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Sports briefs for Sept. 16, 2009
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Hurricanes fall to Flying Raiders


After posting a 7-2 regular season record, earning a first-round bye in the playoffs and winning in the second round against the Lowcountry Assassins, the Hinesville Hurricanes’ run for a championship ring came to an end Saturday in Columbia, S.C., against the Flying Raiders.

The Raiders, one of two teams that defeated the ’Canes in the regular season, earned a 28-6 victory at home, advancing to the Southeastern American Football League final championship game.

The Courier will meet with the Hurricanes coaches and publish a wrap-up the final game and the season.

Fountain of Youth Kickball tournament is Oct. 24


Fountain of Youth, in conjunction with End
Zone Athletics, will have an inaugural Monster Co-ed Kickball Tournament on Oct. 24, at Paulson softball complex in Savannah. The tournament is an all-day event. Teams must have 15 players with a minimum of six women per team. Individuals may register to be placed on teams. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The fee is $25 per player. All teams are guaranteed three games.

Corporate teams and sponsors are welcome. Costumes are optional, but welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the top teams, team spirit, the best theme and the best costume. For more information, call 302-7015 or go to


Chain fall baseball high school player showcase


The Savannah Chain Baseball Academy is hosting a high school player showcase for juniors and seniors Saturday, Sept. 19, at Chain Field in Garden City. Former Cincinnati Reds scout supervisor Steve Kring, who has more than 35 years of scouting experience, and other pro scouts will manage the showcase.

Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the workout starts at 10. The game will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The fee is $40. This is an aluminum bat showcase. For more information, call (912) 352-8466 or go to

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