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Blue Tide go 1-1 at SEHS tournament

The Long County High School boys' basketball team split games at the South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown. On Friday, the Blue Tide defeated South Effingham, 67-59, but lost to Claxton, 60-57, the following night.

November 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Beach girls too much for Liberty County

Coach Ronald Booker's Beach Lady Bulldogs always have been a nemesis of Carolyn Kelly's Lady Panthers and Friday night was no exception as Beach outlasted Liberty, 69-58.

November 21, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Panthers curb Bulldogs

Liberty County High School played consistent basketball for three periods Friday night. Then they exploded for 20 points off transition in the fourth period to down Beach, 73-49.

November 21, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


All-Star teams head to district play

The recreation football district tournaments are just around the corner. This year, the Long County All-Star teams will face some tough competition when they travel to the South Bryan Recreation Department for the 2011 Georgia Recreation Park Association District 2 Class C football tournament.

November 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Fight to the finish

In what can only be described as a fight to the finish, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team defeated Long County High School, 65-60, on Tuesday in Ludowici.

November 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Panthers use big second half to romp

The Liberty County High School girls' basketball team went on a first-period tear and never looked back in a 73-24 win over Long County High School on Tuesday in Ludowici.

November 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former prep stars shining in college

Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his second touchdown of the season Nov. 5 to help the Shorter University Hawks take a 42-16 win at Union College.

November 18, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


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


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Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty falls to Wayne

Liberty County celebrated its seniors in the final regular-season home game of their career Friday, but the Panthers were denied a win in their 4-0 loss to region power Wayne County.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers drop final home regular-season games

South Effingham dampened the happiness of the Liberty County High School soccer teams' senior day Thursday evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


A peek at GSU Eagles lineup

It's way, way, way too early to be talking about Georgia Southern's starting lineup for the upcoming 2014 football season, so let's talk about it.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


GSU adds UGA and W. Virginia to 2015 season

Georgia Southern has obligations for four non-conference football games for the 2015 season with games at Georgia and West Virginia and home contests against The Citadel and Western Michigan, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced earlier this week.

April 15, 2014 | By GSU AMR | Local sports


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


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