Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders basketball players Jaquez Motley, JJ Frazier, Aaron Scott and Kirk Hill showcased their talent at the Elite Hoops Showcase on Aug. 13-14 in Birmingham, Ala.
The 2012 AAU season just got started, and already the 15U Liberty Thunder team proved they will be hard to beat. The team finished second in a tournament in Statesboro on Aug. 12-13. Coach Patrick Sammons said it was an accomplishment, considering his 15U team played up a division against 16U teams. The Thunder went 3-1, losing the championship to the Wayne County Rampage. "The boys played well all weekend with great defense and timely hitting," Sammons said.
The Hinesville Hurricanes posted a 36-0 win against the Tri-City Panthers Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.
The Long County High School football team lost its preseason scrimmage 41-14 to Bacon County on Thursday night at Veterans' Stadium in Ludowici.
The Long County High School softball team took first in their bracket in the Tattnall Warrior Blast Tournament last weekend in Reidsville.
Cars lined Highway 84 as fans scrambled for the best seat in the house at Friday night's scrimmage between the Liberty County Panthers and the Bradwell Tigers. The only thing louder than the game announcer was the roar of the crowd as the teams exchanged touchdowns before Liberty took the lead midway through the fourth quarter. Despite a last minute surge by the Tigers' offense, the Panthers went on to win, 14-7.
The Long County High School football team lost a scrimmage to Bacon County on Thursday in Ludowici. Playing in front of the hometown fans, the Blue Tide lost, 41-14, to the Red Raiders. Pictured above, Long County's Armondo Toledo takes the handoff to run for a big chunk of yards against Bacon County. Pick up Wednesday's edition of the Courier to read a full story on the game. For more photos, go to www.coastalcourier.com.
On Wednesday, the Long County High School softball team lost its first 2-AA Region game of the season to McIntosh County.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity soccer team started playing last weekend, and the Highlander boys are off to a good start.
Get the seat cushions ready and drag them out to Donell Woods Stadium tonight. The high school football season kicks off with a scrimmage between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute at 7 p.m.
Dusting off the dirt and getting by a rough first inning is exactly what the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers needed to get their first win of the softball season. On Tuesday afternoon visiting Statesboro High opened their season with a loss when the home team swept ahead to win 8-3.
The Walker Middle School football and softball teams are, so far, having a great years. Football The Wildcat football team has been practicing since the first of the month, and the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are showing why they were undefeated in 2010. Next Wednesday the Wildcats will get the opportunity to hit someone other than one of their teammates. They play in a round-robin tournament in Waycross. In the next two weeks, the team ...
The racers take the track tonight at Oglethorpe Speedway in the final run to determine the overall champion in each division of the Pooler Pawn and Diamond Company 440 Special, the Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models, Love's Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks and the Savannah Go Minis Mini Stocks.
All-Star standout Marcus Scott V attended an Adidas Top 150 Phenom Camp in California Aug. 4-7 and wasranked 21 in it, according to hoopscoopinline.com.
The county's football teams play under the big lights again Friday. It's a pre-season scrimmage, but the community is anticipating the game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute.
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.
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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.