Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.
Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.
Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.
As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.
Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.
The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.
It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.
For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has fallen only once so far this year. That loss was in the preseason scrimmage against Bradwell.
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2011, we'll take a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of year, starting with the Bradwell Tigers' baseball team. In 2011, the Tigers had what coach Rhett Hellgren called their best season ever, finishing 16-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys made it to the first round of the state playoffs. The coach said the best experience he had was the 12-2 win in six innings against Jenkins High.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the season Saturday with a 67-56 victory over Appling County in Baxley.
Five former Liberty County athletes were honored and inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening for their contributions in football, basketball, baseball and track.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior point guard T'era Alston had 10 assists and scored 11 points as the FPCA girls' basketball team throttled Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy, 51-15, on Thursday night at the St. James Sports Center.
It was a big rivalry battle and a bittersweet game for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team Tuesday night.
Just two days after the Bradwell boys' basketball team beat Statesboro in overtime, the Tigers did it again Tuesday.
Tuesday was a rough night for the Long County High School basketball program as the girls' and boys' teams lost to McIntosh County Academy in Darien.
According to a report on the University of South Carolina Upstate's athletic website, former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson was named Women's Field Performer of the Week on Wednesday.
Pictured are Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer coaches who were head coaches for three or more teams in 2013. From left, Marty Martin, Melissa Moore, Tammy Fisher, Dana Lee, Tacarra Hayes, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Ken Bell. Not pictured: Sheldon Whiteman, Ginefur Peppers and Carlos Carreras. These volunteers were presented LCRD coaches' apparel during Tuesday's recreation-board meeting at the Charles Shuman Recreation Center. As a group, these individuals contributed in excess of 2,000 hours of volunteer service to the LCRD in 2013.
Q: Marcus and James are playing in a local two-ball tournament. On the fourth hole, there is a back-up in play as they wait their turn on the tee box. James takes his sand wedge and hits a few short chip shots on the tee box while they wait. Their opponents tell James that he has incurred a penalty for practicing on the course during tournament play. Has James violated the rules of golf?
Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.
Liberty County split home games with Burke County on Saturday.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams won tight home games Saturday over Statesboro.
Liberty County riders placed in 22 different classes and brought home blue ribbons from eight classes at the 2013 Georgia Fall Classic on Nov. 23 in Perry.
STATESBORO - Jerick McKinnon was named the most valuable player for Georgia Southern's football team Saturday during the team's postseason banquet in Statesboro.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's string of success on the campus of the Florida Gators came to an end Thursday at the NCAA volleyball tournament against the Florida State Seminoles.
Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team took down the Glynn Academy Red Terrors at home Friday night to start their Region 3-AAAAA games with a 54-40 win. Before the boys' game, the Lady Tigers suffered a loss in their region opener, falling 42-33.
According to the University of Miami's athletic website, former Liberty County High School basketball player and UM senior Rion Brown scored a career-high 25 points in the final game of the ACC/Big Challenge tournament Wednesday night.
The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams will take on the McIntosh County teams Tuesday in Darien.