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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


St. James hoops camp on the way

The second annual St. James Sport Center Fundamental Basketball Camp will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13, at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown.

August 27, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Lady Tiger volleyballers get off to 1-1 start in 3-AAAAA

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers set and spiked their way to a 1-1 record Thursday at Groves High School during their first volleyball matches of the season.

August 27, 2012 | 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

Correction

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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