Glennville native Sterling Sharpe was among those recently selected for induction in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Georgia Southern will send its highest number of track and field student-athletes to compete in three events, also a program high, to the NCAA East Regional outdoor prelininaries next week in Jacksonville, Florida.
John McCosker of Richmond Hill won the 25-lap, $1,500-to-win "Shoot Out on the Coast" May 9 at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler.
Bradwell Institute football player Ziere Diggs signed a letter of intent Tuesday at BI to play at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Nate Hart signed a letter of intent Tuesday at the school's media center to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.
The Georgia Ballers won the title at the annual Liberty County Relay For Life Basketball Tournament last weekend. The Ballers defeated Hinesville Dairy Queen, 78-34. H. Glenn Reed, coordinator of the Mission Possible Team of Connection Church that organized the tournament, said the tourney raised $400 for the American Cancer Society.
Athletic-training camp for students planned
CHARLESTON, S.C. - If the fourth-seeded Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to advance in the 2014 Southern Conference tournament, they needed to get past No. 1 seed Western Carolina in an elimination game Thursday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Six members of the Georgia Southern baseball team earned All-Southern Conference Honors, and Josh Wirsu was named the league's Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
Newly hired Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill watched his team in action Saturday night as the football team held its inter-squad scrimmage at Olvey Field.
Mary Anne Jones, owner of Bluff Creek Stables, had a moment of perfection at the 2014 Dixie Cup held May 1-3 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Long County High School was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA baseball team.
The Toronto Blue Jays have moved Long County native Dustin McGowan to the bullpen from the starting rotation, according to nbcsports.com.
Richmond Hill Soccer Club Academy set
When five area women recently laced up some walking shoes, wore some white clothing and added a ton of color, what they got was a feeling of accomplishment.
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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