The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made a statement about the upcoming season Friday against Appling Christian Academy by beating the Eagles, 80-28, in Baxley.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers staged a second-half comeback to beat Liberty County, 52-41, in Friday's basketball season opener in the Tigers' home gym.
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.
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.
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.