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Sports briefs for Sept. 4, 2009
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Team Hinesville needs sponsors


Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the Pan-Am 17U Championship and the Quebec Junior Championship.

World-ranked Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard, coach of Team Hinesville, said participants pay their own expenses so she is always eager to accept donations to help Team Hinesville. If you would like to make a donation, call her at 429-0931.

Shrine Club


It’s time for the 24th annual Hinesville/ Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament. Registrations are being accepted for the 18-hole, four-person scramble at 8 a.m., Sept. 12, at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. The fee is $50 per person and includes cart, green fees and food. Open to men and women with prizes awarded on every hole, closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive and the bullseye shot. Registration closes Sept. 9. Send players’ names and handicaps to:

Al Nelson Jr.

Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club

P.O. Box 2002

Hinesville, GA. 31310

First annual Ricefest
Golf Tournament


Registration is now open for the first annual Ricefest Golf Tournament, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Ricefields Golf Course on Hampton Island Preserve. Fees are $300 per team or $75 per individual, which includes two free beverages. Mulligans cost $5 for two. Prizes will be awarded for the closest to the pin, longest drive and a hole-in-one. Golf attire is required. For more information, call Chris Stacy at 695-0481 or Bianca Croft at 880-8804.

Make checks or money orders payable to:

City of Riceboro

Attention: Ricefest Committee

P.O. Box 269

Riceboro, GA 31323


Punt, pass and kick contest set for Sept. 19


The Department of the Army Child, Youth and School Services will sponsor the NFL punt, pass and kick competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Fort Stewart Youth Services football field on Green Street. Waiver and release of liability forms may be picked up and turned in at Jordan Youth Gym, building 608, on West Sixth Street and Bryan Village Youth Center, building 7338, on Austin Road. Last-minute registrations will be taken from 9-9:45 a.m. on the day of competition. Parents must provide proof of their child’s age.

The contest is open to all children in the community, boys and girls, ages 8-15. The competition is free. The top five first-place winners in the boys and girls age groups among all sectional winners will advance to the team championship, which will be held at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in November.

For more information, call 767-4371 or 767-9270.


Hinesville Hurricanes football team seeks help with costs


The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team has made the Southern Conference playoffs and will head to Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 12 to play in the Southern Conference title game. The team is looking for sponsors to help with transportation and travel fees for the game. Anyone interested in assisting the hometown squad can call coach James Sharp at 269-0830.


GSU football tickets on sale


Single game tickets for the upcoming Georgia Southern University football season are on sale. The Eagles play five regular season games at Paulson Stadium, starting Saturday, Sept. 5, against Albany, N.Y.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the GSU ticket office at 800-GSU-WINS or online at Youth tickets for each home game are also on sale for $10 each (ages 3-12). In addition to single-game tickets, season ticket packages also are available.

Saturday youth bowling


The Fort Stewart youth bowling will register bowlers, ages 3-18, from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 12 at Marne Lanes. You must register that day to reserve your place on a team. The league will start Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866 for more information.


Fire dept. golf tourney


The first annual Hinesville Fire Department MDA Golf Tournament will be Sept. 26 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. It will be a scramble tournament with an entry fee of $50 per player. Plenty of prizes will be given out, and proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information on playing or on being a sponsor, call 876-4143.


Monday mixed bowling


Monday night mixed bowling league will have its league meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Bowling will begin after the meeting. For more information, call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866.


Panther soccer club


The soccer club is selling tickets for a Wii raffle. The funds will be used to buy new uniforms and warm-up suits. For more information or to buy tickets, call Elowyne Marquez at 368-4775 or e-mail her at


Winter bowling league
starting up


New bowlers and old bowlers, the winter league is starting back up. The Tuesday Night Open Bowling League will meet at at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Marne Lanes. The league will start bowling at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Come join in the fun. For more information, call Marne Lanes at 767-4866 or Terri Tincher at 369-4777.


Church seeks Christian bowlers


Christian bowlers are needed for a new church bowling league. Bowlers will meet each Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. at Marne Lanes. First meeting will be on Sept. 10. For more information call 876-
4351 or Paul Hudson at 876-8768.


Sign up for YMCA sports


The Liberty County YMCA is currently registering children for the following sports:

• Soccer, ages 3-14

• Gymnastics, 18 months and up

• Ultimate fitness challenge, ages 16 and older, a competition to see who can lose the most weight.

For more information on any event, call Richard Sommerville at 368-9622.



Bridge run is Dec. 5


The Savannah River Bridge Run is set for Dec. 5

Participants can register online at The entry fee is $28 for anyone who signs up before Oct. 31, and $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



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.


Soccer registration



The YMCA is registering for its fall soccer program. Children ages 3-15 are eligible. Practice begins Saturday, Sept. 12. Registration ends when the teams are full. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.


After-school program


The St. James Center is accepting registration for its free after-school program, which includes homework assistance for children enrolled in kindergarten-6th grade. The program runs from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, call St. James at 884-3016 or program coordinator Alfreda Golden at 884-3205.

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