Bradwell Institute baseball players Chris Bell, Sage Sammons and Ryan Desbiens have been named to the Region 3-AAAAA All-Region Team.
Long County native Dustin McGowan continued his comeback last Saturday by notching his second win of the year for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Riders from Bluff Creek Stables and Gravel Hill Farms shined at the 2014 Dixie Cup, held May 1-3 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Mother's Day hoops tourney starts today
Ludowici archer Cassandra Pelton was one of the eight members of the Evans County JOAD Archers who competed April 26 at Georgia Southern University's Final Showdown, hosted by Southern Eagles Archery.
The Blue Tide football program is selling chicken dinners from noon-6 p.m. today at Veterans Field. Each dinner is $7, with all proceeds going to the Long County High School football program. See Sunday's Coastal Courier for an update on the Blue Tide's spring practice.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' soccer team is in Saturday's state-championship game after beating Monsignor Academy, 4-2, Monday in Athens.
Liberty County High School's Lady Panther soccer team fell in the first round of the state playoffs, 2-1, Monday night at Cairo.
The season ended for the Long County High School girls' soccer team last Friday in Eatonton, where the Lady Tide fell to Putnam County, 6-0, in the first round of the state playoffs.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team dropped a 10-5 decision Monday to Coastal Home School in its final home game of the season.
Despite losing in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, first-year Bradwell Institute baseball coach Jeff Polk said he is pleased with his first season as head coach.
The seventh-grade St. James Coastal Crew Rebels have placed well in their last three tournaments, according to coach Simon Steele.
Mother's Day hoops tourney starts Friday
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team is in the final four. The Highlander boys beat Lafayette Christian School, 7-1, on Thursday in LaGrange to advance to the next round of the state tournament.
Liberty County High School's Courtney Bennett took first place in the discus throw for Class AAAA at the Georgia High School Association girls state track championship. The state track meet in Albany started Thursday morning and was slated to wrap up late Saturday, weather permitting.
The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.
Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.
The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.
The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.
Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.
The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.
Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.
Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.
It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.
Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.
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