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Long County loses to Pierce County

The Long County High School football team lost to Pierce County, 21-3, on Friday in Blackshear. The Blue Tide started off keeping the score close, only being down 7-3 at the half. However, two Pierce County scores in the third quarter put the game out of reach, handing Long County its sixth loss of the season.

October 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Globetrotters will make 2012 Savannah stop

On the heels of signing one of the most extraordinary rookie classes in team history, the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Tour to the Savannah Civic Center at 7 p.m. March 15, 2012.

October 12, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Knights fend off Bradwell

There were moments of brilliance mixed in with breakdowns for Bradwell Institute in Friday's 34-24 loss to Winsdor Forest at Olvey Field.

October 10, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports

Brunswick outscores Liberty in region game

It took every second of the four quarters played to decide Friday's Region 2A-AAAA contest between Liberty County and Brunswick High at Glynn County Stadium. In the end, though, the Panthers lost by a whisker, 30-28.

October 10, 2011 | By Dave Jordan | Local sports

Pierce remains unbeaten, Tide still winless

The Pierce County Bears remained undefeated in Region 2-AA by beating the Long County Blue Tide, 21-3, on Friday night in Blackshear. The win improved Pierce County to 4-2 overall.

October 10, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Runners compete in Sunbury 5K

Lined up underneath moss-draped live oaks - just a stone's throw from the marsh's edge - runners stretched and set timers ahead of the second annual Sunbury 5K on Saturday morning.

October 10, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports

Knights beat Tigers 34-24

Penalties hurt the Bradwell Tigers and speed helped the Windsor Forest Knights on Olvey Field tonight. Bradwell battled to the bitter end but as the clock ticked toward zero the Knights held on to win 34-24 in a Region 3-AAAAA match up.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA eyes new heights

While First Presbyetrian Christian Academy is known for its state championship-caliber basketball program, there is another Highlander squad that is opening eyes around the Georgia Independent Schools Association.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI looks for turnaround

Tied for last place in Region 3-AAAAA is not where the Bradwell Tigers want to be at this point in the football season. Nestled alongside Jenkins and Savannah High, the Tigers need to win tonight when they host Windsor Forest to have a viable shot for the postseason. In fact, the BI boys need to win from here on out to push Johnson, Benedictine and Groves down the region scale.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty County to take on Brunswick

After stumbling in their Region 2A-AAAA opener against Richmond Hill last week, the Liberty County Panthers are headed to Brunswick to take on the Pirates at 7:30 tonight.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide look to get offense moving

After a week off, the Long County High School football team will return to the gridiron when it takes on Pierce County at 7:30 tonight in Blackshear.

October 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Wildcats show support for teacher

Proving that tough men can wear pink the Walker Middle School Wildcats honored WMS sixth grade teacher Beth Vandevort by wearing pink uniforms in last Friday's game against Lewis Frasier Middle School.

October 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

BI storms into postseason

Bradwell Institute pitcher Karson Rogers allowed one hit in two games, and the Lady Tigers outscored Johnson, 52-0, in a doubleheader Saturday to clinch third in Region 3-AAAAA.

October 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Camp packs ’em in at St. James center

Running, jumping, dribbling and shooting were the focus of the first Fundamentals Tip-Off Classic on Saturday at the St. James Sports Center.

October 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

AP prep football poll

Here are the top 10 teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2011 season. Area teams are in bold.

October 05, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local sports

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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

FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County’s Goodro signs with MGSC

Long County High School's Tristan Goodro on Wednesday signed on to play baseball for Middle Georgia State College next year.

April 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

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