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Sports briefs for Feb. 6, 2009
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Biggest Loser
registration open


Registration closes today for the Liberty County YMCA’s new Biggest Loser Challenge.

Three six-member teams will face off to see which one loses the most weight.

The contest runs from Feb. 9 until April 9.

Workouts are set for Mondays and Wednesdays. Challenges are set for Thursdays.

The time slots available are 5:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Under-18 participants must have parental permission

The cost is $100 for YMCA members, $120 for non-members. All participants must pass a health history pre-screening. Eligibility will be determined by body-fat percentage

For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-5287 or 767-4866.


Register for
track and field



Registration for Fort Stewart youth track and field began Jan. 20, and 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. 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.

YMCA spring sports

Soccer: Registration is Feb. 1-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 is Feb. 1-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


Skills Challenge


Local youngsters, 9-14, can participate in the Junior NBA/Junior WNBA Skills Challenge. The program provides boys and girls, competing separately, a free opportunity to showcase their skills in shooting, dribbling and passing. The Liberty County YMCA will host the competition at noon Saturday, Feb. 21.

Participants may register the day of the event and must bring a copy of their birth certificate and complete a registration/waiver form prior to the competition.

Champions from the local competition will have the opportunity to advance to one of 35 regional competitions across the country in hopes of advancing to the national finals in Orlando, Fla.

For questions, call Richard Somerville at 368-5287 or e-mail


South Georgia Kings
hold Boston butt sale

The South Georgia Kings are raising funds for their upcoming YBOA and AAU season. During February, they will be selling tickets for Boston butts for $20 each. Tickets are available at the Coaches Corner Barber Shop and Beauty Salon at 946 E.G. Miles Parkway, suite 105 and Jazzy’s Barber Shop and Beauty Salon at 230 W. Gen. Screven Way. The butts will be available for pick up Feb. 28 at Coaches Corner. For more information, call (912) 980-5006.


LCRD Spring Programs



The Liberty County Recreation Department is registering players for spring programs through Feb. 20. All programs begin in March.

Volunteer coaches are needed for all youth programs. Adult programs are for team entries.

On-line registration and information is available at Age verification must be on file for all participants. For more information, call 448-LCRD.

Youth track and field is for Liberty County residents who turn 7 and do not turn 15 prior to Jan. 1. Age divisions are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 for both boys and girls. The fee is $15 per participant.

Youth and adult volleyball is for ages 10-15 as of March 1 costs $15 per child. Ages 16 and older may participate in the adult program. The fee for adult teams is $150.

Youth and adult soccer is for ages 4-17 as of Aug. 1 and costs $30 for ages 4-7 and $45 for ages 8-17. Ages 16 and up may participate in the adult program. Adults teams cost $150.

Wrestling is for ages 7-17. The fee is $25. The program is conducted each Tuesday and Thursday evening and on Saturday mornings through May.

Adult fitness program is a walking based, low impact, fitness program for ages 16 and up, conducted on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at James Brown Park. Call LCRD for details.


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 to take place at 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.


Semi-pro football preparing


The Hinesville Hurricanes are getting ready to gear up for the 2009 season and they are looking for former and new players to hit the grid iron. Hurricanes coach James Sharp will hold a team meeting and orientation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Live Oak Church. For more information, call (912) 269-0830.


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