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Crusaders get revenge

Earlier this season when Faith Baptist Christian Academy played The Rock School of Gainesville, Fla., the Ludowici squad lost, 64-54, in a heated battle.

February 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Tigers rebound with big win

Bradwell rebounded from a three-game losing stretch to defeat Islands High 75-44 at home Friday night. In the preceding game, coach Faye Baker's Lady Tigers earned their seventh straight win with a 67-30 rout of the Lady Sharks.

February 06, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long boys’ win clinches #2 seed in region

The Blue Tide continued their march to post-season play Friday with a 52-44 win over the Herons of Brantley County in Nahunta.

February 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI thinclads poised for another good season

Bradwell Institute's boys' track team will look to make it six in a row this season, returning several athletes from last year's region title winning team.

February 06, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Super Bowl promises to be a super dud

Just so you know, the Coastal Courier won't have a sportswriter at Super Bowl whatever-it-is-in-Roman-numerals. We were asked, but said no thanks.

February 06, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Liberty County teammates go with North Carolina State, Georgia State

After posting 4,345 career rushing yards at Liberty County High School, Shadrach Thornton is ready to make his mark at North Carolina State and penned his name to a letter of intent Wednesday morning during national signing day.

February 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Signing on the dotted line

For the past two weeks, Bradwell Institute senior offensive lineman Chester Brown has been on an emotional roller-coaster ride. On Wednesday morning, the ride finally came to a screeching halt and Brown was smiling once again after he signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Central Florida.

February 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI girls tied for second seed in 3-AAAAA

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team is on pace to keep its second-place spot in the region after defeating Windsor Forest, 57-40, at home Tuesday night.

February 03, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Boys looking for more wins; WMS takes second

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will travel to Nahunta tonight to take on the tough Brantley County Herons in 2-AA Region action.

February 03, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide pick up 15th win

With a large homecoming crowd on hand Saturday in Ludowici, the Long County High School basketball teams split their games against Pierce County.

February 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers clinch region’s No. 2 spot

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team clinched second place in Region 3-AAAAA with a 66-38 win over Groves on Saturday in Garden City.

February 01, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FBCA gets win, improves to 20-5

Faith Baptist Christian Academy's JJ Frazier scored 34 points to lead the Crusaders to a 91-75 win against Bethesda on Saturday in Savannah.

February 01, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Thornton among those to sign

A handful of local high school football players are expected to sign with FBS schools today, including Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, who is expected to ink with North Carolina State.

February 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


National Signing Day not important, but the signings are

On the off chance you don't have a college football team to root for, consider this fair warning: Today is national signing day.

February 01, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Liberty County sinks Pirates — twice

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team now has turned a complete 180 degrees in Region 2A-AAAA action while both the boys' and girls' honored their senior basketball players with a sweep of the Brunswick Pirates on Friday night at home.

January 30, 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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