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Highlanders topple region opponents

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team won each of its most recent Region 2-AA showdowns.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Tide advance in region tourney; Blue Tide ends with loss to Bacon Co.

The Long County High School girls' basketball team on Monday advanced into the Region 2-AA tournament by defeating Toombs County, 35-31, in Lyons.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Hurricanes notch win over Valdosta

The Hinesville Hurricanes claimed a 36-6 win over the Valdosta Tigers on Saturday on Fort Stewart.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide basketball teams hold senior night

Long County High School held its senior night last Thursday for graduating students who participated in the basketball program.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Higgason, Standard continue soccer careers

Good friends and former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander soccer teammates Kelsey Higgason and Brooke Standard on Friday penned their names to soccer scholarships to play for Armstrong Atlantic State University. The girls signed during separate ceremonies at their respective high schools.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI boys, girls sweep Groves

Bradwell Institute honored its senior basketball players Friday night, just before the Tiger teams took to the court and swept the Groves Rebels. The Lady Tigers won, 54-19, while the BI boys soared in the second half to pull away for a 61-54 victory.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide boys, girls lose to McIntosh Co.

The McIntosh County basketball teams on Thursday traveled to Ludowici, where they beat both Blue Tide squads. Though the Long County boys and girls played well, they were outmatched by Darien's top 20 ranked teams. The Blue Tide lost 70-56, and the Lady Tide lost 56-31.

February 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Local councilman bowls perfect game

Allenhurst City Councilman James Willis is somewhat quiet when it comes to his recent accomplishment. Willis bowled a perfect 300 and a three-game series of 801 on Feb. 1, during the Friday night league's team competitions at Marne Lanes.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Okefenokee Tech honors McMillan

Liberty County High School's former standout football player Raekwon McMillan earned one last local accolade before starting his college career as an Ohio State Buckeye.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Panther, Tiger sign with West Alabama

Two local opposing football players have decided to play on the same college team.

February 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell swept by Effingham

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dropped their home games Tuesday to Effingham County.

February 07, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

BI scrimmages with Wayne Co. ahead of season opener

Bradwell's soccer teams lost their scrimmage games Tuesday against Wayne County at home.

February 07, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Georgia Southern signs 17 in Fritz’s first class

In his first signing class as Georgia Southern's head coach, and the Eagles' first class as a Football Bowl Subdivision program, Willie Fritz focused on the trenches.

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

Opportunity, location lure coach away from RHHS

Former Richmond Hill High School football coach Lyman Guy didn't mince words when asked why he left a program he'd turned into a Savannah-area powerhouse to take the job as head coach and athletic director at Toombs County, a school that competes in a smaller classification.

February 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports

Highlanders rally to win in overtime

It was a hostile environment Monday for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, but one that the Highlander boys' basketball team was not about to back down from.

February 05, 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


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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