The Special Olympics held their opening ceremony April 27 on Fort Stewart starting with their parade of athletes. According to Debbie Tomkiewicz, adaptive physical education teacher and local coordinator of the Liberty County Special Olympics, athletes from Fort Stewart, Liberty and Long County participated in track, wheelchair races and throwing events. "Our event would not have been successful without the help of Mavis Crowell, who works at ACS on Ft. Stewart and Larry Laughlin, who works with their youth sports program," Tomkiewicz said.
Scott's All-Stars earned some community service hours volunteering their time at last week's Small World Festival. The young men worked from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. setting up tables, picking up litter and helping out local vendors at the event. The boys also were able to enjoy the entertainment and observe the different cultures that reside in Liberty County.
Question: Ralph and James are playing in their men's association Saturday event. On the 18th hole, Ralph has a short pitch shot and decides to use his lob wedge. As he swings, his club strikes the ball twice, and it lands one foot from the hole.
The Hinesville Gators 10U boys' soccer team placed second at the Rose City Soccer Challenge held in Thomasville April 21-22. The 10U Gators are: left to right, Assistant coaches Vera Anderson and Keith Anderson, Evan Toole, Palmer Whitney, Keagan Toole, Christopher Dargan, Kyle Osteen, Kendall Anderson, Mark Alan McGarry, Casey Rearley, Jack Crider and head coach Jared Anderson.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team will play in the state semifinals at 4:30 p.m. today - but the road there wasn't easy.
The bi-annual Long County Recreation Department Summer Mud Bog was held recently, and once again entries from all over the state came out to challenge the pit.
The St. James Coastal Crew 16U Rebels went 2-1 at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions last weekend at the Suwanee Sports Complex.
The 14U Barracudas baseball team came out with hot bats en route to first place April 21-22 at the Shoot Out in the 'Boro in Statesboro.
Gary Guyton's third annual sports camp, scheduled for this weekend, is being postponed because his grandmother has died.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger soccer team is headed to the first round of the state playoff today at Harrison High in Kennesaw near Atlanta.
About 30 teams met Saturday at the Dorchester Hunting Preserve for the ninth annual Dorchester Fun Clay Shoot.
Long County High School wrapped up its baseball season Friday with an 8-5 loss to Vidalia High School.
The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, in anticipation of proceeds raised from its eighth Annual MLK Golf Tournament held April 14.
Gary Guyton's third annual Sports Camp, scheduled for this weekend, is being postponed due to a death in the family. The camp will be rescheduled at a future date. Event organizers are looking at moving the event to late June or early July. The Coastal Courier will update the information once it becomes available.
Former Liberty County Panther standout Lamar Richardson shined at East Georgia College, and now the rising star will continue his basketball career at North Georgia College in Dahlonega.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Chester Brown is learning the ropes of a new college position at the University of Central Florida's spring practice in Orlando.