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Sports briefs for March 5, 2010
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Hinesville ’Canes team meeting


The Hinesville Hurricanes are gearing up for their 2010 summer season and are meeting with prospective players from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Western Sizzlin’ in Hinesville. At the meeting, attendees will discuss players, schedules and an overall look at the upcoming season. All potential players are encouraged to attend. For more information call coach James Sharp at 269-0830 or coach Michael "Ice" Jones at 977-4375.

NAACP hosts 5K run/walk

The Liberty County NAACP will have its third annual Freedom Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 6, in downtown Hinesville.

The route starts at the corner of Main and Midway streets, runs to Memorial Drive then onto Bradwell Street and doubles back around to the starting point. Advance sign-up is recommended and registration starts at 7 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. The advance entry fee for participants ages 10-20 is $5, adults ages 21-55 are $10, seniors ages 56 and older are free. Race day entry fees are $15 for everyone, except seniors. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place in each age group. To sign up, call Dwight Newbould at 570-6615

Proceeds will benefit the NAACP.


YMCA to host March



The Liberty County YMCA will host a March Madness basketball tournament at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27. Teams have until March 22 to register. It’s open to ages 16 and older, and the fee is $150 per team. For more information, call 368-9622.


Georgia Fury needs softball 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.


Gary Guyton’s Sports

Festival events schedule


Friday, March 12, at Bradwell Institute

• 7 p.m.: Amazing race event

Similar to the popular television show, the race features a 1.5-mile course with pit stops.


Saturday, March 13, at Bradwell Institute

• 10 a.m.: Free football and cheer camps

• 2 p.m.: Free basketball, golf and dance camps

• 6 p.m.: Student 3-point shooting contest.

• 7 p.m.: NFL vs. area teachers/coaches basketball game

Registration fees and applications are accepted on a first-come basis and are available online at

Enrollment is limited. Awards will be given to kids who make the honor roll. Participants will have opportunities to get autographs and take pictures with the celebrities. For more information, go to Sponsorship opportunities are also available.



Crew Rebels

coming up


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:

15U Rebels: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6, at Snelson Golden Middle School

16U Rebels: 2-5 p.m. March 6, at Bradwell Institute

17U Rebels: 5-7 p.m. March 14, at St. James Sports Center.

For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559 or go to


The Dolphin Project to hold training


The Dolphin Project will have a two-hour training session at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, University Hall, room 157. Potential volunteers will learn to conduct wild dolphin research in Georgia and lower South Carolina waters.

The Dolphin Project needs volunteers, captains and their boats, photographers and team leaders to record data on dolphins living on the coast. TDP, an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization, was created more than 20 years ago.

No reservations are required to attend the free training. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

For more information, call (912) 727-3177 or go to


Lady Rebels’ teams
now forming



The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are holding tryouts for their new Lady Rebels teams. The 17U girls will be coached by Mike Brown and the 15U will be coached by Rosby Frasier. The girls will be assisted by coach Stephanie Clay.

Tryouts will be from 6-8 p.m. on March 16 at the St. James Sports Center. For more information call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559


BI wall

of fame


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 graduated 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





The 25th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet will be sponsored by the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on March 11 at The Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

There will be a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, door prizes, a gun giveaway and several raffles. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7. For tickets or more information, call Jay Harwell at 977-4325 or Robert Clark at 312-0351. For directions to the clubhouse, go to






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.


AAU girls’ tournament in Jacksonville

Registration is being accepted until March 19 for the AAU Coast to Coast Girls Super Regional Tournament on March 26-28 in Jacksonville. It’s open for 8U-16U and the registration fee is $350. For more information, call Chris Stacy at 884-2152 or 695-0481 or e-mail



YMCA soccer starting


Liberty County YMCA spring soccer registration began Feb. 3, and the season begins March 23. It is open to ages 3-14. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.



Fort Stewart bowling
tournament set


Fort Stewart will have an open championship bowling tournament April 17-18 and 24-25, at Marne Lanes. Registration closes April 3. Call 767-4866.

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