A record crowd braved threatening weather Saturday to honor the life of one man while reaching out to support another young life.
There were many highlights last weekend as the Bradwell Institute track and field teams closed the 2013 regular season at the two-day Region 3-AAAAA meet in Waycross.
Former Bradwell Institute softball standout Victoria Standard Davis was honored during Georgia Southern University's Blue and White weekend April 13-14 in Statesboro.
The Long County High School track and field team recently had a successful outing in the Region 2-AA meet April 15 and 17 in Savannah. The team will send 10 athletes to the Saturday's sectional competition in Barnesville.
Sports-minded people will have a lot of outdoors opportunities Saturday with a free baseball clinic and a fishing tournament in Long County.
Scott's All*Stars' basketball team hosted a round-robin tournament this past weekend at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici where coach Marcus Scott V said some of his players learned a valuable lesson.
Free Physicals for Long County athletes
Multi-sport athlete Vanda Vereen Jr. recently was recognized at the National Underclassman Combine in Marietta. Vereen, who excels at both football and basketball for the Blue Tide, competed in the combine March 30 at Lassiter High School. The combine consisted of several different events, and each athlete was given a score for all of his efforts. After all of the scores were tabulated, Vereen, who is a junior at Long County High School, was named the Most Valuable Camper in the 5-Star U1000 Competition. Long County High School athletic director Karen Swindell was pleased with the outcome.
Three riders representing Dixie Stables in Liberty County were winners at the 36th Annual Pro-Am Benefit Classic Horse Show of Georgia, held April 3-6 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.
The Long County High School soccer teams split their games Tuesday against Metter High School in Ludowici, with the girls' squad winning but the boys falling a little short.
Faith Baptist Christian basketball star Antonius Cleveland signed a letter of intent Wednesday to join the Southeast Missouri State University program.
Getting the AAU basketball season off to a solid start, the eighth-grade South Georgia Kings won the Icebreaker Tournament, held April 5-7 in Augusta. The tournament was the Kings' first this season.
Scott's All*stars sixth- and seventh-grade basketball team went 2-3 at the Hoopfest Tournament on April 12-14 in Atlanta.
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.
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