The 8U Merchants baseball team won the Peach State Diamond Sports tournament June 18 in Brunswick.
An open letter to Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel:
Many may remember him as the quarterback who led Bradwell Institute to an undefeated regular season in 1979, but Hal Johnson long has had another passion.
Former Long County High School standout Linda Stephens recently was named a collegiate archery All-American as a member of the Georgia Southern University club archery team.
Desmond Brown, Marcus Scott V and Simon Steele attended the 2011 Savannah State University basketball camp June 13-17. According to All-Stars founder Marcus Scott, the camp provided fundamental and individual instructions suited to each camper. The players used the new skills they learned to develop teamwork. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers provide motivational speeches to the audience, Scott said.
Ray Miller's Hedman Husler Hedders National Late Model Series Southern Dirt Tour will return to Oglethorpe Speedway Park at 8 p.m. Friday.
Former Richmond Hill High School standout Kevin Matthews has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers, the club announced Saturday. Details of the contract weren't released, but the Dallas Morning News reported he received a signing bonus of $936,000. Matthews, who went 4-2 with the Wildcats in 2011, was the Rangers top draft pick and the 33rd overall pick in the first-year player draft on June 6.
Former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae scored a game-high 48 points in the opening game of the Pilot Rocky Top League on Wednesday, according to the Maryville Daily Times.
The Barracuda baseball team traveled to Conyers last weekend to win the USSSA Georgia West Division title. The Barracudas went undefeated in the three-day tournament, winning in pool play 9-7, 9-6 and 10-7.
Former Liberty County High School baseball player Aaron Hoffer was one of several East Georgia College players recognized for helping the Bobcats finish a successful debut season.
Liberty County's Metra Walthour will be entering her senior season as a Yellow Jackets basketball player at Georgia Tech and recently discussed her summer workouts, incoming freshmen and the pressure of being captain for a video on ramblinwreck.cstv.com.
Long County's 8U, 10U and 12U recreation league baseball teams recently won 2011 championships.
College of Coastal Georgia Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee" Carlton recently announced the hiring of alumna Jennifer Alfirov as the women's softball head coach.
The Liberty County Thunder baseball team outscored its competition, 34-4, last week to take first place in a recent tournament in Statesboro.
A dozen teams competed in Saturday's Tiger Tee-Off at Cherokee Rose Golf Course, and the tournament went off without a hitch, organizers said.
Liberty County will start the football season tonight with a scrimmage against Glynn Academy at 7:30 in Brunswick.
After only being able to hit each other the past few weeks, Long County High School's football players finally get to strap on gear and hit someone else.
It wasn't going to be an easy task for the Bradwell softball team.
The Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute softball teams are in Glennville today and Saturday to compete in the Tattnall County Warriors Blast.
Diamond Club golf tournament set
The Long County High School softball team trailed its Liberty County High School counterpart midway through Monday's game when the comeback began.
The Long County High School football team on Friday held its first inter-squad scrimmage of the year, giving the Blue Tide coaching staff a chance to look at all of their players and examine them at game-time speed.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Gary Guyton has signed a one-year contract with the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
Q: Kathy and Jane are playing in a tournament. On the fourth hole, Kathy hits her second shot into the bunker in front of the green. She notices that a rake has been left in the bunker between her ball and the hole. She retrieves it and, in the process, makes footprints. She smooths her footprints, as well as other footprints, prior to making a stroke. Jane says she must be penalized for repairing a bunker prior to making a stroke. Kathy replies that she did not improve her lie, area of intended swing or stance, and nothing was done ...
The Long County Commission recently recognized the county's mite boys' all-star baseball team for finishing runner-up to the state title in its division of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association baseball tournament. Team members are T.J. Criswell, Kyle Duncan, Daniel Edwards, Blake Holland, Noah Kuhaneck, Matthew Marchant, Austin Pitts, Trevor Ray, Justin Thomas, Than Williams and Luke Wells. Coaches were Joey Edwards, Tommy Holland, John Kuhaneck, Justin Thomas, Dean Cammack and head coach Randy Williams. The Long County Commission is represented by Willie Thomas, Kent Hall, Gerald Blocker, Dwight Gordon and Chairman Robert Long.
Long County rec event set for Saturday
Registration for football,