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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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Blue Tide’s game was snapshot into future

Long County had its annual Blue vs. White Spring Scrimmage Friday.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Division I scouts scope out Blue Tide practices

Several Division I football scouts have attended Blue Tide spring practices in recent weeks.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Seniors recognized

Long County's senior baseball players were recognized during the team's recent Senior Night.

May 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide’s record season ends with loss

The Long County girls soccer team's Cinderella season ended May 4 with a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian School (13-4-1) in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide scrimmage is Friday

After two weeks of slamming pads and fighting the heat, the Long County football team will take the field Friday for the annual Blue/White ...

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. starts spring training to gauge future

The Long County football team kicked off spring training Friday with 98 players taking to the field.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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