First Coast Tae Kwon Do took home 17 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals for the overall lead in the 2011 Liberty Tae Kwon Do Championship on Saturday.
Liberty County's sixth annual tae kwon do tournament drew more than 100 participants, but a select few in attendance made the event extra special for organizer and coach Grand Master Rafael Medina.
The Long County High School football team lost its ninth game of the year Friday, falling 28-0 to Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.
New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, a Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute star, picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass in Sunday's 25-17 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guyton stepped in front of a pass at the Steelers' 26-yard line and ran it back to the 9. That set up Tom Brady's pass to Deon Branch for the Patriots' only touchdown of the first half. It's Guyton's third NFL career interception.
It's been 12 years since Bradwell Institute's last Region 3-AAAAA cross country championship, but the drought is over. Wednesday morning the Tigers competed in the region championship at Savannah Country Day and had a stellar showing. Not only did the boys win by a large margin but they had four members named to the All-Region team and three school records were broken. According to BI coach Brian Williams, eight of the 14 kids competing ran personal best times.
The Tigers played tough defense against Groves High on Friday night at Olvey Field. But Juwan Johnson found just enough daylight to score on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter, and that gave the Rebels all points they needed in a 6-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
Liberty County High School lost another hard fought battle on Friday, falling 21-14 to Glynn Academy in Brunswick.
It's been a tough season for Long County High School's football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.
Joy McCork and Bobby Kindley were the winners of the signed New England Patriots jerseys benefiting Team Brandon. The two were awarded their jerseys during halftime of Friday's game. McCork won the signed Tom Brady jersey and Kindley won the jersey of former BI Tiger Gary Guyton. Team Brandon is raising funds to support Brandon Hellgren, son of Bradwell Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, in his fight against leukemia. McCork and Kindley are pictured with Andrew Hellgren, Brandon Hellgren, coach Rhett Hellgren and Bradwell Principal Scott Carrier. The school and football boosters sold 308 tickets, raising $3,080.
Bradwell's defense held strong but Groves managed to score on a four yard run for the lone touchdown in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Tonight was the final game for the Tigers who end the regular season with a bye week next Friday.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers will host the Groves Rebels tonight at Olvey Field in the team's final game of 2011.
If the past three years are any indication, tonight's game featuring the Liberty County Panthers at Glynn Academy likely will come down to the wire.
Former Liberty County High School Panthers running back Roderick Jones will be playing in Jacksonville this weekend.
The Long County High School football team has another tough game tonight when the Tide face Tattnall County on the road.
Former Liberty County basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae started their college careers last season with Brown scoring points for the University of Miami and McRae making the plays at the University of Tennessee.
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.