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Sports briefs for Dec. 13, 2009
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Fundraiser set for Panther baseball


Saturday’s Hit-A-Thon to benefit the Liberty County Panther baseball team was postponed because of bad weather. The one-day event will allow players to showcase their abilities to hit long balls. Fans can help by pledging a cent or dollar amount to any player for the distance he hits the ball.

The new date will be announced soon.

Another fundraiser fo rthe team is set for Tuesday.

The McDonald’s on Highway 84 has said set the city’s first McTeacher’s Night to let the public meet the players and coach of the team as they clean the lobby, greet customers and hand food out of the drive-through window. McDonald’s will donate 10 pecent of the sales from this time period to the LCHS baseball team to help them raise money for their upcoming season.

The night will run from 5-8 p.m.

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 malacasbjj@yahoo.


GSU offers
baseball camps


STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s baseball program is offering instructional camps this winter, both at J.I. Clements Stadium. They are open to players in fifth grade through high school.

Every Tuesday, starting Jan. 5 and running 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.


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


BI booster club
selling Boston butts



The Harvey Overton Bradwell Booster Club’s Boston butt sale starts Dec. 11 at Bradwell’s baseball field. Butts cost $20 each. For information, call Jeff Miller at 368-6123. All proceeds go to the BI weight room.





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.


Tybee run open

T-shirt contest


The 2010 Critz Tybee Run Half Marathon and 5K organizers, Dale Critz Jr., Robert Espinoza and Tybee Island, have opened a T-shirt design contest. One winning design will be chosen as the official art for the 2010 Critz Tybee Run T-shirt. The winning designer will win $500.

Anyone can submit a design, although artists must follow guidelines:

• Art must be created in four-color (CMYK)

• Submissions must include the Critz Tybee logo

• Designs must display the date of the run (Saturday, Feb. 6)

• Art must be 11 inches wide by 14 inches tall

• Designs must incorporate the fun and unique atmosphere of Tybee Island

A panel of judges will choose the final T-shirt design based on the above criteria, in addition to overall creativity.

The deadlines to submit a design is 5 p.m. Dec. 31. To submit a design, go to The winner will be announced Jan. 5. For more information, e-mail

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