LUDOWICI - It wasn't supposed to be street ball, but when the ladies of local rivals Bradwell Institute and Long County hit the basketball court Tuesday night, it was apparent the game would be physical.
Liberty County's girls basketball team evened its record at 1-1 after beating Long County 57-46 on Saturday.
Liberty County's boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 76-65 win over Long County on Saturday.
Still celebrating their second-place finish in the Region 3-AAA softball standings, Liberty County had its postseason banquet recently.
SAVANNAH - Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Rion Brown added 13 to lead Liberty County's basketball team past Windsor Forest 70-59 on Tuesday, the opening day of the Joe Green Tip-Off Tournament at Beach High in Savannah.
Long County High School football player Ricky Rivera wore No. 1 on his jersey this past season and by the season's end, that number also represented his standing in the state as a receiver.
The Astros took first place and the Dodgers won second in the fall midget baseball league sponsored by the Liberty County Recreation Department. In the pee wee league, the Mets took first, while the Phillies captured second.
Every year, Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy cadets travel to a locale in the region for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational. The event, which pits cadets from different YCA programs in a variety of sports, drills and mental games, comes full circle as Fort Stewart hosts this year's competition.
LUDOWICI – Jimmy Bacon and Dante Brown combined for 17 fourth-quarter points to lead Long County over Bradwell Institute, 72-60, in a boys basketball game Tuesday night.Long County improved to 1-1. The game was Bradwell's 2008-09 opener.The Blue Tide outscored the Tigers 26-14 in the last quarter.Bacon had a game-high 29 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Brown finished with 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.Justin Boyd added 16 for the Blue Tide.
SUSSEX, Va. -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to leave prison early and potentially speed up a return to pro football.
Vick, 28, arrived wearing wrist and ankle shackles with his gray suit, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea. The one-time Atlanta Falcons star also pleaded not guilty to a count of cruelty to animals, but that charge was dropped under his plea deal.
VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.
Hinesville native JaQuez Motley, who attends Urban Christian High School, and Bradwell Tiger Jordan Johnson impressed the coaches and scouts at the elite 2008 Pangos All-South Invitational Basketball Camp last month in Norcross. Both young men are members of the AAU elite South Georgia Kings.
It's only their second season, but the young wrestlers who make up the Liberty County Mat Rats have plenty to brag about as the wrestlers competed for team points for the first time and placed first and second against 31 different teams at the Creekview Grizzly Takedown Tournament in Calhoun on Nov. 15.
Bradwell Institute's boys' track team placed fourth out of 22 teams at the Beach Run Invitational held April 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ...