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Sports briefs for Nov. 20, 2009
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Class of Champion tourney Nov. 21

The schedule is set for the Rebels Class of Champions Tournament on Saturday. The tournament is double elimination. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place. Admission is $2. Games will be at St. James Sports Center.

• 10 a.m.: Brunswick vs. Youth Challenge Academy

• 11 a.m.: Statesboro vs. Walthourville

• Noon: Fort Stewart vs. winner of game one

• 1 p.m.: Savannah vs. winner of game two

Games are expected to go on until 7 p.m. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559 or go to


GSU offers camps


STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University’s baseball program will offer two instructional camps this winter, both held at J.I. Clements Stadium. They are open to players in fifth grade through high school. The Eagles will offer a one-day fundamentals skills camp from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The camp costs $140 per person and lunch will be provided. Every Tuesday, starting Jan. 5 and running through Feb. 2, the Eagles will offer a winter hitting league. The camp is limited to the first 30 applicants and costs $250 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Carlos Love at the GSU baseball office at (912) 478-1350.

Liberty County Sports Hall of Fame tickets

The Liberty County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Gerald DeLoach. Call him at 876-2878 or e-mail Tickets are $15.


Editor’s note


In order to publish a preview of the Panther’s round two playoff game in today’s paper, the second installment of the Liberty County Hall of Fame inductee biographies will run Sunday.




The Long County Lady Tide played the Claxton Tigers on Nov. 12. An article in Sunday’s Courier reported the Lady Tide played the Bradwell Tigers. The Courier regrets the error.


Basketball shooting clinics


South Georgia Kings founder Jessie Fleming will offer clinics for shooting, ball handling, specialized shots and conditioning. Fleming helped coach Liberty County High School standouts Rion Brown (nationally ranked 51st), Jordan McRae (ranked 42nd) and Jaquez Motley (ranked 136th). The fee is $25 per session. For more information call 320-5204 or e-mail


Jiu-jitsu classes under way



Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes started Nov. 2. Registration is monthly for classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the YMCA. The youth class for ages 4-15 meets from 5-6 p.m. and costs $50 per month, per person. Tuition is $60 for non-members. The adult class meets from 6-7 p.m. and costs $80 per month for members and $90 for others.

Private lessons are available for $80 per hour, which can be split between four people. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622, (808) 927-1643 or e-mail malacasbjj@yahoo.

BI booster club selling
Boston butts


The Harvey Overton Bradwell Booster Club’s Boston butt
sale starts Dec. 11 at Bradwell’s baseball field. Butts cost $20 each. For information, call Jeff Miller at 368-6123. All proceeds go to improving and maintaining the BI weight room.


Georgia Kings workouts


Workout sessions for seventh- and eighth-graders under the guidance of South Georgia King founder and coach Jessie Fleming are open for enrollment. The fee is $20 per session. For more information, call 368-1868 or 320-5204, or e-mail Fleming at


Homefront assistance


Operation Homefront is helping financially strapped, military families afford sports team registrations, cultural and art classes, etc., for children of Georgia service members. For more information, call Christina Anthony or Ashley Carpenter at 368-9622.


Savannah River Bridge run
scheduled for Dec. 5


The Savannah River Bridge Run is set for Dec. 5.

Participants can register online at The entry fee is $30 for anyone who registers between Nov. 1-Dec. 3.

Runners can pick up their registration packets Friday, Dec. 4, inside the Savannah Civic Center. Participants can register during packet pick-up for $35. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments. Participants cannot register on the day of the race.

The course spans Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, which is 1.4-miles long and has a 5.5 percent incline. It is 196 feet above the Savannah River.

For registration, race details and information, call Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah at (912) 355-3527 or go to



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