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Long County bounces back in tourney

After a disappointing loss last week, the Long County 10-and-under baseball team roared back on Saturday to defeat South Bryan County, 14-2, in the semifinals of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County All-Stars fall to Pierce County in opener

The Long County 10-and-under all-star team fell to Pierce County, 5-0, in Thursday's first round of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Creel Memorial Tourney planned for Saturday

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club, 25 Cherokee Trail in Hinesville.

June 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan notches first save for first-place Toronto

Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


McGowan finds spot in bullpen

When the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened, Long County native Dustin McGowan had fought his way back from injuries to secure the fifth spot in the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation.

June 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. seniors have a field day

Senior citizens from across the area came together Thursday to compete in the Long County Senior Citizen Field Day.

June 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide get 9 on all-region team

The Long County High School soccer team recently had nine players recognized for Region 2-AA honors.

May 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Farm Day held in Long County

Last week, the annual Farm Day Celebration was held in Long County. Farmers and agricultural staff brought in their equipment and livestock to show local students the importance of the agricultural industry. This year, exhibits included forestry, fur trapping, livestock and large equipment. One of the children's favorite displays was an "old-time" cornhusking demonstration. The event is sponsored by the Long County Georgia Farm Bureau office and coordinated by Linda Hall. Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see more pictures from the day.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County honors seniors

Long County High School had its senior banquet in its new building Thursday, a first for the school.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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


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Blue Tide fall to Raiders, face Vidalia for homecoming

Heading into this week's homecoming activities, the Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, last Friday in Alma.

September 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County clinches playoff berth with win over Bryan County

The Long County High School softball team was all smiles Friday as the Lady Tide clinched a playoff berth in the state tournament.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide lose to Bacon County

The Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, on Friday in Alma.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide will try to rebound against Bacon Co.

Long County will be looking to pick up its second win of the year tonight when it travels to Alma to take on the Bacon County Red Raiders in a Region 2-AA battle.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide recognize eight seniors

The Long County High School softball team held its senior-night activities Monday.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County turnovers result in region loss to Jeff Davis

Traveling to Hazlehurst on Friday, the Long County football team had plans of notching its first Region 2-AA win of the year. However, the night did not go as planned as the Blue Tide fell to Jeff Davis, 24-0.

September 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide top Lady Tigers in 5 innings

The Long County High School softball team split two recent games, with its win coming at the expense of Bradwell Institute.

September 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long has big region clash

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst in each team's first Region 2-AA contest of the season.

September 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide hold off Metter for first win

Long County beat Metter, 28-20, Friday in Ludowici for the Blue Tide's first win of the season.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide blanked by RH

The Long County High School softball team lost, 8-0, to Richmond Hill on Monday in a non-region contest in Ludowici.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide notch first win of season

The Long County High School football team beat Metter, 28-12, on Friday in Ludowici to pick up its first win of the year.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop tough one

The Long County High School softball team fell, 2-1, in eight innings to a strong Jeff Davis squad Thursday in Hazlehurst.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County look to bounce back against Metter

The Long County High School football team will be back on the gridiron tonight when it hosts Metter at 7:30 p.m.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County shuts out Lady Bucs on Pink-Out Night

The Long County High School softball team beat McIntosh County, 8-0, on Wednesday in Ludowici.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide JV fall to Tattnall County

Though the Long County High School varsity football team had last week off from game action, the junior-varsity squad traveled to Reidsville on Thursday but lost to Tattnall County, 42-14.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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