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Sports briefs for Dec. 4, 2009
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GHSA releases possible region classifications


The GHSA reclassification committee announced its proposed region reclassification as follows:

Region 2-AA

Appling County

Brantley County

Coastal Savannah (new school opening)

Jeff Davis

Long County

McIntosh County Academy

Pierce County

St. Vincent’s Academy

Tattnall County

Region 2-AAAA Sub-region A


Glynn Academy

Liberty County

Richmond Hill

Ware County

Wayne County

Sub-region B

Effingham County



Lakeside, Evans

South Effingham


Sub-region A



Camden County


Savannah Arts Academy

Sub-region B

Bradwell Institute


Johnson, Savannah

Savannah High

Windsor Forest

Read the complete story and the coaches’ reactions in Sunday’s Courier.

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. Tuition is $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.


Hall of Fame tickets on sale


The Liberty County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance from Gerald
DeLoach. Call 876-2878 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 adult flag football


There will be a YMCA adult flag football tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The entry fee is $100 per team and registration is open until Dec. 10. Teams should consist of businesses or organizations. For information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.


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.


Organizers of Tybee run open T-shirt design contest


The 2010 Critz Tybee Run Half Marathon and 5K organizers, Dale Critz Jr., Robert Espinoza and the city of Tybee Island, have opened a T-shirt design contest to the public. One winning design will be chosen to become 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


Georgia 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 $20 per session. For more information, call 368-1868 or 320-5204, or e-mail Fleming at


Homefront assistance


Operation Homefront is helping financially strapped, military families afford sports team 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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