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.
SAVANNAH - Coastal Georgia Greenway will offer the chance to experience Jekyll, St. Simons and Sapelo islands from the perspective of riding a bike.
Low Country Storm
The Wayne County Yellow Jackets didn't swarm into Liberty County High School as expected Friday night. Instead, the boys and girls from Jesup fluttered into the gym and fell in both games.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys basketball team is 3-0 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Class 2-AA region after defeating Edmund Burke Academy, 85-46, in Waynesboro Friday night.
After a disappointing loss at Effingham County last week, the Bradwell Tigers' boys basketball team rebounded in an away game against Glynn Academy. The Tigers eked out a 52-48 win on the road Friday night in Brunswick.
The Liberty County School System formally recognized and accepted Adam Carter's resignation as Bradwell head football coach Tuesday night.
Miguel Pineda scored 32 points to lead the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team to an 88-83 win Tuesday in a huge region game against Frederica Academy at the St. James Sports Center.
The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams continued their skids Tuesday, as both squads lost to Bryan County in Ludowici in Region 2B-AA action.
Bradwell Institute had a rough time on the basketball court Tuesday, as the boys' and girls' teams lost to Region 3-AAAAA Effingham County in Springfield.
Attention turns to the local junior-varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams Saturday during the 21st annual Donell Woods Tournament.
One week after the Liberty County Lady Panthers' basketball team took down McIntosh County Academy in Darien, the Lady Buccaneers returned the favor by downing the Liberty girls, 64-57, on Saturday afternoon at LCHS.
Rion Brown picked a good time to have his second double-double of the season.
Long County's boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their games to Wayne County on Saturday in nonregion action in Jesup.
STATESBORO - The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision offensive player of the year award, presented by College Sporting News, has been named in honor of former Georgia Southern running back Adrian "A.P." Peterson.