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Tigers suffer first region loss

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams suffered their first Region 3B-AAAAA losses of the season Tuesday at Jenkins High School.

January 11, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty boys, girls down Blue Tide

A non-region game with the chance for local bragging rights played out Tuesday when Liberty County High School hosted Long County.

January 11, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA pulls out win over rival

In a heated game that had the crowd on its feet and rumbling, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders edged out a 57-50 win against region rival Frederica Academy on Tuesday at St. James Sports Center in Holmestown.

January 11, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Game Day Jan. 11, 2013

Game day

January 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Jan. 11, 2013

Doubles tournament set at Marne Lanes

January 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty splits with McIntosh County

Looking more poised than it did Friday against Statesboro, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team had no trouble defeating McIntosh County Academy, 83-71, on Saturday at home.

January 09, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Prep roundup: Blue Tide go 1-1

Long County High School's boys' basketball team went 1-1 during the weekend by beating Metter, 50-47, on Friday on the road and losing to Vidalia, 58-46, Saturday night at home.

January 09, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Area standout killed by train

In Wayne County, the family of Shaquille Elijah Morgan, 18, attended a quiet ceremony Monday in which several hundred white balloons were released in his honor.

January 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Jan. 9, 2013

Doubles tournament set at Marne Lanes

January 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Game Day Jan. 9, 2013

Game day

January 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA Undeniable in challenge

First Presbyterian Christian Academy won this year's Under Armour Finding Undeniable challenge. The news was announced at Friday night's High School All-America game in St. Petersburg, Fla. FPCA, which has 110 students, garnered more internet votes than Needham Broughton High School's 2,200 students in Raleigh, N.C., and now will receive more than $140,000 worth of athletic equipment, attire and accessories from Under Armour.

January 07, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Free throws big for Tigers in road win

Bradwell Institute jumped out early and hung on late Friday in an 80-73 win over host Richmond Hill in a Region 3B-AAAAA contest.

January 07, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


BI girls play best game of season

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers brought their A game Friday night.

January 07, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Statesboro too much for Liberty

Liberty opened region 3A-AAAA play Friday at home against the Statesboro Blue. The Blue Devils swept the series, defeating the Lady Panthers, 51-45, and the Liberty boys, 57-46.

January 07, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Liberty star McRae goes all out in Vol rivalry game

The rivalry between the University of Tennessee and Memphis basketball teams spans 25 years and is likely to come to an end this year. The coaching staff at Memphis has expressed no interest in continuing the rivalry past this season. There are conflicting reports from news agencies; however, saying the coaching staffs at both schools still are hammering out the details.

January 07, 2013 | 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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