Annual dice run set for Saturday
Liberty County High School football player Taishon Walls signed a letter of intent to play football at Tuskegee University. The Panther defensive tackle signed today which is 2013 National Signing Day across the nation. He was flanked by his family and friends during the brief ceremony which took place at the school's media center. Read the complete story in the next edition of the Coastal Courier.
It was a big game Saturday for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team as it traveled to St. Simons Island. The Highlanders beat rival Frederica Academy earlier this season, but it was at their home court at the St. James Sports Center. This time, they would have to beat the Knights in a hostile environment.
Two First Presbyterian Christian Academy swim teams placed in the top 11 of their divisions Saturday at the Georgia independent School Association state meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Several local football players got the opportunity to play the game one last time at the high-school level at the annual War of the Border on Saturday in Folkston.
The Long County High School senior basketball players and cheerleaders were honored during Senior Night last Friday during their game against Metter at LCHS.
The first time the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team played at Brentwood this season, the Highlanders fell, 69-67, in Sandersville.
Bradwell Institute swept the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday night on its home court.
Long County's Josh Berry led the way with 24 points as the Blue Tide defeated Metter, 62-54, Friday in Ludowici.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team was outscored 16-8 in the fourth quarter Friday to lose to Metter, 38-31, in Ludowici.
The National Junior College Athletic Association named former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball player Jordan Johnson the men's basketball player of the week for Jan. 21-27.
Tryout for GSU
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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