Friday afternoon was supposed to be Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard's first glimpse of what his team would look like for the upcoming season. But with lightning striking nearby and the rain moving in, he only got a quick glimpse of who was possibly returning and how many he may have to work with.
The Liberty County Panthers' football squad starts the season with a new offensive coordinator managing the team's direction. This new coach however, has a familiar face.
According to Liberty County School Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Conley, the Liberty County Panthers will have their first home game of the 2008 season at their new Donell Woods Stadium.
Workers from BRW Construction accidentally hit a 1 1/4" natural gas line while excavating an area to install new water lines. The incident that occurred shortly after 2:15 p.m. was near the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 196 West but traffic was not disrupted.
Former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player, Jake Walsh, was among 644 student athletes who made the 2007-08 South Atlantic Conference commissioner's honor roll.
As if being a top rated soccer player, place kicker and member of the JROTC for the Bradwell Institute Tigers was not impressive, Joey Lliso set the bar one level higher when he was taken as a walk-on place kicker for the U. S. Army football team at West Point Military Academy.
It took nearly a decade, but the Liberty County Recreation Department's swim team, the Hammerheads, had one of its own take the title at the state swim meet in Tifton last weekend.
"It's been good to us," Tiger football head coach Jim Walsh said about the offensive strategy the team has consistently used for years.
The 2008 football season kicks off with pre-season action at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hall of Fame Week pits the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins. NBC Sports will telecast the game nationally, while Westwood One provides national radio coverage.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers had the unfortunate fate of losing their starting quarterback last season before the first snap was ever taken from center. Wilson Brown had impressed the coaches with his abilities and skills so much he took snaps for the varsity as a ninth grader. Last season he was going to lead the Tigers as a sophomore but a knee injury in the spring dashed the Tigers' vision for him as the starting quarterback.
Head coach Jamie Sharp of the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team is not one to back down from a battle. Win or lose he prefers to do it on the gridiron.
4-1/2 Men hope to out do the second place finish they had last year, by bringing home the first place trophy as they head out to play at the 3v3 National Soccer Tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando tomorrow.
The Bradwell Tigers have will have a strong defensive front as six players return to their starting positions from last season.
The 14U Coastal Crew Rebels won first place at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club Tournament last weekend under new head coach Rodney Davis.
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.
Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.
Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.
Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.
Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.
The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.
Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.
The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.
The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.
The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.
Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.
Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.
After posting a 20-8 overall record, including a 5-1 Region 3-AAAA mark, and making the state playoffs last season, the Liberty County boys' basketball team is ready to do better this year.
Liberty County girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly had a relatively young team last year, but nothing like what she said she'll encounter this season.
Last year, a young Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team managed an 8-18 overall record and a 6-8 Region 3-AAAAA mark as Wayne County eliminated the Lady Tigers from the playoffs.