BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Q: Larry and Moe are playing the third hole at Sapelo Hammock. Moe hits his ball toward the lateral water hazard on the right side of the fairway. He finds his ball outside of the hazard but resting next to the red lateral water-hazard stake. Larry says, "Tough luck - you have to play the ball without moving the stake." Is Larry correct?
Former BI, Liberty players sought
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy middle-school boys' basketball team won the championship game at the Thanksgiving Throwdown this past weekend at Walker Middle School in Ludowici.
With only two players returning from last season's 2-10 team, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' basketball squad will be learning the ropes again this season.
Liberty County High School girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly said she has an unusual predicament this season.
BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Part 1 - Beyond the Friday Night Lights is an original series by Bradwell Institute assistant coach John Wood that explores the roles of all the different areas and roles that go into a Friday night high-school football game. It examines the continuing change in the coaching profession, increasing pressure on the trainers, how the booster clubs assist the teams, and finally what goes into the preparation of kickers.
The regular season kicks off Saturday for the Long County boys' basketball team as the Blue Tide travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County.
YMCA basketball registration: Registration for YMCA youth basketball for children age 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.
The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.
The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.
With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.
Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.
Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League
First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.
PORTAL - After 12 innings, a strong start and heroic comebacks, the Liberty County Panthers lost a game Wednesday by walking in a run.
The Long County Middle School soccer team became the first squad in the county's history to win a region championship by defeating Martha Puckett, 2-1, on March 29 in Jesup.
Bradwell Institute's baseball team recalled how Effingham County shut them down, 13-0, when the teams battled in a Region 3-AAAAA contest March 10.
The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday took on a strong Jeff Davis squad in Ludowici, and though the Blue Tide kept the game close, the Yellow Jackets won, 6-4.
Bradwell Institute's boys' and girls' teams fell at Windsor Forest last Friday.
Both Long County High School soccer teams on Monday fell to ranked teams during Region 2-AA action in Savannah.
The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team finished second in a tournament last month in Charlotte.
Former Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillan continues to impress at Ohio State University's spring practice in Columbus, Ohio.
NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN on Tuesday released six ESPNU telecasts featuring Sun Belt teams for this upcoming football season, including a pair of games at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.
Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team split its recent games.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior-varsity soccer teams both did well this season. The Highlander boys went 10-0 for the year. The girls were 7-1, but recorded five shutout wins.
The Long County High School soccer teams on Thursday split their games at Vidalia, with the boys winning, 4-1, and the girls losing, 1-0.
Former Bradwell Tiger offensive lineman Ulrick John always has wanted the opportunity to play professional football. And in the past couple of months, he has been working hard to make that dream a reality.