For nearly a year, they pummeled and practiced single- and double-leg takedowns. They learned freestyle versus Greco-Roman throwing styles and folk style. They pounded the mats from Orlando to Atlanta, and they did so successfully.
Tigers 7, Eagles 3
First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball standout Joey Bell was chosen to play for the Nike elite team, the Alabama Challenge, for the upcoming Nike Memorial Day Classic this weekend in Nashville and the Nike Peach Jam in Augusta July 11-13.
The LCRD junior baseball teams representing The Heritage Bank and Jones, Osteen and Jones took the sunlit field Monday afternoon for our feature game.
As the summer baseball season gets started the Liberty County Panthers plan to stay focused on rebuilding the team for another shot at the playoffs next season by getting their summer team together.
The midget girls took the field at Bradwell Institute for a showdown between the Cosmopolitan Club girls and the Ratcliffe and Smith team on Thursday afternoon in what turned out to be a high-scoring, 4-inning game.
After a seventh place showing for AAAAA state track, the Tigers' continue to shine on the track as three elite performers were chosen to receive full scholarships to Albany State University.
Hinesville native Gary Guyton just finished roughing it out with the other rookies at the New England Patriots mini-camp last weekend.
The senior girls' softball teams play at Liberty County High School on Monday and Wednesday's starting at 5:30 p.m. This edition's LCRD feature game covers the two games played on Wednesday between the Diamonds and Heartbreakers and the Blue Jays against Glynn County.
Residents of Liberty and Long counties breathed a sigh of relief Sunday, as the area was spared the wrath of Mother Nature's fury over the weekend.
Bradwell Institute's men's track team made it to the finals of the GHSA state track meet over the weekend, giving them an overall seventh place finish in the AAAAA region with 20 team points. One Tiger even surpassed a school record for the high jump.
The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association announced its boys and girls All-State basketball teams and three Liberty County Panthers made the All-Class 3-AAA squads.
The Liberty County Panthers lost game one of a double-header against Crisp County (0-3) in the first round of playoffs this afternoon.
The Coastal Crew 17U and 16U have been road warriors the last few weekends, traveling throughout the Southeast for experience and to be scouted by college recruiters.
Spring football continues for another week for the Liberty County Panthers, and the search is on for the big guys to replace three graduating players who were on the offensive line.
Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.
Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.
Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.
Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.
Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.
Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.
Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.
Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.
It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.
The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.
The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.
Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.
The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.
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