The Long County High School baseball team lost, 9-7, to Tattnall County on Friday, but on Monday the Blue Tide bounced back to defeat Claxton High School, 9-6. Both games were played in Ludowici.
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.
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.
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