Here is a brief look at former local prep players making news at the college ranks this week.
Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren always asks his baseball team to do two things for him - play with concentration and intensity. The BI boys responded Friday afternoon at home, toppling Savannah, 15-0, winning by the run rule in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Long County High School baseball team (2-3) got back on the winning track this past Thursday, beating Bryan County High School (2-2), 14-5, in Ludowici.
Last weekend Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy's basketball team vowed to defend its championship title against Fort Gordon in Augusta. Keeping their word, the boys rallied after a sluggish start to win 69-64 in overtime.
The Liberty Panthers girls' track team scored a total of 156 and 164 points in 15 events to finish in first place, and the boys' team scored 131 and 169 to place second at the squads' first two track meets Feb. 24 and March 3 in Hinesville.
Bradwell's soccer teams were at Jenkins High Friday night where the Lady Tigers won in overtime but the boys lost to the home team.
The Lady Tigers' winning streak began in November.
Maybe Bradwell Institute should play Beach every week in soccer.
Bradwell Institute opened its season at home against Brunswick in a non-region baseball game Tuesday afternoon, but despite an early one-run lead, the Tigers fell, 4-1, to the Pirates.
Liberty County High School freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan participated at the Schuman's National Underclassman Football Combine competition Feb. 19 in Savannah.
Twenty nine perfect wins and one heartbreaking loss ended the Bradwell Lady Tigers' basketball season Tuesday night. The girls hosted McEachern High School for the second round of the state playoffs but lost 50-25 to the Lady Indians whose mere height dominated the Hinesville girls.
Liberty County High School's Matt Desbiens and Patrick McDonald each launched three-run home runs Monday at Bryan County High School, but the Redskins came back in extra innings to win, 9-8.
Bradwell's golf team took another second-place finish Wednesday in its second match of the season at Cherokee Rose Golf Club in Hinesville.
Long County High School's baseball team began the Region 2-AA portion of its schedule on Tuesday, facing Jeff Davis in Hazelhurst.
Liberty County YMCA Heat swimmer Sandra Scott had what her coach called an "awesome" showing at this year's 14U state swim championships held in Savannah over the weekend.
The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.
The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.
The Low Country Storm, a basketball team representing Liberty and Long counties, recently traveled to Macon to compete in the Summer Slam-Fest Basketball Tournament.
All*Stars banquet planned
It's been long anticipated, but as of Tuesday, Georgia Southern officially became an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.
STATESBORO - Carolyn Riley has rejoined the Georgia Southern women's basketball program as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Vozab announced this week.
The United States' run in the World Cup is over. The Internet's new hero, American goalie Tim Howard, couldn't save the U.S. in the tournament, and the team now is headed back stateside.
Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.
The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.
If you asked most men of a certain age, regardless of race or creed, who helped shape, define them and prepare them for life, many would credit their fathers and mothers - rightly so.
Race honors FDNY