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’Landers take two from Crusaders

First Presbyterian Christian Academy raised its season record to 8-6 Thursday with a sweep of region foe Robert Toombs at home.

April 23, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


FPCA girls’ soccer has strong season

It was a strong season for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer program - and it's not over yet.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Local riders shine at spring show

Several riders from three local stables garnered top honors March 24 at the Dixie Stables' 34th annual spring horse show in Allenhurst.

April 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton back for third annual festival

Former Bradwell Institute football player and current Miami Dolphin Gary Guyton will host his third-annual sports festival May 4-5 at James Brown Park and Bradwell Institute.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Ball at rest moved by another ball

Question: Martha and Alice are playing the fifth hole. Martha hits her ball on the green and it comes to rest two feet from the hole. Alice then proceeds to hit her ball from off the green and it strikes Martha's ball and knocks it into the hole.

April 23, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Benefit fishing, golf tourneys planned

Two area tournaments will be held Saturday, April 28, to benefit children stricken with illness and to send a student to college.

April 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Guyton signs with Dolphins

Hinesville native Gary Guyton signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins Tuesday morning. The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins agreed to terms with Guyton on Friday. But according to Guyton's NFL agent Richard Kopelman of KLASS Sports, Guyton made it official Tuesday.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI beats region powerhouse Camden

Baseball teams normally peak in mid-April, hoping for momentum for the postseason.

April 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


FPCA wins two games, faces RTA Thursday

The Highlanders' Phillip Swindell hit for the cycle and Rickey Gillard had a strong outing in his first start of the year for a 15-6 victory against Appling Christian Monday.

April 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady ’Landers start state playoffs

Highlander Brooke Standard pulled a hat trick against Georgia Christian Saturday in Valdosta.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI wraps up soccer

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished a winning season last week.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long recreation starts baseball

The Long County Recreation Department kicked off its baseball season Saturday.

April 18, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers aim for state playoffs

The Tiger tennis team is serving up a trip to the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs. According to Tiger tennis coach Janet Reddick, the boys didn't field a complete team but still did well for the season. As for her Lady Tigers, they went 11-2 overall and 11-2 in the region for the season.

April 16, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Lady Highlanders win region championship

FPCA captured the Class AA-Region 4 title Friday, defeating perennial powerhouse Frederica Academy, 3-2, at the St. James Sports Complex.

April 16, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Blue Tide just short against No. 1 team in state

The Long County High School baseball team took on Appling County on Friday in Ludowici. The Pirates came into the game undefeated at 19-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, according to the GaPrep.com/GACA poll. In addition to battling one of only two undefeated high school baseball squads in Georgia, the Blue Tide also faced Major League Baseball top prospect Byron Buxton. Although the Tide was the obvious underdog in the game, Long County gave Appling a run for its money. It took the Pirates a full seven innings to beat the Tide, 4-3.

April 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


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Scott’s All*Stars participate in Helen’s Haven 5K event

Scott's All*Stars performed their monthly community service at the Helen's Haven 5K Run on March 29 in Hinesville.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Eagles hold first scrimmage

For the first Georgia Southern spring football scrimmage in full pads, the stat that stood out the most was the lack of flags.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Laettner to appear at Liberty Co. High School

Former NBA player Christian Laettner will be one of the speakers at a "Spring for Success" seminar at 6 p.m. April 14 at Liberty County High School.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County sweeps Bryan County from field

All was well for the Long County High School teams Thursday as both shut-out their Bryan County foes.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide beat Claxton

The Long County High School baseball team beat Claxton, 6-5, Wednesday in Ludowici in a non-region game.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders avenge earlier loss to DEA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Portal outlasts Liberty in 12-inning thriller

PORTAL - After 12 innings, a strong start and heroic comebacks, the Liberty County Panthers lost a game Wednesday by walking in a run.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Anthony | Local sports


Long Co. Wildcats win region

The Long County Middle School soccer team became the first squad in the county's history to win a region championship by defeating Martha Puckett, 2-1, on March 29 in Jesup.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers drop game to late rally on diamond

Bradwell Institute's baseball team recalled how Effingham County shut them down, 13-0, when the teams battled in a Region 3-AAAAA contest March 10.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide fall, host Military Appreciation Night tonight

The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday took on a strong Jeff Davis squad in Ludowici, and though the Blue Tide kept the game close, the Yellow Jackets won, 6-4.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local teams suffer losses

Bradwell Institute's boys' and girls' teams fell at Windsor Forest last Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide soccer teams fall to BC, SVA

Both Long County High School soccer teams on Monday fell to ranked teams during Region 2-AA action in Savannah.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All*Stars take 2nd in Charlotte

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team finished second in a tournament last month in Charlotte.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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