Rebounding from their first Region 3B-AAAAA losses Tuesday at Jenkins, Bradwell Institute's basketball teams defeated both Groves squads Friday at home to improve to 5-1 in the region.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy dominated Edmund Burke on Friday with the Lady 'Landers earning their first win of the season, 46-21, and the boys toppling the Spartans, 81-33, in Waynesboro.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team claimed a region win Friday by defeating Atkinson County, 69-52, in Ludowici.
For three quarters Friday, it looked like the Lady Tide was going to secure their second win of the year.
Coastal Crew Rebels coaches meeting
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams suffered their first Region 3B-AAAAA losses of the season Tuesday at Jenkins High School.
A non-region game with the chance for local bragging rights played out Tuesday when Liberty County High School hosted Long County.
In a heated game that had the crowd on its feet and rumbling, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders edged out a 57-50 win against region rival Frederica Academy on Tuesday at St. James Sports Center in Holmestown.
Doubles tournament set at Marne Lanes
Looking more poised than it did Friday against Statesboro, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team had no trouble defeating McIntosh County Academy, 83-71, on Saturday at home.
Long County High School's boys' basketball team went 1-1 during the weekend by beating Metter, 50-47, on Friday on the road and losing to Vidalia, 58-46, Saturday night at home.
In Wayne County, the family of Shaquille Elijah Morgan, 18, attended a quiet ceremony Monday in which several hundred white balloons were released in his honor.
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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