Eighth-grade basketball tourney
The season isn't over, but one local baseball player is already planning for the next level.
The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams continue to play well in their inaugural season, by adding wins to each of their records.
Former Liberty County high School baseball player Trey Sikes was this week's league leader in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association for hitters.
Bradwell Institute's girls track team finished second out of eight teams and the BI boys placed fourth out of 10 teams at the Ware County High School Swamp Relays in Waycross March 16.
The Long County High School baseball team snapped a three game losing streak Tuesday, defeating Vidalia High School on the road.
In its third year of men's basketball, the East Georgia State College Bobcats made to the third round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament. The Bobcats were eliminated by undefeated Spartanburg Methodist College, 75-68, Thursday.
The Highlander diamond boys are on point in making a run for the Georgia Independent School Association Class 2-AA Region playoffs.
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It was a must-win for the Bradwell Institute boys soccer team Tuesday when they hosted Groves High at Olvey Field. Needing the win to make a run for the region playoffs, the boys beat the Rebels, 10-0, in a game shortened by the score rule
Both the Long County boys and girls soccer teams beat Bryan County Tuesday in Pembroke.
One hundred sixty-two schools competed at the Bob Hayes Invitational on Saturday, and the Liberty County High School tracksters placed in several events.
The Long County High School track-and-field team recently competed in its first meet of the year at Tattnall County, bringing home seven firsts.
The Liberty County Lady Panthers played well and hit hard Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to overcome South Effingham.
The Long County Middle School football team on Wednesday won its first game of the season by beating Pierce County Middle School, 22-16, in Blackshear in a battle that went down to the last possession of the game.
The No. 22-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles will look to bounce back from defeat when they face The Citadel at 1 p.m. Saturday in Statesboro.
Liberty County High School held out long enough to earn a 21-19 win over Glenn Hills on Friday in Augusta. The narrow victory came in a game in which the Panthers made costly errors that the Spartans scored on.
For the second time this season, LaGrange College sophomore wide receiver and Bradwell alum Marsalis Jackson was named the USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, according to lagrangepanthers.com.
Scott's All*Stars recently awarded its sixth scholarship for $200 to Michael Farrior.
In Samford's 44-34 win on Saturday over Georgia Southern, five of its 71 plays - passes of 74, 83, 69 and 58 yards, and a 50-yard run - accounted for 334 yards.
STATESBORO - "Cheerleader for a Day," which allows girls and boys ages 4-14 to learn cheers and chants from the Georgia Southern cheerleaders, will be Saturday at Paulson Stadium for the Eagles' game against The Citadel.
Bradwell Tigers head coach Adam Carter's halftime speech was limited to explaining that it was time his players learned to win, and the Tigers heeded his advice, rallying for 24, second-half points, and a 45-32 Region 3-AAAAA win over Jenkins.
For the first half of regulation, it appeared the Liberty County High School football team had the game tucked away.
Liberty County High School's softball team won the best of three series against Burke County in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs Thursday afternoon.
The Long County High School softball team's season ended Thursday with a tough loss to Bryan County.
The Bradwell Tigers play their second Region 3-AAAAA game of the season at 7:30 tonight when they host Jenkins for their homecoming game on Olvey Field.
The Liberty County football team travels tonight to Augusta to face off against the Glenn Hills Spartans at 7:30.