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Long County soccer teams ground Herons

For the second time this year, the Long County High School boys' and girls' soccer teams beat the teams from Brantley County last Thursday in decisive manners.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles expecting good year on diamond

It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern baseball, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens last Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.

February 25, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Sports columnist | Local sports


FPCA wins sixth straight 2-AA title

The road to the FPCA Highlanders' sixth consecutive region championship was literally longer, and not just because they had to get on a bus and drive up I-16 to play the tournament at host Trinity Christian in Dublin.

February 24, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


BI boys take powerhouse Terrors to wire

The Bradwell Lady Tigers ran into one of the strongest girls soccer clubs in Class AAAAA. Glynn Academy routed Bradwell, 11-1. Bradwell's lone goal came from Jacquline Mercer assisted by Martha Hause.

February 24, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Late-inning hits push Tigers over rival Panthers

Bradwell connected on back-to-back hits, plating two runs in the top of the sixth inning and busting the game open for a 7-1 win over rival Liberty County High School Friday.

February 24, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Archer hits personal best at championship

Cassandra Pelton of Ludowici shot a personal-best score, securing first place and solidifying her status as the state champion at both the Junior Olympic Archery Development State Indoor Championships and the Georgia Archery Association Indoor Championships.

February 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Pirates on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday lost its first home game of the season, falling to Brunswick, 10-0, in five innings.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Hurricanes top Jacksonville, play here Sat.

The Hinesville Hurricanes are off to a 3-0 start to their season after defeating the Jacksonville Blackhawks, 14-10, last Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers off to 1-1 start

The Liberty County High School baseball team opened its season by winning one at home and losing one on the road this week.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


LeCounte honored in MVP Camp

Liberty County High School football players Richard LeCounte, Jacari Roberts and Jacquez Williams all participated in the 2014 MVP Football Camp on Sunday in Valdosta, and one Panther was recognized for his outstanding play.

February 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty Co. girls lose in region

Liberty County High School's girls' basketball team ended its season Monday night, losing to Burke County in the Region 3-AAAA tournament in Augusta.

February 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


SSU baseball team features former Liberty players

Former Liberty County High School baseball players Aaron Hoffer, Trey Sikes and Brandon Whitmore made their Savannah State University debut during the Tigers' season-opening doubleheader at Presbyterian College on Sunday in Clinton. S. C.

February 19, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Long baseball team picks up first win under new coach

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the season Monday by defeating Tattnall County, 4-2, in Reidsville.

February 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | 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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