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Wildcats upend Panthers

Thanks to Tay Tay Bacon's electrifying 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, it only took Liberty County High School about 12 seconds to find the end zone Friday night against unbeaten Richmond Hill.

October 03, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports

Bradwell falls to Savannah High

GARDEN CITY - A wild football game between Bradwell Institute and Savannah High on Thursday night had a little bit of everything: a fight between two players, an interception and kickoff returned for touchdowns, and two quarterbacks combining to throw for six touchdowns and more than 450 yards.

October 03, 2011 | Noell Barnidge | Local sports

Softball season over for Long County girls

Its official: The softball season has come and gone.

October 03, 2011 | Ciara Frisbie Correspondent | Local sports

Second annual Sunbury 5K on tap, benefits ADA, WWP

The second annual Sunbury 5K benefiting the American Diabetes Association and Wounded Warriors Project is set to start at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Sunbury Crab Company.

October 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Wildcats stun Panthers at homecoming

Despite a 92 yard return for a touchdown in the opening kick of the game by Liberty's Tay Tay Bacon, the Richmond Hill Wildcats upset the Panthers' homecoming winning 14-6 at Donell Wood Stadium tonight. Minutes after scoring their first touchdown Shadrach Thornton plowed through blockers and ran to the outside for a 51 yard touchdown that was wiped away by a holding call. The Panthers had several opportunities inside the Wildcats' 20 but were unable to punch through the goal line.

September 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

LCHS seniors have their day

It's been a tough rebuilding season for the Liberty County High School softball team, but the squad honored their seven seniors Wednesday afternoon with a 6-3 win over visiting rival Long County.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers set to take on improved Wildcats

Richmond Hill's Wildcats arrive at Donell Woods Stadium tonight to battle the Liberty County Panthers in a Region 2A-AAAA showdown at 7:30.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Seniors saluted in Long County

The Long County High School softball team lost its final home game of the season to Tattnall County High School on Tuesday.

September 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Hurricanes play for another title on Saturday

After a brief hiatus due to Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Irene and forfeiture by an opposing team on Sept. 24, the Hinesville Hurricanes are set to play at 7 p.m. Saturday night for all the marbles.

September 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Blue Jackets take Tigers in wild region matchup

GARDEN CITY -- Bradwell Institute lost to Savannah High School, 42-29, in a wild Region 3-AAAAA football game Thursday night at Garden City Stadium.

September 30, 2011 | By Noell Barnidge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local sports

Tigers play Savannah High Thursday night

It's hard enough to come off a 58-0 loss against Camden County last Friday, but having a short week to get ready for your next opponent makes things more difficult. Bradwell will the hit the road one day early and play at Garden City Stadium Thursday night against the Savannah High Blue Jackets in another Region 3-AAAAA matchup.

September 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tough night for Blue Tide

Long County fell to 0-5 with a 39-7 loss to unbeaten Vidalia on Friday night in Ludowici, but first-year coach Ron Flott said he sees reason for the Blue Tide players to keep their heads up.

September 28, 2011 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers win at Ebenezer

The Bradwell Institute cross-country teams added a couple more wins to their respective seasons Saturday at the Ebenezer Invitational at South Effingham. There were 11 teams participating in the event with about 120 runners in each division.

September 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

All-Stars competing in fall league

Working to develop future athletes means training even during the offseason. In order to stay basketball ready, the Scott's All-Stars are competing in a fall league that started Sept. 17 in Augusta.

September 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Wildcats home at last

Walker Middle School recently took on Appling County in the Wildcats' first home game of the year. The Wildcats lost, 52-22, but hometown fans said they were proud of the team's effort throughout the game.

September 28, 2011 | Staff report | 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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