All-Stars need youth coaches
The deafening roar of the crowd turned to silence Friday as the ball hit the back of the rim and bounced away from the bucket.
It didn't matter that some of the men went to Liberty County High School, some to Bradwell and even a couple attended First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams split nonregion games Saturday against McIntosh County in Darien.
The Liberty County girls' basketball team defeated Long County, 44-22, on Saturday in Ludowici.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team beat Long County, 53-43, on Saturday in Ludowici.
The Liberty County Recreation Department acknowledged its volunteers at an awards luncheon Dec. 11. The volunteers served as head coaches for three or more teams in 2012. Honorees included Kenneth Bell, Steve Agosta, Valerie Isaac, Tammy Fischer, Albert Hawkins, Sheldon Whitemon and Maurice Jenkins.
Former BI, Liberty players sought
Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program had the crowd roaring with laughter as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet.
Midway Middle School's basketball teams swept the Dec. 6-8 middle school tournament at St. James Sports Center.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team ended its drought Friday, defeating Bacon County, 31-27. The victory was the Lady Tide's first this season and also new head coach Kala Hires' first win.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams both notched Region 3B-AAAAA wins Friday when the boys pulled off a last-minute 51-48 victory and the girls kept their lead - despite some turnovers - for a 59-43 finish.
Bradwell Institute recently earned back-to-back Region 3B-AAAAA victories on the basketball court, giving the girls a much needed boost and helping the boys improve their record.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team opened the season with a win Tuesday by beating Appling Christian, 76-49, in Baxley.
The annual Dixie Stables Spring Horse Show has become a rite of passage in Liberty County.
The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.