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Sports Briefs for May 29, 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.

Fast-pitch softball


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.


Kayakers needed for
upcoming race


The 11th annual Sea Kayak Race will be Saturday, June 6 at A.J.’s Dockside on Tybee's Back River. Racers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the river race or the Little Tybee Challenge. Gold level sponsors will be competing in the race across the river. For additional information or to register, call (888) 529 2542 or visit This event benefits the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The mission of the center is to promote the appreciation, conservation and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Georgia through education and service.


USBC annual meeting

The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Club annual open meeting is at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Club Stewart. Officers will be elected and the end of season awards will be presented.


Calling all baseball players


There will be summer baseball tryouts at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Liberty County Recreation Department’s Cohan Field in Stafford Park. Players ages 11-12 are eligible. Players should bring any equipment for the different positions they’re trying out for, such as a first-base mitt, catching gear, etc.

For more information, call coach Joel Blanks at 977-1735 or e-mail


Hinesville Soccer Association hosting dinner


The Hinesville Gators, members of the Hinesville Soccer Association, is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Poole’s Deli from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, June 4. The cost is $7 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink. People may eat at Poole’s Deli or get carry out.


Pool now open


The Liberty County Recreation Department swimming pool is open. 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 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

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.

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.


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


AAU River Street Summer Classic Basketball Tourney


The 2009 AAU River Street Summer Classic Basketball Tournament will be June 12-14 in Jacksonville. Registration is under way and is open to all age groups. Registration closes on June 1. The fee is $325 per team and all players must show current AAU membership cards. Teams must have white and dark jerseys. For more information, call Chris Stacy at 884-2152 or 695-0481.




Golf classic registration open


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 green 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.



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.



YMCA camps start in June


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


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.



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.

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.


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

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