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Sports briefs July 9, 2008
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Lady Panther’s
Diamond Club
The Lady Panther’s Diamond Club, Liberty County High School girls fast pitch softball boosters, has postponed its Summer Slammer Fishing Tournament, which was to be Saturday at Sunbury Shrimp Docks. The fundraiser is to be scheduled, but the date has not been set yet. For more information, call Phillip McCallar at 271-1448 or 884-7626.

Fast pitch
softball lessons
Fast pitch softball pitching lessons for girls ages 9-14 are available at the Liberty County Recreation Department. Lessons may be scheduled after noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, for one hour.  The cost is $25 per lesson. Call 876-5359 to schedule a lesson.

football conditioning
The LCHS Panther football conditioning training currently is under way. Weight training and conditioning will be Monday-Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. All Panther football players are encouraged to attend. For more information call coach Kirk Warner at 271-5936.

CYS youth football and cheerleading
Registration for CYS youth football & cheerleading begins July 7, through Aug. 18, or when slots are full. Football is open to CYS members age 7-12 (age as of Aug. 1). Members age 13 will be placed on a waiting list in the event there are enough players to form an 11-13 league.
Cheerleading is open to CYS members age 6-13 (age as of Dec. 31). Sports fees are waived for CYS members of parents currently deployed. Register at Ft. Stewart CYS, bldg. 443, Gulick Ave (next to Corkan Pool). The CYS office is open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed., 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information call CYS at 767-2312 or Youth Sports office at 767-4371. Volunteers are needed to coach football teams & cheerleading squads.  Anyone interested in coaching should call 767-4371/9270 for football and 767-2815 for cheerleading.  New volunteers will be required to visit Jordan Youth Gym (bldg. 608 on W. 6th St.) to fill out a volunteer form and submit to a background check.

Twilight Special
at golf course

The Cherokee Rose Golf Course offers a twilight special. Every Monday-Thursday after 3 p.m. You can play 18 holes for $19 plus tax. The fee includes a cart. For more information, call the course office at 876-5503.

LCRD aquatics

Aquatic fitness
Aquatic fitness classes are offered each Wednesday and Saturday, in the LCRD Pool. Wednesday class is from 7:15-8 p.m. and the Saturday class is from 9:15-10 a.m.  The cost is $2 per class, pay at the pool prior to each class.

Open Swim
Open swim is now in session The Pool is at Liberty Independent Troop Park on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Hours are 2-6 p.m. every day.  Daily 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 LCRD Pool in two-week sessions (Tuesday-Friday) as follows:  Mornings; July 8-18, and July 22-Aug. 1, at 9, 10 or 11 a.m.  The cost is $25 per participant per session. A limited number of slots are available. On-line registration is available at

Special nights
The LCRD Pool has special nights;  Sunday night is Family Night with only parents and children admitted from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday night is Senior Swim for ages 50 and older, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday night is Pre-Teen Swim for ages 9-12 only from 7;30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person for each event.
For more information, go to the LCRD web site at, or call 876-5359.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a course on Boating Skills and Seamanship. The class will cover boat handling, tides and currents, basic navigation, required equipment, and other topics important to boating safety. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight nights beginning July 15. The classes will meet at the Department of Human Resources, 761 Wheaton Street in Savannah from 7-9 p.m. There is a $30 fee for course materials. For more information call Kent Shockey at 897-7656 or see

Cedric Dickerson LCRD Football Camp
    Former LCHS and Canadian football league player Cedric Dickerson will bring his knowledge and skills to the children of Liberty County as he and the LCRD host a football camp. Registration is currently under way for children ages 7-14. The camp is open to boys and girls and will be held at the LCRD from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 17-19. Dickerson and fellow players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Georgia Tech are schedule to run the camp. Registration fee is $35. You may register at the LCRD office. For more information call the LCRD at 876-5359 or Cedric Dickerson at 813-977-1182.

Lady Tigers fast pitch softball

    The Lady Tigers fast pitch softball team is holding voluntary conditioning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30- 7 p.m., now through the month of July. Tryouts for the team begins the first of Aug. For more information call 369-8384 or 977-2016.

ADA hosts Gnats game

The American Diabetes Association will be hosting a free day with the Savannah Sand Gnats for all children and teens with diabetes on Sunday, July 13. The game against the Lexington Legends begins at 2 p.m. Tickets and special goodie bags will be available starting at 1 p.m. Advanced registration for the free tickets is required by July 8. Upon registration, each child’s name will be entered for a chance to throw out the first pitch of the game. To register for the Sand Gnats game, please contact Pamela Olson at or 912-355-6760.

YMCA Soccer and flag football

Soccer and flag football registration begins July 15 and continues until Aug. 15.
Practice for both sports begins the week of Sept. 6. Both sports are for ages 3-16 and eligibility is determined by your child’s age as of Aug. 1. For more information, call Richard Somerville at 912-368-5287.
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