As Major League baseball's spring training begins to hit full stride, this could be a make-or-break year for Long County's Dustin McGowan.
Modeling their team after the successful Lady Tiger basketball squad, the BI girls' soccer team shutout Coffee County 5-0 Friday night at home. The boy Tigers went against a solid Trojan offense but avoided a shutout losing to Coffee 5-1 right after the girls' game.
Last month, four athletes from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo team competed in Fort Oglethorpe, at the Winter Battle VII tournament.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team's quest for a fourth state title came to an abrupt end when the Georgia Independent School Association deemed one of the Highlander players ineligible to play on Monday.
When the Lowndes Lady Vikettes travel to Bradwell today for the first round of the AAAAA state playoffs, they know they have a formidable task in front of them.
Liberty County opened its diamond season with an 8-2 win against Pierce County on Wednesday evening at home.
Looking to defend their championship title against Youth Challenge Academy rival post Fort Gordon, the kids from Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy's basketball team are headed to Augusta on Saturday.
The Wayne County High School baseball team only took three innings to defeat the Long County team this past Monday when the two teams played in Jesup. The 2-AAAA team showed it was the better team on the diamond that day, defeating the 2-AA Blue Tide, 17-0.
Though the 2010-11 basketball season was a long one for the Lady Tide, one bright spot came this past Monday, when the All-Region 2-AA team was announced and Shameka Richardson was given honorable mention distinction.
The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team capped a perfect regular season with a perfect run through the Region 3-AAAAA tournament, holding off Beach, 57-48, on Saturday to claim the tourney title and a No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs.
Bradwell Institute opened the 2011 golf season Monday with a second-place finish at the team's first match at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The Tigers' six-person team was pitted against Long County High School and Claxton High School.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are now in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA Final Four after beating Piedmont Academy, 61-24, on Feb. 16 and defeating Furtah Prep, 44-27, on Saturday.
South East Circuit Rodeo recently held its year-end championship for the 2010 season. This year's event drew cowboys and cowgirls from all over the area and was held at the N.C. Ranch in Long County.
The eighth annual "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant raised approximately $3,000 for the Long County High School baseball team.
Golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.
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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