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Sports brifes for Jan. 7
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Florida, Oklahoma face off for title


Miami, Fla., is the site of two BCS college bowl games this year, but most avid fans will argue that there is only one game of importance and interest: The Oklahoma Sooners will square off against the Florida Gators at the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

The key match up that fans and analysts will be discussing is between the quarterbacks. This match up features the Heisman Trophy winners of the past two years, Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow.

On paper, Bradford has more impressive statistics than Tebow. However, Tebow exemplifies all that is great about college football. He is a tremendous quarterback on and off the field.

Both players may some day be starters in the NFL, but only one can come out of this game a champion.

The game will be broadcast at 8:15 p.m. on FOX.


Relay for Life bowling tourney is Saturday


The Relay for Life nine-pin, no-tap bowling tournament will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The entry fee is $20, and three games will be bowled.

Prizes awarded will include first-place team, first-place doubles and best individual score.

For more information, call 767-4866.

Basketball camp


The Lady Hornets basketball team will host a spring camp for girls ages 7-15 on March 14-15. The camp will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville. The campers will be drilled in basketball fundamentals, take part in daily games, listen to lectures and go over strategy.

For more information, call Kara Reddick at 228-9600. You can register online at The registration fee is $50 for YMCA members, $60 for non-members.


Savannah Senate TNBA Bowling



The ninth annual mixed teams and mixed doubles tournament is set for Jan. 10-11,17-18 and 24-25 at AMF Savannah Lanes. The cost is $30 per event.

Call 507-2551, 925-0320 or e-mail


Hockey classic Jan. 16-17


The Savannah Hockey Classic returns to the Savannah Civic Center on Jan. 16-17. This year’s tournament will again feature teams from the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State.

On Friday, Jan. 16, Georgia Tech will take on FSU at 6 p.m. and Georgia will meet Florida at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, FSU will take on Florida at 5:30 p.m., while Georgia and Georgia Tech will meet at 8:30 p.m.

Get your tickets today by visiting
a Savannah Civic Center ticket outlet, or by calling the box office at 912-651-6556. Tickets are $15 and $10.

Group discounts are available. For more information, contact Melissa Yao at 912-644-6431 or

YMCA Biggest
Loser Challenge


Registration will continue until Feb. 4 for the Liberty County YMCA’s new Biggest Loser Challenge.

Three six-member teams will face off to see what one loses the most weight.

The contest runs from Feb. 9 until April 9.

Workouts are set for Mondays and Wednesdays; challenges are set for Thursdays.

The time slots available are 5:30 a.m., 9:15 am, and 6:30 p.m.

Under-18 participants must have parental permission

The cost is $100 for YMCA members, $120 for non-members. All participants must pass a health history pre-screening. Eligibility will be determined by body-fat percentage

For more information, contact Richard Somerville at 912-368-5287.



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