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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


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


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Long County finally beats MCA

Long County on Friday finally exorcised a demon that had been haunting the football program for 10 years.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Donation made to help Long County band’s trip

The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band in its drive to perform in McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide look to get first win against McIntosh County

The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County recreation teams recognized by Blue Tide

The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Rebels 36-20

Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.

October 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall in first round of state

The Long County High School softball team's season came to an end on Wednesday as they lost a best of two-out-of-three series to Berrien County in the first round of the state playoffs. According to Lady Tide Head Coach Brian Thomas his team lost to the Rebels 8-0 and in the first game and then 3-0 in the second game. The games were in Nashville.

October 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County goes to Groves on Thursday for televised game

The Long County High School football team travels Thursday to Garden City to face Groves in a Region 2-AA game that will be broadcast on WSAV, Hinesville cable channel 4.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide band continues to dominate, needs financial support for trip to Thanksgiving Day parade

The Long County High School band recently continued its dominance, bringing home 19 awards from the Coffee County Invitation Band Competition on Sept. 27 in Douglas.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide ground Phoenix

The Blue Tide extinguished the New Hampstead Phoenix, 41-0, Friday in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide end region, state quest starts now

On Monday the Long County High School softball team's dream of a region championship faded away as Bacon County beat then in back-to-back games

October 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


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