For the second time in a row, the Liberty track teams earned a first and second place at their home track meet Thursday afternoon.
Though the Long County basketball team lost a heart-breaker 1-0 to the Tattnall County in Reidsville Thursday, coach Brian Thomas was pleased with his team's performance.
Liberty County High School diamond boys held off the Bradwell Tigers baseball team Friday on Panther field. The Panthers won 9-4 in a non-region contest.
Jiu jitsu training
The Long County 4-H archery team recently competed in the fourth annual state indoor archery match in Perry, with one of its competitors taking first place.
The official celebration for the 40th anniversary of Dixie Stables will be March 23 during its 35th annual spring horse show in Allenhurst.
There was a bit of a downpour last Saturday, but that didn't stop the Hinesville Hurricanes from giving local football fans a chance to enjoy some springtime action at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart.
The rain stopped long enough Tuesday for the Bradwell Institute soccer teams to sweep Effingham County in region matchups at Effingham.
With a 72-68 win Feb. 19 against Gordon College in Barnesville, the East Georgia College men's basketball team earned the Georgia College Athletic Association Conference title and home-court advantage in the GCAA playoffs.
Coastal Crew Rebels
For those who hadn't noticed, it's been wet outside. That's played havoc with local high-school sports schedules. Here's a look at what's going on in both Liberty and Long counties.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy claimed another win in the state boys' basketball playoffs Saturday to earn a spot in the Georgia Independent Schools Association final four.
According to national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons, Liberty County High School football player Jeremy Caldwell-Fabergas was among the top wide receivers/tight ends at the 2013 MVP Camp, held last weekend in Valdosta.
Scott's All*Stars held its annual retreat Feb. 23-24 in Hinesville at coach Marcus Scott's house. Players did team-building activities, watched motivational movies, determined goals, learned to tie ties, attended MegaGenesis, practiced basketball and attended Pleasant Grove AME church. Chris' Curbside Grill and Dominos donated food for the retreat.
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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