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Lady Tide coast to 13-2 win over SVA

The Long County High School softball team Wednesday traveled to Savannah and took on St. Vincent's Academy in a makeup game that had been canceled earlier in the season due to the rain.

September 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


You can identify your ball, but then you must recreate lie

Question: Tim hits a long shot into the fourth green at his home course. He tells his playing partner, Ralph, that he thinks his shot landed in the bunker. After a brief search they discover a ball almost completely buried in the face of the bunker. Tim says he thinks it's his ball, but he is not sure since it is covered almost completely with sand. As Tim gets ready to hit the ball from the bunker, Ralph tells him that he can brush away enough sand to positively identify the ball as his. Tim does so and says ...

September 04, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Liberty stuns Bradwell at new field

A large crowd gathered to watch the cross town rivalry between Liberty and Bradwell unfold at the Tigers newly construcuted Olvey Field. Within seconds the visitor's section was roaring as DJ Bratcher returned the opening kick-off for roughly 80 yards and a touchdown.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI, Liberty break in new Olvey

The opening game of the football season is always an exciting time for players and fans.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm washes away big Blue Tide win

What looked like a sure win for the Long County High School softball team turned into a washout Tuesday afternoon at Liberty County High School.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide plays host to Lanier Co.

Long County High School opens its 2012 football season tonight against Lanier County High School at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici. Kickoff is at 7:30.

August 31, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA plays first game ever at Long Bell Stadium tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will break in its new uniforms, cleats and team for its inaugural football season tonight hosting Bethesda at 7:30 at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trading in the gridiron to lift iron

Logan Avant made a good move when he traded in his football cleats for weightlifting shoes. The local lifter developed quickly and earned a bronze medal the last weekend of July at the 2012 Junior Olympics in Houston.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tiger XC fares well at Classic

Bradwell Institute's boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Saucony "Feed Your Strong" XC Kickoff Classic in Daffin Park on Saturday.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


BI wins Bronze, Liberty improves

With a brief reprieve from the rain, Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School were able to play at the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament over the weekend where. The Lady Tigers took home the bronze division championship and the Lady Panthers continued to show improvement.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Part of hazard is also an obstruction in the game of golf

Question: Ron and Jerry are playing the par 5, 18th hole at Sapelo Hammock. Ron tries to hit his second shot over the marsh and, hopefully, on the green.

August 29, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


New greens on display Sept. 15

Don't try to tell PGA professional Darrell Eshelman, general manager of Taylors Creek Golf Course, that watching grass grow is boring.

August 29, 2012 | By Bob Mathews Family and MWR Marketing Publicity Specialist | Local sports


Event to showcase SG Kings

In the world of professional sports, teams who claim a Super Bowl trophy, NBA championship or World Series win are welcomed home by crowds of adoring fans and a ticker-tape parade. It's not quite the same when the national champions are a group of seventh-grade basketball players, but that may change next weekend.

August 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide manhandle Eagles, 42-6

The Blue Tide's 42-6 scrimmage victory Friday in Ludowici over the Montgomery County Eagles had the feel of a regular-season game. The game originally was slated for Thursday, but was moved to Friday because of bad weather. The rescheduling allowed more people to attend, and those who did were not disappointed.

August 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI cheerleader an All-American

Bradwell Institute senior cheerleader Christia Thomas recently was named by the United Cheer Association to the All-American squad. She will represent Liberty County at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a will make special trip to London for the New Year.

August 27, 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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