Liberty County High School's softball team celebrated its seniors and honored several players at the program's annual softball banquet held Thursday night at the LaQuinta Inn.
The Long County Blue Tide turned the stingers on the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets winning 48-0 on the road. The BLue Tide was the only local team to earn a win tonight as Liberty, Bradwell and First Presbyterian Christian Academy suffered losses. Read more in Sunday's Coastal Courier.
It was a rough evening for the local prep teams.
Melvin Ford of Hinesville has been bowling since he was about 9 years old. But it took him roughly 40 years to accomplish the sport's ultimate goal - a perfect game.
All has been quiet lately at Donell Woods Stadium, but that will change tonight as Liberty County High School hosts the Wayne County Yellow Jackets at 7:30 in the Panthers' first home game since Oct. 5.
Before the region re-alignments, Bradwell Institute knew it always would have a tough game ahead when facing the Camden County Wildcats.
After a near-comeback win last week, First Presbyterian Christian Academy is looking to take some momentum tonight to Cordele as it faces the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30.
After tough back-to-back losses to Bacon County and Toombs County, the Long County High School football team will be trying to get back on the winning track when they face Jeff Davis tonight in Hazlehurst.
There are only three games remaining in the high-school football regular season, and some of the local prep teams still are in the running for playoff spots.
The Long County High School football team had its homecoming game ruined by Toombs County, 33-20, on Friday in Ludowici.
The Walker Middle School Wildcat football team wrapped up its season Wednesday with a loss to Arthur Williams Middle School, 28-6.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy nearly stole the show - and the program's first win - with a second-half comeback, but Robert Toombs Christian Academy held on for a 48-46 win Friday at Long Bell Stadium.
Bradwell Institute fell to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in Region 3-AAAAA on Friday after Glynn Academy crushed the Tigers, 55-0, at Olvey Field.
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.
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