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Highlanders heat up on Hilton Head

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team went 2-1 and won the consolation bracket last weekend at the Hilton Head Classic.

December 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. players honored

Long County High School recently honored its football players at a fall sports banquet.

December 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Santa isn’t a Georgia fan; oh no, he likes Georgia Southern

Apropos of nothing except this being Christmas, I've long suspected Santa doesn't like the Georgia Bulldogs, despite all that red in his getup.

December 23, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


BoE made right decision about coach

There have been times in the past decade or so when I thought the Liberty County Board of Education was out of its collective mind.

December 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Sports columnist | Local sports


LCRD honors volunteers

Duane Johnson, Deborah Genard, Caryn Gilliam, Melissa Moore, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Tim Scott recently were recognized by the Liberty County Recreation Department Board on Dec. 13 at its annual meeting. Also honored, but not pictured, were Kenneth Bell, Patrick Underwood, Tammy Fischer and David O'Hagan. The LCRD board honored the individuals for their volunteer services in coaching three or more recreation teams in 2011.

December 21, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Long boys win third straight

Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.

December 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Teens raise funds for fallen friend

Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.

December 21, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Five Tigers named All-Region

Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


2011 in rearview mirror: BI girls 29-1

As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide athletes honored

Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.

December 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell stays in region race

The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bethesda too experienced for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.

December 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady Tigers let one slip away

It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide beat Jeff Davis, 72-45

The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.

December 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


It isn’t a bad thing that GSU football isn’t household word

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.

December 16, 2011 | 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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