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Sports briefs for Dec. 25, 2009
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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, 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.


Kings workouts


Workout sessions for seventh- and eighth-graders under the guidance of South Georgia King 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

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.


Tybee T-shirt design 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 (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


New AAU team plans tryouts

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.


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


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


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.

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