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Tough day for area teams

Bradwell Institute, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School all had bad days Wednesday on the baseball field.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Claxton rallies past Long County, 5-3

The Long County baseball team on Wednesday fell, 5-3, at Claxton in non-region action.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae, Vols set for NCAA 2nd round

Liberty County High School alum Jordan McRae will lead the University of Tennessee men's basketball team into the second round of the NCAA tourney today against the University of Massachusetts in Raleigh, N.C.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Stephens wins in pro debut

Long County archer Linda Stephens made her professional debut during the National Field Archery Association's Indoor Championship last week in Louisville, Ky.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes set to host Steelers on Saturday

Hinesville's semi-pro football team, the Hurricanes, will host the Putnam County Steelers at 4 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Spring gobbler season starts Saturday

It's the time of year when men and women across Georgia will "cammy up" and dress out in their best hunting gear.

March 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Local sports


FPCA sweeps Sherwood Tournament

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's soccer teams both claimed first place in their division in last weekend's Sherwood Tournament in Albany. The Highlander teams were among the 29 schools competing.

March 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams pick up region victories

Friday went well for the Long County High School soccer program, as both the girls and boys teams notched wins at Metter.

March 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers fall at Statesboro

The Liberty County High School baseball team had a rough time on the diamond Friday in Statesboro, falling, 11-0, in five innings.

March 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide win streak ended by Toombs

The Long County High School baseball team's winning streak came to an end Friday at the hands of Toombs County.

March 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers hold off Jenkins at home in Hinesville

With the baseball game tied 5-5 at the bottom of the seventh inning, Bradwell Institute baseball player Sage Sammons dug deep and earned his first career walk-off win as the Tigers beat Jenkins, 6-5, Friday night. It also was the Tigers' first Region 3-AAAAA win of the season.

March 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA falls in baseball opener

Rain forced the cancellation of the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team's first four games over a two-week period, setting up the Highlanders to open the season with a region game against Trinity Christian, the reigning Region 2-AA champs.

March 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty riders dominate at spring show

The 2014 American Saddlebred horse-show season kicked off March 1 in Brunswick at the second annual Golden Isles Riding Academy Spring Charity Horse Show. Liberty County riders representing Bluff Creek Stables on Colonels Island, Dixie Stables in Allenhurst and Gravel Hill Farms in Hinesville made their presence known at the season's inaugural show, bringing home blue ribbons in 24 out of 37 classes and placing in the top five in 31 classes.

March 17, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


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Junior golf tournaments coming

Entries are now being accepted for both the 49th annual Georgia Junior Championship and the 35th edition of the Georgia Girls' Championship. The junior boys will travel south to Brunswick Country Club, while the junior girls will head to The Standard Club in Johns Creek. Both events will take place June 16-18.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tigers down Red Terrors

Bradwell Institute's baseball team made a statement Thursday, scoring 11 runs off 13 hits in their 11-3 victory at Glynn Academy.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers clinch berth

Liberty County High School's girls' soccer team clinched a playoff spot Tuesday after beating Academy of Richmond County, 6-1, in Augusta.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide roll into postseason

The playoff-bound Long County High School girls' soccer team beat Bryan County, 10-0, on Tuesday in Pembroke.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles wrap up spring practice

STATESBORO - Just before the rain moved into Statesboro on Friday, a few blasts of wind swept across the practice fields adjacent to "Beautiful Eagle Creek," as the Eagle football team finished up its final practice of spring 2014.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell girls' team gets forfeit win

According to Bradwell Institute's girls' soccer coach Scott Akin, the Groves High girls' soccer team forfeited Friday's final regular season game of the year.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Gospel sing to help Long Co. athletes on trip

A gospel sing to help raise funds for a student missionary trip to the Dominican Republic will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tag-fee changes to help Georgia’s wildlife

JEKYLL ISLAND - Georgia's five wildlife license plates soon will cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife.

April 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


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