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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


Blue Tide scrimmage tonight

After a long summer of conditioning and a month of practice, the Blue Tide finally get to strap their helmets on and hit another team tonight.

August 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Teammates roll perfect games

Tuesday night bowling league teammates Nelson Tellames and Michael Wagoner each bowled perfect games at Marne Lanes.

August 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers start season on winning note

Bradwell's softball season started just 10 days ago, but the Lady Tigers already are seven games in and sporting a 4-3 overall record and 1-1 region mark.

August 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide fall to McIntosh County

The Long County High School girls' softball team was held to one hit Tuesday in an 11-0 loss to McIntosh County in Ludowici.

August 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Merchants move to live pitch

The 10U Long County Merchants baseball team moved up a division and played live pitch this summer.

August 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


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7th grade Rebels win at Dalton

The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan back in Jays’ starting rotation

It's been almost six years since Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan had to leave the mound after four innings of play against the Baltimore Orioles.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers taken down by Mustangs

Visiting South Effingham placed the ball in play regularly and the entire way in Friday's 9-1 win over Liberty County High School during light rain.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps region doubleheader

It wasn't the best weather for baseball Friday, but the light drizzle didn't prevent the Bradwell Tigers from winning both games of their home doubleheader against Windsor Forest.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae’s UT career ends with loss

It wasn't the birthday gift Jordan McRae was hoping for Friday.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County notches two straight wins

The Long County High School baseball team takes a two-game winning streak into this week's action.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Lady Panther named all-conference

Former Liberty County Lady Panther basketball player Kourtney Alexander was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball all-conference team, according to the league.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Brown switching from defensive line to offensive line at UCF

Former Bradwell Institute football player Chester Brown is learning the ropes of a new college position at the University of Central Florida's spring practice in Orlando.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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