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Blue Tide pick up two diamond wins

Long County picked up two more wins on the diamond this week, beating Bacon County (5-4) and New Hampstead High School (1-7).

March 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County boys remain undefeated, girls lose

Long County boys' soccer team continued their winning ways Friday by beating Pierce County. The Lady Tide's night wasn't as sweet. They fell to the Lady Bears.

March 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams in Georgia’s top 10

With wins over Vidalia on Friday, both the boys and girls' Long County soccer teams cracked the top 10 in the AA state rankings.

March 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Scott is top Long County player

Long County football standout Brendon Scott was recently presented with his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Player of the Year Trophy.

February 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County Blue Tide right the ship

After dropping its first two games of the year, the Long County baseball team righted its ship this past week by beating Groves and Claxton.

February 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. names Special Education Teacher of Year

The Long County Board of Education recently recognized the school system's 2016 Special Education Teacher of the Year.

February 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Education


1 arrested, another sought in Long County Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

February 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Atlanta team too much for Blue Tide

Long County (20-8) had hoped to muster a little magic Saturday to pull out an upset over Lovett (22-6) in the second round of the 2-AA state playoffs.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Benedictine

The last week has been a good time to be a fan of the Long County boys' soccer team.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Coastal Manor residents give blankets to homeless

Residents of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility in Ludowici recently offered help to those less fortunate than them.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fugitive caught in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently apprehended a man who had been in hiding since 2013.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Blue Tide football star attends Louisville camp

Long County football standout Jamin Davis recently attended Junior Day at the University of Louisville.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County commissioners set to vote on construction fees

A public hearing was held recently at the Long County Courthouse to begin steps in changing the permit fees for different services related to construction in the county.

February 23, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Blue Tide advance to AA second round

The Long County boys' basketball team moved into the Sweet 16 round of the Georgia High School Association AA basketball tournament with a 73-54 win over Metter.

February 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. girls’ state playoff run ends in 1st round

The Long County girls' basketball team hit the road Tuesday to take on Swainsboro in the first round of the AA state playoffs.

February 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Articles By Author - Mike Riddle


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who ...

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Tide drop 4 games in a row

This recent stretch has not been kind to the Long County baseball team as the Tide dropped four consecutive region games and fell to sixth ...

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney to benefit local cancer patient

The Jay Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson a finalist for Dooley award

Long County senior Harley Dawson recently learned that she had been selected as a finalist for the Vince Dooley Athletes for a Better World Scholarship.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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