It's hard enough to play high school football, let alone play it well enough to earn a college scholarship. It's even harder when you are used to playing European style "dodge" football and it's your first year on the team.
With summer in full swing, many high school students are either going to the mall or going to the beach with friends.
Lining up for hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks, Bradwell Institute baseball players celebrated a successful season with food and fun at the Stafford Pavilion and pool Thursday afternoon.
Liberty County High School's Robbie Bacon signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play soccer at the University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie.
Long County teens Nick Stock and James Fox competed in the 2011 Rage Strongman Championship last weekend in New Bern, N.C.
The 15U Coastal Crew Rebels were a bit starstruck after having the opportunity to meet and mingle with NBA star Chris Paul at the 2011 Nike Memorial Day Classic in Suwanee last weekend.
CARTERSVILLE, GA – The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Tour will embark on a Southern Georgia Double-Header this Friday night and Saturday night. Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, will host the series this Friday night, and then America's Most Affordable dirt late model series heads for Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania on Saturday night.
While prep baseball took the center spotlight for spring sports, another local team had what its coach called the best season yet, making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team won the Memorial Day Meltdown Wood Bat Tournament this past weekend in Pooler.
Three of the four Scott's All-Stars AAU basketball teams recently sponsored and attended Project Alpha, an annual teen-pregnancy prevention workshop for males and females ages 10-17.
Former Liberty County High School Panther track standout Josh McNair continues to make his mark at Kennesaw State University.
Inspirations Christian Cheerleading Academy will host its final cheerleading camp in Hinesville as owner Linda Andrews prepares to start a new chapter in her life back in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn.
After being closed for an entire year, Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is scheduled to reopen in July and will be managed and operated by Billy Casper Golf.
Looking for a repeat performance of last year's championship win, the 15U Coastal Crew Rebels are in Suwanee for the 2011 Bobby Hussey Nike Memorial Day Classic. The tournament, hosted by the Georgia Stars, started Saturday and concludes Monday.
The annual Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harvey Overton Bradwell Boosters Club, is set for 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. There still are slots available for teams and sponsorships. The fee is $50 per person and $200 per team in a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams.
Senior league playoffs
As the basketball season starts up, there are several local high-school graduates to keep an eye on at the collegiate level.
Former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton had to sit out the first game of the season for the North Carolina State Wolfpack due to off-the-field legal trouble. Since then, however, Thornton has picked up where he left off last season and currently leads the Wolfpack team in rushing yards with 606 yards on 127 carries.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Long-time Auburn University at Montgomery men's basketball head coach Larry Chapman of Ludowici recently announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. As a player at Ludowici High School, he was a two-time all-state selection and twice led his team to the state championship tournament.
Riceboro native and WNBA star DeLisha Milton-Jones recently was acquired by the New York Liberty, according to wnba.com.
A boys' basketball game between Liberty County and Bradwell Institute is one of the biggest draws in Hinesville high-school sports.
In a packed-to-capacity Bradwell gym Friday, the Liberty County Lady Panthers went on a big second-half run to get past the Bradwell Lady Tigers, 57-28.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell, 66-25, to Tattnall County in a nonregion contest Friday in Ludowici.
According to utsports.com, former Liberty County High School standout and current Tennessee star Jordan McRae was placed on the 50-man watch list for the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy. McRae made the list along with Volunteer teammate Jarnell Stokes. The list was unveiled Thursday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The misidentification of a large bird flying over Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium 23 years ago led to a 17-acre education center that serves as home for the Eagles' mascot, the American bald eagle, as well as other birds of prey, also called raptors.
Bradwell Institute will open its regular basketball season tonight by hosting crosstown rival Liberty County High School.
Six members of the Long County High School softball team recently were named to the Region 2-AA All-Region team.
Fortunately for the Long County High School basketball teams, they have home-court advantage this weekend when they battle two of their toughest nonregion opponents.
Former Bradwell football player Marsalis Jackson was one of 10 LaGrange Panthers named to the USA South All-Conference football team, as announced by the conference Wednesday and reported on lagrangepanthers.com.
Top-seeded Georgia Southern will face eighth-seeded Elon in the first round of the Southern Conference volleyball tournament at 12:30 p.m. today in Greenville, S.C., according to gseagles.com.