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Bradwell knocked out of state tournament

Despite losing in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, first-year Bradwell Institute baseball coach Jeff Polk said he is pleased with his first season as head coach.

May 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels shining in tourneys

The seventh-grade St. James Coastal Crew Rebels have placed well in their last three tournaments, according to coach Simon Steele.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Sports briefs

Mother's Day hoops tourney starts Friday

May 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

FPCA boys’ soccer team in the final four

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team is in the final four. The Highlander boys beat Lafayette Christian School, 7-1, on Thursday in LaGrange to advance to the next round of the state tournament.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bennett takes 1st in discus

Liberty County High School's Courtney Bennett took first place in the discus throw for Class AAAA at the Georgia High School Association girls state track championship. The state track meet in Albany started Thursday morning and was slated to wrap up late Saturday, weather permitting.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tigers’ baseball season ended Friday

Bradwell Institute's baseball team fell Friday night in games one and two in a best-of-three series against Harris County High School in Hamilton. The losses mean the Tiger's post-season play and baseball season officially have concluded.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide baseball seniors honored

The Long County High School baseball team recognized seniors Zachary Duncan, Cody Fleck, Tristan Goodro, Austin Mills, Cole Ray and Phillip Swindell during a ceremony last week.

May 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Classifications for 2014-16 announced

Although the month of May brings an end to the academic year, it marks the start of off-season training in a variety of sports. It's a time when Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute sports fan can start to look forward to the upcoming athletic seasons, which will play out under a new classification system.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bowler Yarbrough wins age division

Local youth bowler Joseph J. Yarbrough claimed first place in his division at the Georgia 2014 Pepsi Youth State bowling tournament finals in Atlanta last weekend.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Sports briefs

Scott's All-Stars to host 5th annual Mother's Day basketball tournament next weekend.

May 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Lady Tide start playoffs today

In only its second year of play, the Long County High School girls' soccer team will hit the field today to play in the first round of the Class 2-AA state tournament.

May 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tide baseball team finishes season at .500

The Long County High School baseball team wrapped up its season by losing to Atkinson County, 5-1, on April 23 in Ludowici.

May 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Aaron Bennett wins shot-put event at SIAC meet

Liberty County High School alum Aaron Bennett claimed the title in the men's shot put at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference track and field championships last week in Rock Hill, S.C., according to Tuskegee University's athletic website.

May 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Guyton to get degree at Ga Tech

Former Bradwell Institute, Georgia Tech and New England Patriot football player Gary Guyton was one of several former Yellow Jackets who will join 69 other current or former Jacket student-athletes, managers and trainers in graduating Saturday at Georgia Tech's commencement ceremonies.

May 02, 2014 | By Matt Winkeljohn | Local sports

Getting the right placement on tee markers

Q: Jackson and Arnie are playing the par-3 eighth hole at the Country Club of Golf. It is Jackson's turn to hit, and he notices that the flagstick is on the extreme right side of the hole near the water hazard. He also notices that a tree guards the right edge of the green. He tees his ball 1 foot inside the left tee marker and proceeds to take his stance on the other side of the marker.

May 02, 2014 | Graham Lewis | 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


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