Team Hinesville weightlifters James Fox, 16, and Jaleel Menifee, 18, won the bronze and silver respectively, at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics held Aug. July 30-31 in New Orleans.
With two weeks to go before Bradwell Institute takes the field in a preseason scrimmage against Liberty County High School, the BI coaches and players are hard at work while trying to beat the summer heat.
The Long County High School softball team is coming off a tough 5-9 regular season in 2010, but that was still good enough to get the Lady Blue Tide into the Region 2-AA playoffs.
The race track in Chatham County will be rocking tonight.
Liberty's 14U traveling baseball team, the Thunder, won its final tournament of the season in Brunswick last weekend. It wasn't easy, but the boys held strong in a three-hour championship game, winning, 9-6, in extra innings. The boys finished their 2011 season with a combined record of 18-4. The team thanked parents, coaches and Carol Jarrett and Cut Loose Hair Salon for all their work and support.
The South Georgia Basketball League held a championship tournament Sunday at Myers Middle School in Savannah. The South Georgia Kings junior boys took the championship trophy by beating the Savannah Cobras, 57-50. Junior player Richard LeCounte (35) was recognized at the SGBL awards banquet for earning his division's MVP award.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the third annual HAPfan Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.
Saturday was a bad day for the semipro football team from Darlington, S.C.
Scott's All-Stars held their second annual awards banquet July 22 to honor the players' academic and athletic accomplishments.
Adrien Vakerics has played soccer as long as he can remember. The past four years he's been a starter on the varsity squad at Liberty County High School.
Liberty County High School is gearing up for the 2011 season by competing in 7-on-7 passing league competition. In the photo a LCHS receiver jumps for a catch against Telfair High School during workouts held July 21. The Courier will provide weekly coverage on all the local high schools as they pursue winning seasons and bids into the state playoffs. Schedules, season outlooks, interviews with coaches and players and more will be featured in the annual football sections so fans can be armed with the latest information on Liberty, Bradwell and Long County high schools before the season begins.
New Long County High School football coach Ronald Flott met with his team's parents Tuesday to provide information about the upcoming year.
Looking to hold on to their undefeated record, the Hinesville Hurricanes (3-0) will host the Darlington Warriors (1-1) Saturday night at 7 in Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
As the summer winds down, the Long County High School softball team has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.
The 100 plus degree heat didn't stop the Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team from battling it out in a tournament last weekend. But the Thunder fell short in the championship game against a team made up of players from Wayne County and Brunswick. Coach Ricky Cross and Pat Sammons said they were still proud of the team's second-place finish, adding their players never caved in and played with tremendous determination and heart. "They never quit or felt they were out of a game," Sammons said.
Miguel Pineda scored 32 points to lead the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team to an 88-83 win Tuesday in a huge region game against Frederica Academy at the St. James Sports Center.
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.
Bradwell Institute had a rough time on the basketball court Tuesday, as the boys' and girls' teams lost to Region 3-AAAAA Effingham County in Springfield.
Attention turns to the local junior-varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams Saturday during the 21st annual Donell Woods Tournament.
One week after the Liberty County Lady Panthers' basketball team took down McIntosh County Academy in Darien, the Lady Buccaneers returned the favor by downing the Liberty girls, 64-57, on Saturday afternoon at LCHS.
Rion Brown picked a good time to have his second double-double of the season.
Long County's boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their games to Wayne County on Saturday in nonregion action in Jesup.
STATESBORO - The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision offensive player of the year award, presented by College Sporting News, has been named in honor of former Georgia Southern running back Adrian "A.P." Peterson.
2013 was such a god-awful year, if it was in the form of a human I would gladly punch it in the trachea.
When Willie Fritz was introduced as the next head coach of Georgia Southern's football program, he took former Eagles quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Tracy Ham's advice.
Liberty County split games with South Effingham High School Friday in region 3A-AAAA games that saw the Lady Panthers fall 58-43 and the Panther boys win 55-42.
The Groves High Rebels were no match for the visiting Bradwell Tiger basketball teams as the Lady Rebels fell 63-39 and the Rebels dropped the boys' match 59-47 Friday in Savannah.
Hard times continued Friday for the Long County teams with both the Lady Tide and the Blue Tide falling in Atkinson County.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys took down Bethesda in Savannah Thursday night, 81-70, in a non-region game.