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BI takes on power Charlton County

Bradwell Institute heads today to Folkston to take on the Charlton County Indians at 7:30 p.m.

September 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

First Presbyterian making its inaugural road trip tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's football team has another first tonight: the program's first road trip.

September 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Benedictine blanks Blue Tide

After dismantling Lanier County last week, the Blue Tide were brought back down to reality Friday as they fell 39-0 to Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

September 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

After hot start, Lady Tide struggling

The Long County High School softball team recently hit a bump in the road, resulting in a four-game losing streak.

September 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Former Rebel now coach

Former St. James Coastal Crew Rebels' player Michael White recently was named as the new basketball coach at New Life Christian Academy in San Antonio, Texas.

September 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Highlanders lose barnburner

Two small private schools, both looking for their first win of the season, went head to head Friday night as First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted St. Andrews at Long Bell Stadium.

September 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI, Liberty and Long fall on road

The Long County Blue Tide, Bradwell Institute Tigers and Liberty County Panthers all had to travel for Friday night lights this week. All three teams ended the night with a loss.

September 10, 2012 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sun, softball back on local diamonds

With the sun finally shining on the local softball fields, teams got chances to get back to their regular schedules.

September 10, 2012 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Local sports

Lady Tigers are serving up wins

Bradwell's volleyball team improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in Region 3-AAAAA this past week after defeating Groves in two sets (25-16, 25-16) and downing a tough Ware County team two sets to one.

September 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

First Presbyterian cross-country program is making strides

When First Presbyterian Christian Academy started its cross-country program in 2010, the team consisted of four runners and competed only in two races.

September 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI looks to pick up first win

Bradwell Institute heads tonight to Savannah to take on the Savannah High Blue Jackets.

September 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Highlanders win home opener

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's varsity volleyball team swept Region 4-AA opponent Providence Christian Tuesday afternoon at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown in the Highlanders' first home match of the season.

September 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers on road at Appling County

Liberty County is 1-0 after defeating the Bradwell Tigers, 13-7, last Friday at Olvey Field. Tonight, the Panthers travel to Baxley to battle the Appling County Pirates.

September 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide faces Benedictine

Tonight brings the first test of the season for Long County as it travels to Savannah to take on Benedictine Military Academy.

September 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

First Presbyterian takes on Saint Andrews tonight at LBS

First Presbyterian Christian Academy already made history last week, despite its 40-7 loss to Bethesda as the Highlanders launched the school's first football program with a home game.

September 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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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

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

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