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Sports briefs for Jan. 9, 2009
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Running club to meet Saturday


The Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club will have its first meeting Jan. 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Energy Oasis Health Club & Day Spa, 111 Market St.

The chartered running club, which will accept memberships at the meeting, will be a place for area runners to come together and not only train and enjoy running, but will also provide a structured running organization.

The annual fee will be $35 for members who sign up by Jan. 17, also qualifying charter members. Dues will increase to $55 for non-charter members. Membership includes a T-shirt, running seminars, weekly-organized runs and discounts to local races.

The spa is at the corner of Timber Trail and Harris Trail in Richmond Hill. For more information, email or call 756-5865.


Relay for Life bowling tourney is Saturday


The Relay for Life nine-pin, no-tap bowling tournament will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The entry fee is $20, and three games will be bowled.

Prizes awarded will include first-place team, first-place doubles and best individual score.

For more information, call 767-4866.

Basketball camp


The Lady Hornets basketball team will host a spring camp for girls ages 7-15 on March 14-15. The camp will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Dr., Hinesville. The campers will be drilled in fundamentals, take part in daily games, listen to lectures and go over strategy.

For more information, call Kara Reddick at 228-9600. You can register online at The registration fee is $50 for YMCA members, $60 for non-members.


Savannah Senate TNBA Bowling



The ninth annual mixed teams and mixed doubles tournament is set for Jan. 10-11,17-18 and 24-25 at AMF Savannah Lanes. The cost is $30 per event.

Call 507-2551, 925-0320 or e-mail


Hockey classic Jan. 16-17


The Savannah Hockey Classic returns to the Savannah Civic Center on Jan. 16-17. This year’s tournament will again feature teams from the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State.

On Friday, Jan. 16, Georgia Tech will take on FSU at 6 p.m. and Georgia will meet Florida at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, FSU will take on Florida at 5:30 p.m., while Georgia and Georgia Tech will meet at 8:30 p.m.

Get your tickets by visiting
a Savannah Civic Center ticket outlet, or by calling the box office at (912) 651-6556. Tickets are $15 and $10.

Group discounts are available. For more information, contact Melissa Yao at (912) 644-6431 or


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.


AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels to meet

The AAU Coastal Crew Rebels are having a coach meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the St. James Sports Center. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.


St. James Class of Champions Tournament

Registration is underway and space is limited for the 2009 St. James Class of Champions Tournament. All games will be played at the St. James Sports Center and start at 9 a.m. Jan. 24.

There is no fee for the teams. However, teams must be in uniform and have a coach on staff. The tournament is open for boys ages 15-18. First and second place trophies will be awarded. Tournament MVP will receive a pair of Nike shoes.

For more information call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559 or 884-3016.



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