The Fort Stewart Youth Sports held a Football Jamboree this past Saturday and teams from Garden City and Long County came down to see how their teams stacked up against each other.
By Mike Riddle
The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees this Wednesday, and Long County native Dustin McGowan, who picked up the loss, had his first loss game in over a month.
The Panthers repeated history as they beat the Brantley County Herons 33-13 Friday night in Nahunta, making the Panthers 1-1 for the season.
Tigers vs. Coffee, 33-14
BRUNSWICK - Fierce stock car racing returns to the high banks of Golden Isles Speedway Saturday night.
The Liberty County Panthers traveled to Brantley and had a decided victory over the Herons 33-13. However the severe thunderstorms in Hinesville delayed the start of the Bradwell game by two hours. Once the lightning stopped and the skies cleared it was all Coffe County in their 33-14 victory over the Tigers.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior varsity soccer team traveled to Macon on Sept. 7 to compete in the B Team Showcase for the first time, and walked away the champions.
"It felt like a miracle," Liberty County resident Leroy Strickland said, referring to the hole-in-one that landed him a 2007 Suzuki on Saturday.
Georgia Southern University unveiled the addition of coach Erk Russell's name and his team's championship years to the two retired jerseys at Paulson Stadium at halftime of Saturday's game vs. West Georgia.
Two and 0, that sounds pretty good to Coach Kyle Wilson, and his Long County Blue Tide football team. The team is undefeated, but they barely were able to escape with a win Friday, as they won a nail-biter 41-40 over the Bryan County Redskins.
Long County youth football players and cheerleaders came out to be recognized Friday at the Long County Blue Tide football game. Before the game, all the kid teams lined up as the high school team ran by giving them a "high five." All the kids got a free admittance to the game. The kids were on the field as the high school teams warmed up, and each team and their head coach was recognized over the loud speaker.
The Lady Panthers played three games in the last week with only one loss and a new season record. The Panthers are 8-3 for the season and 2-0 in region play as they annihilated the Hephzibah Rebels in a double-header regional game on Saturday.
The Lady tigers of Bradwell took to the softball field on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and split the games against two tough opponents by losing to the Lady Groves Rebels and defeating the Lady Knights of Windsor Forest.
Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School dropped boys' basketball home games Saturday.
The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams return to action this week after taking some time off for the holidays.
Former Liberty County High School basketball player and current LaGrange College player Kymberli Payno recently was named the USA South Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4, according to a news release from the LaGrange College's website.
STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.