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Crusaders cruise to victory

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the 2011-12 basketball season with rival Faith Baptist Christian Academy on Monday night at the St. James Sports Center. Faith Baptist's J.J. Frazier sank 32 points to lead the visiting Crusaders to an 84-64 victory.

November 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady ’Landers edge out Crusaders, 42-40

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' basketball team hosted crosstown rival Faith Baptist Christian Academy on Monday in the season opener for both teams.

November 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Thornton changes decision, commits to N. Carolina State

After making all his final visits and outlining the pros and cons, Liberty County High School senior running back Shadrach Thornton verbally committed to North Carolina State University on Friday evening.

November 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Lady Panther to play in AASU tournament this weekend

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Miata Askew will be in Savannah on Friday and Saturday with Young Harris College to play in the Pirates' Classic.

November 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hofkin brings home bronze

Local bodybuilder Renee Hofkin placed third at the National Physique Committee All-South competition Nov. 5 in St. Augustine.

November 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide, Lady Tide look for more wins in ’11-12

The Long County High School basketball season tips off Tuesday in Ludowici when the boys' and girls' teams take on visiting Liberty County High School. The girls' game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys' game will follow at 7:30 p.m.

November 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI softball players honored at fete

After finishing 14-12 overall and 8-4 in Region 3-AAAAA, the Bradwell Institute softball team was honored at its annual banquet Nov. 6 at Club Stewart.

November 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tigers win thriller

It was a barn burner Tuesday night as the Bradwell Institute boys took on visiting Liberty County High School in a preseason basketball scrimmage that went down to the wire.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers cruise past Lady Tigers, 47-29

The Liberty County High School girls' basketball team used speed and defense to earn a 47-29 win over Bradwell Institute in a scrimmage Tuesday night at BI.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Young BI squad has experience

The boys' basketball team at Bradwell Institute is ready to hit the court, and according to coach Pete Woodard, most of his starters will be young but experienced. They learned on the job.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coach sees reason for pride, hope for Tide football

Though the Long County High School football team didn't win any games this year, coach Ron Flott said his team has plenty to be proud of.

November 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers redux?

Bradwell Institute girls' basketball coach Faye Baker knows it's going to be difficult for her team to repeat last year's performance.

November 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Seniors recognized at Long County game

Long County High School seniors who participate in cross country, band, football and cheerleading were recognized Friday night at Veterans Stadium prior to the Blue Tide football game.

November 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


St. James does the fundamentals

As winter approaches, so does basketball season, and the St. James Sports Center wants to make sure future hoops stars are well equipped with the fundamentals to play the game.

November 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rebels knock off Liberty County, 36-20

The first time the Panthers took to the gridiron against the Effingham County Rebels, Liberty County High School earned an 18-12 win over visiting Effingham County.

November 07, 2011 | Staff report | 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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