Taking on Region 2-AA rival Toombs County on Friday in Ludowici, the Long County High School softball team held on to the lead through five innings, but gave up two runs late to drop their first game of the year, 2-1.
The Long County High School football team will take to the field at 5 p.m. tonight for the first time in 2013 when the Blue Tide have an inter-squad scrimmage at Veterans Field.
For the Long County High School softball team, there will be no easing into the 2013 season.
Long County native Dustin McGowan's comeback came to a halt when he strained his right oblique against the Oakland Athletics on July 29.
The Long County High School varsity softball team took on several former team members in the Lady Tide alumni game fundraiser July 25 at the recreation complex in Ludowici. The varsity team won, 1-0. According Lady Tide booster Kristi Garcia, the day was fun for everyone and was a big success. She added that the game will be an annual event.
The Long County High School football team on Thursday began its summer camp program. The camp will run through Tuesday with regular practices continuing into the season. Blue Tide head coach Ron Flott said the camp follows summer conditioning, during which athletes proved their dedication to ensuring a successful season.
Long County students Meagan DeLoach and Ashley Burnside attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference on July 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn.
A meeting for football coaches and parents of players will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Smiley Elementary School.
Former Long County Blue Tide pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay reliever Dustin McGowan saw more action this past week as he faced the Tampa Bay Rays on July 19 and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and Tuesday.
Former Long County pitcher Dustin McGowan's comeback continued with positive results last week with two more good performances for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Long County High School Touchdown Club recently held its monthly meeting to begin preparing for the upcoming football season.
The Long County 10-under all-star baseball team is playing in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournament after finishing second at the Class C District Tournament, held June 21-26 in Hazlehurst.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan posted solid outings in three recent Major League Baseball games.
The Long County High School baseball team held a camp June 24-26 for boys ages 8-12 wanting to improve their skills.
The Walker Middle School basketball team recently attended the 2013 Florida Gator Team Camp, held June 21-23 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.
The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their programs' second seasons in style Monday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team on Monday advanced into the Region 2-AA tournament by defeating Toombs County, 35-31, in Lyons.
Long County High School held its senior night last Thursday for graduating students who participated in the basketball program.
The McIntosh County basketball teams on Thursday traveled to Ludowici, where they beat both Blue Tide squads. Though the Long County boys and girls played well, they were outmatched by Darien's top 20 ranked teams. The Blue Tide lost 70-56, and the Lady Tide lost 56-31.
The Long County boys' and girls' basketball teams both lost Friday at Metter in region action.
The Long County Middle School boys basketball team recently won the 8th grade Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by beating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in Jesup.
Members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office raised more than $2,000 last Saturday for the Long County Meals on Wheels program by playing each other in a charity basketball game at Long County Middle School.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally ended its slump by picking up two wins over the weekend.
The Walker Middle School Wildcat basketball team last week won the Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by defeating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in the championship game in Jesup.
According to MLB.com, Long County native Dustin McGowan received the OK last week to pursue a spot in the 2014 starting-pitching rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dorian Adkins was crowned homecoming king during Long County's basketball game against Vidalia last Friday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams continued their skids Tuesday, as both squads lost to Bryan County in Ludowici in Region 2B-AA action.
Long County's boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their games to Wayne County on Saturday in nonregion action in Jesup.
Hard times continued Friday for the Long County teams with both the Lady Tide and the Blue Tide falling in Atkinson County.