First Coast Tae Kwon Do took home 17 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals for the overall lead in the 2011 Liberty Tae Kwon Do Championship on Saturday.
Liberty County's sixth annual tae kwon do tournament drew more than 100 participants, but a select few in attendance made the event extra special for organizer and coach Grand Master Rafael Medina.
The Long County High School football team lost its ninth game of the year Friday, falling 28-0 to Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.
New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, a Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute star, picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass in Sunday's 25-17 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guyton stepped in front of a pass at the Steelers' 26-yard line and ran it back to the 9. That set up Tom Brady's pass to Deon Branch for the Patriots' only touchdown of the first half. It's Guyton's third NFL career interception.
It's been 12 years since Bradwell Institute's last Region 3-AAAAA cross country championship, but the drought is over. Wednesday morning the Tigers competed in the region championship at Savannah Country Day and had a stellar showing. Not only did the boys win by a large margin but they had four members named to the All-Region team and three school records were broken. According to BI coach Brian Williams, eight of the 14 kids competing ran personal best times.
The Tigers played tough defense against Groves High on Friday night at Olvey Field. But Juwan Johnson found just enough daylight to score on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter, and that gave the Rebels all points they needed in a 6-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
Liberty County High School lost another hard fought battle on Friday, falling 21-14 to Glynn Academy in Brunswick.
It's been a tough season for Long County High School's football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.
Joy McCork and Bobby Kindley were the winners of the signed New England Patriots jerseys benefiting Team Brandon. The two were awarded their jerseys during halftime of Friday's game. McCork won the signed Tom Brady jersey and Kindley won the jersey of former BI Tiger Gary Guyton. Team Brandon is raising funds to support Brandon Hellgren, son of Bradwell Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, in his fight against leukemia. McCork and Kindley are pictured with Andrew Hellgren, Brandon Hellgren, coach Rhett Hellgren and Bradwell Principal Scott Carrier. The school and football boosters sold 308 tickets, raising $3,080.
Bradwell's defense held strong but Groves managed to score on a four yard run for the lone touchdown in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Tonight was the final game for the Tigers who end the regular season with a bye week next Friday.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers will host the Groves Rebels tonight at Olvey Field in the team's final game of 2011.
If the past three years are any indication, tonight's game featuring the Liberty County Panthers at Glynn Academy likely will come down to the wire.
Former Liberty County High School Panthers running back Roderick Jones will be playing in Jacksonville this weekend.
The Long County High School football team has another tough game tonight when the Tide face Tattnall County on the road.
Former Liberty County basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae started their college careers last season with Brown scoring points for the University of Miami and McRae making the plays at the University of Tennessee.
Two local opposing football players have decided to play on the same college team.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dropped their home games Tuesday to Effingham County.
Bradwell's soccer teams lost their scrimmage games Tuesday against Wayne County at home.
In his first signing class as Georgia Southern's head coach, and the Eagles' first class as a Football Bowl Subdivision program, Willie Fritz focused on the trenches.
Former Richmond Hill High School football coach Lyman Guy didn't mince words when asked why he left a program he'd turned into a Savannah-area powerhouse to take the job as head coach and athletic director at Toombs County, a school that competes in a smaller classification.
It was a hostile environment Monday for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, but one that the Highlander boys' basketball team was not about to back down from.
The Long County boys' and girls' basketball teams both lost Friday at Metter in region action.
The Hinesville Hurricanes semiprofessional football team will host the Valdosta Tigers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Youth Services Football Field on Fort Stewart.
Liberty County High School swept a doubleheader with Bradwell on Saturday at LCHS.
NEW YORK - Georgia Southern Eagles Jerick McKinnon and Lavelle Westbrooks have received invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to gseagles.com.
Players needed for alumni football games
The big cats battled Friday night as the Bradwell Institute Tigers hosted the Richmond Hill Wildcats for a Region 3-AAAAA showdown. The Lady Tigers fell, 47-37, and the Bradwell boys edged out the Wildcats, 65-63, at the buzzer.
The Liberty County High School boys ended a two-game losing streak Friday, beating the South Effingham Mustangs, 86-80.
The Long County Middle School boys basketball team recently won the 8th grade Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by beating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in Jesup.
Players needed for alumni football game