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Long County football coach resigns

Long County High School football coach Ron Flott has resigned, according to school Athletic Director Karen Swindell.

March 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide continue to struggle on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games at Brunswick, 12-0, on Feb. 24 and to Camden County, 8-2, on Feb. 25 in Kingsland.

March 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County All-Stars compete in district tournament

The Long County 12-under all-star basketball competed Thursday in the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Tournament in Baxley. In a game that went back fourth for four quarters, Appling County won, 37-28.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide in first place after win; Lady Tide fall

The Long County High School boys' soccer team got a huge win Friday, beating Benedictine Military School, 6-5, in Ludowici.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams get sweep in Vidalia

The Long County High School soccer teams got a sweep at Vidalia on Feb. 20.

February 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long County falls to Tattnall Co. on diamond

Long County dropped its first baseball game of the season Tuesday to Tattnall County, 15-10. Playing in Reidsville, the Battle Creek Warriors proved to be too much for the Blue Tide.

February 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County players on All Region teams

Long County placed eight players on the recently announced 2-AA All-Region basketball teams.

February 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide get first win of year on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the year Monday by defeating New Hampstead, 11-1, in five innings in Ludowici.

February 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide baseball team looks to make state tournament

The Long County High School baseball team last year missed making the state playoffs by one game, finishing with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-10 mark in Region 2-AA.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide soccer teams look to build on last year’s success

Last year was only the second year of the Long County High School soccer program's existence, but both the girls' and boys' teams had quality years.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide hoops teams end year

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons this week, falling in the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AA tournament.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide destroy Groves in tourney opener, lose to Jeff Davis on Wednesday

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had one of its best showings of the year Tuesday by destroying Groves, 69-20, in the first round of the Region 2-AA Tournament in Ludowici.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide stun Bacon County in region tourney, fall to Benedictine

The Long County High School boys' basketball team shocked everyone but themselves Tuesday.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Region 2-AA tourney under way in Ludowici

The Region 2-AA basketball tournament continues today in Ludowici at Long County High School.

February 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick's Day.

March 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Goodro hitting well at MGSC

Former Long County High School baseball standout Tristan Goodro had a base hit and RBI on Saturday to help Middle Georgia State College beat Loyola University, 5-0, in Cochran.

March 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Blue Tide boys receive awards during banquet

The Long County High School boys' basketball team held its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide win 2, lose 1

The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Tide snap two losing streaks with one win

Long County High snapped two losing streaks Wednesday by beating Brantley County, 8-4, in Ludowici. The win ended the Blue Tide's five-game losing skid this season and ended an eight-game losing streak to the Herons.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County HS soccer teams at 3-0, 2-1 in region

The Long County High School soccer teams continue their winning ways, notching wins over Claxton High School and Bryan County last week.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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