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Sports briefs for Jan. 27, 2010
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GSU offers
baseball camps


STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s baseball program is offering two instructional camps this winter at J.I. Clements Stadium. They are open to players in fifth grade through high school.

Every Tuesday through Feb. 2, the Eagles will offer a winter hitting league. The camp is limited to the first 30 applicants and costs $250 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Carlos Love at the GSU baseball office at (912) 478-1350.


Kings workouts


Workout sessions for seventh- and eighth-graders under the guidance of South Georgia Kings founder and coach Jessie Fleming are open for enrollment. The fee is $10 per session. For more information, call 368-1868 or
320-5204, or e-mail Fleming at

Bike Ride Dice Run to benefit Taylor McCartney

Long County resident Taylor McCartney, 12, was born with a rare disease called Gorhams, also known as "vanishing bone disease." Long County residents are helping the girl and her family raise money to cover Taylor’s travel and medical expenses.

A motorcycle dice run is planned for Feb. 6 from the Long County High School parking lot, 550 S. McDonald St. Registration runs from 10-11:30 a.m. and the first bikes roll out at 11:45 a.m.

The first dice roll is $20 and each additional roll is $5. There will be prizes for the best and worst roll, 50-50 drawings and door prizes. For more information, call Leonard Poole at 294-0727, Mike McClelland Jr. at 256-1557, Earl Austin at 294-5156 or Drew Harter at 271-3092.

Georgia Fury needs players

The South Georgia Fury girls fast pitch travel softball team is looking for players for their 14 and under and 12 and under teams. For more information, call coach Carrie Wilkes at (912) 842-7544 or (908) 917-8855.


Soccer coaching classes


Hinesville Soccer will host representatives from Georgia Soccer for coaching classes at First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville.

The course is $75 for members and $200 for non-members. Georgia Soccer members include registered players, registered team coaches, parents of players and league officials. The course is intermediate level geared toward providing a foundation for coaching players in select programs or the older recreational teams. The course consists of 16 hours of instruction in the theory and practice. The course is Jan. 29-31.

A different level course is free for members and $90 for non-members. It is tailored for coaches working with U-10 and U-12 recreational players. The emphasis is on teaching young players and having fun. The course consists of seven hours of instruction and practice and is set for Feb. 6.

Another course is free for members and $50 for non-members. It is four hours long and provides fun activities that enhance skill development.

To register for the courses, go to The link to register is under the coaches tab. First Presbyterian Christian Academy is on East Court Street. For help registering or to get more information, call Tom Sukaratana at 977-4642.


BI wall of fame submissions

Bradwell Institute is building a wall of fame featuring former BI Tiger athletes who played sports on the college level. Tiger coach Jeff Miller and his assistants have a partial list of athletes, but they’d like even more. Names and photos are being gathered. To submit a name or photo the following criteria must be met:

The former athlete must have graduated from Bradwell Institute. The student athlete must have gone on to play sports at the college level and must have graduate from college.

If you would like to submit names or photos, e-mail them to, or mail them (along with a self-addressed stamp envelope for return) to:

Bradwell Institute, Attn: Jeff Miller

100 Pafford St.

Hinesville, Ga 31313

For more information, call 368-6123


Hinesville Katz needs players


Pitching and softball coach Misty Eastlake is looking for players for the 16U year-round traveling softball team, the Hinesville Katz.

The team needs infielders and pitchers. Interested athletes should come to practice from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday at Bradwell Institute’s softball field. For more information on playing or sponsoring a team, call Eastlake at 977-2017.


Coastal Crew Rebels tryouts


The AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels will have tryouts at the St. James Sports Center for the upcoming basketball season. Dates and times are:

14U Rebels: Noon on Feb. 6

15U Rebels: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 6

16U Rebels: 2-5 p.m. March 6

17U Rebels: 1-4 p.m. March 13

Upcoming tryouts for the newly formed Lady Rebels teams will be announced soon. Also, there is a coaches meeting for all Rebels coaches at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the St. James Sports Center. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559 or go to


Try out for new AAU team


A new 10U AAU basketball team, Scott’s All-Stars, will have their final at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20, at the Liberty County YMCA. The team is seeking community support and sponsors. The squad will be coached by Darrell West and was organized by Marcus Scott IV. For more information, call 332-7482 or 655-4371.



YMCA after-school program


The Liberty County YMCA has an after-school program for middle school children. The program offers a safe place for teenagers and includes daily devotions, snacks and homework help. Participants take field trips, explore career opportunities, do arts and crafts and play in sports tournaments. Call Martez Rodgers or Corey Conner for rates and registration information at 368-9622.


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