The fall sports season at the Liberty County Recreation Department is just around the corner.
Voluntary conditioning is under way for the Liberty County High School softball team. While coach Jerome Standard is looking to whip everyone into shape for the season, he is also looking to fill two vital positions currently vacant - pitching and catching.
The Hinesville Hurricanes improved to 3-0 in their quest for a second-consecutive Southeastern American Football League championship, defeating the Anderson Red Dawgs 34-19 Saturday in South Carolina.
The Long County High School football team continues to practice through the summer heat as players become indoctrinated to the coach Ronald Flott way of doing things.
Local figure competitor Renee Hofkin placed second in her first National Physique Committee event in the masters over-35 category at the July 16 Georgia NPC Bodybuilding Competition in Atlanta.
Five members of Hinesville's Southeast Elite Rockets track and field club qualified for the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics that will take place from July 30-Aug. 6 in New Orleans.
The 13U Barracuda baseball team took first in the Highway 49 Slug Fest on July 16-17 in Macon.
Marcus Scott V, Dazjon Tinae, Simon Steele and Desmond Brown represented the Scott's All-Stars at the AAU All-American Camp on July 16-17 in Charlotte, N.C.
Dustin McGowan continued his rehab schedule this past week as he started his fourth and fifth games of the year for the Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays, according to the team website.
If Bradwell Institute senior offensive lineman Chester Brown isn't a natural football player, he sure is close.
Blue Tide lineman Jeffrey Hall attended the Option U Football Camp on June 20-22 at Georgia Southern and brought home an individual honor as the obstacle course champion.
The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 15U, 16U and 17U basketball teams were given a nice send-off by their sponsors this week. The teams are headed to the AAU National Tournament today and were visited by Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Jay Osteen of Osteen and Osteen Law Firm, Melissa Carter Ray of State Farm Insurance and Larry Mannion Sr. of M&M Motors, who donated a vehicle for the trip to Orlando. The team also wanted to thank Linda Shuman (not pictured) for her cash contribution to help cover travel and meal expenses.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park tonight is hosting the Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Model Twin 20s and the Loves Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks, Savannah Go Minis Mini Stocks, and the Pooler Pawn and Diamond Company 440s.
The Hinesville Hurricanes improved to 2-0 with a runaway 86-0 win Saturday over the East Georgia Rebels in Hinesville.
The 13U Line Drive baseball team, out of Pooler, went 7-0-1 at the weeklong Cal Ripken Experience Tournament last week in Aberdeen, Md. The team, which includes Hinesville native Christian Ruff, tied New Canaan, 11-11, before winning the championship game, 4-3, over the formerly undefeated Virginia Panthers. The Line Drive played against teams from Texas, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. The Line Drive outscored opponents, 87-31. The team is coached by Tommy Gibbs, Steven Vaughn and Kyle Jones.
Losing three of their last four games of the 2012-13 season didn't make for a joy-filled offseason for Liberty County Panthers head boys basketball coach Willie Graham.
Thirteen seniors on the Long County football team were recognized during senior night Nov. 7 prior to the team's final game in Ludowici.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team kicks off its regular season Saturday in Ludowici and will do so with new faces all over the roster.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club named former Liberty County basketball player and current Tennessee star Jordan McRae on its preseason top-50 list, according to utsports.com.
The end of high-school football's regular season came last week, and while Liberty County will see some action in the playoffs, all three local prep teams did well statistically - with some even climbing the state rankings.
Long County seniors who participate in cross-country, band and cheerleading and were recognized last Thursday prior to the football team's final game.
Eleven Liberty County Recreation Department Sports Taekwondo athletes earned medals in 12 divisions at the 2013 LCRD Sports Taekwondo Championships last weekend at the Shuman Center in Hinesville.
In Sunday's Coastal Courier it was reported the Bradwell Tigers beat the Knights, 38-13. The Tigers played the Groves Rebels. The Courier regrets the error.
Basketball coach Simon Steele is hosting a basketball camp from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville.
Georgia Southern forced overtime after trailing Miami by double digits in the second half Monday, but eventually fell, 81-80, in Coral Gables, Fla.
Senior, five-star recruit Raekwon McMillan put on his 2014 Under-Armour All-American football jersey during a ceremony at Liberty County High School Friday morning.
Friday morning, Raekwon McMillan was in the spotlight as he received his Under-Armour All-American jersey.
Bradwell Institute ended its first season with head coach Adam Carter with a 38-13 win over Groves High Friday night in Garden City.
For more than 42 minutes Thursday night, Long County held its own against Metter High School (7-3), even nearly taking the lead at one point, but with less than 6 minutes in regulation the Tigers scored twice to pull out a 14-0 win.
Four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers were selected when softball coaches representing Region 3-AAAA met in Statesboro Wednesday to pick the All-Region players.