Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders basketball players Jaquez Motley, JJ Frazier, Aaron Scott and Kirk Hill showcased their talent at the Elite Hoops Showcase on Aug. 13-14 in Birmingham, Ala.
The 2012 AAU season just got started, and already the 15U Liberty Thunder team proved they will be hard to beat. The team finished second in a tournament in Statesboro on Aug. 12-13. Coach Patrick Sammons said it was an accomplishment, considering his 15U team played up a division against 16U teams. The Thunder went 3-1, losing the championship to the Wayne County Rampage. "The boys played well all weekend with great defense and timely hitting," Sammons said.
The Hinesville Hurricanes posted a 36-0 win against the Tri-City Panthers Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.
The Long County High School football team lost its preseason scrimmage 41-14 to Bacon County on Thursday night at Veterans' Stadium in Ludowici.
The Long County High School softball team took first in their bracket in the Tattnall Warrior Blast Tournament last weekend in Reidsville.
Cars lined Highway 84 as fans scrambled for the best seat in the house at Friday night's scrimmage between the Liberty County Panthers and the Bradwell Tigers. The only thing louder than the game announcer was the roar of the crowd as the teams exchanged touchdowns before Liberty took the lead midway through the fourth quarter. Despite a last minute surge by the Tigers' offense, the Panthers went on to win, 14-7.
The Long County High School football team lost a scrimmage to Bacon County on Thursday in Ludowici. Playing in front of the hometown fans, the Blue Tide lost, 41-14, to the Red Raiders. Pictured above, Long County's Armondo Toledo takes the handoff to run for a big chunk of yards against Bacon County. Pick up Wednesday's edition of the Courier to read a full story on the game. For more photos, go to www.coastalcourier.com.
On Wednesday, the Long County High School softball team lost its first 2-AA Region game of the season to McIntosh County.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity soccer team started playing last weekend, and the Highlander boys are off to a good start.
Get the seat cushions ready and drag them out to Donell Woods Stadium tonight. The high school football season kicks off with a scrimmage between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute at 7 p.m.
Dusting off the dirt and getting by a rough first inning is exactly what the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers needed to get their first win of the softball season. On Tuesday afternoon visiting Statesboro High opened their season with a loss when the home team swept ahead to win 8-3.
The Walker Middle School football and softball teams are, so far, having a great years.
The racers take the track tonight at Oglethorpe Speedway in the final run to determine the overall champion in each division of the Pooler Pawn and Diamond Company 440 Special, the Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models, Love's Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks and the Savannah Go Minis Mini Stocks.
All-Star standout Marcus Scott V attended an Adidas Top 150 Phenom Camp in California Aug. 4-7 and wasranked 21 in it, according to hoopscoopinline.com.
The county's football teams play under the big lights again Friday. It's a pre-season scrimmage, but the community is anticipating the game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute.
Former Bradwell Institute baseball player Jeff Polk once played and practiced under the leadership of his father and BI baseball coach, Rhett Hellgren. On Monday, Polk walked onto the Tigers' field as the new baseball coach for the Bradwell boys.
The Liberty County High School basketball teams split games Saturday in non-region action at Jenkins in Savannah.
Bradwell's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro in non-region action.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally ended its slump by picking up two wins over the weekend.
The Walker Middle School Wildcat basketball team last week won the Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by defeating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in the championship game in Jesup.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Miguel Pineda set a new school record Thursday for most points scored in a boys' basketball game when he sank in 52 points in the Highlanders' 119-72 win over Coastal Home School in non-region action at the St. James Sports Center.
The Liberty County boys' basketball team was denied its ninth straight win Friday as Statesboro narrowly beat the Panthers, 39-37, during LCHS's senior-night game.
The Bradwell Tigers got a huge fight from the Windsor Forest Knights on Friday, eking out a 71-68 double-overtime win in Savannah in Region 3-AAAAA action.
According to MLB.com, Long County native Dustin McGowan received the OK last week to pursue a spot in the 2014 starting-pitching rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The third time was the charm for the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team against Brunswick.
Editors note: The game was originally scheduled to be played at Bradwell, but earlier this season the Knights were in the process of resurfacing their gym and swapped the first matchup against the Tigers. the Courier regrets the error in the print edition.
It looked like the Long County girls' team might eke out a win against St. Vincent's Academy for the home fans Tuesday.
Members of the We Run It Track Club, a local team comprised of middle- and high-school athletes, placed well at last week's Jimmy Carnes Invitational Meet in Gainesville.
Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had a career-best 34 points as the senior guard propelled the University of Tennessee to an 81-74 win over Arkansas on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.