The Liberty Lady Mavericks are hitting the road again, this time they travel to Fitzgerald. Saturday, the 14-under AAU team competes in the Summer Fest Shoot Out. The Lady Mavs' first game is at 10 a.m. Eleven other teams also will attend.
Last year, Bradwell Institute's softball team reached new heights. They advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in school fast-pitch history and were the only team from Region 3-AAAAA to record a playoff win.
If the Diamonds wanted to win the Liberty County Recreation Department Junior softball championship, they had to beat the Angels twice Tuesday. No problem.
It took seven innings and a 30-minute rain delay to determine a champion, but in the end the Tigers outlasted the Eagles 3-2 Tuesday to win the LCRD Pee-Wee softball championship.
The Liberty County Recreation Department's Midget baseball championship has moved from Thursday to Tuesday, with the game time still at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Junior, Mite and Pee-Wee championships are scheduled for Thursday at Troop Park.
Dustin McGowan picked up his second win of the season Saturday, against the Chicago White Sox, 9-3.
It's not over until the fat lady sings. That old sports maxim rang true Monday night as the Wildcats overcame a 4-0 deficit in the fifth inning to defeat the Bandits 6-5 to capture the Liberty County Recreation Department's Senior softball championship.
By Jimmy Currier
With summer here, it only seems logical to play baseball. Liberty County High School is doing just that as the Coastal Panthers took to the diamond Wednesday to kick off its 32-game season, which lasts until June 23.
Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Commercial food shrimp trawlers will be allowed to operate in Georgia's territorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean waters. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as people using a beach seine will be allowed to harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.
When the Bradwell Tigers take the football field in August, a familiar face from the last three years may not be there. Christopher Teale, the Tigers' equipment manager, graduated from Bradwell Institute last week and said he is on his way to college to study graphic communications. He said he is deciding between Emmanuel College and Andrew College.
Pee Wee baseball
With summer here and the mercury steadily rising, people will choose to cool off by taking a refreshing dip in a pool.
On Monday, baseball slugger Barry Bonds swatted his 12th homer of the season to come within nine of Hank Aaron's all-time record (755), and you know what, records are meant to be broken.
New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.
Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.
The Long County High School football team travels Thursday to Garden City to face Groves in a Region 2-AA game that will be broadcast on WSAV, Hinesville cable channel 4.
The Liberty County softball team starts state-playoff play Wednesday in Zebulon. The Lady Panther play Pike County in a best-of-three, with the first game is at 5 p.m. Liberty is 15-14 overall and 5-5 in Region 3-AAAA, while Pike is 18-12 overall and 8-5 in Region 4-AAAA.
The Long County High School band recently continued its dominance, bringing home 19 awards from the Coffee County Invitation Band Competition on Sept. 27 in Douglas.
SPRINGFIELD - The scoreboard showed a one-sided result. Yet first-year Bradwell Institute head coach Greg Hill believes there were enough productive moments to keep his young team optimistic.
Liberty had a week off to prepare for the Region 3-AAAA Burke County Bears, but that extra time didn't help. The Panthers dropped its second region game in Waynesboro Friday, 29-6.
The Blue Tide extinguished the New Hampstead Phoenix, 41-0, Friday in Ludowici.
Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.
On Monday the Long County High School softball team's dream of a region championship faded away as Bacon County beat then in back-to-back games
Former Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan, had his first collegiate pick six of his career during Ohio State's 52-24 win over the Maryland Terrapins Saturday.
Long County's Lady Blue Tide softball team lost 4-0 and 1-0 against Bacon County Monday. The loss happened during the girls' second round of the Region 2-AA playoffs.
Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.
After having a bye week, Liberty County heads to Burke County High School on Friday for a Region 3-AAAAA contest and the Panthers' first game in two weeks.
Samantha Rose Garcia was crowned the 2014 Long County homecoming queen at the half time of the Blue Tide's football game Friday in Ludowici.