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Sports briefs for May 22, 2009
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St. James camp

Registration is under way for St. James summer day camp. Registration is from 2-7 p.m. and the fee is $50 per week. The camp hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday- Friday.

Activities for ages 5-13 include swimming, bowling, skating, arts and crafts, basketball and field trips to Splash-n-The Boro and Chuck E Cheese. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 884-3016 or 980-4559.

Lady Hornets first home game

Come see Hinesville’s own pro women’s basketball team, the C-Port Lady Hornets, in its season opening game at 4
p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville. Ticket discounts are available for active and retired military with proper military identification. Children 8 and under get in free. Seating is limited. For more information, go to or call 228-9600.


Fast-pitch softball camp

Registration is under way at the Liberty County Recreation Department for a fast pitch softball camp. The camp is for ages 7-17, and will be June 15-18 at the James Brown Park softball complex from 9-11:30 a.m. each day. The fee is $25. The LCRD office is on Highway 84 in Hinesville, beside the National Guard Armory. Hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On-line registration is available at For more information, call 876-5359.

IFA Redfish Tour in N.C.

The IFA Redfish Tour, Atlantic Division, will be in Surf City, N.C., May 23, and will launch from the Beach House Marina and Yacht Club, 111 N. New River Drive. Registration and check-in begin at 5 p.m. May 22 and a captains’ meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, call (910) 328-2628.

Pool opening Saturday

The Liberty County Recreation Department swimming pool will begin summer operation on Saturday. The Pool is in Liberty Independent Troop Park on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Hours are 2-6 p.m. every day. Admission is $2 per person. The pool may be reserved for private parties.

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons for ages 4 and up will be offered at the pool in two-week sessions (Tuesday-Friday), mornings: June 2-12, 16-26, July 7-17 and July 21-31, at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. evenings: June 2-12, 16-26 at 6:10 p.m. The cost is $25 per participant. Slots are limited. On-line registration is available at

Special nights

Sunday night is family night with only parents and children admitted from 6:30-8:30. Monday night is senior swim for ages 50 and older, from 6:30-8. Thursday night is pre-teen swim for ages 9-12, from 6:30-8:30. Admission is $2 per person.

Pool parties

The pool may be reserved for exclusive use by individuals or groups. The fee is $50 per hour for 25 people or fewer, $75 per hour for 25-50 people, $100 per hour for 50-75 people, and $125 per hour for 75-100 people. Reservations must be made through the LCRD Office.

For additional information, go to the LCRD Web site at or call 876-5359.

Registration open for
golf classic

Online registration for the 2009 Jekyll Island Georgia-Florida Golf Classic is open. Registration is $270 per player until July 1 and $300 after. Online registration is limited to the first 400 registrants and includes greens fees, cart rental, cocktail party and oyster roast for player and guest and non-player activities. For more information, call the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop at (912) 635-2368. For more information on all other Jekyll Island activities and hotel accommodations, call the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center at 1-877-4JEKYLL.

Liberty County athletic
department needs equipment

The LCHS athletic department is asking the community to donate the following items: tennis racquets, tennis balls, badminton racquets, nets, birdies, checkers and chess sets, ping pong tables, monopoly and other board games, UNO cards and softball gloves. Items should be in good condition and can be dropped off at the front office until May 29.

For more information, call Coach Jerome Standard or Coach Jeff Daffron at 876-4316 or 368-6968.

Summer Slam seeks talent, vendors

This year’s Summer Slam is July 5 and will include local musical talent, food vendors, car clubs and DJs.

Summer Slam organizers are accepting registration for local musicians, vendors and DJs who want to participate in the one-day event that usually draws hundreds of people.

The gates will open at 1 p.m. and admission is $5. A car stereo contest starts at 3 p.m. and local musicians will take the stage starting around 5 p.m.

This year’s event will also feature a DJ competition.

For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

Year of the NCO golf tourney

The Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army is hosting its Year of the NCO golf tournament at the Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart on Friday, June 19, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The rain date is June 25.

It’s a four-person scramble tournament and the registration fee is $30. Sponsorships are available for the following prices:

Title sponsor $2,500, meal sponsor $1,500, beverage sponsor $1,500, team of four and a hole sponsorship (AUSA non-member) $325, team four and a hole sponsorship (AUSA Member) $275, hole sponsor (AUSA non-member) $250, hole sponsor (AUSA member) $200, team of four $100 and individual players $30.

For more information, call 877-5209, 368-3332 or 308-5403 or e-mail, or

YMCA summer camps

The Liberty County YMCA has set several specialty camps for this summer:

Soccer camp: June 1-5 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others

Football camp: June 8-12 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others

Basketball camp: June 15–19 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others

Registration ends three days before the camps start. For more info contact Richard Somerville at 912-368-9622 or

LCRD summer programs

Registration for Liberty County Recreation Department 2009 Summer Programs started May 1. Programs include day camp, swim lessons, swim team, sports camps, taekwondo, golf, tennis, track and field and more. Registration will be accepted at the LCRD Office on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, beside the National Guard Armory. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration will continue until all slots are filled on a first served basis. Online registration is available at For additional information call 876-5359.

Energy Oasis camps

Energy Oasis in Richmond Hill will be offering the following summer camps:

• Yoga/pilates camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 15-19. Ages 9-14. Cost is $125.

• Wrestling camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 22-26. Ages 10 and under. Cost is $125.

• Yoga/pilates camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 6-10. Ages 5-9. Cost is $125.

• Wrestling camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 13-17. Ages 10 and under. Cost is $125.

• All around the world camp, 9 a.m.-noon, July 20-24. Ages 4-11. Cost is $125.

For more information, call (912) 756-5865.

Fort King George spring canoe excursions

Fort King George Historic Site has set a Spring Canoe Excursion program. Site guides will offer three canoe trips this season; June 6 and 20 through the old rice canals of Cathead Creek. The complex maze of rice canals produces a unique ecosystem. Old cypress trees, rare Altamaha vegetation and wildlife will be present and interpreted by naturalist guides.

The first two trips start at 9 a.m. will last at least two hours and should finish some time around lunch. The June 20 trip starts at 8 a.m. and will be extended into a longer paddle down Cathead Creek into Darien. This trip will last four hours and will finish at Skippers Dock in Darien. The trips cost $25 per person. The site will furnish all canoes, paddles and life jackets. Participants are responsible for all other amenities such as snacks, drinks, bug spray, etc. For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or visit

Kings of the Coast
Basketball Classic

The first Kings of the Coast Basketball Classic, presented by the South Georgia Kings Youth Basketball Club, is June 5-7 in Hinesville. Boys teams 12U, 13U and 14U are eligible. Deadline to register is May 27. The fee is $200. Teams are guaranteed four games and AAU rules apply. For more information, call 332-7698 or 368-1868, or e-mail

YMCA flag football

Registration is open for the YMCA adult flag football league. The season begins the week of June 15. Teams need seven members the fee is $320 per team. Ages 16 and up are eligible. Teams must be registered by June 10. There is a coaches meeting June 11. For information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.

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