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Four from Long County Blue Tide Baseball get region honors

Long County High School was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA baseball team.

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan goes to bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays have moved Long County native Dustin McGowan to the bullpen from the starting rotation, according to nbcsports.com.

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide end spring practice with a scrimmage

After two weeks of spring practice and conditioning, the Blue Tide football team dressed out Thursday for its annual Blue and White Scrimmage. Both the varsity and junior varsity squads saw plenty of action as parents and fans cheered from the bleachers. Head coach Ron Flott said the game went well, and all of the players enjoyed being back on the field.

May 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan has rough start vs. Cleveland

Wednesday was a tough day for Long County native Dustin McGowan and his Toronto Blue Jays, as they were hammered by the Cleveland Indians, 15-4, in Toronto.

May 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide enjoying big numbers, seasoned players

The Long County High School football team began spring practices last week with no shortage of players or experience.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets no decision Friday

Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Dustin McGowan got no decision in the Blue Jays' 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday in Toronto, according to ESPN.com.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan picks up second win of season

Long County native Dustin McGowan continued his comeback last Saturday by notching his second win of the year for the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County knocked out of playoffs by Putnam Co.

The season ended for the Long County High School girls' soccer team last Friday in Eatonton, where the Lady Tide fell to Putnam County, 6-0, in the first round of the state playoffs.

May 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide baseball seniors honored

The Long County High School baseball team recognized seniors Zachary Duncan, Cody Fleck, Tristan Goodro, Austin Mills, Cole Ray and Phillip Swindell during a ceremony last week.

May 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide start playoffs today

In only its second year of play, the Long County High School girls' soccer team will hit the field today to play in the first round of the Class 2-AA state tournament.

May 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide baseball team finishes season at .500

The Long County High School baseball team wrapped up its season by losing to Atkinson County, 5-1, on April 23 in Ludowici.

May 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Five Lady Tide headed to state track-and-field meet

The Long County High School girls track team will be represented at the Class 2-AA state track-and-field meet, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

April 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide play spoiler to Metter’s romp into playoffs

Long County went into the game against Metter High School Thursday knowing the Blue Tide were out of playoff contention.

April 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long beats Bryan; playoffs set elsewhere

Long County was all business Tuesday when they beat Bryan County, 10-2, in Pembroke.

April 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Big Blue Tide loss makes next games crucial

The Long County High School baseball team fell to Toombs County, 3-1, Monday in a big Region 2-AA contest.

April 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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4 plead guilty in Long Co. kidnapping case

Four people accused of kidnapping and pistol-whipping a Long County man pleaded guilty Friday in the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici.

August 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Storm have successful tournament, also recognized for community service

The Low Country Storm boys' basketball team recently competed in the Battle at Johnson Tournament at Johnson High School in Savannah, winning two games.

July 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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