Liberty County Recreation Department Youth Basketball Leagues went into playoffs last week. Here are some results:
The Macedonia Baptist Church in Long County won a double elimination tournament in the Glennville Recreation Department Thursday.
The Tigers hit the road to scrimmage against the Bryan County Redskins on Friday, preparing them for the regular season of play starting next week.
Two Bradwell Institute students will compete in the Lee Murray/Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State Weightlifting Championship on Saturday in Perry.
From 1993-96, Steve Cotrell caught for the Commerce Tigers baseball team. Saturday, Cotrell returns to his alma mater. But this time he will be calling the shots from the visitors dugout as his Liberty County Panthers take on Commerce at 4:15 p.m.
Sandra Eichholz, head coach of the Liberty County High School Panthers men's and women's varsity tennis team, has returned from a five year sabbatical to coach her players toward success this spring.
In 1980, "The Empire Strikes Back" was the number one grossing movie, President Ronald Reagan was just beginning his first term in office and the US Olympic Ice Hockey team won the gold medal.
Saturday the Long County boys basketball team played the McIntosh County Buccaneers in Baxley for the Region 2-AA Tournament Championship, and lost in double over-time 55-64.
As the bulldozers tear on, the faculty, staff and students of Liberty County High School look to the future, as a new football field will soon become a fixture of Panther pride.
Swimmer Hyeon Lee competed in the state championships last weekend and was ranked in the top 15 in the state.
Let's try it again. Last Thursday's home opener for Bradwell Institute's track team was cancelled because of rain, so the Tiger coaches and athletes hope the rain holds off tomorrow when McIntosh County Academy and Long County come to Hinesville for a 4 p.m. track meet.
Few sports figures are more admired in the Peach State than Mark Richt.
The Long County boy's basketball team advanced to the Region 2-AA Tournament finals this past Friday in Baxley with a sound win over the Savannah Christian Raiders, 61-52.
The Long County Blue Tide girl's basketball team played in the Region 2-AA Tournament last Thursday and Friday and felt both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
Members of the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team met on Saturday for orientation and to discuss the upcoming season.
The Long County High School softball team got a no-hitter from pitcher Harley Dawson en route to winning its first Region 2-AA game of the season Tuesday by pummeling St. Vincent's Academy, 9-0, in five innings in Savannah.
The kicking game has been an adventure at Georgia Southern for the last two years.
Tuesday Night Open League
Former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman earned a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the eighth annual North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championship in Athletics event last weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.
Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.
The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.
LCRD offering variety of fall programs
Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.