Hurricane Irene may no longer be a threat in our area, but there are still storms looming tonight on football fields across southeast Georgia.
Well, it's finally here - the first football game of the season for Long County High School. Tonight the Blue Tide travel over to Pembroke to take on Bryan County High School for the first game with coach Ronald Flott at the helm.
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.
Like you, I tend to start really missing college football about this time of year. It's almost enough to make me a fan of The Sun Belt conference. Troy State versus Western Kentucky, anyone? Oh, wait. Troy dropped the State from its moniker. It's now Troy University. I understand why. Last time I checked, not one of the 50 states in the U.S. was called Troy.
Long County High School's football/competition cheerleading squad recently hosted its first summer camp.
Amid allegations of misconduct by volunteer coaches, the Liberty County Recreation Department board of directors voted Monday to disband the Mite League all-star baseball team.
The sixth-grade St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball team finished 6-1 and third overall at the YBOA state tournament held last weekend in Atlanta.
For the second-straight summer, Richmond Hill will be the site of a Little League state championship tournament.
Lady Tiger softball
Raekwon McMillan, a star linebacker for Liberty County High School and one of the top recruits in the nation, got a chance to play - and shine - at Chicago's Soldier Field over the weekend.
All*Stars basketball players Marcus Scott V, Jaylen Jackson, Russell Dandy and Zack Moser attended the Savannah State University Basketball Camp on the Savannah campus June 3-7.
The Walker Middle School boys' and girls' basketball teams competed in the Bryan County Summer Slam on Saturday in Pembroke.
STATESBORO - Assistant coach Brian Dunleavy has been named head coach of the Georgia Southern women's soccer program, as announced recently by Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein.
Lady Tiger softball conditioning
The last week of August marks the beginning of the 2013 college football season and there are several student athletes who graduated from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High on the gridiron.
The Long County Recreation Department junior boys All-Star team won the recent Lyons Invitational Tournament in Toombs County.