The Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy faces Fort Gordon YCA in a basketball game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. James Sports Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Scott’s All-Star drug-free
Scott’s All-Stars will host a drug free basketball camp from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Dec. 11 at the Long County High School gymnasium. The free camp promotes drug-free living and provides exposure to a professional basketball camp to children who may not otherwise have resources to attend. It is open to Liberty and Long County students. Pre-register at any Long County school or at: www.scottsallstars.com. For more information call Marcus Scott at 9912) 655-4371 or Darrell West at (912) 321-9945.
The Liberty County YMCA will host Scott’s All-Stars basketball camp scheduled for Dec. 20-23. The camp is open to ages 5-7 from 9-10:30 a.m. and for ages 8-14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.
Dribbling practices are led by South Georgia Kings founder Jessie Fleming, from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at the YMCA. The fee is $10 per session. For more information, call 320-9869 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bryan County News and Coastal Courier are looking for freelance sportswriters. Candidates must be able to write clearly; photography and videography skills are helpful. E-mail Jeff Whitten at email@example.com for more information. No phone calls, please.
basketball and cheerleading
Registration for youth basketball and cheerleading is now under way until all slots are filled. Basketball is open to all CYSS members ages 5-17 (age as of Jan. 1, 2011), and cheerleading is open to all CYSS members ages 6-13 (age as of Dec. 31, 2010).
Tentative age divisions for basketball are 5-6 co-ed, 7-8 co-ed, 9-10 boys, 9-10 girls, 11-12 boys, 11-14 girls, 13-14 boys and 15-17 co-ed. If there are not enough girls to form a league, the girls and boys squads in each age division will be merged.
Age divisions for cheerleading are 6-9 and 10-13. Participants can register at CYSS Parent Central Services, building T-0029. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
For more information on registration requirements, fees, fee waivers, etc., call 767-2312. For more information on sports programs, call the Youth Sports Office at 767-4371 or 767-9270. Volunteers are needed to coach basketball and cheerleading teams. Anyone interested can pick up a volunteer form at Parent Central Services or Jordan Youth Gym (building 608 W. 6th St.). Anyone who hasn’t volunteered to work for CYSS in the past year must fill out a volunteer form and submit to a background check.
Registration for the YMCA’s basketball program is open until Dec. 15 or until all team slots are full. Basketball practice begins Jan. 8. For more information, call 368-9622.
All-Stars taking applications
Scott’s All-Stars are taking applications for the 2011 season. There are fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade boys teams. Practice is at 3 p.m. every second weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the YMCA. The public is welcome. Coaches also are needed. For more information, call Marcus Scott IV at 655-4371 or Darrell West at 321-9945 or go to www.scottsallstars.com.