The 8U Merchants baseball team won the Peach State Diamond Sports tournament June 18 in Brunswick.
An open letter to Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel:
Many may remember him as the quarterback who led Bradwell Institute to an undefeated regular season in 1979, but Hal Johnson long has had another passion.
Former Long County High School standout Linda Stephens recently was named a collegiate archery All-American as a member of the Georgia Southern University club archery team.
Desmond Brown, Marcus Scott V and Simon Steele attended the 2011 Savannah State University basketball camp June 13-17. According to All-Stars founder Marcus Scott, the camp provided fundamental and individual instructions suited to each camper. The players used the new skills they learned to develop teamwork. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers provide motivational speeches to the audience, Scott said.
Ray Miller's Hedman Husler Hedders National Late Model Series Southern Dirt Tour will return to Oglethorpe Speedway Park at 8 p.m. Friday.
Former Richmond Hill High School standout Kevin Matthews has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers, the club announced Saturday. Details of the contract weren't released, but the Dallas Morning News reported he received a signing bonus of $936,000. Matthews, who went 4-2 with the Wildcats in 2011, was the Rangers top draft pick and the 33rd overall pick in the first-year player draft on June 6.
Former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae scored a game-high 48 points in the opening game of the Pilot Rocky Top League on Wednesday, according to the Maryville Daily Times.
The Barracuda baseball team traveled to Conyers last weekend to win the USSSA Georgia West Division title. The Barracudas went undefeated in the three-day tournament, winning in pool play 9-7, 9-6 and 10-7.
Former Liberty County High School baseball player Aaron Hoffer was one of several East Georgia College players recognized for helping the Bobcats finish a successful debut season.
Liberty County's Metra Walthour will be entering her senior season as a Yellow Jackets basketball player at Georgia Tech and recently discussed her summer workouts, incoming freshmen and the pressure of being captain for a video on ramblinwreck.cstv.com.
Long County's 8U, 10U and 12U recreation league baseball teams recently won 2011 championships.
College of Coastal Georgia Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee" Carlton recently announced the hiring of alumna Jennifer Alfirov as the women's softball head coach.
The Liberty County Thunder baseball team outscored its competition, 34-4, last week to take first place in a recent tournament in Statesboro.
A dozen teams competed in Saturday's Tiger Tee-Off at Cherokee Rose Golf Course, and the tournament went off without a hitch, organizers said.
The Bradwell Institute boys' track team was second overall and the girls' team was third at last weekend's Statesboro Invitational.
In recent years, the Long County baseball team has been dominated by rival Jeff Davis County. But with a new coach and attitude, Long County fans and players were hoping for different results this year.
Many area riders were honored during the annual American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia banquet Feb. 22 at the Idle Hour Country Club in Macon.
Four of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's starting varsity soccer players signed scholarships Friday afternoon to play for Point University in West Point, Ga. FPCA's Domonique Kirkley, Clark Sukaratana, Ricky Gilliard and Tyler Cause committed to the same college.
Alexandria Moses on Friday penned her name to play volleyball at Agnes Scott College, making her the first volleyball player from First Presbyterian Christian Academy to earn the honor.
Paying tribute to their former head coach and mentor, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team made a brief stop Thursday afternoon at the grave of Ernie Walthour.
Liberty County High School on Friday had been looking to avenge last week's baseball loss to Bradwell Institute, but it didn't happen. Instead, the Tigers team claimed a 10-0 shutout win at home over the Panthers. The game ended in the sixth inning.
It's no wonder college scouts have been checking out the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys soccer team and signing players. The squad finished as state runner up last season and is poised to make another state run this year. On Friday afternoon, they helped their chances by beating Alleluia Community School, 5-2, at St. James Field. Highlander Clark Sukaratana signed to Point University on Friday morning and was the first Highlander to score a goal that afternoon. That point was followed by back-to-back goals from midfielder Stanford Graham. Last week, Graham signed a scholarship to play at Middle Georgia ...
The Long County High School baseball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the year Thursday, defeating McIntosh County 10-3. With the win, the Blue Tide improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the region.
Former Georgia Southern star quarterback Greg Hill has been hired as the new head football coach at Bradwell.
Two First Presbyterian Christian Academy athletes signed college letters of intent last week.
Several First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball players, as well as their first-year head coach, received honors after winning the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA Championship last week.
Bradwell Institute's baseball team suffered a tough loss Tuesday, falling to Charlton County, 12-0, in Folkston.
The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team lost its first game of the season last Saturday, losing to the River City Commandos, 41-6.
Wayne County swept the Liberty County High School soccer teams Tuesday night in Jesup.