For the third consecutive year, the Hinesville Fire Department will host a golf tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Long County High School lost, 27-21, in overtime to Southeast Bulloch on Friday, the second time in as many weeks the Blue Tide nearly pulled out a comeback win.
Long County High School's softball team lost its third straight game on Thursday, falling, 15-6, to Pierce County in a Region 2-AA contest.
Bradwell Institute football coach Jim Walsh Jr. isn't the only one who thinks feeder systems will level the playing field for high school sports teams.
It took a mere three minutes for the Liberty County Panthers (1-1) to set the tone and earn their first of four touchdowns Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium as they rolled to a 28-0 victory against the visiting McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers (0-2). It was their second victory against the Bucs in nine matchups.
Despite perfect weather conditions Friday night, the football game between Bradwell Institute and Charlton County was sloppy. The teams combined for 38 penalties for 336 yards in a non-region contest that lasted 3 hours, 10 minutes at Olvey Field.
Candace Blair had just told her Bradwell Institute teammates, "We got this," before she took her at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning and smacked a one-run homer over the center-field fence.
The Long County High School softball team continued to struggle in its region on Tuesday, losing to Appling County, 12-0, in Baxley.
The folks at Veterans' Stadium were on their feet as the Long County Blue Tide scored a touchdown with two seconds left on the clock, forcing overtime Friday night. Blue Tide football coach Ronald Flott was playing against the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch, where he used to coach, and the score was tied, 21-21, at the end of regulation.
Walker Middle School defender Thomas Watts deflects a pass intended for a Yellow Jackets receiver in Wednesday's 28-15 loss against Martha Puckett in Jesup. Brandon Scott and Tanner Brant scored touchdowns for the Wildcats. The contest was the first regular-season game for Walker Middle School. The team's next game is Sept. 7, when they travel to Waycross to take on Ware County at 5 p.m.
Liberty County hosted McIntosh County Academy and sent them home with a goose egg defeating the Buccaneers 28-0. Within the first three minutes of the game senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton rushed for 95 yards and a touch down. Thronton had 3 touchdowns before resting out in the fourth quarter. The final touchdown came from Andre Haggray on a 5 yard run. The Panther defense was led by Raekwon McMillan, Melvin King Anthony Dabson and Rodney Goffney.
After dropping a game against Americus-Sumter last week at Donell Woods Stadium, the Liberty County Panthers have another chance to defend their home turf tonight when they host McIntosh Academy.
After putting a 41-6 whipping on Brantley County last week, Class A powerhouse Charlton County comes to Olvey Field tonight to face Bradwell Institute.
It was a long time in coming, but Bradwell Institute on Tuesday afternoon finally defeated Jenkins, 7-5, in a softball game to improve to 1-1 in Region 3-AAAAA.
The Blue Tide play their first home game under head coach Ron Flott tonight. Perhaps appropriately, it's against Flott's old team, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there were regulation changes in the number of available days to take deer of either sex, depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning today.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - This holiday season, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is offering holiday gifts including lifetime licenses and recreational passes.
The Altamaha Riverkeeper last week gave notice to Rayonier Inc. of its intent to file suit against the company for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act. The violations relate to ongoing effluent discharges into the Altamaha River from the Rayonier Performance Fibers plant in Jesup.
For the first time in his University of Tennessee career, Midway native Jordan McRae has been named the Southeastern Conference men's basketball player of the week, according to utsports.com.
Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan is one of five high-school finalists for the 29th annual Butkus Award, which honors the nation's top football linebackers, according to a news release issued by the Butkus Foundation and the National College Football Awards Association.
Five new members will be inducted to the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame during its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Liberty County Recreation Department. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold the night of the event.
Both Bradwell basketball teams had an early reason to give thanks when they beat McIntosh County Academy in overtime Tuesday for their first wins of the season.
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.