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.
Charlton County used its passing game to effectively pull away from the Bradwell Tigers in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Indian quarterback Trae Harrington had ample time in the pocket to pick his receivers, gaining 317 passing yards in the Indians' 38-25 win over Bradwell.
Liberty County High School stands at 3-0 for the first time since 2009, when the Panthers made it to the second round of the AAA playoffs. The boys beat Sol. C Johnson High School, 40-20, on Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.
Penalties and turnovers only helped the visiting Charlton County Indians as they defeated Bradwell Institute 38-25 at Ovley Field Friday night. Indian quarterback Trae Harrington tossed for 317 passing yards and the Indians earned five first downs due to Tiger penalties.
Johnson High School made a last minute effort in Thursday's football game at Liberty County High School. But the Panther defense stayed strong giving the Liberty team their third win in a row, pounding the Atom Smashers 40-20.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy will have its first home game of their season when it plays Curtis Baptist at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers will host Charlton County at 7:30 tonight on Olvey Field, looking for a 2-1 start for the season.
After facing the ninth-ranked 2-AA team in the state last week, one would think Long County would have an easier opponent this week.
All good things must come to an end, and on Monday the Long County High School softball team's five-game win streak was halted by McIntosh County.
Bradwell played three great innings Tuesday before Glynn Academy found its groove.
Fun-shoot fundraiser set
Bradwell Institute's softball team rolled to a 17-4 win in four innings over the Statesboro High Blue Devils on Monday in Hinesville.
The Long County High School softball team kept rolling last week, winning their fifth game in a row by defeating Region 2-AA foe St. Vincent's Academy, 12-4, Friday in Ludowici.
Three seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels basketball players attended the Atlanta Regional Phenom camp Aug. 31-Sept. 2. And one young Rebel player earned an invitation to participate in the National Phenom Camp.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior-varsity and varsity cross-country teams competed at the David Emmanuel Academy meet Tuesday and placed well in their respective divisions.