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Support for wounded warriors

A chance encounter between a physical therapist and a new patient in 2006 developed into a friendship and later paved the way for the inaugural Warrior Classic Golf Tournament, benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project and Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS).

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Camden rolls to 58-0 win over BI

Pinned in a corner most of the night, the Bradwell Institute Tigers struggled to find any momentum in a 58-0 loss Friday night at Region 3-AAAAA kingpin Camden County.

September 26, 2011 | Andy Diffenderfer St. Mary's Tribune & Georgian | Local sports


Vidalia stays perfect with win over Blue Tide

Long County High School's Deonte Ellis intercepted an Indians' pass before halftime, but the Blue Tide lost 39-7 to unbeaten Vidalia in a Region 2-AA contest. Long County falls to 0-2 in the region and 0-5 overall. More on this story in Wednesday's Courier.

September 26, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Pierce County blanks Lady Blue Tide

The Long County High School softball team's struggles continued Thursday in an 8-0 loss to Pierce County in Blackshear.

September 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI, Liberty drop softball games

Amid a downpour in Savannah Thursday afternoon the Lady Warriors of Jenkins managed to put their Region 3-AAAAA softball game away early, beating Bradwell Institute by the run-rule 11-1 in five innings.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers face tough task tonight

Bradwell Institute will face its biggest challenge of the season when the Tigers travel to Kingsland tonight to take on Camden County High School at 7:30 p.m.

September 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Road stays bumpy for Blue Tide

After playing Wayne County two weeks ago and McIntosh County last week, it might seem that the road couldn't get any harder for the Blue Tide. But it will tonight when Long County (0-4, 0-1) takes on unbeaten Region 2-AA foe Vidalia in Ludowici.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


A correction: It’s rec night in Long County

In Wednesday's paper, it erroneously was reported that tonight's game was homecoming for the Blue Tide.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Senior day at the park

There were plenty of hugs and tears at Lady Tiger Field during a doubleheader Saturday at Bradwell Institute.

September 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Many help make football special

Cameron Riles is a sophomore at Bradwell Institute and is in his second year as a member of the JV football team. Riles wants to become a sports journalist.

September 21, 2011 | Cameron Riles | Local sports


Hale wants to build volleyball at LCHS

Liberty County High School's new volleyball coach, Lauren Hale, knows a thing or two about the court sport.

September 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Strong second half not enough for Tide in loss

Long County High School had hopes of pulling off the team's first win over McIntosh County Academy when the two teams met Friday in Darien.

September 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers go down swinging

Liberty County High School knew it was going to be a knock-down drag-out fight in Statesboro, and give it their best they did, making the Blue Devils earn every yard on their home turf. Liberty's persistence kept the game close but the Blue Devils outlasted the Panthers to win 17-14 Friday night.

September 19, 2011 | Mike Anthony manthony@statesboroherald.com | Local sports


Johnson hangs on for 27-20 win over Tigers

With less than a minute left, the Bradwell Tigers were forced to spike the ball three times to stop the clock and managed to move the ball 45 yards. But when the buzzer sounded, it was Johnson High that was celebrating.

September 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Camden beats BI, hangs onto first

Much like football, when it comes to top seeding in Region 3-AAAAA, it's usually a battle between Bradwell and Camden County. And, much like football, the Wildcats' softball team held the top spot in the region by beating the Lady Tigers, 6-0, on Thursday at Bradwell's field.

September 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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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


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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