Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin received the James Colley Award, the highest award an individual in one of the districts of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association can receive, on Aug. 15.
The NC Ranch in Long County will host a benefit team-roping competition Saturday to raise money to help Karen Wright and her son, Colby, of Wayne County.
Coming off a dismal 2006 year where the Long County Blue Tide softball team had a 2-12 record, and only managed one region win, the ladies could only improve in 2007.
Long County's Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Tuesday as he and the Blue Jays faced the Oakland Athletics in Toronto. Despite McGowan, being off early, he still managed to complete five innings, as the Jays lost to the A's by a score of 6-4.
The "Magnificent Nine" members of the Southeast Elite Rockets track team brought home nine medals from the Junior Olympics track meet in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Lady Tigers softball took the field on Saturday at Paulson Tournament putting the spotlight on the team's only returning senior, Jena Alford.
Jena Alford, Bradwell's only senior, led the Lady Tigers to their first win of the season, beating the Windsor Forest Knights 9-2.
Liberty High School's Panthers dropped their first game 26-7 to Westminster Friday, but the coaches did see value in the scrimmage.
By Patty Leon
When the Liberty County Panthers took the field yesterday afternoon to scrimmage against Westminster, they did so with a new defense.
Toronto Pitcher Dustin McGowan put in his sixth solid start in a row, but because of a couple of mistakes by him and a couple more by first-baseman Lyle Overby, the Jays lost 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels.
Jenna Bussard, an Olympic hopeful who is one of the strongest women in the world, has pushed her talents to new levels since putting Team Hinesville on the map.
Brunswick - A full weekend of racing is on tap at Golden Isles Speedway over the Labor Day holiday as the National Late Model Series rumbles into the coastal Georgia track for three nights of high-speed drama.
Panthers vs. Portal (14-2)
Olvey field comes alive with tiger football next Friday as the Bradwell team prepares to scrimmage against McIntosh County Academy.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers picked up a win Saturday, while the Bradwell boys' team lost by one point in games at Tattnall County.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team continued to struggle on Saturday, falling to Appling County, 72-55, in Ludowici.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its fifth win of the year Saturday by defeating Appling County, 60-49, in Ludowici.
Three players from Hinesville schools are on bowl- and playoff-bound NCAA football teams.
Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.
The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.
The Long County High School band enjoyed another spot on the national stage when it marched in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 27 in Chicago.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up their fourth win of the year Tuesday as they manhandled Groves, 64-39, in Ludowici.
The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.
The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their games Tuesday at Effingham County in their Region 3-AAAAA openers.
Former Liberty County High School running back and current North Carolina State player Shadrach Thornton received honorable mention on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, according to a press release on gopack.com.
In a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team dropped a 50-49 decision to Metter in Ludowici for its first loss of the season.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.
After attaining a No. 6 national ranking and bringing home the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association championship title last year, the East Georgia State College basketball team is off to a sluggish start this season.
The fourth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 20 on the soccer fields at James Brown Park in Hinesville.