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Daniels takes 2nd at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior track standout Asyria Daniels finished second in both the long and triple jump at the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA state track meet last weekend in Albany.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Tigers ready for next step

Several Tiger track athletes have qualified for the state meet after placing at sectionals last weekend in Loganville.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Several Panthers headed to state track meets

Six Lady Panthers and 11 Panther boys qualified for their state track meets after finishing among the top eight of their respective fields at sectionals last weekend.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Five Lady Tide headed to state track-and-field meet

The Long County High School girls track team will be represented at the Class 2-AA state track-and-field meet, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

April 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Hurricanes advance to second round of playoffs

The Hinesville Hurricanes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks, 20-7, Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in the first round of the Elite Football League playoffs.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Pitcher 2-1 for Armstrong Pirates

Former Richmond Hill High School standout Nathan Ward, who played his early baseball in Liberty County, is 2-1 for Armstrong Atlantic State University so far this season.

April 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Bradwell baller signs to play with East Georgia

Bradwell Institute basketball player Reasha Stokes signed a letter of intent Friday to play hoops at East Georgia State College.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Despite loss, Tigers earn spot on playoffs

Bradwell institute scored two runs in the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough to beat Camden County in a non-regional game Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats won, 6-4.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Highlanders fall to Matadors

It was déjà-vu for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team. Their home game Thursday against Memorial Day was exactly like their away game on March 27. Both times they lost to the Matadors, 6-5, falling short despite late-game comebacks.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty County Panthers finish season play swinging

Liberty County High School went 0-3 in their final baseball games of the season.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide play spoiler to Metter’s romp into playoffs

Long County went into the game against Metter High School Thursday knowing the Blue Tide were out of playoff contention.

April 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

Tybee Island to host 10th annual Turtle Trot Run/Walk fundraiser April 26

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Walk funds scholarships

Seven Ministries of Liberty County has set its Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon for May 17.

April 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Fitness store changing game with center

Three years ago, retiring Army physical therapist Sandra Elliott wrote a letter from Germany to Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler to let him know her family intended to play an active role upon their arrival in the city.

April 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports

Highlanders win first rounds

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's soccer teams earned shutout-wins in their respective soccer games Tuesday and Wednesday.

April 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Sports briefs


July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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