The Falcons take their first step into the 2007 season when the team travels to New York to battle the Jets in a preseason match-up tonight at 7.
John Henning and John Tapper competed in a recent state tennis tournament in Peachtree City. They qualified for state by winning their age divisions during the Second District tournament July 10 in Waycross. At state, Henning won his first-round match but lost in the semi-finals. Tapper played well but lost a close match to his first-round opponent. Henning competed in the 10 & under division and Tapper in the 18 & under division.
RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation ‑ known as Bad Newz Kennels ‑ operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.
RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Barred by the NFL from reporting to work with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and asked the public to hold its judgment "until all the facts are shown."
Lustily jeered by hundreds of protesters as he entered and left U.S. District Court, Vick strolled in stony silence and did his only talking inside the courtroom, where his career as a superstar quarterback and his freedom are jeopardized.
Area builder and avid golfer Josh Stafford of Jesup recently accomplished a feat that few ever experience. While playing golf with his father and uncle on July 21 at Laurel Island Links in St. Mary's, Stafford made his first hole-in-one. "The 17th hole was playing 175 yards, so I hit a soft 5-iron into a slight breeze. It bounced once, rolled about four feet and disappeared," Stafford said when asked about his shot. "Golf is a game of highs and lows and this is the ultimate high. Ironically, the last time I played out here, I put out a ...
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Nine top track performers will represent Hinesville at the 2007 AAU National Junior Olympics.
Two Liberty County youngsters medaled in tae kwon do at the Junior National Olympics last week in California. Bethany Lormis, 10, won a gold medal in forms and a gold in sparring and David Betts, 16, earned silver in forms and a bronze in sparring during their competition against some of the finest tae kwon do olympic-style kickboxing competitors from around the United States.
The AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 17-and-under team head to nationals in Orlando, Fla., Thursday to face the best in AAU boy's basketball. The 15-and-under Rebels returned from the Big Shot Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend, ranking sixth out of 70 teams under coach Michael Brown. The Rebels ask for continued support to help cover travel expenses. Anyone wanting to help, can call Walthour at 980-4559. Keep up the Rebel's at wwwcoastalcrewrebels.com
To coach eager, athletic youngsters, college and pro football players gathered this week for Cedric Dickerson's second annual football camp.
Dustin McGowan was happy he got a win this past Thursday night, but he was happier his team wasn't swept in their four game series against the Yankees. After losing the first three games, Toronto defeated New York 3-2.
Two years ago, Long County High School, Head Coach Kyle Wilson and his coaches held the first Junior Blue Tide Football Camp. They had 10 participants that year.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.
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.