Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School's softball teams were on the road Tuesday for their first region games of the season.
The Walker Middle School Wildcats football team split a pair of games Wednesday in a tournament in Waycross. In their first game, the Wildcats lost to Waycross, 16-0, but in their second game, they defeated Brantley County, 8-6. Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see photos from the game.
Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders basketball players Jaquez Motley, JJ Frazier, Aaron Scott and Kirk Hill showcased their talent at the Elite Hoops Showcase on Aug. 13-14 in Birmingham, Ala.
The 2012 AAU season just got started, and already the 15U Liberty Thunder team proved they will be hard to beat. The team finished second in a tournament in Statesboro on Aug. 12-13. Coach Patrick Sammons said it was an accomplishment, considering his 15U team played up a division against 16U teams. The Thunder went 3-1, losing the championship to the Wayne County Rampage. "The boys played well all weekend with great defense and timely hitting," Sammons said.
The Hinesville Hurricanes posted a 36-0 win against the Tri-City Panthers Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.
The Long County High School football team lost its preseason scrimmage 41-14 to Bacon County on Thursday night at Veterans' Stadium in Ludowici.
The Long County High School softball team took first in their bracket in the Tattnall Warrior Blast Tournament last weekend in Reidsville.
Cars lined Highway 84 as fans scrambled for the best seat in the house at Friday night's scrimmage between the Liberty County Panthers and the Bradwell Tigers. The only thing louder than the game announcer was the roar of the crowd as the teams exchanged touchdowns before Liberty took the lead midway through the fourth quarter. Despite a last minute surge by the Tigers' offense, the Panthers went on to win, 14-7.
The Long County High School football team lost a scrimmage to Bacon County on Thursday in Ludowici. Playing in front of the hometown fans, the Blue Tide lost, 41-14, to the Red Raiders. Pictured above, Long County's Armondo Toledo takes the handoff to run for a big chunk of yards against Bacon County. Pick up Wednesday's edition of the Courier to read a full story on the game. For more photos, go to www.coastalcourier.com.
On Wednesday, the Long County High School softball team lost its first 2-AA Region game of the season to McIntosh County.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity soccer team started playing last weekend, and the Highlander boys are off to a good start.
Get the seat cushions ready and drag them out to Donell Woods Stadium tonight. The high school football season kicks off with a scrimmage between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute at 7 p.m.
Dusting off the dirt and getting by a rough first inning is exactly what the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers needed to get their first win of the softball season. On Tuesday afternoon visiting Statesboro High opened their season with a loss when the home team swept ahead to win 8-3.
The Walker Middle School football and softball teams are, so far, having a great years.
The racers take the track tonight at Oglethorpe Speedway in the final run to determine the overall champion in each division of the Pooler Pawn and Diamond Company 440 Special, the Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models, Love's Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks and the Savannah Go Minis Mini Stocks.
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.