Many competitive weight lifters dream of standing on podiums and having gold medals placed around their necks.
It's time for some tailgating fun at Long Bell Stadium as the Hinesville Hurricanes kick off their summer semipro football season at 7 p.m. tonight when they host the Tri-County Panthers.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As bagpipes wailed outside from the parade a block down the street, Tanni Embric scrambled to keep up behind the bar with four growing lines of gaudy green St. Patrick's Day revelers thirsty for cold beer - with nearly an hour to go before lunchtime.
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 - Though the Japanese government has not yet requested help in dealing with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit early this morning near the coast of Honshu, U.S. forces are being readied in case such a request comes, a Defense Department spokeswoman said here today.
ATLANTA - Tough criminal sentencing laws that have left Georgia's prisons bursting at the seams and taxpayers footing a costly bill could be getting an overhaul.
Islands High is having a tough time in its first year in tough Region 3-AAAAA. It didn't get any easier for the Lady Sharks on Tuesday in Hinesville, as they fell to region leader Bradwell Institute 81-4.
In a battle between two basketball programs looking for their first win of the season - and in Islands High's case, first win ever - Bradwell Institute beat the Sharks 85-23 on Tuesday at BI.
Liberty County High School coach Willie Graham isn't sure why his Panthers dropped a 56-51 home game to Brunswick on Tuesday night.
Liberty County High School girls coach Carolyn Kelly must feel, at times, like she's starring in the movie "Groundhog Day." Her team often starts to play good basketball, only to have mental errors from past games show up again.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Highlander basketball team and the Bethesda Blazers still battle on the hardwood as if they were fighting for another state title. But this season the school's are in different classifications, taking a bit of the pressure off both teams but not the game's intensity. On Friday night the Highlanders managed to stay ahead for a 72-66 win at home in their second meeting to date.
The Long County High School Lady Tide is back in action tonight against St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.
Former Blue Tide basketball and football standout Ricky Rivera was back in the area and on the hard court Saturday. Rivera, a guard with the Middle Georgia College basketball team, was in Brunswick where the Warriors took on the College of Coastal Georgia. The Warriors had to overcome a 10-point deficit at the half to pull out a tough 68-62 win over the Mariners. Though Rivera didn't put up any points in the game, he pulled down four defensive rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
A regulation basketball game is 32 minutes long. It took every one of those 32 minutes Saturday night for the Liberty County boys to beat visiting McIntosh County Academy 56-51.
Saturday wasn't a good day for the Long County High School basketball program, as both the Blue Tide and the lady Tide lost to rival Wayne County High School in Jesup.
Errors plagued the Liberty Panther girls as they fell to McIntosh County Academy 60-58 at home Saturday night in a game that came down to the final ticks of the clock.
Bradwell Institute's soccer teams had a split with Calvary Day on Tuesday at Olvey Field. The girls lost, 6-0, but the Tiger boys won, 5-1, to start the season 2-0. At Liberty County on Tuesday, the Lady Panthers topped Toombs County, 2-0, for their first win of the season.
Two points separated the Region 3-AAAA champion from the second-place team. Unfortunately for fans of Liberty County High School boys' basketball, that advantage went in Glenn Hills' favor.
Members of the community gathered at the Liberty Performing Arts Center Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of Liberty County High School senior Raekwon McMillan, who has committed to play football for Ohio State University.
The first time Liberty played Brunswick a month ago, the Panthers lost by only a bucket. Thursday's game, during Liberty's opener at Statesboro High School's annual Christmas tournament, was decidedly different.
Lady Tide softball players were recognized at the recent Long County High School Fall Sports Banquet.
Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU officials held a press conference to address the coaching search Tuesday at Paulson Stadium's Bishop Field House.
The Long County High School basketball teams on Friday split with Toombs County in Ludowici, as the boys picked up a win, while the girls fell.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team claimed second place at the Sherwood Tournament on Dec. 20-21 in Albany.
Reashas Stokes and Malcolm Dingle combined to score more than half Bradwell's points during the Tigers' two recent games.
Reports on Sunday indicated that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken will become the next head coach at the United States Military Academy.
Richmond Hill High School got some good news and some not-so-good news earlier this week when the Georgia High School Association's reclassification committee met in Thomaston.
The Bradwell Tigers closed out their slate of home games last Friday and celebrated the senior football players despite a loss to Region 3-AAAAA rival Richmond Hill.
Former South Georgia King and Liberty County Recreation Department basketball coach Shane Smith has been hired as the new boys' varsity basketball coach at First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
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The Long County High School football team destroyed the Jeff Davis County Yellow Jackets, 47-14, on Friday at home. Vanda Vereen Jr. scored four touchdowns in the homecoming victory, and Brendon Scott tacked on three more, giving the Veterans Stadium crowd many reasons to cheer.