Team Hinesville weightlifters James Fox, 16, and Jaleel Menifee, 18, won the bronze and silver respectively, at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics held Aug. July 30-31 in New Orleans.
With two weeks to go before Bradwell Institute takes the field in a preseason scrimmage against Liberty County High School, the BI coaches and players are hard at work while trying to beat the summer heat.
The Long County High School softball team is coming off a tough 5-9 regular season in 2010, but that was still good enough to get the Lady Blue Tide into the Region 2-AA playoffs.
The race track in Chatham County will be rocking tonight.
Liberty's 14U traveling baseball team, the Thunder, won its final tournament of the season in Brunswick last weekend. It wasn't easy, but the boys held strong in a three-hour championship game, winning, 9-6, in extra innings. The boys finished their 2011 season with a combined record of 18-4. The team thanked parents, coaches and Carol Jarrett and Cut Loose Hair Salon for all their work and support.
The South Georgia Basketball League held a championship tournament Sunday at Myers Middle School in Savannah. The South Georgia Kings junior boys took the championship trophy by beating the Savannah Cobras, 57-50. Junior player Richard LeCounte (35) was recognized at the SGBL awards banquet for earning his division's MVP award.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the third annual HAPfan Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.
Saturday was a bad day for the semipro football team from Darlington, S.C.
Scott's All-Stars held their second annual awards banquet July 22 to honor the players' academic and athletic accomplishments.
Adrien Vakerics has played soccer as long as he can remember. The past four years he's been a starter on the varsity squad at Liberty County High School.
Liberty County High School is gearing up for the 2011 season by competing in 7-on-7 passing league competition. In the photo a LCHS receiver jumps for a catch against Telfair High School during workouts held July 21. The Courier will provide weekly coverage on all the local high schools as they pursue winning seasons and bids into the state playoffs. Schedules, season outlooks, interviews with coaches and players and more will be featured in the annual football sections so fans can be armed with the latest information on Liberty, Bradwell and Long County high schools before the season begins.
New Long County High School football coach Ronald Flott met with his team's parents Tuesday to provide information about the upcoming year.
Looking to hold on to their undefeated record, the Hinesville Hurricanes (3-0) will host the Darlington Warriors (1-1) Saturday night at 7 in Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
As the summer winds down, the Long County High School softball team has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.
The 100 plus degree heat didn't stop the Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team from battling it out in a tournament last weekend. But the Thunder fell short in the championship game against a team made up of players from Wayne County and Brunswick. Coach Ricky Cross and Pat Sammons said they were still proud of the team's second-place finish, adding their players never caved in and played with tremendous determination and heart. "They never quit or felt they were out of a game," Sammons said.
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.
After dropping four games in a row, the Long County High School football team will try to right its ship tonight in a Region 2-AA contest with Bacon County at 7:30 in Ludowici.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy rescheduled its bye-week and will play Frederica Academy at 7:30 tonight on St. Simons Island.
On Sept. 27, Long County Middle School held its homecoming game, taking on Midway Middle School in Ludowici.
Joseph Martin Elementary second-grader Eboni Underwood recently was in Atlanta to attend a Falcons game, where she got the opportunity to pose with the Falcons' mascot and a few of the team's cheerleaders.
Georgia Southern continues Southern Conference play Saturday by taking on Samford at 3 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.
Alex Hanks struggled mightily last year as Georgia Southern's kicker, but his coach never lost faith in him.
Four Liberty County senior softball players were honored just before taking the field Monday to host South Effingham in the final home game of the regular season.
Despite putting up 14 second-half points and fighting until the final tick of the clock, the Long County High School football team fell to Bryan County, 54-21, on Friday in Pembroke.
The Long County High School softball team on Thursday will begin its quest for a Region 2-AA title and a trip to the state tournament.
Bradwell Institute's Fall Ball varsity baseball team competed in a two-day tournament last weekend in Savannah. The team placed second in the silver division after beating Team Chain Gold, 11-3. That advanced the team into the championship game, where the team lost to Calvary Day, 4-2.
Two local show barns shined at the 42nd annual Southeastern Charity Horse Show, held Sept. 18-21 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Donnie Baggs, son of Ludowici native Nathaniel Baggs, has been seeing plenty of playing time for the highly ranked Texas A&M football team.