Field goals and lay-ups are stepping aside for mitts and bats as the 2008 baseball season gets underway.
Region playoffs are in full swing and while it is known that the Lady Tigers and the First Presbyterian Men Highlanders advanced to the next round other local teams are still in contention. There are two teams that were eliminated after round one. Here is a quick look at what's happening around Liberty and Long County.
The Bradwell Tigers showed off their men and women's soccer team at a jamboree Saturday.
The Bradwell Lady Tigers advance to the next round after defeating the Lady Knights of Windsor Forest, 56-35, during the first round of regional playoffs at Joe Greene Stadium at Beach High Wednesday night.
While the Lady Panthers wait to see whether they play Richmond Hill or Harlem in their post-season region tournament, one Lady Panther standout added another achievement to her mile long list of accomplishments.
The Bradwell Lady Tigers garnered a 69-41 victory over the Lady Atomsmashers of Johnson High School Friday night, placing the local girls in a tie for second place in 3-AAAAA. The men helped the Atomsmashers wrap up second place with a 50-66 loss.
In a death penalty case, an evaluation has recommended that Andrea Wilson be found mentally competent to stand trial for her alleged involvement in the death of her 3-year-old cousin Prince C. Davis Jr.
Kaneetha Gordon, a former Liberty County Lady Panther who now plays for the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates, set a record when the senior became AASU's new rebounding leader with 964 career boards during their hard loss to North Georgia on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 18, within one hour, two different pizza shops, Wedgy's Pizza on Memorial Drive and Papa Johns off Oglethorpe Highway, had delivery drivers held up at gunpoint, according to reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.
The Tigers returned from an away game at Beach High where men clawed a 70-61 victory over the Bulldogs and the ladies dropped the game 47-35, slipping into second and possibly third place in the 3-AAAAA region.
After taking back-to-back victories over David Emanuel Academy (80-55) and Citizens Christian (86-55) last Friday and Saturday, the men's varsity Highlanders are getting a few days off before they face their last regular season opponent, Thomas Jefferson, Friday night.
With a grueling schedule in their 2-AA GISA region, the First Presbyterian Men's varsity Highlanders played one home and four away games in the last eight days. Not to be left behind the Lady Highlander and junior varsity men, along with their first C-Team (middle school) played and traveled for some hoops action.
The Panthers play their final game of the regular season Friday night when they travel to face South Effingham.
With the hoops season winding down, the Liberty County Panthers are just waiting to see what happens in the rest of their region and sub region to see who they draw in the post season.
According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.
Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.
Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.
Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.
Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
Bradwell senior players Chris Nunn, Sage Sammons, Hunter Jackson and John Riddel were honored at the Tigers' last home baseball game of the season Wednesday afternoon. However, the celebration didn't last as Richmond Hill beat the Tigers, 9-3, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
Bradwell Institute held its final home soccer game for the 2014 season Wednesday afternoon, hosting Ware County.
Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.
Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.
Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.
Bradwell Institute's baseball team recalled how Effingham County shut them down, 13-0, when the teams battled in a Region 3-AAAAA contest March 10.
Bradwell Institute's boys' and girls' teams fell at Windsor Forest last Friday.