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FPCA players, coach earn first win

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning to last year's Region 2-AA champs, Brentwood, First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew they had to dig deep. The Highlander boys came up big, winning 3-1 Friday at the St. James Sports Center. First-year head baseball coach Ryan Harmon beamed pride in his team. It was FPCA's first win of the season and his first as a high school baseball coach.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers topple Terrors

Bradwell Institute earned its second Region 3-AAAAA win Friday at home. The Tigers took down Glynn Academy, 5-2.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Yellow Jackets shut down Panthers

Wayne County slugged their way to an 18-1 win at Liberty County High School Friday in a Region 3-AAAA game.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long drops game to Metter

Playing in front of hometown fans, the Blue Tide were hoping to get back on the winning track Thursday against Metter in a big 2-AA Region showdown.

March 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Panther working way back onto team

A bad situation may be easing for former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Watch pros play at Sapelo golf course

The National Golf Association's Professional Golf Tour, formally known as the Hooters Pro Golf Tour, will have the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic on April 7-13 at the Sapelo Hammock Golf Course.

March 24, 2014 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


McRae, Vols upset UMass

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae chunked in 21 points, going 9-of-16, helping the University of Tennessee earn an 86-67 upset over the UMass Minutemen Friday.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA boys fall short of defending state champs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team held last year's defending Region AA champions, Frederica Academy, to only one goal Wednesday.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tough day for area teams

Bradwell Institute, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School all had bad days Wednesday on the baseball field.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Claxton rallies past Long County, 5-3

The Long County baseball team on Wednesday fell, 5-3, at Claxton in non-region action.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae, Vols set for NCAA 2nd round

Liberty County High School alum Jordan McRae will lead the University of Tennessee men's basketball team into the second round of the NCAA tourney today against the University of Massachusetts in Raleigh, N.C.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Stephens wins in pro debut

Long County archer Linda Stephens made her professional debut during the National Field Archery Association's Indoor Championship last week in Louisville, Ky.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes set to host Steelers on Saturday

Hinesville's semi-pro football team, the Hurricanes, will host the Putnam County Steelers at 4 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | 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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