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Long County girls advance to second round

It wasn't easy, nor quick, but after over 90 minutes of play Friday, the Long County girls soccer team beat Screven County 3-1 in an overtime, penalty-kick shootout to advance into the second round of the state playoffs.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall in playoff

The Long County boys soccer team's season ended Thursday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to Benedictine Military School (13-5).

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at making the playoffs.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who is battling cancer.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Tide drop 4 games in a row

This recent stretch has not been kind to the Long County baseball team as the Tide dropped four consecutive region games and fell to sixth place in the 2-AA standings.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney to benefit local cancer patient

The Jay Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson a finalist for Dooley award

Long County senior Harley Dawson recently learned that she had been selected as a finalist for the Vince Dooley Athletes for a Better World Scholarship.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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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


Long County plays 2016 home opener Friday night

On Friday, Long County High School will play its first game of the year in front of home fans as the Blue Tide take on ...

September 07, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls 5-4 to Lady Warriors on road

On Tuesday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Reidsville to take on Tattnall County (5-4 and 1-0) in their first 2-AAA ...

September 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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