The Third Infantry Division 2013 soldier of the year, Spc. April Walters, will throw out the first pitch of the Savannah Sand Gnats opening day game on Thursday at Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E Victory Dr. in Savannah.
Georgia Southern football began Tuesday with the first week of spring practice.
Bradwell Institute's soccer teams had a split with Calvary Day on Tuesday at Olvey Field. The girls lost, 6-0, but the Tiger boys won, 5-1, to start the season 2-0. At Liberty County on Tuesday, the Lady Panthers topped Toombs County, 2-0, for their first win of the season.
Two points separated the Region 3-AAAA champion from the second-place team. Unfortunately for fans of Liberty County High School boys' basketball, that advantage went in Glenn Hills' favor.
Members of the community gathered at the Liberty Performing Arts Center Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of Liberty County High School senior Raekwon McMillan, who has committed to play football for Ohio State University.
The first time Liberty played Brunswick a month ago, the Panthers lost by only a bucket. Thursday's game, during Liberty's opener at Statesboro High School's annual Christmas tournament, was decidedly different.
Lady Tide softball players were recognized at the recent Long County High School Fall Sports Banquet.
Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU officials held a press conference to address the coaching search Tuesday at Paulson Stadium's Bishop Field House.
The Long County High School basketball teams on Friday split with Toombs County in Ludowici, as the boys picked up a win, while the girls fell.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team claimed second place at the Sherwood Tournament on Dec. 20-21 in Albany.
Reashas Stokes and Malcolm Dingle combined to score more than half Bradwell's points during the Tigers' two recent games.
Reports on Sunday indicated that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken will become the next head coach at the United States Military Academy.
Richmond Hill High School got some good news and some not-so-good news earlier this week when the Georgia High School Association's reclassification committee met in Thomaston.
The Bradwell Tigers closed out their slate of home games last Friday and celebrated the senior football players despite a loss to Region 3-AAAAA rival Richmond Hill.
Former South Georgia King and Liberty County Recreation Department basketball coach Shane Smith has been hired as the new boys' varsity basketball coach at First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
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.