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Coaching search, cleaning out inbox
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Bryan County High School's Brianna Campbell, pushing the ball upfield against Atkinson County. - photo by By Christie Howard

Busy times hereabouts.
Call this a veritable cornucopia of sports information. Or call it cleaning out the email inbox.
But first, a note on the search for a replacement for former Richmond Hill High School football coach Lyman Guy. Evidently, those responsible for finding a successor to arguably the most successful coach in the program’s history — one could say Billy McGrath also deserves consideration — will give the school board a recommendation at Thursday night’s meeting, which will be held at Lanier Primary.
That’s from the oft-pestered (by me) RHHS athletic director Mickey Bayens, who said he plans to have “decisions and a recommendation to Dr. Brooksher before Thursday morning.”
It’ll be interesting to see which direction the board goes and who’s applied for the job. Whatever happens, look online for more details as they emerge. It’ll likely be all over the local media.
Congratulations to the fledgling Bryan County High School boys’ soccer team, which already has a win this season. The Redskins knocked off Toombs County 6-5 earlier this month. The Lady Redskins, some of whom are seen in the photo above, fell 2-1 to Atkinson County in a match last week.
The girls apparently remain winless but are getting closer to pulling one out. Rome, as they say, wasn’t built in a day. Neither are winning programs. It’ll happen, though.
And thanks for the photos, Christie.
Richmond Hill High School Sailing will host the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association, or SAISA for short, championship this weekend, a qualifier for nationals.
The event is both Saturday and Sunday in Sunbury over in Liberty County. According to coach Carrie Rohde, the field will include one team from the Virgin Islands, eight from Florida, and seven from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
In other words, Sunbury will be teeming with teen sailors. And if the wind blows this weekend like it did Tuesday, the kids could set some world speed records — or get those boats airborne.
The good people at Bryan Animal Caregivers are holding their ninth annual See Spot Run event Saturday at Henderson Park. It’s a good organization and a great event, so if you’re looking for a 5K to run or a mile to walk to benefit BAC’s low-cost spay and neuter program while hanging out with people who like pets, give the group a call at 727-2694 or visit
The 2014 Bryan County Golf Classic is April 5 at Evans Heights in Claxton. Three man teams are needed for the tournament, and the $300 fee supports athletics at Bryan County Middle School. Cash prizes for those who win something. There are other ways to support the program. Deadline to pay up is April 3. To reserve your spot call David Elmore at 658-1255 or email him at
Finally, the Richmond Hill High School baseball team has had to reschedule around a number of early season rainouts. This week that means home games Thursday versus visiting South Effingham and Friday against Jenkins. That after playing host to future Region 3-AAAAA foe Camden County on Tuesday and Wayne County on Monday.
And with a Saturday game on the road, that’s five games in one week for RHHS, which entered Tuesday’s contest with a 7-7 overall record and a 4-2 mark in 3-AAAAA.
That’s a lot of baseball.
Finally, we’re looking for freelancers on the north end. Shoot me an email at if you’re even remotely interested.

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