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Memorial flag football tourney set: The second annual Friends of Joe Watkins Memorial Flag Football Tournament is Saturday at James Brown Park in Hinesville.

Funds from the tournament support scholarships presented to local high-school graduates who played baseball or softball and are headed to college.

Last year, Antonio Smith and Morgan Crowley earned the $1,000 scholarships.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will also be donated to the Beasley Family Fund.

The Ellabell family lost two children in a house fire in early November.

The Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is in memory of a Liberty County High School graduate who died in a car accident last year.

He was attending Georgia Southern University on a baseball scholarship and had played ball on travel teams across the state for years.

Teams of six players can register by calling Levi Deese at 912-480-7528. For more information, call Pat Watkins at 912-321-9803.

GSU baseball to host camps

Georgia Southern baseball is set to host a pair of camps in January.

The first is the Prospect Camp, which features instruction and games in front of the Georgia Southern coaching staff and is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. Players attending the Prospect Camp will benefit from the combination of instruction and competitive games.

This camp is designed for the player who has aspirations of playing baseball at the collegiate level.

The second is the Winter Youth Camp, which is open to players ages 5-12, and is being held on Monday, Jan. 21. The camp features quality instruction by the Georgia Southern coaching staff, and players will have an opportunity to expand their baseball skills and benefit from a unique, competitive and challenging atmosphere.

The cost for the Prospect Camp is $105 for pitchers and $150 for position players and two-way players, while the cost for the Winter Youth Camp is $60. Lunch and a t-shirt is provided for attendees of the Winter Youth Camp.

For more information or to register go to or contact the baseball office at 912-478-1350 or

Men’s soccer camp at Ga. Southern

Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer’s Winter ID Camp is set for Jan. 5 at Eagle Field starting at 9 a.m.

The 2013 Georgia Southern Soccer Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). Visit for online registration and more information. If you have any other questions, please contact Kevin Kennedy at 912- 478-1204. Fans can follow the Eagles at

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