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Sports briefs June 15, 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, is hosting the second annual Summer Slammer Fishing Tournament, Saturday, July 12, at Sunbury Shrimp Docks. The fee is $75 per boat (three people per boat maximum). Prizes in the trout category are $1,000 for first place, $300 for second and $100 for third. There is also a bass and flounder Calcutta. A captains meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 11 at Shrimp Docks. 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.

Fort McAllister hosting daylong event
Fort McAllister invites everyone to enjoy an outdoor experience Saturday with an event filled with fun and excitement.
Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m.: Canoe trip down Redbird Creek. The group will depart at 10 a.m. from the park and should be back by noon.
2 p.m.: Musket firing demonstration
4 p.m.: Magnolia Trail nature hike
8 p.m.: Campfire at Savage Island Campground. Marshmallows will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own chairs.

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.

Summer Classic
The Ladyballers Summer Classic is accepting registration now until June 20 from girl teams 11-16U. The roundup tournament is scheduled for June 27-29 in Augusta. Entry fees are $265 for one team or $250 for multiple team discounts. Games will follow AAU rules. Teams rosters must be complete and include AAU member number for each participant. For more information, call (706) 434-0169 or visit You can register online.

Lady Tigers fast pitch softball

The Lady Tigers fast pitch softball team is holding voluntary conditioning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:45- 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.

LCRD aquatics

Aquatic fitness
Aquatic fitness classes will be offered each Wednesday and Saturday, starting May 28, 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
The Liberty County Recreation Department swimming pool begins summer operation on Saturday.  The Pool is in 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; June 3-13, June 17-27, July 8-18, and July 22-Aug. 1, at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Evenings; June 3-13 and June 17-27 at 6:10.  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; Starting June 29,  Sunday night is Family Night with only parents and children admitted from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Starting immediately  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.

LCRD summer

Registration is under way for Liberty County Recreation Department 2008 Summer Programs, including day camp, swim lessons, swim team, sports camps, tae kwon do, golf, tennis, track and field, and weight training. Registration will be accepted at the LCRD Office in Shuman Recreation Center at James Brown Park Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Registration will continue until all slots are filled on a first served basis. On-line registration is available at For more information, call 876-5359.

Summer One
Day Mega Slam

This year’s Summer One Day Mega Slam will be a special one-day, all-day event on Sunday July 6. The gates at Salter field open at 1 p.m. and with a $5 admission you will be treated to a 3 p.m. car, motorcycle and truck show. Prizes will be awarded for best of rims and best of show. At 4 p.m. Selena Hair Studio will present the biggest hair show and a live concert starts at 5 p.m. WOAH 106.3 DJ, L’ Boogie, will be spinning the tunes all day.  Vendor spaces are still available and musicians are encouraged to sign up to perform. For more information call, Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

The 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.

Spirit of Liberty Youth Tournament
The Patterson Recreation Department is seeking teams for its Spirit of Liberty Youth Softball and Baseball Tournament, to be held June 27-28. The tournament will begin Friday afternoon and will last all day Saturday. The entry fee is $150 per team and all entries must be received on or before June 25 at 7 p.m. The tournament will host teams in the following divisions: boys eight and under (with pitching machine), boys 10 and under (with pitching machine), girls 10 and under (with pitching machine), boys 12 and under and girls 12 and under. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. For additional information on the Spirit of Liberty festival or the youth tournament, call Wendy Kicklighter at Patterson City Hall, 912-647-5776 or
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