Saturday's Long County recreation department baseball and softball clinic in Ludowici got off and running - literally.
The team of Jordan Roberson, Ben Floyd, Kris Brinker and John Floyd claimed first place at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual Chamber Golf Classic on April 26 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.
FPCA Highlanders lost, 7-6, to Trinity Christian School Wednesday, closing the door on a chance to get into regional playoffs.
One day after the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team clinched a spot in the Georgia Independent School Association's state final four, the Highlander boys followed suit with a 7-1 win over Valwood Christian on Saturday in Valdosta.
Athletes from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute competed in this past weekend's track and field sectional qualifiers in Statesboro, with several earning trips to the state Olympics.
Six graduating players on the Long County High School baseball team were recognized last week during Senior Night.
Liberty County's new girls' basketball team, the Low Country Storm, recently went 2-2 in its first tournament.
Scott's All*Stars seventh-grade basketball team last week went 2-0 to win a tournament it hosted at the Liberty County YMCA.
College/high-school summer-league tryouts will be from 5:30-8 p.m. May 7 at Faith Baptist Christian Academy.
The fifth annual Run Across Georgia - Run for the Heroes, will take place May 22-26 and kick off on Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.
5-on-5 basketball tournament set
First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls soccer coach Tom Sukaratana paced the sidelines, guiding his team through the motions as it played Terrell Academy on Friday in the Georgia Independent School Association state quarterfinals at St. James Sports Field.
A friendly soccer competition between Bradwell Institute and neighboring Long County High School resulted in a shutout sweep for the BI teams Tuesday at Olvey Field.
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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