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Sports briefs for Jan. 18, 2009
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Calling all
baseball players


If you are between the ages of 9 and 16 and interested in playing travel baseball, open tryouts will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 24, at the Liberty County baseball fields (Liberty Independent Troup Park).

Bring any equipment you’ll need to play positions you want to try out for, i.e., first base mitt, catching gear and other equipment like your bat and glove.

Any questions call or e-mail: Joel Blanks at 977-1735 or or Frank Gregory at 682-4735 or 832-4320 or


LCHS Panthers beat Baldwin Co.


The Liberty County Panthers traveled to Baldwin County where the Panthers took a 69-48 region win against the Braves. The boys improve to 14-1 overall and 6-0 in region 3-AAA. Panther coach Willie Graham said it was the best overall team performance he has seen from his squad yet.

The Lady Panthers also traveled to Baldwin but the final score was not made available in time for press.

A 9-pin, no-tap
bowling tournament


A 9-pin, no-tap bowling tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relaty for Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart.

It costs $20 per bowler for three games.

Prizes will be awarded for high team series (4 bowlers) doubles high game, individual high game and lowest individual score with the fewest gutter balls.

For more information, call 767-4866.


YMCA Biggest
Loser Challenge


Registration will continue until Feb. 4 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 am, 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.


Junior NBA/WNBA 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 start of the competition.

Champions from the local competition will have the opportunity to advance to 1 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


Register for track and field soon


Registration for Fort Stewart youth track and field begins Jan. 20, and is open to all CYS members who are between the ages of 7-14 by Dec. 31, 2009.

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.



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