Tuesday was a good night for Long County High School as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams advanced in the Region 2-AA tournament in Lyons.
Jacob Turner was selected as Long County basketball homecoming king Feb. 8 during the Blue Tide's game with Bryan County in Ludowici. Junior Dorian Adkins, sophomore Francisco Mejia and freshman Ulises Franco were crowned princes.
Long County's basketball teams dominated Bryan County last Friday in Ludowici to wrap up their regular seasons and enter the Region 2-AA tourneys.
Long County made history Monday in Ludowici as the school's first varsity boys' and girls' soccer games were played.
The Long County High School girls basketball team was defeated by Wayne County, 42-9, Tuesday in Ludowici.
The Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys basketball team won the South Region Championship last weekend by defeating Grace Christian Academy, 89-82. On Tuesday, the Crusaders also advanced to the semi-finals of the GCCA state basketball tournament by defeating Old Suwanee Christian 85-43.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team lost to Wayne County, 83-70, Tuesday in Ludowici in a game featuring a wild rally and a controversial ending.
The Long County High School senior basketball players and cheerleaders were honored during Senior Night last Friday during their game against Metter at LCHS.
Long County's Josh Berry led the way with 24 points as the Blue Tide defeated Metter, 62-54, Friday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team was outscored 16-8 in the fourth quarter Friday to lose to Metter, 38-31, in Ludowici.
The Long County boys and girls basketball teams lost to McIntosh County Academy on Tuesday in Darien.
Accused FEAR militia member Heather Salmon was arraigned Thursday morning on charges of malice murder, felony murder, violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, firearm possession during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and making a false statement. She entered a not-guilty plea before Long County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.
Long County High School's Karen Swindell has been named the Region 2-AA athletic director of the year.
The home fans got a treat Friday as the Long County High School boys basketball team defeated Toombs County 44-40 in Ludowici.
After winning two of their last three games, the Long County High School girls basketball team fell Friday to Toombs County, 45-25 in Ludowici.
Two members of the Long County High School ladies track and field team competed at the recent AA state championships.
Faith Baptist Christian Academy's Jerry Owens on Thursday signed a letter of intent to play men's basketball at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Faith Baptist Christian Academy's Brittany Hall on Thursday signed a letter of intent to play softball and volleyball for Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.
Faith Baptist Christian Academy's Kirk Hill Jr. signed a letter of intent Thursday to play basketball for Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville.
Two members of the Long County High School boys' track team finished in the top 10 of their events at the Class 2-AA state track and field meet, held May 2-4 in Jefferson.
The Blue Tide baseball team recently held its annual Recreation Night in Long County. Around 50 players and coaches who are participating in the T-ball, softball and baseball programs came out for the night. Recreation department Director Michelle Rogers said more than 400 children will be playing this year.
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