Looking to add another first to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's growing list of sports accomplishments, the Lady Highlanders volleyball team won its first state playoff match on Monday, beating Bethlehem Christian Academy, 3-2 (27-25, 25-27, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12).
Friday was homecoming for Long County High School, and a large crowd came out to see if the Blue Tide could hold their own against the state-ranked Appling County Pirates.
For a few seconds on Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium, it looked as if Liberty County High School was going to pull out a last-minute win over Wayne County in a Region 2A-AAAA showdown that both teams had to win.
Bradwell Institute softball player Barbara Rego was chosen to participate in the Georgia Dugout Club All State Games in Columbus Nov. 11-12, at the South Commons Olympic Softball Complex. Rego was chosen along with other nominated players based on submitted nomination forms from coaches, statistics and a selection committee comprised of area coaches.
Long County High School fell 38-8 to Appling County on the gridiron Friday night in Ludowici.
Late in the fourth quarter senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton picked up a one-hopper from a punt and dashed for 70 yards on what appeared to be the game winning touchdown against Wayne County High at Donell Woods tonight.
The rivalry started out as preseason scrimmages over the past few years, but the battle between Liberty County and Wayne County turned into a Region 2-AAAA fight last season.
Bradwell Institute will play under the big lights tonight at Grayson Stadium in Savannah against an old rival and coach Jim Walsh's alma mater, Benedictine.
It's been a rough season for the local football teams, and while it's easy for the fans to point fingers and place blame, they need to remember the kids that play the game still need our support.
Some football programs attempt to schedule easier opponents for their annual homecoming games. That can't be said for Long County this year as the Blue Tide take on highly ranked Appling County tonight.
When First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state soccer tournament Saturday at the St. James Sports Center, there was plenty of drama as FPCA sent the game into overtime.
Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his first touchdown of this season, helping the Shorter University Hawks to a 30-13 win over Belhaven on Saturday.
The Long County High School football team lost another close game on Friday, this time to the Brantley County Herons by a score of 32-26.
The stadium was filled with several alumni classes who were on hand for the Tigers' homecoming game against Jenkins on Friday, but the Warriors were bent on spoiling the evening as they rolled to a 31-5 victory at Olvey Field.
It was anyone's game during the first quarter as Liberty County took on Ware County on Friday night in Waycross. But the Gators are ranked sixth in Class AAAA for a reason and quickly gained control to beat the Panthers, 47-6.
Someone will realize their first loss of the season as the undefeated, No. 6-ranked Statesboro Blue Devils visit the undefeated Liberty County Panthers at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.
Bradwell looks to move to 2-1 in Region 3-AAAAA tonight as it hosts the Windsor Forest Knights at Olvey Field.
Scott's All*Stars went 2-1 at a tournament Oct. 5 in Augusta.
The Liberty County Lady Panthers played well and hit hard Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to overcome South Effingham.
The Long County Middle School football team on Wednesday won its first game of the season by beating Pierce County Middle School, 22-16, in Blackshear in a battle that went down to the last possession of the game.
The No. 22-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles will look to bounce back from defeat when they face The Citadel at 1 p.m. Saturday in Statesboro.
Liberty County High School held out long enough to earn a 21-19 win over Glenn Hills on Friday in Augusta. The narrow victory came in a game in which the Panthers made costly errors that the Spartans scored on.
For the second time this season, LaGrange College sophomore wide receiver and Bradwell alum Marsalis Jackson was named the USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, according to lagrangepanthers.com.
Scott's All*Stars recently awarded its sixth scholarship for $200 to Michael Farrior.
In Samford's 44-34 win on Saturday over Georgia Southern, five of its 71 plays - passes of 74, 83, 69 and 58 yards, and a 50-yard run - accounted for 334 yards.
STATESBORO - "Cheerleader for a Day," which allows girls and boys ages 4-14 to learn cheers and chants from the Georgia Southern cheerleaders, will be Saturday at Paulson Stadium for the Eagles' game against The Citadel.
Bradwell Tigers head coach Adam Carter's halftime speech was limited to explaining that it was time his players learned to win, and the Tigers heeded his advice, rallying for 24, second-half points, and a 45-32 Region 3-AAAAA win over Jenkins.
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.