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Sports briefs for April 25, 2009
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YMCA martial arts and tae kwon do


The YMCA is offering tae kwon do and martial arts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes start May 4 and registrations are being accepted. The age groups are: tiger cubs (ages 3-4), juniors (ages 7-12), teen/adult (ages 13 and up) and women’s self-defense (ages 13 and up). For more information contact Richard Somerville at 368-9622 or

Energy Oasis to host Energy 5K



Energy Oasis will host the 3rd Annual Energy 5K to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, beginning at Energy Oasis Health Club and Day Spa, 111 Market St., Richmond Hill. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group, top 3 overall and top 3 masters. The award celebration will begin after the race. An after-party and silent auction will follow the ceremony.

To register, go to, call 756-5865 or mail your registration to 111 Market St., Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Entry fee is $34.


exhibition in Jesup


JESUP — The Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics Center, along with the Gymnastics Team Booster Club, will host an exhibition meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

This meet will be showcase ltalent from the host gym. Tickets cost $2, children under 4 are free.

Vanessa Kuhns and Jodie Clackler coach the Leaps and Bounds team, which consists of eight gymnasts. For more information call the coaches (912) 427-9400, e-mail at, or visit


CYS baseball, T-ball


Registration for youth baseball and T-ball on Fort Stewart will run through May 8, or until slots are no longer available.

Baseball is open to current CYS members age 7-14 (as of Aug. 1), boys and girls and T-ball is open to current CYS members age 4-6 (as of May 1) boys and girls.

Tentative age divisions for baseball will be 7-8 pitching machine, 9-10 pitching machine, and 11-14 live pitch. Register at CYS, Bldg. 443, Gulick Ave. (next to Corkan Pool). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

For information on registration, call 767-2312. For information on baseball or T-ball, call 767-4371. All CYS sports programs use volunteer to coaches. If you would like to volunteer to coach, visit CYS or Jordan Youth Gym (Bldg. 608 W. 6th St.) and ask for an application. All new applicants must submit to screening and background checks.


This is your land

About 8 percent of Georgia's landscape is considered public land, open to explore. This includes state, city and county parks, national wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, national forests, and more.

The upcoming "Georgia Outdoors" takes a closer look at the ecology of these lands, and the outdoor activities available to the public. The episode is scheduled on Georgia Public Broadcasting channels at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Details at

Team Hinesville seeks help with travel expenses


Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the AAU Junior Olympics and World and National qualifiers.

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 further Team Hinesville. If you would like to make a donation, call her at 429-0931.


St. James Summer Camp


Registration is under way for St. James summer day camp. Registration hours are from 2-7 p.m. and the fee is $50 per week. The camp hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday- Friday

Activities for ages 5-13 include swimming, bowling, skating, arts and crafts, basketball and field trips to Splash-n-The Boro and Chuck E Cheese. For more information, Call Ernie Walthour at 884-3016 or 980-4559.

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