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Tide teams drop finales; seniors honored at last home game

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their final games of the regular season Friday against Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah.

February 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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


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Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Blue Tide baseball stars playing well

Former Long County baseball stars Dustin McGowan and Tristan Goodro are making the folks in Long County proud this year in their post-high-school careers on the diamond.

April 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County sends 8 to sectional track meet

Eight Long County High School athletes have qualified for the AA state sectional track-and-field meet after their efforts at the Region 2-AA meet last Wednesday at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Vidalia, hold on to 4th spot in region

The hometown fans in Ludowici had a lot to be happy about Friday as Long County beat Vidalia 6-3 in Region 2-AA baseball action.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Long Co. goes 1-1 in region play

The Long County High School baseball team went 1-1 in region 2-AA play for the week beating Bryan County but falling to Benedictine Military School.

April 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wildcats win second-straight title

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Wildcats win second-straight soccer crown

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. loses twice

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games to Region 2-AA opponents Jeff Davis High School 13-0 on Tuesday in Hazlehurst and Bacon County 4-3 on Friday in Alma.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams roll on

The Long County High School girls' and boys' soccer teams continued their dominance last week, picking up two more wins each by beating Groves on Wednesday at home and Claxton on Friday in Claxton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Rivera signs with Colombian team

Former Long County High School standout Ricky Rivera recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in South America.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long seniors honored

The senior players of the Long County High School soccer teams were recognized between games against Bryan County on March 24 in Ludowici.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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