STATESBORO - Georgia Southern volleyball player Moriah Bellissimo was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and men's soccer player Aleksandar Tomic earned Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.
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With more Bowl Championship Series Division I college offers that can be counted on two hands and both feet, Liberty County Panther football player Raekwon McMillan has been one of the most coveted linebackers hailing from our area this past year.
The visiting Statesboro Blue Devils faced a determined Liberty County baseball team Friday. However, the home team fell short, 7-4, and dropped its third straight to the Blue Devils.
The Long County baseball team just keeps rolling along.
The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team will dedicate their next home game, scheduled for April 13, to Child Abuse Awareness month by admitting all children to the game for free.
Several women bowlers from Fort Stewart's MARNE Lanes bowling leagues recently competed in the 57th annual Georgia State USBC Women's Bowling Association Tournament in Augusta.
The Long County Alumni Association recently presented the Lady Tide softball team with a $1,000 check to help pay for new uniforms. Caitlin Wingate and Madalyne Flynn hold the check while surrounded by team members Alyssa Anderson, Samantha Garcia, Katie Estill, Harley Dawson, Brittany Smiley, Kaylyn McEwin, and Faith Morris. Also pictured are booster club members Kelly Wingate, Diana Anderson and Lynn McNeal.
In previous years, a loss against Camden County would be a blow to the Bradwell Tigers' region record.
Bradwell institute's Lady Tiger track team placed second out of eight teams March 30 at the Statesboro High Relays.
The Long County High School baseball team continued to roll with a decisive 11-5 victory over Atkinson County on Tuesday in front of a large crowd in Ludowici.
The Long County High School soccer program got a glimpse Tuesday of where the team hopes to be when they faced Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent's Academy.
Turnovers proved costly as the Hinesville Hurricanes took their first loss of the season last Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville, falling to the Georgia Pirates, 34-8.
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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