Former Long County Blue Tide pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay reliever Dustin McGowan saw more action this past week as he faced the Tampa Bay Rays on July 19 and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and Tuesday.
Several players from Liberty County participated in the 2013 Committee for Social Change basketball tournament June 29 at the Glennville Recreation Park.Ralph Ward, Ted Singleton and Joe Roberts were among the big winners in the annual tournament, which raises funds for scholarships.Ward and Singleton managed teams that won trophies.
Tiger Tee-Off set
The Bradwell football fan base definitely is ready for some football.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the University of Georgia still is in contention of landing heavily recruited Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Long County High School will be looking to continue its upward swing in football when the Blue Tide open the 2013 regular season Aug. 30, according to the team's recently released tentative schedule.
Lady Tiger softball conditioning
Bradwell Institute's new athletic director, Ken Griffin, knows everyone these days is talking about the impending football season.
The Easons of Hinesville will be loading up the RV and heading to Loretta Lynn's ranch next week, their second trip in two years to the Hurricane Mills, Tenn., plantation home.
The Long County mite boys' all-star baseball team recently finished as runner-up in the 2013 Georgia Recreation and Park Association district baseball tournament in Screven County, according to Long County Recreation Department Director Michelle Rogers.
The Bloom-N-Lunatics, a soccer team comprised of players from Hinesville and Richmond Hill, took second place at the Summer Slam tournament July 13-14 on Jekyll Island. The team battled the No. 2 team in the nation in the championship game, and coach Michael Wilkinson said the girls did their best and fought to the end. The performance qualified the team for an upcoming tournament at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The team also possibly will compete in a tournament in Thomasville. Pictured are Mary Kathryn Whitney, Katelyn Anderson, coach Michael Wilkinson, Cassandra Ruff, Cecilia Graham, Sidney Wilkinson and Sam ...
The Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at Taylor's Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern Athletics has entered into a partnership with SIDEARM Sports to create an all-new gseagles.com, according to the university's current website.
Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken had about 24 hours to enjoy the Eagles' 26-20 win over the Florida Gators.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there were regulation changes in the number of available days to take deer of either sex, depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning today.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - This holiday season, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is offering holiday gifts including lifetime licenses and recreational passes.
The Altamaha Riverkeeper last week gave notice to Rayonier Inc. of its intent to file suit against the company for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act. The violations relate to ongoing effluent discharges into the Altamaha River from the Rayonier Performance Fibers plant in Jesup.
For the first time in his University of Tennessee career, Midway native Jordan McRae has been named the Southeastern Conference men's basketball player of the week, according to utsports.com.
Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan is one of five high-school finalists for the 29th annual Butkus Award, which honors the nation's top football linebackers, according to a news release issued by the Butkus Foundation and the National College Football Awards Association.
Five new members will be inducted to the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame during its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Liberty County Recreation Department. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold the night of the event.
Both Bradwell basketball teams had an early reason to give thanks when they beat McIntosh County Academy in overtime Tuesday for their first wins of the season.
Liberty County High School's basketball teams each had a split in home games against Jenkins and Richmond Hill.
The Long County boys' basketball team picked up its first win of the season last Friday by downing archrival Wayne County, 54-47, in Ludowici.
Pee-Wee league playoffs
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.