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Blue Tide too much for Pirates

The Blue Tide boys earned a win while the girls suffered yet another loss when Long County High School played host to Appling County on Saturday.

January 18, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Busy night for hoops in Hinesville

Liberty County High School earned their first Region 2A-AAAA wins Friday night against Wayne County. The Lady Panthers won 52-44 and the Panther boys earned a 66-59 win over Wayne. Over at Bradwell, the girls beat Savannah High 51-38 and the boys fell 91-68 to the Blue Jackets.

January 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA boys on a sudden roll

First Presbyterian Christian Academy routed Curtis Baptist, 69-47, for the Highlanders first region win of the year Friday night.

January 16, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Moody takes reins at Liberty County

The Panthers will take the diamond starting their conditioning program on Jan. 30 and in addition to fielding a sophomore strong varsity team this season the Liberty boys will be under the direction of a new head coach.

January 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Close, but no first win for Long County High School girls

The Long County High School girls' basketball team faced St. Vincent's Academy on Friday night in Savannah, and for a while it looked like the Lady Blue Tide might be able to pull out the team's first win of the season.

January 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Donell Woods Tourney on tap

Some of the area's best ninth-grade and junior-varsity squads will converge at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Fraiser Middle School and Snelson-Golden Middle School on Saturday to tip-off the 20th annual Donell Woods Memorial Tournament.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Faith Baptist, FPCA tangle on court

First Presbyterian Christian Academy doesn't have far to travel to take on one of its toughest opponents and biggest rivals.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Tide looking for a win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team still is looking for its first win of the year after losses to Pierce County and Wayne County this past weekend.

January 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Local hoops kick into high gear

The boys' and girls' basketball teams at Bradwell Institute continue Region 3-AAAAA action tonight when they play host to Savannah High. The Lady Tigers open the doubleheader, tipping off at

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Sorry, coach Reddick, but blame me — I pulled a Newt G.

So, if I run for president, don't vote for me. Because, if you read Patty Leon's story on coach Readie Kelly in Wednesday's Courier, you probably recall a spot where it said she's the longest-tenured coach currently at Bradwell Institute.

January 13, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports

One more spring for coach Kelly

After a quarter of a century coaching girls' track, softball, ninth-grade basketball and volleyball, Lillie Readie Kelly has decided to step away from coaching at Bradwell Institute.

January 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Buzzer-beater boosts Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team made a last-second shot to beat Wayne County, 66-64, on Saturday in Ludowici.

January 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Liberty gets back on track

The Liberty County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams rebounded from Friday's losses to Richmond Hill by sweeping McIntosh Academy on Saturday at home.

January 11, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Tough night for Liberty basketball

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, and the Lady Panthers fell as well Friday night at home.

January 09, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Panther LB gets lofty honor

Liberty County sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan was named to the 2011 U. S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team, according to an article posted on on Thursday.

January 09, 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, 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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