Four members of the Liberty YMCA Heat swim team qualified for state or sectional events at the Winter Classic held Jan. 14-16 in Savannah.
Sayvon Wilson scored 12 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help pull Liberty County past Ware County 59-44 in Waycross.
In sports, there are nights when everything goes wrong. That's what happened to Liberty County in a 65-39 loss Tuesday at Region 2A-AAAA foe Ware County. "I don't think Ware County was more talented than us. They just out-hustled us and beat us on the boards. We didn't hustle the way we are capable of and I think they were just hungrier than we were," Liberty County coach Carolyn Kelly said. ...
Bradwell Institute pulled away in the second half to beat visiting Beach 56-42 on Tuesday in a contest between the Region 3-AAAAA rivals.
Beach beat Bradwell 51-34 on Tuesday night in Hinesville in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy picked up another big road win Tuesday, beating Robert Toombs Christian Academy 75-25 on Tuesday in Lyons.
Vidalia High School's state-ranked boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting Long County in a Region 2-AA doubleheader Tuesday.
Bradwell stayed the course Saturday night and stopped a handful of Benedictine rallies to grab a 74-69 victory at home. Anthony Campbell stole the ball early and scored a layup to set the tone. The Tigers (2-11, 2-7) flew around on defense out of their press and dove for loose balls. That intensity allowed BI to build a 42-29 lead going into the half. "Tonight the players gave us what ...
The No. 9 ranked Bradwell Institute girls basketball team upped its record to 15-0 with a 52-50 win Saturday over visiting Brunswick. The Lady Tigers took over the contest in the final moments of the game and put on an offensive clinic in the process. "I was so excited to see the ball movement we had at the end of the game," Bradwell coach Faye Baker said. "Everyone was touching the ...
Four Highlanders scored in double digits on Saturday to propel First Presbyterian Christian Academy to a 77-20 victory over Edmund Burke in the Highlanders second Region 2-AA game of the season. Georgia Independent School Association power FPCA improved to 2-0 in the region and 19-3 overall with the win. "We played and executed real well and we dominated the boards in that game," Highlander coach David Jones said. "We did a ...
Appling County High School swept Long County in a basketball doubleheader Saturday in Baxley. In the boys' game, the Pirates held off the Blue Tide 61-58. The Lady Tide fell 44-21 to the Lady Pirates in the girls contest. Long County plays host to Jeff Davis on Friday. The Tide are 5-9 and the Lady Tide are winless. Tipoff is 6:30 p.m. for the girls. The boys game follows. Note: ...
Golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions. Question: Answer: Maybe. Although it may seem unfair, there would be a penalty of one stroke if Pat dropped her ball outside of the bunker, unless ...
Senior guard Jordan Johnson was chosen as this week's WTOC player of the week. Johnson led the Highlanders with 26 points in their Jan. 11 win over Bethesda. He had 18 points against Curtis Baptist on Friday. Johnson told WTOC's DaShawn Brown he expects to win a state title this year and spends every free moment practicing and perfecting his skills. Jones said he was pleased with Johnson's recognition and added ...
McIntosh County Academy won the second annual Doc Williams ninth-grade basketball tournament Saturday at Liberty County High School. The Buccaneers went undefeated in the boys round robin tourney, knocking off Liberty 56-51, Statesboro 43-42 and Brunswick 41-39. In other contests, Brunswick beat Statesboro 46-42, Statesboro downed Liberty 60-47 and Liberty edged Brunswick 63-60. Liberty County varsity boys basketball coach Willie Graham said the games were "very intense."
Bradwell's Mariah Maternik made five of six free throws in the final minute to stall a Lady Blue Jacket rally and help the Lady Tigers collect a 57-45 win Friday night at Savannah High. The win improved BI to 14-0 overall and 8-0 in Region 3-AAAAA, but the Lady Tigers had to work for it. "Tonight we played against a pretty decent ball club. We came out early and controlled the ...
Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken had about 24 hours to enjoy the Eagles' 26-20 win over the Florida Gators.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there were regulation changes in the number of available days to take deer of either sex, depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning today.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - This holiday season, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is offering holiday gifts including lifetime licenses and recreational passes.
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.
Pee-Wee league playoffs
Senior league playoffs
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.