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POSTED: December 12, 2012 2:35 p.m.

If you like baseball and a good cause, look no further than Richmond Hill High School, where the Wildcats are hosting a Toys for Tots Baseball Camp on Saturday at the school baseball field.

Campers can attend by bringing a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and might want to show up early. The one-day camp, which will focus on baseball fundamentals and strength and conditioning, is limited to 50 players ages 8 to eighth grade to ensure a productive player/instructor ratio, according to the camp brochure.

Among the instructors will RHHS head baseball coach Stacy Bennett and his staff, and Richmond Hill pitching coach Scott Strickland.

Also instructing will be former players Kevin Matthews, who was drafted first by the Texas Rangers last season, and Armstrong Atlantic State University outfielder Nathan Ward.

Current Wildcat players also will be instructing at the camp, which will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Campers need to bring a bat, helmet, gloves and cleats and wear baseball plants, warm clothes and protective gear. They also will need to bring their own lunch.

In addition, Richmond Hill is hosting its 2013 Winter Baseball Camp from Jan. 2-4 at the baseball field.

Limited to 50 campers, the cost is $75 per player and includes a cmap shirt. The deadline to register is Dec. 21.

For more information about either camp, go to the school website at http://rhhs.bryan.k12.ga.us, then go to the athletics page and then the baseball page.

Richmond Hill sweeps Groves

The Richmond Hill High School Lady Wildcats squeaked out a 36-35 win over Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA girls’ basketball game Friday night at RHHS.

Keeara Jackson had nine points while Kristen McCauley and Hannah Riley had eight points each.

Riley also contributed 10 rebounds and had four blocks.

The win improved Richmond Hill to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in 3-AAAAA.

In the boys’ game, the Wildcats won 68-33 to improve to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the region. No individual stats were available.

Richmond Hill played host to Glynn Academy on Tuesday. Richmond Hill is at Jenkins on Friday and plays host to Vidalia in a nonregion matchup on Saturday.

Portal takes two from Bryan County

Portal swept Bryan County High School in a nonregion basketball doubleheader on Saturday. The boys lost 74-42 to drop to 0-6 on the season. The Lady Redskins fell 43-25. Bryan County is at Atkinson County on Friday.

Note to middle and high school coaches: Send your stats and game informaiton to Jeff Whitten at jwhitten@bryancountynews.net.

 

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