There's no shortage of honors Linda Stephens has earned in her archery career. However, there's one big one out there yet - and within reach.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer coach Tom Sukaratana received the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA girls' soccer coach of the year award Wednesday during the GISA Annual Banquet at the King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island.
The 16U Coastal Crew Rebels posted a 4-2 record this week at the AAU basketball Super Showcase in Orlando.
The Scott's All-Stars sixth-grade basketball team finished with a 4-2 record at the national tournament July 12-15 in Hampton, Va.
Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman was one of 48 University of Georgia student athletes named to the 2011-12 Southeastern Conference first-year academic honor roll.
Q: Jan and Babs are playing in their ladies Tuesday blitz. On the fourth hole, both players hit their ball on the green. Babs asks Jan to mark her ball and move it one club head to the left so that Jan's marker will not be in her putting line to the hole. Jan does so, and Babs putts her ball into the hole. Jan replaces her ball and prepares to putt.
The Liberty County Recreation Department's Junior All-Star baseball team almost added a huge honor to its growing trophy case.
Cameron Eason of Hinesville is only 7 years old, but he just made his lifelong dream come true.
Coach Shane Smith said he feels like a proud papa.
Local figure competitor Tiffany Morgan placed fifth in the open figure division class F at the 2012 National Physique Committee Team Universe competition July 6-7 in Teaneck, New Jersey.
According to a news report, Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan was unable to attend the University of Georgia's Dawg Night because he had a dental appointment.
Scott's All-Stars fifth-grade basketball team placed second in pool play and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the championship bracket at the AAU Nationals, held July 1-4 in Hampton, Va.
The Miner League Prospects of Pooler, a 16U traveling baseball team, took first place at the Fun in the Sun tourney, held July 7-8 in Lexington, S.C. Two players, Chris Nunn and Morgan Crean, also play baseball at Bradwell Institute.Team members are, front row, from left: Chris Nunn, Trey Shuman, Stephen Carroll, Michael Teston, Chaise Parker and Austin Thomas. Back row, from left: Chandler Newman, Cameron Medlin, Justin Henle, Randy Giles, Morgan Crean, Carlton Redding, Stone Parsons and coach Tony Miner.
The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels finished 4-1 at the AAU Super Showcase this past week in Orlando.
It's the little school that can.
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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