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Prep roundup: Tide rallies for win; Lady Panthers fall

The Long County High School football team rallied with a touchdown in the final minute Friday to post a 20-13 win over Bryan County in Ludowici.

October 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Local sports


Walker Middle School falls short at homecoming contest

Snelson-Golden Middle School put a damper on Walker Middle School's annual homecoming Sept. 21 by rallying to beat the Wildcats, 32-24, in Ludowici.

October 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Rebels rout Tigers

Effingham County scored on a 72 yard run in the second play of their first offensive drive to set the pace in their 36-10 victory against the Bradwell Tigers at Olvey Field tonight. It was a Region 3-AAAAA game and the Tigers homecoming night.

September 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers open Region 3-AAAAA play

It's been nearly a month since Bradwell fans got the opportunity to see and experience the brand-new stadium rededicated as Olvey Field.

September 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers shine in last home game

Bradwell Institute's softball team closed out the regular season Tuesday with a 10-2 win in five innings over visiting by Windsor Forest.

September 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers head to Hephzibah tonight

The last time the Liberty County Panthers played the Hephzibah Rebels was in 2007, when Liberty earned a 14-13 win.

September 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty falls in regular-season finale

Liberty County's regular season came to an end Tuesday with a 16-1 loss at home to Wayne County.

September 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide host Bryan Co. tonight; FPCA on road Saturday

The Long County High School and First Presbyterian Christian Academy football teams are in action this weekend. Here's a look at each game:

September 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Local sports


Game Day Sept. 28, 2012

Game day

September 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs

Jiu jitsu training open to ages 8 and up

September 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty upends Bradwell, 8-7

It was a day to honor the Liberty County Lady Panther seniors, but Saturday also was a big memory for Lady Panther freshman catcher Riley Davis.

September 26, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Thornton makes most of his chance

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton patiently waited for a chance to show his skills. As a true-freshman running back for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, there was a chance coach Tom O'Brien would redshirt Thornton and sit him out during his first year, but that all changed Saturday.

September 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide down Atkinson County

The Long County High School football team Friday picked up its first Region 2-AA win in almost four years when it manhandled Atkinson County, 47-6, in Pearson.

September 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Postseason starts now for Long Co.

The Long County High School softball team topped Atkinson County, 2-1, on Monday in Ludowici to move into today's region playoffs.

September 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Game Day Sept. 26, 2012

Game day

September 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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