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Sports briefs for Dec. 28
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Army hires new football coach


WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cal Poly’s Rich Ellerson was hired as Army’s football coach Friday.

He replaces Stan Brock, who was fired Dec. 12 after a pair of 3-9 seasons.

Ellerson, a former defensive coordinator at Arizona (1997-2000), was 56-34 in eight years at Cal Poly. His teams reached the playoffs four times.

Ellerson’s resume also includes a head coaching stint at Southern Utah (1996).

Ellerson grew up with Army football — his father and two brothers are West Point graduates. His brother John was captain of the 1962 team that went 6-4.


Savannah Senate TNBA Bowling Association

The ninth annual mixed teams and mixed doubles tournament is set for Jan. 10-11,17-18 and 24-25 at AMF Savannah Lanes. The cost is $30 per event.

Call 507-2551, 925-0320 or e-mail

Relay for Life


The Relay for Life nine-pin no-tap bowling tournament will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The entry fee is $20, and three games will be bowled.

Prizes awarded will include first-place team, first-place doubles and best individual score.

For more information, call 767-4866.





Registration for CYS (Child and Youth Services) basketball and cheerleading has started and will continue until all slots are filled.

These programs are open to CYS members in the following age categories: basketball, ages 5-18 (as of Jan. 1), and cheerleading, ages 6-13 (as of Dec. 31). Register at Fort Stewart CYS, Building 443 on Gulick Avenue. The hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday.

For more registration information, call 767-2312. For more information, call 767-4371 (basketball) or 767-2815 (cheerleading). Volunteer coaches are needed.

If interested, visit CYS or Jordan Youth Gym to fill out a volunteer application. You must submit to a background check.


YMCA dance


The Liberty County YMCA is currently registering for January dance classes.

The class schedule will begin Jan. 6.

Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.: 5-6 years, marching monkeys combo dance.

Mondays 5-6 p.m.: 7-8 years, tiny dancers combo dance.

Mondays 6-7 p.m.: 9-11 years, star dancers combo dance.

Wednesdays 6-6:45 p.m.: 5-6 years, tiny dancers combo class.

Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.: 7-8 years, star dancers combo class.

For more information, call the Liberty County YMCA at 368-9622.


basketball camp


The Lady Hornets basketball team will host a spring camp for girls ages 7-15 on March 14-15. The camp will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville. The campers will be drilled in basketball fundamentals, take part in daily games, listen to lectures and go over strategy.

For more information, call Kara Reddick at 228-9600. You can register online at The registration fee is $50 for YMCA members, $60 for non-members.


schedules, fees


Bouncing bunnies

18-30 months, $22 member, $33 non-member.

Jumping jitterbugs

30 months-3 years old, $28 member, $42 non-member.

Mighty munchkins

3-4 years, $28 member, $42 non-member.


5-6 years, $35 member, $53 non-member.


7 and up, $35 member, $53 non-member.

Intermediate girls

Placement only, $44 member, $66 non-member.

Advanced boys

Placement only, $44 member, $66 non-member.

Gym stars

Placement only, $60 member, $60 non-member.

For more information, call Haley Buchanan or Richard Somerville at 368-9622 or 368-5287.




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