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Panthers fall to Blue Devils

Liberty County High School dropped their first sub-region game in Statesboro where the Blue Devils managed a 19-0 shutout Thursday night.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Highlanders hope for ‘blue-out’

First Presbyterian Christian Academy wants football fans to wear blue tonight when the Highlanders take on Frederica Academy (4-2) in a homecoming matchup at Long Bell Stadium.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Seniors lead BI into region tourney

A forfeit is not the way Bradwell Institute volleyball coach DeAndre Davis wanted to finish the season and honor his senior players.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Dixie Stables riders earn honors at show

Three equestrians representing Dixie Stables in Allenhurst placed well at the 41st annual Southeastern Charity Horse Show held Sept. 19-22 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

October 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Tide have eye on playoffs, more

At this time last year, the Long County High School football team sat at 0-6 and was just looking to get through the season.

October 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers, Knights square off tonight

In a game between two schools looking for their first wins, Bradwell Institute and Windsor Forest will play tonight at Grayson Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

October 12, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Here’s good reason to take flagstick out of hole before putt

Q: Barry and Ralph are playing No. 16 at Sapelo Hammock. Barry's ball is on the green, but a long way from the hole. Ralph still is looking near the hazard for his ball. Rather than waiting for Ralph to attend the flagstick, Barry proceeds to putt. His ball approaches the hole, hangs over the lip for a few seconds and then falls into the hole. Ralph says that Barry must add a penalty stroke for hitting the flagstick since he was putting from the green. Barry says no because his ball fell into the hole without hitting the ...

October 12, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

Game Day Oct. 12, 2012

Game day

October 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Liberty Co. game is Thursday

Liberty County High School's game at No. 5-ranked Statesboro has been moved up to Thursday night. Kick off also was moved up to 7 p.m. to accommodate playing on a school night. The game is the Region 3A-AAAA opener for both teams. Both the Blue Devils and Panthers are 5-1. "We can't make any mistakes against a team like Statesboro," Panthers coach Kirk Warner said. "We know what they've got, we know what they bring and we just have to be ready for them."

October 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Sunbury 5K draws biggest crowd yet

The Sunbury 5K had the largest turnout in its three-year history Saturday as 170 runners competed for prizes and raised money for the American Diabetes Association and the Wounded Warriors Project.

October 10, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bacon knocks off Long County

Long County High School fell 34-21 to Bacon County on Friday during homecoming night in Alma.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Junior Rodeo draws big crowd

Youth from all over the state came out Sept. 29 for the seventh annual Shawnee McGowan Junior Rodeo at the NC Ranch in Long County.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long County Recreation Department mud bogging a hit

Competitors from all over the state took part in the Long County Recreation Department mud bog Sept. 29 in Ludowici.

October 10, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Game Day Oct. 10, 2012

Game day

October 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Panthers take down Glenn Hills

Liberty County High School overcame penalties and turnovers to earn a 37-14 win over Glenn Hills Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

October 08, 2012 | 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, 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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