Injury-riddled Bradwell Institute won the bronze division of the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament over the weekend at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro.
With Region 2A-AAAA games beginning this week, the Liberty Lady Panthers spent the weekend playing in the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament to hone their skills and improve their game.
The eighth annual Race for the Shrine will be the feature race tonight at the Oglethorpe Speedway in
Bradwell Institute was looking to stir their own storm in Brunswick as they opened their season at Glynn Academy Friday night, but the Red Terrors routed the Tigers 27-2 to get the win.
It was a battle between two Panther teams, one looking to defend their home field, the other looking to duplicate the results from last year's opener.
It was neck-in-neck as the visiting Richmond Hill Wildcats and the Liberty Lady Panthers exchanged leads and a tie in Tuesday's softball game.
Long County High School opened up the Ronald Flott era on the road Friday night against Bryan County High School. The Blue Tide battled the Redskins before falling 28-20. Look for the story in Wednesday's Courier.
The Long County High School softball fell 4-2 to Brantley County on Thursday in Ludowici.
Friday night's lights were dim for the local teams with Liberty County High School, Long County and Bradwell earning losses to open the football season.
Hurricane Irene may no longer be a threat in our area, but there are still storms looming tonight on football fields across southeast Georgia.
Well, it's finally here - the first football game of the season for Long County High School. Tonight the Blue Tide travel over to Pembroke to take on Bryan County High School for the first game with coach Ronald Flott at the helm.
Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School's softball teams were on the road Tuesday for their first region games of the season.
The Walker Middle School Wildcats football team split a pair of games Wednesday in a tournament in Waycross. In their first game, the Wildcats lost to Waycross, 16-0, but in their second game, they defeated Brantley County, 8-6. Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see photos from the game.
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 Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.
Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.
The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.
The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.
Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.
The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.
Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.
Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.
It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.
Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.
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