Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.
Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.
Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.
As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.
Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.
The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.
It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.
For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has fallen only once so far this year. That loss was in the preseason scrimmage against Bradwell.
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2011, we'll take a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of year, starting with the Bradwell Tigers' baseball team. In 2011, the Tigers had what coach Rhett Hellgren called their best season ever, finishing 16-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys made it to the first round of the state playoffs. The coach said the best experience he had was the 12-2 win in six innings against Jenkins High.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the season Saturday with a 67-56 victory over Appling County in Baxley.
Five former Liberty County athletes were honored and inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening for their contributions in football, basketball, baseball and track.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior point guard T'era Alston had 10 assists and scored 11 points as the FPCA girls' basketball team throttled Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy, 51-15, on Thursday night at the St. James Sports Center.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club named former Liberty County basketball player and current Tennessee star Jordan McRae on its preseason top-50 list, according to utsports.com.
The end of high-school football's regular season came last week, and while Liberty County will see some action in the playoffs, all three local prep teams did well statistically - with some even climbing the state rankings.
Long County seniors who participate in cross-country, band and cheerleading and were recognized last Thursday prior to the football team's final game.
Eleven Liberty County Recreation Department Sports Taekwondo athletes earned medals in 12 divisions at the 2013 LCRD Sports Taekwondo Championships last weekend at the Shuman Center in Hinesville.
In Sunday's Coastal Courier it was reported the Bradwell Tigers beat the Knights, 38-13. The Tigers played the Groves Rebels. The Courier regrets the error.
Basketball coach Simon Steele is hosting a basketball camp from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville.
Georgia Southern forced overtime after trailing Miami by double digits in the second half Monday, but eventually fell, 81-80, in Coral Gables, Fla.
Senior, five-star recruit Raekwon McMillan put on his 2014 Under-Armour All-American football jersey during a ceremony at Liberty County High School Friday morning.
Friday morning, Raekwon McMillan was in the spotlight as he received his Under-Armour All-American jersey.
Bradwell Institute ended its first season with head coach Adam Carter with a 38-13 win over Groves High Friday night in Garden City.
For more than 42 minutes Thursday night, Long County held its own against Metter High School (7-3), even nearly taking the lead at one point, but with less than 6 minutes in regulation the Tigers scored twice to pull out a 14-0 win.
Four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers were selected when softball coaches representing Region 3-AAAA met in Statesboro Wednesday to pick the All-Region players.
Bradwell stomped out the Groves Rebels winning their final regular season game 38-13 in Garden City Firday night.
The Liberty County Panthers had to beat South Effingham to have any chance for the postseason - and they did.
Former Georgia Southern and NFL running back Adrian Peterson worked hard throughout his childhood growing up in the rural area of Alachu, Fla.