Throughout the sports world four raised fingers is the universal sign that players, coaches and fans give for the ever-important fourth quarter, the time when games are believed to be won or lost.
If numbers amount to success, Bradwell Institute may be on its way to diamond greatness.
GUYTON - Statesboro dug out of an early hole and hung on late to earn a win over Liberty County on Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.
The Long County High School baseball team closed out last season on a winning note, winning seven of its last nine games to finish 14-12 overall and just miss a spot in the state playoffs.
Bradwell soccer coaches Lindsay Guyett and Tommy Oglesby started voluntary conditioning in November. They say they're starting to see the hard work pay off.
The Lady Tigers already are wearing their new No. 1 ranking pretty well.
Teams that have a strong tradition are even tougher in the postseason. Bradwell Institute ran headlong into both tradition and experience Tuesday night and the result was a 53-36 loss to No. 2 seed Savannah.
Liberty County High School advanced to the quarter finals of the Region 2-AAAA playoffs and was scheduled to play Statesboro on Thursday after defeating South Effingham on Tuesday night in Guyton, 72-39.
With the rain gone and warmer temperatures arriving, it seemed as if spring had finally sprung Wednesday when Bradwell Institute and Liberty County squared off in a baseball scrimmage.
Long County High School honored senior basketball players during the final home game of the 2011 season in Ludowici.
Bradwell Institute locked up the No. 7 seed in the Region 3-AAAAA postseason basketball tournament by routing Islands High, 65-30, on Monday in a play-in game in Savannah.
Bradwell Institute will look to stay perfect tonight when the Lady Tigers (25-0) take on Johnson in the Region 3-AAAAA tourney.
The season is over for the Long County High School girls' basketball team after the Lady Tide fell, 60-35, to Pierce County in the first round of the Region 2-AA tournament Monday in Nahunta.
Ludowici's Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys' basketball team took its eighth consecutive state title in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association after beating Kings Way Christian, 105-61, on Friday and downing Killian Hill, 98-68, on Saturday.
The groundhog didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning two things: Spring is right around the corner and so is baseball.
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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