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Highlanders grab 2-AA title

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team had a breakthrough game against Memorial Day on Saturday, taking a 43-31 win in the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA championship game at Trinity Christian Academy.

February 20, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA soccer gets some big-time advice

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team was one win away from hoisting the state-championship trophy last season, so this year the team is training with some professional coaches to take the next step.

February 20, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Diamond Tide open with a win

The Long County varsity baseball team kicked off its season with a victory Monday by defeating Claxton, 15-3, in Ludowici.

February 20, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


First thing to do in golf is get the fundamentals down

I recently had the pleasure of instructing a new student at our continuous learning sessions. Marcus had been playing golf for a short time and confessed that he was having difficulty in making good contact with the ball and was never quite confident in where it might go.

February 20, 2013 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Game Day Feb. 20, 2013

Game day

February 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Feb. 20, 2013

All-Star game set

February 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Lady Tigers, Panthers move on

The final games of the basketball region tournaments wrapped up Saturday night, but by Friday evening, two things already were set in stone - the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers and the Liberty County High School boys' squad clinched spots to the state playoffs.

February 18, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pelton signs with Emmanuel College

Long County High School senior Cassandra Pelton hit another bulls-eye Friday as the archery competitor was offered a full-ride scholarship to Emmanuel College.

February 18, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Season ends for Tide, Lady Tide

The Blue Tide boys and girls basketball teams ended their seasons Thursday at the 2-AA Region Tournament at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon.

February 18, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Walsh has earned whatever he wants to do next

It's a cliche, but it's true.

February 18, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Long County teams advance

Tuesday was a good night for Long County High School as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams advanced in the Region 2-AA tournament in Lyons.

February 15, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Region playoffs under way with a bang

Both Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute started their region playoff games this week.

February 15, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County royalty selected

Jacob Turner was selected as Long County basketball homecoming king Feb. 8 during the Blue Tide's game with Bryan County in Ludowici. Junior Dorian Adkins, sophomore Francisco Mejia and freshman Ulises Franco were crowned princes.

February 15, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Game Day Feb. 15, 2013

Game day

February 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Feb. 15, 2013

All-Star game set

February 15, 2013 | Staff report | 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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