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Liberty routs Greenbriar

No. 3 seed Liberty pulled off a 43-point victory against Greenbriar, 77-34, Monday afternoon in the opening round of the Region 2-AAAA girls basketball tournament at Richmond Hill High School.

February 15, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Crusader commits to UGA

Faith Baptist Christian Academy's JJ Frazier gave a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia's basketball team on Friday, making him the first class of 2013 player to commit to Bulldogs coach Mark Fox.

February 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers earn diamond rights

Liberty County High School's first-year baseball coach Joel Moody can recall wearing a Bradwell uniform, playing for Tiger baseball 35 years ago. He said his father Jerrell Moody helped build the dugouts on Tiger field.

February 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders take region crown

First Presbyterian Christian Academy defeated Frederica Academy, 62-57, in overtime on Thursday. On Friday, FPCA beat Curtis Baptist, 59-52, to win the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA title. The Highlanders, 13-10 overall and 8-2 in conference play, now will make a bid for a fourth state title. Read more in an upcoming edition of the Coastal Courier.

February 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Running to USC-Upstate

Bradwell Institute track runner Anthony Holsendolph signed a letter of intent Thursday to run track at the University of South Carolina-Upstate.

February 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Late shot lifts Tigers

Bradwell's Miguel Pineda rushed past the Benedictine defense Friday night and banked in a layup with 1.4 seconds left to give the Tigers a 63-61win.

February 13, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


New coach guides Panthers

Liberty County High School first-year baseball coach Joel Moody said he is looking forward to Monday's baseball scrimmage at Bradwell Institute.

February 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide split final regular-season games

Long County High School's basketball teams played the final games of the regular season Friday in Darien, where the boys finished up with a win and the Lady Tide lost. The boys' squad defeated McIntosh County Academy, 63-58, in overtime. The girls lost, 45-28, to the Lady Buccaneers.

February 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


High school soccer season kicks off

High school soccer got a quick kick-start in a scrimmage between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute on Tuesday afternoon at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field.

February 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide boys roll on

The Long County boys' basketball team continued its winning ways Tuesday by defeating Tattnall County, 75-60, in Ludowici. The Lady Tide struggled against Tattnall and lost, 49-23.

February 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty gets sweep

Liberty County High School wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday by sweeping Glynn Academy.

February 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


MMS finishes season with perfect mark

The Midway Middle School boys' basketball team finished its season with a 9-0 record. Highlights included winning the Turkey Shoot Championship in Jesup and being the current Liberty County middle school champions. Team members are, in uniform from left: Richard LeCounte, Tyreon Freeman, Tracey White, Martial Washington, Jacari' Roberts, Savon Cutler, Rayquan Heard, Lawrence Smith, Samuel Roberts, Phillip Neal, Christian White, Tyric Reece and Jaalon Frazier. The team was coached by Carol Broadnax, Eddie White and Warren Hines. Team managers are Kadadren Stevens and Antonio Golden.

February 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Boys’ team enters region with No. 2 seed

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team beat Frederica Academy, 53-49, on Friday at the St. James Sports Center, which put the Highlanders in a three-way tie for first place in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-AA.

February 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers sweep Tide

The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team won a 74-66 back-and-forth battle with Long County on Saturday in Ludowici.

February 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers have high expectations for 2012

The Bradwell Institute baseball team has begun conditioning, and the Tigers are looking to maintain the standard set by last year's team.

February 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty falls to Wayne

Liberty County celebrated its seniors in the final regular-season home game of their career Friday, but the Panthers were denied a win in their 4-0 loss to region power Wayne County.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers drop final home regular-season games

South Effingham dampened the happiness of the Liberty County High School soccer teams' senior day Thursday evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


A peek at GSU Eagles lineup

It's way, way, way too early to be talking about Georgia Southern's starting lineup for the upcoming 2014 football season, so let's talk about it.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


GSU adds UGA and W. Virginia to 2015 season

Georgia Southern has obligations for four non-conference football games for the 2015 season with games at Georgia and West Virginia and home contests against The Citadel and Western Michigan, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced earlier this week.

April 15, 2014 | By GSU AMR | Local sports


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