Bradwell Institute baseball coach Rhett Hellgren guided his team to a pretty good season last year, going 16-12 overall and 13-5 in Region 3-AAAAA and made it to the first round of the state tourney.
Two area basketball teams saw their state-tourney runs come to an early end.
The Long County boys' and girls' soccer teams on Tuesday lost their games at Vidalia.
Hurricanes to host free game
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team had a breakthrough game against Memorial Day on Saturday, taking a 43-31 win in the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA championship game at Trinity Christian Academy.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team was one win away from hoisting the state-championship trophy last season, so this year the team is training with some professional coaches to take the next step.
The Long County varsity baseball team kicked off its season with a victory Monday by defeating Claxton, 15-3, in Ludowici.
I recently had the pleasure of instructing a new student at our continuous learning sessions. Marcus had been playing golf for a short time and confessed that he was having difficulty in making good contact with the ball and was never quite confident in where it might go.
All-Star game set
The final games of the basketball region tournaments wrapped up Saturday night, but by Friday evening, two things already were set in stone - the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers and the Liberty County High School boys' squad clinched spots to the state playoffs.
Long County High School senior Cassandra Pelton hit another bulls-eye Friday as the archery competitor was offered a full-ride scholarship to Emmanuel College.
The Blue Tide boys and girls basketball teams ended their seasons Thursday at the 2-AA Region Tournament at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.
It's a cliche, but it's true.
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.
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