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Lady Tide find bats in loss to Pierce

Long County High School's softball team lost its third straight game on Thursday, falling, 15-6, to Pierce County in a Region 2-AA contest.

September 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Time is now for feeder systems in Liberty Co.

Bradwell Institute football coach Jim Walsh Jr. isn't the only one who thinks feeder systems will level the playing field for high school sports teams.

September 07, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Panthers shut out Bucs

It took a mere three minutes for the Liberty County Panthers (1-1) to set the tone and earn their first of four touchdowns Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium as they rolled to a 28-0 victory against the visiting McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers (0-2). It was their second victory against the Bucs in nine matchups.

September 06, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Charlton Co. outlasts Bradwell, 22-14

Despite perfect weather conditions Friday night, the football game between Bradwell Institute and Charlton County was sloppy. The teams combined for 38 penalties for 336 yards in a non-region contest that lasted 3 hours, 10 minutes at Olvey Field.

September 06, 2011 | Noell Barnidge Correspondent | Local sports


Blair homers in Lady Tigers’ win

Candace Blair had just told her Bradwell Institute teammates, "We got this," before she took her at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning and smacked a one-run homer over the center-field fence.

September 06, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide lose to Appling County, 12-0

The Long County High School softball team continued to struggle in its region on Tuesday, losing to Appling County, 12-0, in Baxley.

September 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County loses to Southeast Bulloch in OT

The folks at Veterans' Stadium were on their feet as the Long County Blue Tide scored a touchdown with two seconds left on the clock, forcing overtime Friday night. Blue Tide football coach Ronald Flott was playing against the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch, where he used to coach, and the score was tied, 21-21, at the end of regulation.

September 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Walker Middle School loses to Martha Puckett

Walker Middle School defender Thomas Watts deflects a pass intended for a Yellow Jackets receiver in Wednesday's 28-15 loss against Martha Puckett in Jesup. Brandon Scott and Tanner Brant scored touchdowns for the Wildcats. The contest was the first regular-season game for Walker Middle School. The team's next game is Sept. 7, when they travel to Waycross to take on Ware County at 5 p.m.

September 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Friday night local scores

Liberty County hosted McIntosh County Academy and sent them home with a goose egg defeating the Buccaneers 28-0. Within the first three minutes of the game senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton rushed for 95 yards and a touch down. Thronton had 3 touchdowns before resting out in the fourth quarter. The final touchdown came from Andre Haggray on a 5 yard run. The Panther defense was led by Raekwon McMillan, Melvin King Anthony Dabson and Rodney Goffney.

September 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers set to host Bucs

After dropping a game against Americus-Sumter last week at Donell Woods Stadium, the Liberty County Panthers have another chance to defend their home turf tonight when they host McIntosh Academy.

September 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers to face Charlton at Olvey

After putting a 41-6 whipping on Brantley County last week, Class A powerhouse Charlton County comes to Olvey Field tonight to face Bradwell Institute.

September 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell gets overdue win against old rival

It was a long time in coming, but Bradwell Institute on Tuesday afternoon finally defeated Jenkins, 7-5, in a softball game to improve to 1-1 in Region 3-AAAAA.

September 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County at home versus SEB

The Blue Tide play their first home game under head coach Ron Flott tonight. Perhaps appropriately, it's against Flott's old team, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets.

September 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Pirates down Liberty County, 11-2

Liberty County failed to cash in on scoring opportunities against Brunswick on Tuesday in a Region 2A-AAAA softball matchup, and the end result was a 11-2 loss to the Pirates.

September 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide run out of time at BCHS

Long County High School fell, 28-21, to Bryan County on Friday in Pembroke in a hard-fought contest that went back and forth for four quarters.

August 31, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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