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Tide teams thump Brantley County

The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their programs' second seasons in style Monday in Ludowici.

February 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide advance in region tourney; Blue Tide ends with loss to Bacon Co.

The Long County High School girls' basketball team on Monday advanced into the Region 2-AA tournament by defeating Toombs County, 35-31, in Lyons.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide basketball teams hold senior night

Long County High School held its senior night last Thursday for graduating students who participated in the basketball program.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide boys, girls lose to McIntosh Co.

The McIntosh County basketball teams on Thursday traveled to Ludowici, where they beat both Blue Tide squads. Though the Long County boys and girls played well, they were outmatched by Darien's top 20 ranked teams. The Blue Tide lost 70-56, and the Lady Tide lost 56-31.

February 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County teams fall at Metter

The Long County boys' and girls' basketball teams both lost Friday at Metter in region action.

February 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County wins middle school championship

The Long County Middle School boys basketball team recently won the 8th grade Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by beating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in Jesup.

February 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long sheriff’s, fire departments raise more than $2K for meals program

Members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office raised more than $2,000 last Saturday for the Long County Meals on Wheels program by playing each other in a charity basketball game at Long County Middle School.

January 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide pick up two wins; Lady Tide slump continues with two more losses

The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally ended its slump by picking up two wins over the weekend.

January 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Walker Middle boys’ team wins conference crown

The Walker Middle School Wildcat basketball team last week won the Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by defeating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in the championship game in Jesup.

January 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan to vie for spot in Jays’ rotation

According to MLB.com, Long County native Dustin McGowan received the OK last week to pursue a spot in the 2014 starting-pitching rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 27, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Homecoming king crowned

Dorian Adkins was crowned homecoming king during Long County's basketball game against Vidalia last Friday in Ludowici.

January 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide boys, girls fall at home to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams continued their skids Tuesday, as both squads lost to Bryan County in Ludowici in Region 2B-AA action.

January 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Wayne Co. too much for Long Co. hoopsters

Long County's boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their games to Wayne County on Saturday in nonregion action in Jesup.

January 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County Blue Tide teams fall in Atkinson County

Hard times continued Friday for the Long County teams with both the Lady Tide and the Blue Tide falling in Atkinson County.

January 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panther boys too much for Blue Tide

Liberty County and Long County renewed their neighboring-county boys' basketball rivalry Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Blue Tide fall to Yellow Jackets on diamond

In recent years, the Long County baseball team has been dominated by rival Jeff Davis County. But with a new coach and attitude, Long County fans and players were hoping for different results this year.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide win first region game of the season

The Long County High School baseball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the year Thursday, defeating McIntosh County 10-3. With the win, the Blue Tide improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the region.

March 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide soccer team stays unbeaten by topping Toombs

The Long County High School girls' soccer team remained unbeaten by defeating Toombs County, 3-1, on Tuesday in Ludowici.

February 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County soccer teams ground Herons

For the second time this year, the Long County High School boys' and girls' soccer teams beat the teams from Brantley County last Thursday in decisive manners.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long baseball team picks up first win under new coach

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the season Monday by defeating Tattnall County, 4-2, in Reidsville.

February 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Lady Tide’s season ends with region loss to Bryan Co.

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its season end Tuesday with a 59-39 loss to Bryan County in the Region 2-AA Region tournament in Lyons.

February 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


New Tide coach looks to get team in state playoffs

Last year, the Long County High School baseball team finished the season with a 14-11 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Region 2-AA Region. But even though the team showed promise, doing better than it had in several years, it still missed making the playoffs by one game.

February 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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