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Moody takes reins at Liberty County

The Panthers will take the diamond starting their conditioning program on Jan. 30 and in addition to fielding a sophomore strong varsity team this season the Liberty boys will be under the direction of a new head coach.

January 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Close, but no first win for Long County High School girls

The Long County High School girls' basketball team faced St. Vincent's Academy on Friday night in Savannah, and for a while it looked like the Lady Blue Tide might be able to pull out the team's first win of the season.

January 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Donell Woods Tourney on tap

Some of the area's best ninth-grade and junior-varsity squads will converge at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Fraiser Middle School and Snelson-Golden Middle School on Saturday to tip-off the 20th annual Donell Woods Memorial Tournament.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Faith Baptist, FPCA tangle on court

First Presbyterian Christian Academy doesn't have far to travel to take on one of its toughest opponents and biggest rivals.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide looking for a win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team still is looking for its first win of the year after losses to Pierce County and Wayne County this past weekend.

January 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local hoops kick into high gear

The boys' and girls' basketball teams at Bradwell Institute continue Region 3-AAAAA action tonight when they play host to Savannah High. The Lady Tigers open the doubleheader, tipping off at

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sorry, coach Reddick, but blame me — I pulled a Newt G.

So, if I run for president, don't vote for me. Because, if you read Patty Leon's story on coach Readie Kelly in Wednesday's Courier, you probably recall a spot where it said she's the longest-tenured coach currently at Bradwell Institute.

January 13, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


One more spring for coach Kelly

After a quarter of a century coaching girls' track, softball, ninth-grade basketball and volleyball, Lillie Readie Kelly has decided to step away from coaching at Bradwell Institute.

January 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Buzzer-beater boosts Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team made a last-second shot to beat Wayne County, 66-64, on Saturday in Ludowici.

January 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty gets back on track

The Liberty County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams rebounded from Friday's losses to Richmond Hill by sweeping McIntosh Academy on Saturday at home.

January 11, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Tough night for Liberty basketball

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, and the Lady Panthers fell as well Friday night at home.

January 09, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Panther LB gets lofty honor

Liberty County sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan was named to the 2011 U. S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team, according to an article posted on maxpreps.com on Thursday.

January 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LCHS puts perfection on line tonight

The undefeated Liberty County High School boys' basketball team (11-0) open Region 2A-AAAA action tonight. The Panthers play host to rival Richmond Hill. According to ga.prepcountry.com, the Panthers are 10-1 in the series since 2006. The Wildcats, the defending 2-AAAA champions, are 8-3 and recently won the Washington Square bracket of the Savannah Holiday Classic. The girls' game precedes the boys' action, tipping off at 6:30 p.m. at LCHS.

January 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Slow start, fast finish for Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team overcame a slow start for a 53-46 win over Region 2-AA foe Tattnall County on Tuesday in Reidsville.

January 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tuna goes for $736k; Pujols gets perks with $240 million

Note to coastal fishermen: If there are any bluefin tuna in area waters, you may want to go find some and then head to Japan.

January 06, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


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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


McMillan keeps earning praise at OSU

Former Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillan continues to impress at Ohio State University's spring practice in Columbus, Ohio.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Two GSU games on initial ESPNU schedule

NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN on Tuesday released six ESPNU telecasts featuring Sun Belt teams for this upcoming football season, including a pair of games at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.

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


RHHS gets new coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports


Highlanders split games

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team split its recent games.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA JV squads finish strong seasons

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior-varsity soccer teams both did well this season. The Highlander boys went 10-0 for the year. The girls were 7-1, but recorded five shutout wins.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. boys win, girls fall to No. 7 team

The Long County High School soccer teams on Thursday split their games at Vidalia, with the boys winning, 4-1, and the girls losing, 1-0.

April 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI alum John working hard with pro football in mind

Former Bradwell Tiger offensive lineman Ulrick John always has wanted the opportunity to play professional football. And in the past couple of months, he has been working hard to make that dream a reality.

April 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


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