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Sports briefs for Feb. 13, 2011
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Former NFL player to speak at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Former Buffalo Bills and Georgia Tech player Joe Burns will speak to players and parents about the college recruiting process at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Those interested in attending the NCSA seminar should call Tiffany Menzione at (312) 624-7437


YMCA Aerobic-Thon

The Liberty County YMCA will host an aerobic-thon from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Free and open to the public, donations will be solicited for the Y's Priceless Gifts campaign. It provides scholarships to needy families for YMCA programs and memberships. For more information call 368-9622.


Junior Future 150 basketball camp

The Junior Future 150 basketball camp will be held March 5-6 at the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. Camp fee is $105 online at $125 at the door. Boy’s division is open to sixth through eighth grade and girls’ division is open to sixth through ninth grade. Register online at: www.future150camps.cpm < or call (312) 953-9130 for more information.


Kings of the South Tournament

The Kings of the South AAU Invitational Tournament is scheduled for April 8-10 in Hinesville. Registrations are being accepted until April 1. There will be a boy’s division open to third through 12th grade and a girls’ division open from sixth to 12th grade. Entry fee is $250 and trophies will be awarded to first and second place teams. For more information call (912) 695-0481.


Fundraiser in Ludowici

The 2nd Annual Taylor McCartney Dice Run will be held Feb. 19 in Ludowici to help Josh Berry, a Long County High School student who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. The run costs $20 for the first roll and $5 for each additional roll. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the high school parking lot, with the first bikes pulling out at 11 a.m. There will be door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and prizes for the best and worst roll. For more information call Leonard Poole at (912) 294-0727 or Earl Austin at (912) 294-5156.


Long County Recreation Department update

The Long County Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for baseball, softball and T-ball. Age groups range from 4 to 14. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the recreation department’s office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or at the drop box after work hours. The application deadline for signing up is Feb. 28. The recreation department is in need of coaches and there will be mandatory coach’s clinic on Feb. 19 at the Long County High School complex. All coaches must attend this training. On March 4-5 there will be evaluations for baseball and softball. For times call the recreation department or come by the office. There is no evaluation for T-Ball. The entry fee for children to participate is $25 or $35 if the payment is late. For more information call (912) 545-9112.


Fort Stewart’s annual Women's Bowling Championship Handicap Tournament.

Fort Stewart will be hosting the 30th annual Women's Bowling Championship Handicap Tournament from Feb. 19-20 and Feb 26-27 at MARNES Lanes. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 9 or hand delivered no later than Feb. 11. For more information, call Les Culver at 767-4866.


Rebels Blue and White Game

The Rebels will have a 14U, 15U and 16U Blue and White game at 4 p.m. Feb. 13, at the St. James Sports Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559. All players 14 U, 15U, 16U and 17U should arrive at 3 p.m. for pre-game players’ workout.


South Georgia Kings tryouts

The South Georgia Kings will have tryouts for their upcoming AAU basketball season. Seventh and eighth grade tryouts will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feb. 5, at Faith Baptist Christian Academy. Fifth and sixth grade tryouts will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feb. 12, at Faith Baptist Christian Academy. There is a $25 application fee. For more information call Leonard Hall (912) 332-2535 or Derrick Brooks (912) 695-0481.


YMCA Soccer

The Liberty County YMCA spring soccer program registration begins Jan. 31 until March 14. The season kicks off on March 19. For more information call Richard Sommerville at 368-9622.


The Rebels Clash of Champions


The Rebels Clash of Champions tournament is scheduled for March 19-20 at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown. The tournament is for 15U boys, ninth graders only, teams only and players must be 15 to participate. All teams must have a dark and a light uniform. Registration is $150 per team and registration closes March 11. First- and second-place medals will be awarded and each team is guaranteed two games in the double-elimination tournament.

Tip-off is at 9 a.m. March 19. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. For more information, call 980-4559. The tournament is directed by Ernie Walthour and David Linderman.


All-Stars tryouts

Scott's All-Stars, an academic/AAU basketball program, will have try-outs Feb. 12-13 at the YMCA in Hinesville. On Feb. 19-20 tryouts also will be held at Jenkins High School at 3 p.m. The program will field two elementary teams, one middle school team and one high school team for a maximum of 48 kids. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 655-4371 or Darrell West at 321-9945 or go to 


9 Pin No-Tap Sweetheart Scotch Doubles Tournament

There will be a 9 Pin No-Tap Sweetheart Scotch Doubles Tournament from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12 at Marne Lanes. Entry Fee $20.00 per (2) person team of male/female. Sign-up begins 1 hour before each shift. For more information call 767-4866.


Basketball Fundamentals’ Camp

Sessions, led by South Georgia Kings founder Jessie Fleming, are from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at the YMCA. The fee is $15 per session. For more information, call 320-9869 or e-mail


Community church bowling league

A community church bowling league needs new bowlers. The league meets at 6:45 p.m. each Thursday at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart. Anyone who attends any church is eligible. Sign-up costs $19-$21 and play costs $8 each Thursday. Call Jeri Vick at 876-4351 or 222-0924.


Coastal Ga. Soccer Association registration

The Coastal Georgia Soccer Association is accepting team registrations. The fee for 4U-8U players is $70 to register plus a $36.50 uniform fee, which applies to new 6U and 8U players only. The registration fee for 10U and 14U players is $85, plus $36.50 for a youth uniform or $38.50 for adult sizes.

Association officials plan to start a 14U team in Midway for Fort Stewart and Midway area players. Practices will be in Midway and games will be on weekends in Savannah.

For more information or to register online, go to


Cat Walk submissions due

Bradwell Institute is building a “Cat Walk of Fame” featuring former BI athletes who played sports at the college level. Tiger Coach Jeff Miller and his assistants have a partial list of athletes and are gathering names and photos, but they’d like more.

To be eligible for the Cat Walk of Fame, the former athlete must have graduated from Bradwell Institute, played sports at the college level and graduated from college. To submit names or photos, e-mail them to or mail them, along with a self-addressed and stamped envelope for return, to:

Bradwell Institute, Attn: Jeff Miller

100 Pafford St.

Hinesville, GA 31313

For more information, call 368-6123.

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