There is something a bit different about Bradwell Institute's boys this year. There's an air of confidence in the Tigers and Tuesday they proved it again, beating Beach High, 55-43, at home.
Despite a game effort, the Long County High School girls fell 41-24 to St. Vincent's Academy Tuesday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School boys came from behind Tuesday to beat Benedictine Military School, 59-57.
Rec soccer team playing at state
Fresh off their win against Bradwell Institute, the Lady Panthers of Liberty County High School had to try and ward off a strong attack from Jenkins on Saturday in Savannah.
Last season, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' swim team earned eighth place in the Georgia Independent School Association State Championships. This season is off to a good start toward eclipsing that mark.
Some former local basketball stars have East Georgia College off to a great start this season.
Liberty County's own version of rivalry week was Friday night, with a split between the two schools.
Standout athlete Luke Golden recently was selected as the Wendy's High School Heisman Winner for Long County High School.
They were only scrimmages, but to the folks watching Fort Stewart's Youth ChalleNGe Academy go against First Presbyterian Christian Academy, it was lights out and game on.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's middle-school basketball teams are set to play and host their first Middle School Tip-Off on Dec. 6-8 at the St. James Sports Center.
It was an exciting way for Rhett Hellgren to begin his head-coaching days at Bradwell.
The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.
Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.
The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.
The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.
Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.
The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.
Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.
Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.
It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.
Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.