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Sports briefs for Feb. 27, 2009
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CYS registration now open


Registration for CYS spring soccer will continue until March 13, or when all slots are filled. Registration is open to all CYS members, ages 4-13, living on or off post. Register at Fort Stewart CYS, building 443, on Gulick Avenue, adjacent to Corkan Pool. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information, call 767-2312 or 767-4371. Volunteers are also needed to coach track and field and soccer teams. If you are interested, visit CYS or Jordan Youth Gym (building 608 on W. 6th Street) to fill out an application. All applications will be screened and submitted for background checks.


Register for
track and field



Registration for Fort Stewart youth track is open to all CYS members who will be between the ages of 7-14 by Dec. 31.

Six-year-olds may participate provided they turn 7 before next Jan 1. Age groups are 7-8, 10 and under, 12 and under, and 14 and under for both boys and girls.

Register between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at CYS, building 443 on Gulick Avenue. CYS is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more registration information, call 767-2312. For more information on track and field, call 767-4371 or 767-9270.


Wrestling comes to Long Co.


The Long County Touchdown Club will sponsor a night of wrestling at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Long County High School.

Tickets are $5 and are available at all of the schools in the county. Proceeds will go to the Blue Tide football team.


Christian athletes to rally


The East Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting an area-wide youth rally on Friday, March 6, in the Glennville City Auditorium at 7 pm.

Music will be provided by everthird.

The FCA is the largest Christian campus ministry in the world. It combines people’s passion for sports with their passion for Christ. The rally is both an outreach and a fundraiser. Area FCA supporters and members, school chapter FCA members and guests and the public are invited. Area churches are encouraged to bring their youth groups.

The rally is free. However, donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds benefiting the on-going ministries of EGFCA.

The auditorium is on the corner of Bolton and Tillman streets on the Glennville campus of Southeastern Technical College. Call the Glennville Chamber of Commerce at (912)-654-1616 for directions.


USSF referee certification course being offered


Hinesville Soccer will host a USSF referee entry level certification course Feb. 28 and March 1, 21-22, at First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville. A recertification course for active referees is also being offered Feb. 28 and March 21.

To attend, register for either course at Signees will need to create an account and sign up for the Hinesville class that is listed. For information, call Tom Sukaratana at 977-4642.


YMCA soccer signups


Registration is under way for soccer for differently-abled children. Games will be from 4-5 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26, and March 5. The program costs $10 for members $20 non-members and includes T-shirts for children and parents. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Lisa Vaughn at 876-4918 or the YMCA at 368-9622. Coaches will be provided by the YMCA.

St. James C.C. Rebels
tryout schedules


The 2009 AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels season is about to start and the squads will have tryouts for each squad.

13-14U team tryout is from 3-6 p.m. March 7-8. For more information, call 13U coach Reginalde Castile at 271-8538, or 14U coach Rodney Davis at 665-3588.

16U team tryout is from 5-8 p.m. March 9. For more information, call coach Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

17U team tryout is from 5-8 p.m. March 10. For more information, call coach Mike Brown at 980-4492.

15U tryout is from 5-7:30 p.m. March 11. For more information, call coach Darrell West at 320-2593

For general information, go to


Long Co. to host Aquafina, MLB: Pitch, Hit and Run Competition


Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run is a baseball skills competition that provides boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities.

PHR is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball. All participants must begin by competing in a local competition, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Long County Recreation Department on March 28.

Participants can advance through four levels of competition, including local and sectional team championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks, and the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificates and fill out a registration / waiver form before the event. For more information call Deona Carter at (912) 977-4364.

PHR is free to participants and the hosting organization.




Lady Panthers lose last two games

The Lady Panther soccer team lost the last two games of the Richmond Hill Classic, losing 0-2 to Savannah Arts Academy on Tuesday and 2-3 to Jenkins High on Saturday. Lady Panther Elyssa Lemapu scored the two goals Saturday.

Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur said he is looking to bounce back into the win column as the squad opens region action Friday at Washington County.




Panthers win scrimmage


The Liberty County Panthers scrimmaged Long County on Monday and took a 17-7 victory at the Tide’s home field.

The Panthers travel to Houston County on Saturday for a JV and varsity double header. The JV squad takes the field at 1 p.m. and the varsity game will follow.


YMCA spring sports


Soccer: Registration continues until March 7, and is open to ages 3-14. After March 7, a late fee will apply. Practice begins the week of March 23.

T-Ball: Registration continues until March 7, and is open to ages 3-6. After March 7, a late fee will apply. Practice begins the week of March 23.

For information on fees or the programs, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622 or 368-5287 or e-mail him at



YMCA sports for children


Liberty County/Armed services Family YMCA has sports and activities for differently-abled kids (kindergarten through 12th grade).

The program runs most Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. and costs $10 for members and $20 others. The fee includes T-shirts for parent and child.

The focus is:

• March, baseball. Registration runs through March 12.

• April, swimming. Registration is March 8-April 9.

• May, art. Registration is April 8-May 7.

• June, gymnastic movement. Registration is May 15-June 4.

For more information, call Lisa Vaughn at 876-4918, or Richard Somerville at 368-5287.


Skidaway Island State Park to host carnival

Spend the first weekend of spring outside and see the amazing "Georgia Bubbleman" at Skidaway Island State Park’s carnival from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Attendees also will enjoy carnival games and prizes, face painting, hayrides and pony rides, scavenger hunts, music, food, crafts to take home, reptile shows and more. The GO Georgia Gopher will be available for hugging. Parking is $3. For more information, call (912) 598-2300.


Scottish Heritage Day Encampment

Fort King George Historic Site in Darien will have a Scottish Heritage Day Encampment at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The event will feature a variety of living-history demonstrations devoted to colonial and Scottish culture and a battle re-enactment. Cost is $2.50-$5. For information, call (912) 437-4770.


Aerobicthon is March 7


There will be an aerobicthon from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday March 7 at the Liberty County YMCA. The event will include circuit, step, Zumba, pilates, yoga, toning and more.

For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-5287.


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