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.
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.
Antonio Glover got his first start in college last Saturday against Elon, and by all accounts the Georgia Southern sophomore acquitted himself well.
Former Liberty County High School football players and brothers Trier, Aaron and Jovan Bennett are helping the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers make history this weekend.
Liberty High School's football team, known for putting up triple digits in rushing per game, was held to 73 total yards on the ground in its 27-7 loss last Friday at Westover High School in Albany.
Liberty County High School's girls' and boys' basketball teams continued their winning ways Saturday at the Southside Classic Tournament in Savannah.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell to New Hampstead High School, 53-21, on Saturday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team on Saturday lost its season opener to New Hampstead, 66-54, in Ludowici.