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Long County 14U wins district championship

The Long County 14U boys' basketball team won the GRPA District 2 basketball title on Saturday by defeating Southeast Bryan County/Richmond Hill, 48-41, in the championship game in Ludowici.

March 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles set spring practices

STATESBORO - New head coach Willie Fritz and the Georgia Southern football team open their 2014 spring practice schedule Tuesday, March 25.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sports Quiz

1. Who holds the record for most doubles in a season?

March 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA wins, to play for state championship

First Presbyterian Christian Academy won its final four basketball game Wednesday, beating Griffin Christian, 86-78, in Macon.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA boys in final four play tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity basketball team is heading to Mercer University this afternoon to play in the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title tournament.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers blank Calvary Day

Liberty County pitcher Colby Rhea struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit in Liberty's weather-shortened 5-0 win against Calvary Day on Monday at home.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady ’Landers win thriller

Any reigning state-champion soccer team knows every team it faces will try to knock it down a notch.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide teams fall to ranked Vidalia squads

The Long County High School boys' and girls' teams gave the ranked soccer teams from Vidalia tough fights on Friday.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers look good in loss to Indians

The Bradwell baseball team got closer to - but still fell short of - Charlton County on Saturday.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell track teams finish in top three at Statesboro Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team was second overall and the girls' team was third at last weekend's Statesboro Invitational.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Yellow Jackets on diamond

In recent years, the Long County baseball team has been dominated by rival Jeff Davis County. But with a new coach and attitude, Long County fans and players were hoping for different results this year.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty County horse riders honored at banquet

Many area riders were honored during the annual American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia banquet Feb. 22 at the Idle Hour Country Club in Macon.

March 05, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Four Highlanders sign with Point University

Four of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's starting varsity soccer players signed scholarships Friday afternoon to play for Point University in West Point, Ga. FPCA's Domonique Kirkley, Clark Sukaratana, Ricky Gilliard and Tyler Cause committed to the same college.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA’s Moses signs volleyball scholarship

Alexandria Moses on Friday penned her name to play volleyball at Agnes Scott College, making her the first volleyball player from First Presbyterian Christian Academy to earn the honor.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders advance to round 2

Paying tribute to their former head coach and mentor, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team made a brief stop Thursday afternoon at the grave of Ernie Walthour.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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