Liberty County High School's game at No. 5-ranked Statesboro has been moved up to Thursday night. Kick off also was moved up to 7 p.m. to accommodate playing on a school night. The game is the Region 3A-AAAA opener for both teams. Both the Blue Devils and Panthers are 5-1. "We can't make any mistakes against a team like Statesboro," Panthers coach Kirk Warner said. "We know what they've got, we know what they bring and we just have to be ready for them."
The Sunbury 5K had the largest turnout in its three-year history Saturday as 170 runners competed for prizes and raised money for the American Diabetes Association and the Wounded Warriors Project.
Long County High School fell 34-21 to Bacon County on Friday during homecoming night in Alma.
Youth from all over the state came out Sept. 29 for the seventh annual Shawnee McGowan Junior Rodeo at the NC Ranch in Long County.
Competitors from all over the state took part in the Long County Recreation Department mud bog Sept. 29 in Ludowici.
Liberty County High School overcame penalties and turnovers to earn a 37-14 win over Glenn Hills Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.
The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels have been around since 1993, and next Saturday the organization is planning to honor the AAU program that has sent more than 20 players to the collegiate level.
Bradwell Institute is still seeking that elusive first win as Jenkins edged out a 26-14 victory at Memorial Stadium Friday night. In Bacon County, the Long County Blue Tide managed to keep things close but the Raiders were able to enjoy their homecoming night with a 34-21 win.
The Bradwell Lady Tigers' volleyball team split victories last week, falling to Glynn Academy in two sets (25-13, 25-14) and defeating host Richmond Hill in two sets (25-23, 25-21). BI's volleyball coach DeAndre Davis said he was pleased with the girls' overall performance but added mistakes and a lack of communication on the court hurt his team.
Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute held their homecoming games earlier than usual this season. On Sept, 21, Cynthia Kornegay, Liberty's 2011 homecoming queen passed the tiara to this year's queen Janelle Stokes. During Bradwell's Sept. 28 game against Cross Creek the Tigers crowned Tiger football player Khalil Harris as their homecoming king and Alaitra McGrone was named homecoming queen.
It was a tense first quarter as the Glenn Hills Spartans marched down the field during the first quarter and scored to take a quick 8-0 lead. But the big Cats pinned their ears back tied the game a short while later and then went on to pound the Spartans 37-14 at Donell Woods Stadium. The win gives the Liberty team a 5-1 record as they prep for their region game next week at Statesboro.
Currently 4-1, the Liberty County Panthers would like to earn a win before facing Statesboro next week in their Region 3A-AAAA opener.
The Bradwell Tigers will have to tighten their chin straps as they face a 3-1 Jenkins team at 7:30 tonight at Memorial Stadium in Savannah.
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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