The 8U Merchants baseball team won the Peach State Diamond Sports tournament June 18 in Brunswick.
An open letter to Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel:
Many may remember him as the quarterback who led Bradwell Institute to an undefeated regular season in 1979, but Hal Johnson long has had another passion.
Former Long County High School standout Linda Stephens recently was named a collegiate archery All-American as a member of the Georgia Southern University club archery team.
Desmond Brown, Marcus Scott V and Simon Steele attended the 2011 Savannah State University basketball camp June 13-17. According to All-Stars founder Marcus Scott, the camp provided fundamental and individual instructions suited to each camper. The players used the new skills they learned to develop teamwork. They also had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers provide motivational speeches to the audience, Scott said.
Ray Miller's Hedman Husler Hedders National Late Model Series Southern Dirt Tour will return to Oglethorpe Speedway Park at 8 p.m. Friday.
Former Richmond Hill High School standout Kevin Matthews has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers, the club announced Saturday. Details of the contract weren't released, but the Dallas Morning News reported he received a signing bonus of $936,000. Matthews, who went 4-2 with the Wildcats in 2011, was the Rangers top draft pick and the 33rd overall pick in the first-year player draft on June 6.
Former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae scored a game-high 48 points in the opening game of the Pilot Rocky Top League on Wednesday, according to the Maryville Daily Times.
The Barracuda baseball team traveled to Conyers last weekend to win the USSSA Georgia West Division title. The Barracudas went undefeated in the three-day tournament, winning in pool play 9-7, 9-6 and 10-7.
Former Liberty County High School baseball player Aaron Hoffer was one of several East Georgia College players recognized for helping the Bobcats finish a successful debut season.
Liberty County's Metra Walthour will be entering her senior season as a Yellow Jackets basketball player at Georgia Tech and recently discussed her summer workouts, incoming freshmen and the pressure of being captain for a video on ramblinwreck.cstv.com.
Long County's 8U, 10U and 12U recreation league baseball teams recently won 2011 championships.
College of Coastal Georgia Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee" Carlton recently announced the hiring of alumna Jennifer Alfirov as the women's softball head coach.
The Liberty County Thunder baseball team outscored its competition, 34-4, last week to take first place in a recent tournament in Statesboro.
A dozen teams competed in Saturday's Tiger Tee-Off at Cherokee Rose Golf Course, and the tournament went off without a hitch, organizers said.
Scott's All*Stars conducted their first official workout of the year Jan. 18. According to program founder Marcus Scott IV, more than 40 kids participated. The All*Stars will host a final tryout for the upcoming 2014 season from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 8-9 at the YMCA. The tryout is open for grades five through nine. For more information, call 912-655-4371 or go to www.scottsallstars.com.
Q: Alice had just finished her round of golf and was preparing to post her score for handicap purposes. She began to change some of her hole scores by marking them with a lower score. Ruth noticed what she was doing and asked Alice why she was changing her score for some of the holes.
Georgia Southern announced on Wednesday the addition of five new members to the football coaching staff and the retention of two assistant coaches for the 2014 season.
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.