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McGowan on comeback trail

As Major League baseball's spring training begins to hit full stride, this could be a make-or-break year for Long County's Dustin McGowan.

February 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell splits with Coffee County

Modeling their team after the successful Lady Tiger basketball squad, the BI girls' soccer team shutout Coffee County 5-0 Friday night at home. The boy Tigers went against a solid Trojan offense but avoided a shutout losing to Coffee 5-1 right after the girls' game.

February 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LCRD team medals at Winter Battle

Last month, four athletes from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo team competed in Fort Oglethorpe, at the Winter Battle VII tournament.

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


State panel ends FPCA's title chase

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team's quest for a fourth state title came to an abrupt end when the Georgia Independent School Association deemed one of the Highlander players ineligible to play on Monday.

February 25, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Run at title begins tonight

When the Lowndes Lady Vikettes travel to Bradwell today for the first round of the AAAAA state playoffs, they know they have a formidable task in front of them.

February 25, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Panthers open season with 8-2 win over PCHS

Liberty County opened its diamond season with an 8-2 win against Pierce County on Wednesday evening at home.

February 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


YCA looks to defend championship

Looking to defend their championship title against Youth Challenge Academy rival post Fort Gordon, the kids from Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy's basketball team are headed to Augusta on Saturday.

February 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Yellow Jackets sting Blue Tide

The Wayne County High School baseball team only took three innings to defeat the Long County team this past Monday when the two teams played in Jesup. The 2-AAAA team showed it was the better team on the diamond that day, defeating the 2-AA Blue Tide, 17-0.

February 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. senior earns 2-AA honors

Though the 2010-11 basketball season was a long one for the Lady Tide, one bright spot came this past Monday, when the All-Region 2-AA team was announced and Shameka Richardson was given honorable mention distinction.

February 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI Lady Tigers take the title

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team capped a perfect regular season with a perfect run through the Region 3-AAAAA tournament, holding off Beach, 57-48, on Saturday to claim the tourney title and a No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs.

February 23, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers finish second in first match of season

Bradwell Institute opened the 2011 golf season Monday with a second-place finish at the team's first match at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The Tigers' six-person team was pitted against Long County High School and Claxton High School.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA back in GISA Final Four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are now in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA Final Four after beating Piedmont Academy, 61-24, on Feb. 16 and defeating Furtah Prep, 44-27, on Saturday.

February 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Cowboys up at N.C. Ranch rodeo

South East Circuit Rodeo recently held its year-end championship for the 2010 season. This year's event drew cowboys and cowgirls from all over the area and was held at the N.C. Ranch in Long County.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Pageant raises $3,000 for Long baseball team

The eighth annual "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant raised approximately $3,000 for the Long County High School baseball team.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


The rules of golf: IDing your ball

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.

February 23, 2011 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


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