Several youngsters who pick up a bat, ball and glove often dream of one day playing under the lights of a big league team. Clay Young, a right-handed pitcher from Long County, was no different. Ever since he stepped foot on a diamond in T-ball at the age of 5, his goal has been to one day reach the major leagues.
Thanks to the wonders of inter-league play, the Atlanta Braves (35-31) will be cutting the pine against my Cleveland Indians (38-26) this weekend.
The kickoff times for Georgia Southern's upcoming football season have been finalized
Liberty County boasts several AAU basketball teams. Unfortunately, they play most of their games on the road in places like Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn and Orlando, Fla.
The Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball season concluded Tuesday with the Midget league championship.
Dustin McGowan continued to show Toronto manager John Gibbons he made the right call, putting the right-hander in the rotation. McGowan had another good outing this past Friday, going seven innings and allowing two earned runs and four hits in the Blue Jays' 4-3 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
NEW YORK - Joe DiMaggio's 1948 Yankee jersey with a black sleeve strip commemorating the death that year of Babe Ruth. A telescope used by the Giants to steal catchers' signs from center field at the Polo Grounds, presumably helping them get to the 1951 World Series. The cap Johnny Podres wore when he pitched the Dodgers to their Series victory in 1955.
The Hinesville Hurricanes will play in a benefit game Saturday in Brunswick.
The Woodmen of the World's Mite baseball team lost its first four games of the LCRD baseball season, but they regrouped and wound up winning the championship.
Rarely does a team in the Liberty County Recreation Department storm through a baseball season like the Braves did in the Pee-Wee league.
Another recreational season of competitive swimming has begun for the Liberty County Hammerheads.
Heritage Bank won the Liberty County Recreation Department Junior league baseball championship, defeating Chemtall 13-5 Friday.
The Lions Club had the odds stacked against them Thursday night. If they wanted to win the LCRD Midget softball championship, they had to do the feat with only eight players, opposed to the standard 10.
Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.
After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.
There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.