Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.
Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.
Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.
As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.
Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.
The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.
It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.
For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has fallen only once so far this year. That loss was in the preseason scrimmage against Bradwell.
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2011, we'll take a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of year, starting with the Bradwell Tigers' baseball team. In 2011, the Tigers had what coach Rhett Hellgren called their best season ever, finishing 16-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys made it to the first round of the state playoffs. The coach said the best experience he had was the 12-2 win in six innings against Jenkins High.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the season Saturday with a 67-56 victory over Appling County in Baxley.
Five former Liberty County athletes were honored and inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening for their contributions in football, basketball, baseball and track.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior point guard T'era Alston had 10 assists and scored 11 points as the FPCA girls' basketball team throttled Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy, 51-15, on Thursday night at the St. James Sports Center.
For the first half of regulation, it appeared the Liberty County High School football team had the game tucked away.
Liberty County High School's softball team won the best of three series against Burke County in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs Thursday afternoon.
The Long County High School softball team's season ended Thursday with a tough loss to Bryan County.
The Bradwell Tigers play their second Region 3-AAAAA game of the season at 7:30 tonight when they host Jenkins for their homecoming game on Olvey Field.
The Liberty County football team travels tonight to Augusta to face off against the Glenn Hills Spartans at 7:30.
After dropping four games in a row, the Long County High School football team will try to right its ship tonight in a Region 2-AA contest with Bacon County at 7:30 in Ludowici.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy rescheduled its bye-week and will play Frederica Academy at 7:30 tonight on St. Simons Island.
On Sept. 27, Long County Middle School held its homecoming game, taking on Midway Middle School in Ludowici.
Joseph Martin Elementary second-grader Eboni Underwood recently was in Atlanta to attend a Falcons game, where she got the opportunity to pose with the Falcons' mascot and a few of the team's cheerleaders.
Georgia Southern continues Southern Conference play Saturday by taking on Samford at 3 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.
Alex Hanks struggled mightily last year as Georgia Southern's kicker, but his coach never lost faith in him.
Four Liberty County senior softball players were honored just before taking the field Monday to host South Effingham in the final home game of the regular season.
Despite putting up 14 second-half points and fighting until the final tick of the clock, the Long County High School football team fell to Bryan County, 54-21, on Friday in Pembroke.
The Long County High School softball team on Thursday will begin its quest for a Region 2-AA title and a trip to the state tournament.