Extreme weather from tropical storm Fay caused the cancellation of the BCHS football scrimmage versus Metter, two BCHS softball games last week, versus Savannah Country Day and Savannah Christian, and the annual ‘Battle in the Boro’ weekend softball tournament, which both BCHS and RHHS were slated to compete in.
Softball field update
School Superintendent Dr. Sallie Brewer gave an update on the softball fields at the Aug. 25 called BoE meeting.
"Softball fields are on schedule, as far as I know," Brewer said. "We wanted to do this so it wouldn’t interfere with play or practice. In North Bryan, there isn’t an issue. Because of the closeness of the facilities at Richmond Hill, the only way they can lay the pole was to lay it across the field. At that point, we started talking with (Coach) Hires about where we can go. They tell me they are holding a rec field for use so we don’t miss anything." Where the poles were originally placed in the drawing, one pole placement had to be changed on the actual field
"Even though the girls will have to play on the other field, it should not impact their season," Brewer said. "The issue with the whole process was it takes six weeks. There was no quick fix to that. It’s one of those things, the planning was right but then when they got there and the pole wouldn’t work where they meant to put it, the plans had to change."
The 9th Annual Santa Scramble will be at Waterford Landing Golf Club on Nov. 7. Players and sponsors are needed. All proceeds will go toward making Christmas brighter for Bryan County kids in need. A variety of sponsorship packages, starting at $100, are available. For more information, call Dick Brockhoff at 727-3387.
Heavy Metal, the R14U Richmond Hill travel softball team, has tryouts and a fundraiser coming up. On the evening of Sept. 3, the team will host a fundraiser at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s where 15 percent of that night’s profits will go toward the team. On Sept. 14, the team will conduct tryouts. Heavy metal will play 2-3 tournaments this fall and 15-20 tournaments this coming spring and summer in various destinations throughout the southeast. For more information, contact Coach Andy Jennings at 547-1973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chain Baseball Academy is accepting registrations for the upcoming 2008 fall baseball league for the 13–14U and the 15–18U divisions. The season will start on Sept. 13. Teams will practice during the week and play Saturday double headers. Chain Baseball will do an evaluation of all players that register on Aug. 30 10 a.m. at Chain Field in Garden City. In addition, Chain Baseball will comprise a fall college showcase team consisting of local high school juniors and seniors. Contact Mike Alvarez at 313-1556 or Kevin Farmer at 663-7922 for more information. Players can register at the Chain Baseball Academy at 5501 Abercorn Street or by calling 352-8466.
The Richmond Hill Rec Association cheerleaders are looking for dedicated coaches and assistant coaches this football season. Skilled coaches are preferred for ages 6-12, but are not required. Enthusiasm is a must. For further details, call coordinator Jan Bass at 756-6459 or RHRA at 756-4075.
YMCA Fall Sports
Pre-registration has started for YMCA fall Soccer and flag football in both Pembroke and Richmond Hill. Ages accepted for soccer are 3 to 15 years old and for flag football ages 3 to 18 years old. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Richmond Hill Office (912) 756-5856.
Soccer Registration is now open for children that will have turned 4 as of Aug 1, 2008 and are not yet 14 as of Aug 1, 2008. Go to rhrasoccer.com to register online. For children playing in the U6-U8 cost is $55. U10-U14 $75. Cost does include a uniform. You can email questions to email@example.com.
Football/soccer/cheerleading registration is ongoing now at Hendrix Park. The sign-up dates are Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
On the web
The RHRA has developed a new web site, www.RHRAsports.org. Check the site weekly for updates and new information. Throughout the season, the association will continue adding new information and making the site more useful. If anyone has suggestions for the site, email Rec Director Kay Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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