Former BI, Liberty players sought
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy middle-school boys' basketball team won the championship game at the Thanksgiving Throwdown this past weekend at Walker Middle School in Ludowici.
With only two players returning from last season's 2-10 team, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' basketball squad will be learning the ropes again this season.
Liberty County High School girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly said she has an unusual predicament this season.
BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Part 1 - Beyond the Friday Night Lights is an original series by Bradwell Institute assistant coach John Wood that explores the roles of all the different areas and roles that go into a Friday night high-school football game. It examines the continuing change in the coaching profession, increasing pressure on the trainers, how the booster clubs assist the teams, and finally what goes into the preparation of kickers.
The regular season kicks off Saturday for the Long County boys' basketball team as the Blue Tide travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County.
YMCA basketball registration: Registration for YMCA youth basketball for children age 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.
The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.
The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.
With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.
Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.
Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League
Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program, will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, which is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door the night of the banquet.