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Panthers fall to Blue Devils

Liberty County High School dropped their first sub-region game in Statesboro where the Blue Devils managed a 19-0 shutout Thursday night.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders hope for ‘blue-out’

First Presbyterian Christian Academy wants football fans to wear blue tonight when the Highlanders take on Frederica Academy (4-2) in a homecoming matchup at Long Bell Stadium.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Seniors lead BI into region tourney

A forfeit is not the way Bradwell Institute volleyball coach DeAndre Davis wanted to finish the season and honor his senior players.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Dixie Stables riders earn honors at show

Three equestrians representing Dixie Stables in Allenhurst placed well at the 41st annual Southeastern Charity Horse Show held Sept. 19-22 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

October 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tide have eye on playoffs, more

At this time last year, the Long County High School football team sat at 0-6 and was just looking to get through the season.

October 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers, Knights square off tonight

In a game between two schools looking for their first wins, Bradwell Institute and Windsor Forest will play tonight at Grayson Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Here’s good reason to take flagstick out of hole before putt

Q: Barry and Ralph are playing No. 16 at Sapelo Hammock. Barry's ball is on the green, but a long way from the hole. Ralph still is looking near the hazard for his ball. Rather than waiting for Ralph to attend the flagstick, Barry proceeds to putt. His ball approaches the hole, hangs over the lip for a few seconds and then falls into the hole. Ralph says that Barry must add a penalty stroke for hitting the flagstick since he was putting from the green. Barry says no because his ball fell into the hole without hitting the ...

October 12, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Game Day Oct. 12, 2012

Game day

October 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty Co. game is Thursday

Liberty County High School's game at No. 5-ranked Statesboro has been moved up to Thursday night. Kick off also was moved up to 7 p.m. to accommodate playing on a school night. The game is the Region 3A-AAAA opener for both teams. Both the Blue Devils and Panthers are 5-1. "We can't make any mistakes against a team like Statesboro," Panthers coach Kirk Warner said. "We know what they've got, we know what they bring and we just have to be ready for them."

October 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sunbury 5K draws biggest crowd yet

The Sunbury 5K had the largest turnout in its three-year history Saturday as 170 runners competed for prizes and raised money for the American Diabetes Association and the Wounded Warriors Project.

October 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bacon knocks off Long County

Long County High School fell 34-21 to Bacon County on Friday during homecoming night in Alma.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Junior Rodeo draws big crowd

Youth from all over the state came out Sept. 29 for the seventh annual Shawnee McGowan Junior Rodeo at the NC Ranch in Long County.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County Recreation Department mud bogging a hit

Competitors from all over the state took part in the Long County Recreation Department mud bog Sept. 29 in Ludowici.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Game Day Oct. 10, 2012

Game day

October 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers take down Glenn Hills

Liberty County High School overcame penalties and turnovers to earn a 37-14 win over Glenn Hills Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

October 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Tigers win 6th region trophy in 7 years

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team eked out 10 extra points to beat Effingham County in the Region 3-AAAAA track meet at Ware County High School last weekend. The Lady Tigers finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlander qualifies for state meet

First Presbyterian Christian Academy track standout Asyria Daniels has qualified to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association State track meet this weekend in Albany.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panther girls, boys take second at region meet

Liberty County High School spent two separate days competing at the Region 3-AAAA track meet at Cross Creek High in Augusta. The long travels last Wednesday and Friday paid off as the Panther boys and girls finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Big Blue Tide loss makes next games crucial

The Long County High School baseball team fell to Toombs County, 3-1, Monday in a big Region 2-AA contest.

April 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

High school physicals Saturday

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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


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