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Powder puff girls rule

Bradwell Institute hosted its annual Powder Puff game Friday, where the senior squad edged out a victory over the junior squad in the last six seconds of the game.

November 07, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers playing for pride

Liberty County High School (2-7) has one final opportunity to earn a win tonight at Effingham County (1-8) in a cross-region matchup in Springfield.

November 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide get shot at win tonight; seniors feted

Tonight is the final night of football for Long County High School (0-9) in 2011.

November 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Walsh deserves better treatment

It's never enjoyable to see a community turn on a high school coach.

November 04, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Lady Panthers loaded with speed, more

Speed and experience will be allies for the Liberty County High School girls' basketball team this season, according to head coach Carolyn Kelly.

November 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


First Coast takes first at LCRD event

First Coast Tae Kwon Do took home 17 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals for the overall lead in the 2011 Liberty Tae Kwon Do Championship on Saturday.

November 04, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tae kwon do time

Liberty County's sixth annual tae kwon do tournament drew more than 100 participants, but a select few in attendance made the event extra special for organizer and coach Grand Master Rafael Medina.

November 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Positives abound for Tide in loss

The Long County High School football team lost its ninth game of the year Friday, falling 28-0 to Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.

November 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Guyton gets a pick

New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, a Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute star, picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass in Sunday's 25-17 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Guyton stepped in front of a pass at the Steelers' 26-yard line and ran it back to the 9. That set up Tom Brady's pass to Deon Branch for the Patriots' only touchdown of the first half. It's Guyton's third NFL career interception.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tigers take region XC crown

It's been 12 years since Bradwell Institute's last Region 3-AAAAA cross country championship, but the drought is over. Wednesday morning the Tigers competed in the region championship at Savannah Country Day and had a stellar showing. Not only did the boys win by a large margin but they had four members named to the All-Region team and three school records were broken. According to BI coach Brian Williams, eight of the 14 kids competing ran personal best times.

October 31, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fight to the end

The Tigers played tough defense against Groves High on Friday night at Olvey Field. But Juwan Johnson found just enough daylight to score on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter, and that gave the Rebels all points they needed in a 6-0 win over Bradwell Institute.

October 31, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Glynn Academy outlasts Liberty, 21-14

Liberty County High School lost another hard fought battle on Friday, falling 21-14 to Glynn Academy in Brunswick.

October 31, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tattnall adds to Long County losing streak

It's been a tough season for Long County High School's football team. On Friday night, the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors made it even tougher, shutting out the Blue Tide, 28-0, in Reidsville.

October 31, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Signed jerseys awarded at BI game

Joy McCork and Bobby Kindley were the winners of the signed New England Patriots jerseys benefiting Team Brandon. The two were awarded their jerseys during halftime of Friday's game. McCork won the signed Tom Brady jersey and Kindley won the jersey of former BI Tiger Gary Guyton. Team Brandon is raising funds to support Brandon Hellgren, son of Bradwell Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, in his fight against leukemia. McCork and Kindley are pictured with Andrew Hellgren, Brandon Hellgren, coach Rhett Hellgren and Bradwell Principal Scott Carrier. The school and football boosters sold 308 tickets, raising $3,080.

October 31, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty, Long, Bradwell handed losses

Bradwell's defense held strong but Groves managed to score on a four yard run for the lone touchdown in Friday's game at Olvey Field. Tonight was the final game for the Tigers who end the regular season with a bye week next Friday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | 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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