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Fundraiser hoops game planned

The Long County Fire Department and the Sheriff's Office have a fundraiser basketball game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Long County Middle School.

January 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Local sports

Island cycling tour planned for March

SAVANNAH - Coastal Georgia Greenway will offer the chance to experience Jekyll, St. Simons and Sapelo islands from the perspective of riding a bike.

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

Sports briefs Jan. 22, 2014

Low Country Storm

January 22, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Panthers take sting out of Yellow Jackets

The Wayne County Yellow Jackets didn't swarm into Liberty County High School as expected Friday night. Instead, the boys and girls from Jesup fluttered into the gym and fell in both games.

January 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA boys 3-0 in region

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys basketball team is 3-0 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Class 2-AA region after defeating Edmund Burke Academy, 85-46, in Waynesboro Friday night.

January 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tigers rebound against Glynn Academy

After a disappointing loss at Effingham County last week, the Bradwell Tigers' boys basketball team rebounded in an away game against Glynn Academy. The Tigers eked out a 52-48 win on the road Friday night in Brunswick.

January 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Outgoing BI coach thanks community

The Liberty County School System formally recognized and accepted Adam Carter's resignation as Bradwell head football coach Tuesday night.

January 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA boys win key region contest

Miguel Pineda scored 32 points to lead the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team to an 88-83 win Tuesday in a huge region game against Frederica Academy at the St. James Sports Center.

January 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide boys, girls fall at home to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams continued their skids Tuesday, as both squads lost to Bryan County in Ludowici in Region 2B-AA action.

January 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers lose to Rebels

Bradwell Institute had a rough time on the basketball court Tuesday, as the boys' and girls' teams lost to Region 3-AAAAA Effingham County in Springfield.

January 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Donell Woods Tourney set for Saturday

Attention turns to the local junior-varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams Saturday during the 21st annual Donell Woods Tournament.

January 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty splits with McIntosh Academy

One week after the Liberty County Lady Panthers' basketball team took down McIntosh County Academy in Darien, the Lady Buccaneers returned the favor by downing the Liberty girls, 64-57, on Saturday afternoon at LCHS.

January 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Brown records 2nd double-double of season

Rion Brown picked a good time to have his second double-double of the season.

January 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Wayne Co. too much for Long Co. hoopsters

Long County's boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their games to Wayne County on Saturday in nonregion action in Jesup.

January 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

National award named after Adrian Peterson

STATESBORO - The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision offensive player of the year award, presented by College Sporting News, has been named in honor of former Georgia Southern running back Adrian "A.P." Peterson.

January 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

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McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to, 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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