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Sports briefs for MArch 20, 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.

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 provides 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


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 event


Fort King George Historic Site in Darien will have a Scottish Heritage Day Encampment at 2 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Panther standout senior
finalist for Dooley award


LCHS Panther football and track start Demetrius Stinson aka "Superman" is a finalist for the Vincent J. Dooley Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is given annually to one male and one female senior selected from Georgia’s high schools on the basis of distinguished character, outstanding teamwork and citizenship.

Each high school was asked to nominate a senior boy and girl athlete. From that group, 10 boys and 10 girls were chosen as finalists.

On May 3, all 270 Dooley Award recipients will be invited to a luncheon and an Atlanta Braves baseball game. The announcement of this year’s scholarship winners will take place on Turner Field before the 1:35 p.m. game between the Braves and Houston Astros.

The award is presented by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association.


LCRD youth programs


The Liberty County Recreation Department is accepting registration for youth baseball, softball and T-ball. The deadline is today. 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.


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