Looking to add another first to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's growing list of sports accomplishments, the Lady Highlanders volleyball team won its first state playoff match on Monday, beating Bethlehem Christian Academy, 3-2 (27-25, 25-27, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12).
Friday was homecoming for Long County High School, and a large crowd came out to see if the Blue Tide could hold their own against the state-ranked Appling County Pirates.
For a few seconds on Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium, it looked as if Liberty County High School was going to pull out a last-minute win over Wayne County in a Region 2A-AAAA showdown that both teams had to win.
Bradwell Institute softball player Barbara Rego was chosen to participate in the Georgia Dugout Club All State Games in Columbus Nov. 11-12, at the South Commons Olympic Softball Complex. Rego was chosen along with other nominated players based on submitted nomination forms from coaches, statistics and a selection committee comprised of area coaches.
Long County High School fell 38-8 to Appling County on the gridiron Friday night in Ludowici.
Late in the fourth quarter senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton picked up a one-hopper from a punt and dashed for 70 yards on what appeared to be the game winning touchdown against Wayne County High at Donell Woods tonight.
The rivalry started out as preseason scrimmages over the past few years, but the battle between Liberty County and Wayne County turned into a Region 2-AAAA fight last season.
Bradwell Institute will play under the big lights tonight at Grayson Stadium in Savannah against an old rival and coach Jim Walsh's alma mater, Benedictine.
It's been a rough season for the local football teams, and while it's easy for the fans to point fingers and place blame, they need to remember the kids that play the game still need our support.
Some football programs attempt to schedule easier opponents for their annual homecoming games. That can't be said for Long County this year as the Blue Tide take on highly ranked Appling County tonight.
When First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state soccer tournament Saturday at the St. James Sports Center, there was plenty of drama as FPCA sent the game into overtime.
Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his first touchdown of this season, helping the Shorter University Hawks to a 30-13 win over Belhaven on Saturday.
The Long County High School football team lost another close game on Friday, this time to the Brantley County Herons by a score of 32-26.
The stadium was filled with several alumni classes who were on hand for the Tigers' homecoming game against Jenkins on Friday, but the Warriors were bent on spoiling the evening as they rolled to a 31-5 victory at Olvey Field.
It was anyone's game during the first quarter as Liberty County took on Ware County on Friday night in Waycross. But the Gators are ranked sixth in Class AAAA for a reason and quickly gained control to beat the Panthers, 47-6.
Coming off its biggest loss of the season, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders' football team is ready to take the home field again and finally claim a victory when it hosts David Emmanuel at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium.
With the playoffs drawing near, the Long County High School softball team split two region games earlier this week.
Bradwell couldn't overcome a big inning, as Liberty took the rivalry softball game, 10-1, Saturday morning at Liberty County High School.
It's been nearly three months since the Coastal Crew Rebels lost their beloved coach and mentor Ernie Walthour, who was killed July 1 during an apparent armed robbery. While his murder remains unsolved, many Rebels coaches are striving to keep his memory alive by picking up his planning duties.
The Long County High School softball team won at Claxton, 11-3, on Saturday in a make-up game that had been delayed due to the weather.
The Long County High School football team had another tough Friday, having to take on Vidalia on the road.
Despite a heat index of near 100 degrees in the shade, Bluff Creek Stables of Colonels Island in Midway and Dixie Stables of Allenhurst trotted into the fall horse-show season by placing in 24 of 33 classes at the annual Fall Fest on Sept. 7 at Pine Haven Stables in Brunswick.
Tryouts for the Severe Impact girls' traveling fast-pitch softball team will be from noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the Bradwell Institute field, 100 Pafford St. in Hinesville.
Long County Recreation Department Director Michelle Rogers recently was selected as an inaugural member of the Dacula Athletics Hall of Fame.
Region 3A-AAAAA's first-place Lady Wildcats proved their worth again Thursday afternoon when the Richmond Hill team earned a quick shutout over Bradwell Institute on the Lady Tigers' field. The 10-3 Wildcats are sporting a 5-1 region mark after beating BI, 17-0, in three innings.
Last week was a tough one for the Long County High School softball and football teams.
The Curtis Baptist Crusaders marched into Hinesville's Long Bell Stadium on Friday and claimed it as their own territory, posting a 58-8 win over First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
Charlton County used its passing game to effectively pull away from the Bradwell Tigers in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Indian quarterback Trae Harrington had ample time in the pocket to pick his receivers, gaining 317 passing yards in the Indians' 38-25 win over Bradwell.
Liberty County High School stands at 3-0 for the first time since 2009, when the Panthers made it to the second round of the AAA playoffs. The boys beat Sol. C Johnson High School, 40-20, on Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.
Penalties and turnovers only helped the visiting Charlton County Indians as they defeated Bradwell Institute 38-25 at Ovley Field Friday night. Indian quarterback Trae Harrington tossed for 317 passing yards and the Indians earned five first downs due to Tiger penalties.