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Sports briefs for March 18, 2009
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USSF referee
certification course

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


Liberty Lady
Mavericks tryouts



The Liberty Lady Mavericks basketball team is hosting a tryout Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. James Sports Center. The tryout is open for girls ages 15 and under. For more information, call Shirley Howard at 570-0053 or 980-4425.




In Sunday’s Courier story regarding the Bradwell Tigers soccer win against Camden County, Tiger goalkeeper Mark McGuire was incorrectly identified. The Courier regrets the error.


Lady Maverick tryouts March 21


The Liberty Lady Mavericks summer league basketball program will start its fifth season soon. Tryouts for girls’ 15U division are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. James Sports Center. Bring proof of the child’s age.

The 2009 season will go from March to July. For more information, call Shirley Howard at (912) 980-4425 or 570-0053. The Liberty Lady Mavericks’ home base is St. James Sports Center.


CYS baseball and T-ball

Registration for youth baseball and T-ball on Fort Stewart will run March 30-May 8, or when slots are no longer available.

Baseball is open to current CYS members age 7-14 (as of Aug. 1), boys and girls and T-ball is open to current CYS members age 4-6 (as of May 1) boys and girls.

Tentative age divisions for baseball will be 7-8 pitching machine, 9-10 pitching machine, and 11-14 live pitch. Register at CYS, Bldg. 443, Gulick Ave. (next to Corkan Pool). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information on registration, call 767-2312. For more information on baseball or T-ball, call 767-4371. All CYS sports programs require the use of volunteers to coach teams. If you would like to volunteer to coach, visit CYS or Jordan Youth Gym (Bldg. 608 W. 6th St.) and ask for an application. All new applicants must submit to screening and background checks.


C-Port Lady Hornets tryouts

Hinesville is now home to the C-Port Lady Hornets women’s basketball team. The C-Port Hornets is one of the newest members of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League.

The WBCBL’s mission is to provide competitive basketball for women age 20 and older. The competition level ranges from former college players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players.

The C-Port Lady Hornets are currently seeking players and staff for the 2009 season. Team tryouts will be April 18 at 10:30 am at Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville.

For more information, call (912) 224-4431 or e-mail


AAU boys tourney March 21


The AAU boys’ basketball First Coast Tip-off Classic tournament is March 21-22 in Jacksonville and will include age groups 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U. The tournament fee is $250 and must be paid by money order or cashier’s check. Money orders should be made payable to Coast2Coast AAU. All entries must be received on or before March 15. The tournament will follow current AAU boys basketball rules. Rosters must be submitted before playing the first game. All players must show their current AAU membership cards and teams must wear white or dark jerseys. For more information, call 884-2152, (912) 695-0481 or e-mail



LCRD youth programs

The Liberty County Recreation Department is now accepting registration for youth baseball, softball and T-ball. The deadline is March 20. These programs are for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Participants must turn 4 prior to May 1.

Leagues and teams will be formed in Midway, Riceboro, Walthourville and Gum Branch. Volunteer coaches are needed for all teams. Training will be provided.

Participants can register online at, or at the LCRD office, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost is $18 per child. For additional information, call 876-5359.


LCRD adult softball


The Liberty County Recreation Department will accept team entries for 2009 adult softball programs in March. Divisions for both men and women teams are open, church, co-ed (church and open), industrial and 40 and over. For additional information, call the LCRD Office at 876-5359.


LCRD officials needed


The Liberty County Recreation Department is accepting applications for officials and scorekeepers for T-ball, softball and baseball programs. All programs start in April and continue into June. Applications may be obtained at the LCRD office, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 876-5359 for information.


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.


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