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.
Bradwell Institute boys' basketball coach Rhett Hellgren lost a slew of veteran starters to graduation, but many players who played significant minutes last season return for this season.
What used to be a region-rival game now is a non-conference battle for local bragging rights as Liberty County welcomes Richmond Hill for Friday's senior-night football game at Donell Woods Stadium.
Bradwell Institute has its last regular-season game Friday when the Tigers face Coffee County in a Region 3-AAAAA in Douglas.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy has made history yet again, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in its three-year program.
Liberty County High School's cross country team qualified to run at state at the Region 3-AAAA tournament Tuesday.
Long County High School fell to Bryan County, 39-22, Friday in Pembroke.
Five former area prep basketball players are set to play at the collegiate level this season for East Georgia State College.
Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.
The Bradwell Institute Marching Band has had some huge moments over the past few months.
There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.
Bradwell Institute had one game on the road and one game at home this past week.
Tia Fleming came off the bench and knocked in 15 points to help the Liberty County High School girls' basketball team to extend its lead and beat New Hampstead, 46-33, Saturday at LCHS.
Three more swimmers for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team recently qualified for the state meet, which is Jan. 31 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dove into Region 3-AAAAA play this week.
After dropping games Dec. 13 and Jan. 8 the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team responded with four straight wins.
Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his Ohio State Buckeyes have won the first college-football playoff championship game.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team split their opening Region 3-AAAA games over the weekend, while the Lady Panthers suffered back-to-back losses.
Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.
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