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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


Lady Tide roll into postseason

The playoff-bound Long County High School girls' soccer team beat Bryan County, 10-0, on Tuesday in Pembroke.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Gospel sing to help Long Co. athletes on trip

A gospel sing to help raise funds for a student missionary trip to the Dominican Republic will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Lady Tide shut out by Vidalia at home

The Long County High School softball team fell to Vidalia, 7-0, Tuesday in Ludowici.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Lady Tide beat Terrors

The Long County High School softball team got back on the winning track Thursday by beating Glynn Academy, 11-4, in Brunswick.

August 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop two straight games

This first part of this week wasn't good to the Long County High School softball team.

August 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide fall in scrimmage

The Long County High School football team fell, 33-20, to Claxton on Friday in a preseason scrimmage in Ludowici.

August 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide lose scrimmage to Claxton

The Long County High School football team lost its Friday night scrimmage, 33-20, to Claxton High School in Ludowici. For more photos of the game, go to www.coastalcourier.com, and check Wednesday's Courier for a full story.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide pitcher strikes out 16 for victory

Long County High School softball pitcher Harley Dawson led the Lady Tide to a 1-0 win Thursday over Bryan County. She won a pitching duel with Bryan's Brooke Barfield, striking out 16 batters, giving up only three hits and walking three.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide host Claxton tonight in home scrimmage

The Long County High School football team will hold its first scrimmage tonight, taking on Claxton High School at 7:30 in Ludowici.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pummel St. Vincent’s, 9-0

The Long County High School softball team got a no-hitter from pitcher Harley Dawson en route to winning its first Region 2-AA game of the season Tuesday by pummeling St. Vincent's Academy, 9-0, in five innings in Savannah.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


Long Commission salutes young ball players

The Long County Commission Tuesday recognized the Long County 10-and-under All-Star baseball team for winning the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C championship. The boys won the title last month by defeating Putnam County 14-0 in the championship game.

August 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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