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Sports breifs for SEpt. 11, 2009
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Team Hinesville needs sponsors


Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the Pan-Am 17U Championship and the Quebec Junior Championship.

World-ranked Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard, coach of Team Hinesville, said participants pay their own expenses so she is always eager to accept donations to help Team Hinesville. If you would like to make a donation, call her at 429-0931.

Shrine Club


It’s time for the 24th annual Hinesville/ Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament. The 18-hole, four-person scramble is at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club.

Annual Shawnee McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo

The fourth annual Shawnee McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the N.C. Ranch in Ludowici. There will be a bicycle giveaway, food, prizes, games and a toy scramble. For more information, call 545-9542.


Soccer registration



The YMCA is registering for its fall soccer program. Children ages 3-15 are eligible. Practice begins Saturday, Sept. 12. Registration ends when the teams are full. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.


After-school program


The St. James Center is accepting registration for its free after-school program, which includes homework assistance for children enrolled in kindergarten-sixth grade. The program runs from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, call St. James at 884-3016 or program coordinator Alfreda Golden at 884-3205.


First annual Ricefest
Golf Tournament


Registration is open for the first annual Ricefest Golf Tournament, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Ricefields Golf Course on Hampton Island Preserve. Fees are $300 per team or $75 per individual, which includes two beverages. Mulligans cost $5 for two. Prizes will be awarded for the closest to the pin, longest drive and a hole-in-one. Golf attire is required. For more information, call Chris Stacy at 695-0481 or Bianca Croft at 880-8804.

Make checks or money orders payable to:

City of Riceboro

Attention: Ricefest Committee

P.O. Box 269

Riceboro, GA 31323

Hinesville Hurricanes football team seeks help with costs


The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team has made the Southern Conference playoffs and will head to Columbia, S.C., Saturday to play in the Southern Conference title game. The team is looking for sponsors to help with transportation and fees for the game. Anyone interested in assisting the hometown squad can call coach James Sharp at 269-0830.


GSU football tickets on sale


Single game tickets for the Georgia Southern University football season are on sale. The Eagles play five regular season games at Paulson Stadium.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the GSU ticket office at 800-GSU-WINS or online at Youth tickets for each home game are also on sale for $10 each (ages 3-12). In addition to single-game tickets, season ticket packages also are available.


Saturday youth bowling


The Fort Stewart youth bowling will register bowlers, ages 3-18, from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Marne Lanes. You must register that day to reserve your place on a team. The league will start Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866 for more information.


Fire dept. golf tourney


The first annual Hinesville Fire Department MDA Golf Tournament will be Sept. 26 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. It will be a scramble tournament with an entry fee of $50 per player. Plenty of prizes will be given out, and proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information on playing or on being a sponsor, call 876-4143.


Monday mixed bowling


Monday night mixed bowling league will have its league meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bowling will begin after the meeting. For more information, call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866.

Panther soccer club


The soccer club is selling tickets for a Wii raffle. The funds will be used to buy new uniforms and warm-up suits. For more information or to buy tickets, call Elowyne Marquez at 368-4775 or e-mail her at


Winter bowling league


The Tuesday Night Open Bowling League will start bowling at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. For more information, call Marne Lanes at 767-4866 or Terri Tincher at 369-4777.


Bridge run is Dec. 5


The Savannah River Bridge Run is set for Dec. 5

Participants can register online at
The entry fee is $28 for anyone who signs up before Oct. 31, and $30 for anyone who registers between Nov. 1-Dec. 3.

Runners can pick up their registration packets Friday, Dec. 4, inside the Savannah Civic Center. Participants can register during packet pick-up for $35. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments. Participants cannot register on the day of the race.

The course spans Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, which is 1.4-miles long and has a 5.5 percent incline. It is 196 feet above the Savannah River.

For registration, race details and information, call Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah at (912) 355-3527 or go to


Punt, Pass and Kick contest set for Sept. 19


The Department of the Army Child, Youth and School Services will sponsor the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Fort Stewart Youth Services football field on Green Street. Waiver and release of liability forms may be picked up and turned in at Jordan Youth Gym, building 608, on West Sixth Street and Bryan Village Youth Center, building 7338, on Austin Road. Last-minute registrations will be taken from 9-9:45 a.m. on the day of competition. Parents must provide proof of their child’s age.

The contest is open to all children in the community, boys and girls, ages 8-15. The competition is free. The top five first-place winners in the boys and girls age groups among all sectional winners will advance to the team championship, which will be held at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in November.

For more information, call 767-4371 or 767-9270.

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