Looking to add another first to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's growing list of sports accomplishments, the Lady Highlanders volleyball team won its first state playoff match on Monday, beating Bethlehem Christian Academy, 3-2 (27-25, 25-27, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12).
Friday was homecoming for Long County High School, and a large crowd came out to see if the Blue Tide could hold their own against the state-ranked Appling County Pirates.
For a few seconds on Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium, it looked as if Liberty County High School was going to pull out a last-minute win over Wayne County in a Region 2A-AAAA showdown that both teams had to win.
Bradwell Institute softball player Barbara Rego was chosen to participate in the Georgia Dugout Club All State Games in Columbus Nov. 11-12, at the South Commons Olympic Softball Complex. Rego was chosen along with other nominated players based on submitted nomination forms from coaches, statistics and a selection committee comprised of area coaches.
Long County High School fell 38-8 to Appling County on the gridiron Friday night in Ludowici.
Late in the fourth quarter senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton picked up a one-hopper from a punt and dashed for 70 yards on what appeared to be the game winning touchdown against Wayne County High at Donell Woods tonight.
The rivalry started out as preseason scrimmages over the past few years, but the battle between Liberty County and Wayne County turned into a Region 2-AAAA fight last season.
Bradwell Institute will play under the big lights tonight at Grayson Stadium in Savannah against an old rival and coach Jim Walsh's alma mater, Benedictine.
It's been a rough season for the local football teams, and while it's easy for the fans to point fingers and place blame, they need to remember the kids that play the game still need our support.
Some football programs attempt to schedule easier opponents for their annual homecoming games. That can't be said for Long County this year as the Blue Tide take on highly ranked Appling County tonight.
When First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state soccer tournament Saturday at the St. James Sports Center, there was plenty of drama as FPCA sent the game into overtime.
Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his first touchdown of this season, helping the Shorter University Hawks to a 30-13 win over Belhaven on Saturday.
The Long County High School football team lost another close game on Friday, this time to the Brantley County Herons by a score of 32-26.
The stadium was filled with several alumni classes who were on hand for the Tigers' homecoming game against Jenkins on Friday, but the Warriors were bent on spoiling the evening as they rolled to a 31-5 victory at Olvey Field.
It was anyone's game during the first quarter as Liberty County took on Ware County on Friday night in Waycross. But the Gators are ranked sixth in Class AAAA for a reason and quickly gained control to beat the Panthers, 47-6.
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.
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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.