First Coast Tae Kwon Do took home 17 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals for the overall lead in the 2011 Liberty Tae Kwon Do Championship on Saturday.
Liberty County's sixth annual tae kwon do tournament drew more than 100 participants, but a select few in attendance made the event extra special for organizer and coach Grand Master Rafael Medina.
The Long County High School football team lost its ninth game of the year Friday, falling 28-0 to Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.
New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, a Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute star, picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass in Sunday's 25-17 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guyton stepped in front of a pass at the Steelers' 26-yard line and ran it back to the 9. That set up Tom Brady's pass to Deon Branch for the Patriots' only touchdown of the first half. It's Guyton's third NFL career interception.
It's been 12 years since Bradwell Institute's last Region 3-AAAAA cross country championship, but the drought is over. Wednesday morning the Tigers competed in the region championship at Savannah Country Day and had a stellar showing. Not only did the boys win by a large margin but they had four members named to the All-Region team and three school records were broken. According to BI coach Brian Williams, eight of the 14 kids competing ran personal best times.
The Tigers played tough defense against Groves High on Friday night at Olvey Field. But Juwan Johnson found just enough daylight to score on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter, and that gave the Rebels all points they needed in a 6-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
Liberty County High School lost another hard fought battle on Friday, falling 21-14 to Glynn Academy in Brunswick.
It's been a tough season for Long County High School's football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.
Joy McCork and Bobby Kindley were the winners of the signed New England Patriots jerseys benefiting Team Brandon. The two were awarded their jerseys during halftime of Friday's game. McCork won the signed Tom Brady jersey and Kindley won the jersey of former BI Tiger Gary Guyton. Team Brandon is raising funds to support Brandon Hellgren, son of Bradwell Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, in his fight against leukemia. McCork and Kindley are pictured with Andrew Hellgren, Brandon Hellgren, coach Rhett Hellgren and Bradwell Principal Scott Carrier. The school and football boosters sold 308 tickets, raising $3,080.
Bradwell's defense held strong but Groves managed to score on a four yard run for the lone touchdown in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Tonight was the final game for the Tigers who end the regular season with a bye week next Friday.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers will host the Groves Rebels tonight at Olvey Field in the team's final game of 2011.
If the past three years are any indication, tonight's game featuring the Liberty County Panthers at Glynn Academy likely will come down to the wire.
Former Liberty County High School Panthers running back Roderick Jones will be playing in Jacksonville this weekend.
The Long County High School football team has another tough game tonight when the Tide face Tattnall County on the road.
Former Liberty County basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae started their college careers last season with Brown scoring points for the University of Miami and McRae making the plays at the University of Tennessee.
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.
According to an article posted on Holygrantholyland.com, Liberty County linebacker and highly coveted class of 2014 recruit Raekwon McMillan will have his in-home visit with Urban Meyer next Sunday, Dec. 15.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt was picked recently as the Southern Conference player of the month for November after leading the league in scoring for the opening month of the season. A native of Miramar, Fla., Hewitt scored more than 20 points in six of GSU's eight games in November.
MOBILE, Ala. - Two Georgia Southern Eagles, running back Jerick McKinnon and cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks, have been invited to the Reese's Senior Bowl. The football game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and serves as a showcase of talent for NFL general managers, coaches and scouts as well as representatives from other professional football leagues.
Several Liberty County High School players were named to the Georgia High School Association's Class AAAA All-Region football team.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams traveled to Savannah on Tuesday and earned a split with Beach High.
Much like last week's games between the same teams at Liberty County High School, the Panther teams split their rematches Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell to St. Vincent's Academy, 42-25, on Tuesday in Savannah.
It's the start of a new era for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity basketball team - and it's off to a successful start.
Bradwell's Lady Tiger basketball team dropped two games in the Morrow Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 29-30.