With only two players returning from last season's 2-10 team, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' basketball squad will be learning the ropes again this season.
Liberty County High School girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly said she has an unusual predicament this season.
BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Part 1 - Beyond the Friday Night Lights is an original series by Bradwell Institute assistant coach John Wood that explores the roles of all the different areas and roles that go into a Friday night high-school football game. It examines the continuing change in the coaching profession, increasing pressure on the trainers, how the booster clubs assist the teams, and finally what goes into the preparation of kickers.
The regular season kicks off Saturday for the Long County boys' basketball team as the Blue Tide travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County.
YMCA basketball registration: Registration for YMCA youth basketball for children age 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.
The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.
The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.
With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.
Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.
Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League
Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program, will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, which is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door the night of the banquet.
Scott's All-Stars need coaches, mentors: Scott's All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors for the 2013 season, which starts in January. Coaches must be dedicated, positive role models and available every weekend from February to July. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 912-655-4371.
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.