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Scott gets state honor

Long County High School running back and quarterback Brendon Scott recently received honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

February 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


In region play, Lady Tide 1-1, boys 0-2

The Long County High School basketball teams faced Bacon and McIntosh counties this week in Ludowici for Region 2-AA action in which the girls went 1-1 and the boys 0-2.

February 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide girls win big, boys fall vs. Groves

The Long County High School basketball teams split their games with Groves on Friday in Region 2-AA action in Garden City.

January 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide teams fall to Jeff Davis

Tuesday, Long County High School took on the teams from Jeff Davis High School. The boys lost to the Yellow Jackets, 43-38, and the girls fell, 62-36.

January 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Basketball homecoming at Long Co.

Long County High School had its basketball Homecoming Jan. 17, during the Pierce County game. Javonte Harris took home the title as king, while the junior prince was Xavier Stapleton, sophomore prince was Giovanni Pesina, and freshman prince was Michael Chigawa.

January 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide beat Pierce County in OT, Blue Tide fall

Playing in front of a packed hometown crowd Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season by beating Pierce County, 55-48, in overtime.

January 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide tops Bryan Co. for 14th win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team notched its 14th win of the year Friday by defeating Bryan County, 54-42, in Ludowici.

January 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide win streak stopped at 8 by Appling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its win streak end at eight Saturday as they fell to Appling County, 55-51, in Baxley.

January 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Scott named Blue Tide’s Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of Year

Running back Brendon Scott has been named the 2014 Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year for Long County High School.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici to hold first MLK parade

Ludowici will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Parade at 10 a.m. Jan. 10. Long County MLK Observance Committee member Mary Hamilton said that the parade's theme is "Living the Dream, Where Do We Go from Here." She said that participants may walk, drive a vehicle, ride a horse or enter a float. The deadline to enter the parade is Jan. 3, and the line-up time is 9 a.m.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Blue Tide football team honored at awards banquet

The Long County High School football team recently held its annual awards banquet at the school cafeteria to recognize over 50 players and adults for their efforts.

December 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Area students send Christmas cards to terminally ill child

For most children, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. But for 6-year-old Addie Fausett, this year it's mostly struggle and pain.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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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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