are full. The season starts Jan. 9. For more information call Richard Sommerville at 368-9622.

Homefront assistance

Operation Homefront is helping financially strapped military families afford sports registrations, cultural and art classes, etc., for children of Georgia service members. For more information, call Christina Anthony or Ashley Carpenter at 368-9622.

GSU offers baseball camps

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s baseball program is offering two instructional camps this winter at J.I. Clements Stadium. They are open to players in fifth grade through high school.
Every Tuesday through Feb. 2, the Eagles will offer a winter hitting league. The camp is limited to the first 30 applicants and costs $250 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Carlos Love at the GSU baseball office at (912) 478-1350.

Kings workouts

Workout sessions for seventh- and eighth-graders under the guidance of South Georgia Kings founder and coach Jessie Fleming are open for enrollment. The fee is $10 per session. For more information, call 368-1868 or
320-5204, or e-mail Fleming at

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