The 8U Merchants baseball team won the Peach State Diamond Sports tournament June 18 in Brunswick.
An open letter to Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel: Dear Dr. Keel, Don't buy into all the hype about FBS football. Georgia Southern is many wonderful things, but a budding BCS power it isn't - and won't be in most of our lifetimes, if ever. And there's nothing at all wrong with that. I suspect that runs contrary to what you're hearing from many who think nothing matters if it isn't thoroughly covered and ...
Many may remember him as the quarterback who led Bradwell Institute to an undefeated regular season in 1979, but Hal Johnson long has had another passion.
Former Long County High School standout Linda Stephens recently was named a collegiate archery All-American as a member of the Georgia Southern University club archery team.
Desmond Brown, Marcus Scott V and Simon Steele attended the 2011 Savannah State University basketball camp June 13-17. According to All-Stars founder Marcus Scott, the camp provided fundamental and individual instructions suited to each camper. The players used the new skills they learned to develop teamwork. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers provide motivational speeches to the audience, Scott said.
Ray Miller's Hedman Husler Hedders National Late Model Series Southern Dirt Tour will return to Oglethorpe Speedway Park at 8 p.m. Friday.
Former Richmond Hill High School standout Kevin Matthews has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers, the club announced Saturday. Details of the contract weren't released, but the Dallas Morning News reported he received a signing bonus of $936,000. Matthews, who went 4-2 with the Wildcats in 2011, was the Rangers top draft pick and the 33rd overall pick in the first-year player draft on June 6.
Former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae scored a game-high 48 points in the opening game of the Pilot Rocky Top League on Wednesday, according to the Maryville Daily Times.
The Barracuda baseball team traveled to Conyers last weekend to win the USSSA Georgia West Division title. The Barracudas went undefeated in the three-day tournament, winning in pool play 9-7, 9-6 and 10-7.
Former Liberty County High School baseball player Aaron Hoffer was one of several East Georgia College players recognized for helping the Bobcats finish a successful debut season.
Liberty County's Metra Walthour will be entering her senior season as a Yellow Jackets basketball player at Georgia Tech and recently discussed her summer workouts, incoming freshmen and the pressure of being captain for a video on ramblinwreck.cstv.com.
Long County's 8U, 10U and 12U recreation league baseball teams recently won 2011 championships.
College of Coastal Georgia Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee" Carlton recently announced the hiring of alumna Jennifer Alfirov as the women's softball head coach.
The Liberty County Thunder baseball team outscored its competition, 34-4, last week to take first place in a recent tournament in Statesboro.
A dozen teams competed in Saturday's Tiger Tee-Off at Cherokee Rose Golf Course, and the tournament went off without a hitch, organizers said.
Liberty County High School's basketball teams each had a split in home games against Jenkins and Richmond Hill.
The Long County boys' basketball team picked up its first win of the season last Friday by downing archrival Wayne County, 54-47, in Ludowici.
Pee-Wee league playoffs
Senior league playoffs
As the basketball season starts up, there are several local high-school graduates to keep an eye on at the collegiate level.
Former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton had to sit out the first game of the season for the North Carolina State Wolfpack due to off-the-field legal trouble. Since then, however, Thornton has picked up where he left off last season and currently leads the Wolfpack team in rushing yards with 606 yards on 127 carries.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Long-time Auburn University at Montgomery men's basketball head coach Larry Chapman of Ludowici recently announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. As a player at Ludowici High School, he was a two-time all-state selection and twice led his team to the state championship tournament.
Riceboro native and WNBA star DeLisha Milton-Jones recently was acquired by the New York Liberty, according to wnba.com.
A boys' basketball game between Liberty County and Bradwell Institute is one of the biggest draws in Hinesville high-school sports.
In a packed-to-capacity Bradwell gym Friday, the Liberty County Lady Panthers went on a big second-half run to get past the Bradwell Lady Tigers, 57-28.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell, 66-25, to Tattnall County in a nonregion contest Friday in Ludowici.
According to utsports.com, former Liberty County High School standout and current Tennessee star Jordan McRae was placed on the 50-man watch list for the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy. McRae made the list along with Volunteer teammate Jarnell Stokes. The list was unveiled Thursday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The misidentification of a large bird flying over Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium 23 years ago led to a 17-acre education center that serves as home for the Eagles' mascot, the American bald eagle, as well as other birds of prey, also called raptors.
Bradwell Institute will open its regular basketball season tonight by hosting crosstown rival Liberty County High School.
Six members of the Long County High School softball team recently were named to the Region 2-AA All-Region team.