Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.
Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.
Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.
As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.
Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.
The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.
It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.
For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has fallen only once so far this year. That loss was in the preseason scrimmage against Bradwell.
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2011, we'll take a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of year, starting with the Bradwell Tigers' baseball team. In 2011, the Tigers had what coach Rhett Hellgren called their best season ever, finishing 16-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys made it to the first round of the state playoffs. The coach said the best experience he had was the 12-2 win in six innings against Jenkins High.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the season Saturday with a 67-56 victory over Appling County in Baxley.
Five former Liberty County athletes were honored and inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening for their contributions in football, basketball, baseball and track.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior point guard T'era Alston had 10 assists and scored 11 points as the FPCA girls' basketball team throttled Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy, 51-15, on Thursday night at the St. James Sports Center.
Long County lost to McIntosh County Academy, 45-24, Friday in Darien.
Scott's All*Stars went 2-1 Oct. 26 to finish second for the CASA Fall League in Augusta.
Tennessee guard and Midway native Jordan McRae is a candidate for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate basketball, according to UTsports.com.
Long County High School Athletic Director Karen Swindell and Principal Scotty Hattaway recently accepted the 2013 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.
When Aaron Murray decided to come back to Georgia as a fifth-year senior he gave Mark Richt sustained senior leadership.
Liberty will host a strong South Effingham team tonight for its final home game and a chance to play into the AAAA state playoffs.
The Long County High School football team tonight faces an old nemesis as the Blue Tide takes on McIntosh County in Darien.
Bradwell Institute first-year head cross-country coach Sean Redmond said his team is ready for the Region 3-AAAAA meet Friday in Richmond Hill - with an eye toward next week's state meet.
Led by a combined seven touchdowns from Vanda Vereen Jr. and Brendon Scott, the Long County High School football team on Friday decisively beat Jeff Davis High School, 47-14, in Ludowici.
Wayne County's strong offensive drives in the first half Friday led to a 21-12 win over Liberty County in Jesup to put a crimp in the Panthers' postseason hopes.
According to race organizer Patrick Boyle, the fourth annual Sunbury 5K race, held Oct. 5, was the most successful to date in terms of fundraising efforts.
Bradwell Institue lost a Region 3-AAAAA contest falling to Richmond Hill 28-14 during the Tigers' senior night game at Olvey Field. Tiger Hubert Anderson scored both touchdowns on runs of 5 and 2 yards. Robert Miller was 2-for-2 on the extra point kicks.
Roughly 19 seniors will be honored tonight as the Bradwell Tigers host the Richmond Hill Wildcats for senior night game on Olvey Field.
Liberty County High School has another tough battle tonight as the 6-1 Panthers take on the 6-1 Wayne County Yellow Jackets in Jesup.
Long County High School takes on Jeff Davis High School tonight in a 2-AA Region matchup.