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.
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.