The season isn't over, but one local baseball player is already planning for the next level.
The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams continue to play well in their inaugural season, by adding wins to each of their records.
Former Liberty County high School baseball player Trey Sikes was this week's league leader in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association for hitters.
Bradwell Institute's girls track team finished second out of eight teams and the BI boys placed fourth out of 10 teams at the Ware County High School Swamp Relays in Waycross March 16.
The Long County High School baseball team snapped a three game losing streak Tuesday, defeating Vidalia High School on the road.
In its third year of men's basketball, the East Georgia State College Bobcats made to the third round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament. The Bobcats were eliminated by undefeated Spartanburg Methodist College, 75-68, Thursday.
The Highlander diamond boys are on point in making a run for the Georgia Independent School Association Class 2-AA Region playoffs.
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It was a must-win for the Bradwell Institute boys soccer team Tuesday when they hosted Groves High at Olvey Field. Needing the win to make a run for the region playoffs, the boys beat the Rebels, 10-0, in a game shortened by the score rule
Both the Long County boys and girls soccer teams beat Bryan County Tuesday in Pembroke.
One hundred sixty-two schools competed at the Bob Hayes Invitational on Saturday, and the Liberty County High School tracksters placed in several events.
The Long County High School track-and-field team recently competed in its first meet of the year at Tattnall County, bringing home seven firsts.
Both local teams dropped baseball games Tuesday with the Bradwell Tigers traveling to Waycross to face the Ware County Gators and the Liberty Panthers hosting South Effingham.
Now at 3-0, the Hinesville Hurricanes had a bit of Irish luck Saturday, scoring their third win. The semi-pros beat the Augusta Knights, 16-8, in Augusta.
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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