Former Long County Blue Tide pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay reliever Dustin McGowan saw more action this past week as he faced the Tampa Bay Rays on July 19 and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and Tuesday.
Several players from Liberty County participated in the 2013 Committee for Social Change basketball tournament June 29 at the Glennville Recreation Park.Ralph Ward, Ted Singleton and Joe Roberts were among the big winners in the annual tournament, which raises funds for scholarships.Ward and Singleton managed teams that won trophies.
Tiger Tee-Off set
The Bradwell football fan base definitely is ready for some football.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the University of Georgia still is in contention of landing heavily recruited Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Long County High School will be looking to continue its upward swing in football when the Blue Tide open the 2013 regular season Aug. 30, according to the team's recently released tentative schedule.
Lady Tiger softball conditioning
Bradwell Institute's new athletic director, Ken Griffin, knows everyone these days is talking about the impending football season.
The Easons of Hinesville will be loading up the RV and heading to Loretta Lynn's ranch next week, their second trip in two years to the Hurricane Mills, Tenn., plantation home.
The Long County mite boys' all-star baseball team recently finished as runner-up in the 2013 Georgia Recreation and Park Association district baseball tournament in Screven County, according to Long County Recreation Department Director Michelle Rogers.
The Bloom-N-Lunatics, a soccer team comprised of players from Hinesville and Richmond Hill, took second place at the Summer Slam tournament July 13-14 on Jekyll Island. The team battled the No. 2 team in the nation in the championship game, and coach Michael Wilkinson said the girls did their best and fought to the end. The performance qualified the team for an upcoming tournament at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The team also possibly will compete in a tournament in Thomasville. Pictured are Mary Kathryn Whitney, Katelyn Anderson, coach Michael Wilkinson, Cassandra Ruff, Cecilia Graham, Sidney Wilkinson and Sam ...
The Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at Taylor's Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern Athletics has entered into a partnership with SIDEARM Sports to create an all-new gseagles.com, according to the university's current website.
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.