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Lady Tide start with scrimmage, game vs. Brunswick

The Long County softball team will host a scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Brunswick.

August 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Scrimmage, pig-drop raffle Friday for Blue Tide

The Long County football team will hold an informal team scrimmage Friday as it prepares for the upcoming season.

August 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide alumni game on Thursday

The Long County varsity softball team will play the annual alumni game Thursday. Former team players, who have graduated, can play in the contest against the current Lady Tide.

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. sets football camps

The Long County Recreation Department will host three free mini-football camps during August for kids ages 7-10.

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide sweat through summer workouts

Though the temperatures have been hovering around 100 recently, the heat hasn't stopped the Long County football team from getting in summer workouts. Players began weight-training before the end of the last school year, meeting after classes.

July 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County faces tough Region 2-AAA

The 2016 high school football season is just around the corner.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long runner comes close to Junior Games

Lady Tide sprinter Ja'Nya Bryant continued to excel on the track, raking in the medals during her summer break.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner to compete in Junior Olympics

Long County track star Cameron Taylor qualified for the 2016 Junior Olympics in the 800- and 3,000-meter races over the weekend.

July 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long 4-Hers place at state horse show

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club took part in the Georgia 4-H Horse Show early last month in Perry. The three-day event was at the Agri-Center and brought students from all over the state together to compete.

July 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long linebacker commits to Kentucky

With football season still a month away, Long County has one player who is already generating excitement.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McGowan gets save for Marlins against Braves

Long County native and Miami Marlin pitcher Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Friday and picked up a save against the Braves in Atlanta.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. team wins invitational

The Long County 12 and under girls softball team recently won the Lyons Invitational Softball Tournament held in Toombs County. Top row: Coach Earl Freeman, Trista Murphy, Tanani Lucena, Dixie Corbin, Amaya Loterbaugh, Kayalmoni Lucena and coach Donnie Lust. Bottom row: Kylei Brady, Brooklyn Smith, Grace Gordon, Long County Recreation Director Henry Strickland, Rebecca Lust, Samantha Pitts and Jocelyn Priester.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long senior leaning toward Central Florida

Though the Long County football team didn't have the success that was expected in 2015, what the school did do was showcase the talent of several players.

June 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Seniors compete in Ludowici

Seniors from Long and Wayne counties recently got together for some good-spirited sports competition in Ludowici.

June 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County lineman signs to play for Mizzou

Long County football player Darvis Holmes signed a letter of intent June 12 to play football with Missouri.

June 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Long County crowns queen, court

Long County selected its 2016 Homecoming queen and her court Friday during halftime of the Blue Tide vs. Bradwell football game.

September 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI, Long Co. tie 20-20

For the second week in a row, Long County ended its football game in a deadlock, tying Bradwell Institute 22-22 Friday in Ludowici.

September 26, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pick up first region win of season

The Long County softball team picked up its first region win Tuesday since moving up to a 2-AAA schedule.

September 26, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Bradwell, Long see potential in Friday

Though Bradwell Institute (1-2) may be in Region 2-AAAAAA and Long County High School (1-1-1) in Region 2-AAA, the football teams go toe-to-toe Friday.

September 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall 8-4

On Thursday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Nahunta to take on Brantley County.

September 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County battles to 20-20 tie with new Hampstead

In a game that went back and forth all night, Long County and New Hampstead ended their contest on Friday in a 20-20 tie.

September 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County faces New Hampstead in Savannah

Long County will travel to Chatham County Friday to take on New Hampstead (1-3) in a non-region game. The Blue Tide (1-1) will try to ...

September 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall to Pirates 12-4, now 4-8 overall

After a short layoff because of weather and scheduling, the Long County softball team finally got back on the field on Sept. 8.

September 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Windsor Forest outlasts Blue Tide, 25-15

On Friday the Long County High School football team hosted Windsor Forest in a non-region game held in Ludowici. In a very physical outing where ...

September 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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