First Coast Tae Kwon Do took home 17 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals for the overall lead in the 2011 Liberty Tae Kwon Do Championship on Saturday.
Liberty County's sixth annual tae kwon do tournament drew more than 100 participants, but a select few in attendance made the event extra special for organizer and coach Grand Master Rafael Medina.
The Long County High School football team lost its ninth game of the year Friday, falling 28-0 to Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.
New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, a Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute star, picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass in Sunday's 25-17 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guyton stepped in front of a pass at the Steelers' 26-yard line and ran it back to the 9. That set up Tom Brady's pass to Deon Branch for the Patriots' only touchdown of the first half. It's Guyton's third NFL career interception.
It's been 12 years since Bradwell Institute's last Region 3-AAAAA cross country championship, but the drought is over. Wednesday morning the Tigers competed in the region championship at Savannah Country Day and had a stellar showing. Not only did the boys win by a large margin but they had four members named to the All-Region team and three school records were broken. According to BI coach Brian Williams, eight of the 14 kids competing ran personal best times.
The Tigers played tough defense against Groves High on Friday night at Olvey Field. But Juwan Johnson found just enough daylight to score on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter, and that gave the Rebels all points they needed in a 6-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
Liberty County High School lost another hard fought battle on Friday, falling 21-14 to Glynn Academy in Brunswick.
It's been a tough season for Long County High School's football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.
Joy McCork and Bobby Kindley were the winners of the signed New England Patriots jerseys benefiting Team Brandon. The two were awarded their jerseys during halftime of Friday's game. McCork won the signed Tom Brady jersey and Kindley won the jersey of former BI Tiger Gary Guyton. Team Brandon is raising funds to support Brandon Hellgren, son of Bradwell Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, in his fight against leukemia. McCork and Kindley are pictured with Andrew Hellgren, Brandon Hellgren, coach Rhett Hellgren and Bradwell Principal Scott Carrier. The school and football boosters sold 308 tickets, raising $3,080.
Bradwell's defense held strong but Groves managed to score on a four yard run for the lone touchdown in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Tonight was the final game for the Tigers who end the regular season with a bye week next Friday.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers will host the Groves Rebels tonight at Olvey Field in the team's final game of 2011.
If the past three years are any indication, tonight's game featuring the Liberty County Panthers at Glynn Academy likely will come down to the wire.
Former Liberty County High School Panthers running back Roderick Jones will be playing in Jacksonville this weekend.
The Long County High School football team has another tough game tonight when the Tide face Tattnall County on the road.
Former Liberty County basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae started their college careers last season with Brown scoring points for the University of Miami and McRae making the plays at the University of Tennessee.
Several Bradwell Tiger football players were named to the Region 3-AAAAA All-Region team during the holiday break.
Liberty County's Freddie McSwain recorded a double-double, helping the Panther boys' basketball team earn a 61-53 win last Friday at Statesboro High in its first Region 3A-AAAA contest.
While senior Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillian was celebrating the end of his career at the Under Armor All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., his freshman teammate and close friend, Richard LeCounte, was going through his first national exposure.
Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae earned his second Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor Monday afternoon, according to govolsxtra.com.
The final buzzer couldn't come quick enough for the Long County High School basketball teams Saturday, as both squads lost decisively at Vidalia.
Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan officially wrapped up his high-school football career Thursday by playing for Team Nitro in the Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Liberty County Panther head football coach Kirk Warner has had opportunities that most coaches never get.
The Bradwell Tigers came back from the holiday break and earned a split Friday at Richmond Hill in Region 3-AAAAA action.
Basketball fans in Ludowici got a treat Friday as their Long County High School basketball teams swept Metter in big Region 2B-AA action.
Five former Bradwell Institute student athletes were honored recently with induction to the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame.
It's been more than a month since Liberty County Panther freshman football phenom Richard LeCounte traded pads for hoops.
Georgia's loss to Nebraska and Michigan State winning the Rose Bowl could mean that the Big 10 is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Former Liberty County linebacker and Ohio State University recruit Raekwon McMillan may be in the middle of that rebirth.
If you follow prep sports in the Coastal Empire, chances are you've spotted Stephenie Clay in a high school gym.
The bubble burst on the Lady Tide Monday as they fell to the host team in the finals of the Portal Christmas Tournament.
There is one thing Georgia Southern's football team needs to worry about - running an offense with a quarterback making option reads, a fullback lined up with his hand in the dirt and a pair of slotbacks. Period.