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FPCA wins two games, faces RTA Thursday

The Highlanders' Phillip Swindell hit for the cycle and Rickey Gillard had a strong outing in his first start of the year for a 15-6 victory against Appling Christian Monday.

April 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady ’Landers start state playoffs

Highlander Brooke Standard pulled a hat trick against Georgia Christian Saturday in Valdosta.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI wraps up soccer

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished a winning season last week.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long recreation starts baseball

The Long County Recreation Department kicked off its baseball season Saturday.

April 18, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers aim for state playoffs

The Tiger tennis team is serving up a trip to the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs. According to Tiger tennis coach Janet Reddick, the boys didn't field a complete team but still did well for the season. As for her Lady Tigers, they went 11-2 overall and 11-2 in the region for the season.

April 16, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Lady Highlanders win region championship

FPCA captured the Class AA-Region 4 title Friday, defeating perennial powerhouse Frederica Academy, 3-2, at the St. James Sports Complex.

April 16, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Blue Tide just short against No. 1 team in state

The Long County High School baseball team took on Appling County on Friday in Ludowici. The Pirates came into the game undefeated at 19-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, according to the GaPrep.com/GACA poll. In addition to battling one of only two undefeated high school baseball squads in Georgia, the Blue Tide also faced Major League Baseball top prospect Byron Buxton. Although the Tide was the obvious underdog in the game, Long County gave Appling a run for its money. It took the Pirates a full seven innings to beat the Tide, 4-3.

April 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Glynn defeats Panthers on home turf

A seventh inning three-run surge from Glynn Academy allowed the Red Terrors to leap past Liberty, 8-3, in a Region 2A-AAAA contest Friday night on the Panther's home turf.

April 16, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Spartans edge out FPCA, 3-0

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't win Thursday, but they did play defense well enough to hold last year's Class AA champions to only three runs. The FPCA boys lost, 3-0, in a home game against Edmund Burke.

April 16, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Young squad places third in Jax

Scott's All-Stars had two squads perform well March 30-April 1 during a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


10U Merchants undefeated in Savannah

The Long County 10U Merchants played in the 2012 Savannah Spring Swing wheel-pitch tournament March 30-April 1. The Merchants were placed in the gold bracket and went undefeated in the tournament. The coaches and parents thanked sponsors All Custom Gutters, Coastal Pawn, C.A. Sittle Landscaping, Hinesville Fence and Eicher Pro Vinyl.

April 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA earns second win over Faith Baptist

First Presbyterian Christian Academy pitchers Michael Lovelady and Phillip Swindell combined for 12 strikeouts in a 10-2 victory over Faith Baptist Christian Tuesday in Ludowici.

April 13, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Ware Gators chump Liberty Panthers

Liberty lost, 13-0, Tuesday afternoon to Region 2A-AAAA power Ware County. It took only five innings.

April 13, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers send Blue Tide reeling, 7-2

Bradwell traveled to Long County High School where the Tigers washed down the Blue Tide, 7-2, on Wednesday afternoon - payback for the Blue Tide's 8-1 victory over the Tigers on March 22.

April 13, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Tigers 1st, 5th at Valdosta invitational

VALDOSTA - The Bradwell Institute boys' and girls' track teams both placed in the top five of their divisions in the Harmon Viking/Vikette Invitational March 31 at Lowndes High School.

April 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County’s Goodro signs with MGSC

Long County High School's Tristan Goodro on Wednesday signed on to play baseball for Middle Georgia State College next year.

April 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Richmond Hill

Bradwell senior players Chris Nunn, Sage Sammons, Hunter Jackson and John Riddel were honored at the Tigers' last home baseball game of the season Wednesday afternoon. However, the celebration didn't last as Richmond Hill beat the Tigers, 9-3, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s senior soccer players honored during last home game

Bradwell Institute held its final home soccer game for the 2014 season Wednesday afternoon, hosting Ware County.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm boys’ team competes in Atlanta

The Low Country Storm boys' basketball team competed in its first tournament of the year last week in the Battle of the Creek in Atlanta. The Storm fell in the second round of the tournament. The members of the team who participated are Andre Burnnet, Alex Sanchez, Holden Riddle, Khy Collins, Christian Bass, Deshaun Coleman, Cody Cox, Jayshawn Early, Trevon Smith and Quanilis Bacon.

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


Sports Quiz

1. Who were the last teammates before Baltimore's Manny Machado and Chris Davis in 2013 to lead the American League in doubles and home runs in the same season?

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


Sports briefs

Laettner to appear at Liberty Co. High School

April 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Local sports


Tigers attend national meet

Bradwell Institute's track team participated in the Beach Run Invitational track meet last weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Cadets at home

The Long County High School baseball team was hoping to make up some ground in the Region 2-AA standings Friday when they hosted Benedictine Military School.

April 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Low Country Storm win tournament in Orlando

The Low Country Storm girls traveling basketball team recently won its first tournament of the year. The girls brought home championship medals in the Ladies First Classic Basketball Tournament held March 28-30 in Orlando. Team members are Patra London, Tierra Ramsey, Anazha Kincaid, Mya Howard, KeShawdra Cooper, Malaka Elix, Elexxus Wrighton, Kiara Edwards, Jeurnae Young, Alyssa McDuffie, Raina Richardson and Brianna Lord. The team is coached by Darrell West.

April 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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