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Tourney raises funds for good causes in Long

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held its first golf tournament on Saturday, and tournament director Kerry Hunt called it a successful endeavor.

May 13, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All-Stars battle at Midway Middle

Scott's All-Stars hosted the third of four tournaments scheduled for the spring league May 7 at Midway Middle School. Ten AAU teams from the Southeast competed in the tourney. The teams were broken down by age level.

May 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Bradwell makes strides

Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


MLK tourney raises scholarship money

Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to local high school seniors, thanks to the Martin Luther King Observance Association Golf Tournament, which took place April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

May 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Heat swimmers qualify for state

Three Liberty County YMCA Heat swimmers qualified for the 14U long course state championship meet, which will take place in July in Augusta.

May 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Semi-annual Mud Bog a success

Big trucks and proud truck owners came together Saturday in Long County to show who had the meanest truck around.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bennett top finisher at state track meet

The local results of the boys' state track meet are as follows:

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


16U Rebels meet John Wall

The 16U Coastal Crew Rebels recently got a chance to meet NBA player John Wall of the Washington Wizards when they were in Raleigh, N.C. The Rebels also played in a tournament and finished 2-2. Shown with Wall (center) are front row, from left: Keshawn Wright and Isaiah Kight; back row: Jerome Grant, Marvin Walthour, Cameron Kight, Avery Bolton, Denzale Bratcher, Marquise Parker, Jawaun Leach and Spencer Asher.

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


J-Bird jumps to next level

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander Jordan Johnson's ability to sink the trey shot from mid-court earned him the nickname J-Bird.

May 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI’s Smith to run track at Chattahoochee Tech

Standing 6-feet-4, Bradwell Institute's Jamael Smith was a natural on the basketball court during his junior and senior years in high school.

May 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tift County rolls past BI in state tourney

Bradwell's Institute's hopes for a state Class AAAAA baseball title were abruptly ended Friday afternoon by host Tift County.

May 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Students take to the field at Walker

Students from Walker Middle School's 4th- and 5th-grade classes took to the field Monday to compete in the school's annual field day competition.

May 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


You may be able to putt around plugged holes on green

Golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

May 09, 2011 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Tigers’ diamond hopes are dashed

Bradwell's diamond chase was abruptly ended Friday afternoon when Tift County shut them down 13-0 and 8-0 in the first round of the state playoffs.

May 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell hits the road

Losses in their past two Region 3-AAAAA games forced the Bradwell Tigers to pack the bus and travel to Tift County for the first round of the state playoffs today.

May 06, 2011 | Patty Leon | 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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