It's hard enough to play high school football, let alone play it well enough to earn a college scholarship. It's even harder when you are used to playing European style "dodge" football and it's your first year on the team.
With summer in full swing, many high school students are either going to the mall or going to the beach with friends.
Lining up for hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks, Bradwell Institute baseball players celebrated a successful season with food and fun at the Stafford Pavilion and pool Thursday afternoon.
Liberty County High School's Robbie Bacon signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play soccer at the University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie.
Long County teens Nick Stock and James Fox competed in the 2011 Rage Strongman Championship last weekend in New Bern, N.C.
The 15U Coastal Crew Rebels were a bit starstruck after having the opportunity to meet and mingle with NBA star Chris Paul at the 2011 Nike Memorial Day Classic in Suwanee last weekend.
CARTERSVILLE, GA – The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Tour will embark on a Southern Georgia Double-Header this Friday night and Saturday night. Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, will host the series this Friday night, and then America's Most Affordable dirt late model series heads for Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania on Saturday night.
While prep baseball took the center spotlight for spring sports, another local team had what its coach called the best season yet, making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team won the Memorial Day Meltdown Wood Bat Tournament this past weekend in Pooler.
Three of the four Scott's All-Stars AAU basketball teams recently sponsored and attended Project Alpha, an annual teen-pregnancy prevention workshop for males and females ages 10-17.
Former Liberty County High School Panther track standout Josh McNair continues to make his mark at Kennesaw State University.
Inspirations Christian Cheerleading Academy will host its final cheerleading camp in Hinesville as owner Linda Andrews prepares to start a new chapter in her life back in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn.
After being closed for an entire year, Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is scheduled to reopen in July and will be managed and operated by Billy Casper Golf.
Looking for a repeat performance of last year's championship win, the 15U Coastal Crew Rebels are in Suwanee for the 2011 Bobby Hussey Nike Memorial Day Classic. The tournament, hosted by the Georgia Stars, started Saturday and concludes Monday.
The annual Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harvey Overton Bradwell Boosters Club, is set for 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. There still are slots available for teams and sponsorships. The fee is $50 per person and $200 per team in a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams.
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.
Low Country Storm holding tryouts
It came down to the final seconds, but the Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger junior-varsity girls' basketball team held on Saturday to win the 21st annual Donell Woods Tournament.
The Southeast Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament is under way.
Dorian Adkins was crowned homecoming king during Long County's basketball game against Vidalia last Friday in Ludowici.
People keep asking me what Georgia Southern will accomplish on the football field in 2014.
The Long County Fire Department and the Sheriff's Office have a fundraiser basketball game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Long County Middle School.