Team Hinesville weightlifters James Fox, 16, and Jaleel Menifee, 18, won the bronze and silver respectively, at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics held Aug. July 30-31 in New Orleans.
With two weeks to go before Bradwell Institute takes the field in a preseason scrimmage against Liberty County High School, the BI coaches and players are hard at work while trying to beat the summer heat.
The Long County High School softball team is coming off a tough 5-9 regular season in 2010, but that was still good enough to get the Lady Blue Tide into the Region 2-AA playoffs.
The race track in Chatham County will be rocking tonight.
Liberty's 14U traveling baseball team, the Thunder, won its final tournament of the season in Brunswick last weekend. It wasn't easy, but the boys held strong in a three-hour championship game, winning, 9-6, in extra innings. The boys finished their 2011 season with a combined record of 18-4. The team thanked parents, coaches and Carol Jarrett and Cut Loose Hair Salon for all their work and support.
The South Georgia Basketball League held a championship tournament Sunday at Myers Middle School in Savannah. The South Georgia Kings junior boys took the championship trophy by beating the Savannah Cobras, 57-50. Junior player Richard LeCounte (35) was recognized at the SGBL awards banquet for earning his division's MVP award.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the third annual HAPfan Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.
Saturday was a bad day for the semipro football team from Darlington, S.C.
Scott's All-Stars held their second annual awards banquet July 22 to honor the players' academic and athletic accomplishments.
Adrien Vakerics has played soccer as long as he can remember. The past four years he's been a starter on the varsity squad at Liberty County High School.
Liberty County High School is gearing up for the 2011 season by competing in 7-on-7 passing league competition. In the photo a LCHS receiver jumps for a catch against Telfair High School during workouts held July 21. The Courier will provide weekly coverage on all the local high schools as they pursue winning seasons and bids into the state playoffs. Schedules, season outlooks, interviews with coaches and players and more will be featured in the annual football sections so fans can be armed with the latest information on Liberty, Bradwell and Long County high schools before the season begins.
New Long County High School football coach Ronald Flott met with his team's parents Tuesday to provide information about the upcoming year.
Looking to hold on to their undefeated record, the Hinesville Hurricanes (3-0) will host the Darlington Warriors (1-1) Saturday night at 7 in Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
As the summer winds down, the Long County High School softball team has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.
The 100 plus degree heat didn't stop the Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team from battling it out in a tournament last weekend. But the Thunder fell short in the championship game against a team made up of players from Wayne County and Brunswick. Coach Ricky Cross and Pat Sammons said they were still proud of the team's second-place finish, adding their players never caved in and played with tremendous determination and heart. "They never quit or felt they were out of a game," Sammons said.
Bradwell Institute's Lady Tiger basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, 31-30 loss to Ware County in the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament game Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School.
Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament after beating Hephzibah, 66-47, Tuesday at Butler High School in Augusta.
The Liberty County Panther soccer teams opened up their regular season Tuesday by hosting Pierce County on a frigid evening at Donell Woods Stadium.
The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their programs' second seasons in style Monday in Ludowici.
Bradwell Institute's football coaching staff hosted a banquet to honor its 2013 football team Monday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
Bradwell Institute split its games Saturday at Jenkins High in Savannah to finish out the regular season.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team won each of its most recent Region 2-AA showdowns.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team on Monday advanced into the Region 2-AA tournament by defeating Toombs County, 35-31, in Lyons.
The Hinesville Hurricanes claimed a 36-6 win over the Valdosta Tigers on Saturday on Fort Stewart.
Long County High School held its senior night last Thursday for graduating students who participated in the basketball program.
Good friends and former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander soccer teammates Kelsey Higgason and Brooke Standard on Friday penned their names to soccer scholarships to play for Armstrong Atlantic State University. The girls signed during separate ceremonies at their respective high schools.
Bradwell Institute honored its senior basketball players Friday night, just before the Tiger teams took to the court and swept the Groves Rebels. The Lady Tigers won, 54-19, while the BI boys soared in the second half to pull away for a 61-54 victory.
The McIntosh County basketball teams on Thursday traveled to Ludowici, where they beat both Blue Tide squads. Though the Long County boys and girls played well, they were outmatched by Darien's top 20 ranked teams. The Blue Tide lost 70-56, and the Lady Tide lost 56-31.
Allenhurst City Councilman James Willis is somewhat quiet when it comes to his recent accomplishment. Willis bowled a perfect 300 and a three-game series of 801 on Feb. 1, during the Friday night league's team competitions at Marne Lanes.
Liberty County High School's former standout football player Raekwon McMillan earned one last local accolade before starting his college career as an Ohio State Buckeye.