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Support for wounded warriors

A chance encounter between a physical therapist and a new patient in 2006 developed into a friendship and later paved the way for the inaugural Warrior Classic Golf Tournament, benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project and Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS).

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Camden rolls to 58-0 win over BI

Pinned in a corner most of the night, the Bradwell Institute Tigers struggled to find any momentum in a 58-0 loss Friday night at Region 3-AAAAA kingpin Camden County.

September 26, 2011 | Andy Diffenderfer St. Mary's Tribune & Georgian | Local sports


Vidalia stays perfect with win over Blue Tide

Long County High School's Deonte Ellis intercepted an Indians' pass before halftime, but the Blue Tide lost 39-7 to unbeaten Vidalia in a Region 2-AA contest. Long County falls to 0-2 in the region and 0-5 overall. More on this story in Wednesday's Courier.

September 26, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Pierce County blanks Lady Blue Tide

The Long County High School softball team's struggles continued Thursday in an 8-0 loss to Pierce County in Blackshear.

September 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI, Liberty drop softball games

Amid a downpour in Savannah Thursday afternoon the Lady Warriors of Jenkins managed to put their Region 3-AAAAA softball game away early, beating Bradwell Institute by the run-rule 11-1 in five innings.

September 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers face tough task tonight

Bradwell Institute will face its biggest challenge of the season when the Tigers travel to Kingsland tonight to take on Camden County High School at 7:30 p.m.

September 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Road stays bumpy for Blue Tide

After playing Wayne County two weeks ago and McIntosh County last week, it might seem that the road couldn't get any harder for the Blue Tide. But it will tonight when Long County (0-4, 0-1) takes on unbeaten Region 2-AA foe Vidalia in Ludowici.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


A correction: It’s rec night in Long County

In Wednesday's paper, it erroneously was reported that tonight's game was homecoming for the Blue Tide.

September 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Senior day at the park

There were plenty of hugs and tears at Lady Tiger Field during a doubleheader Saturday at Bradwell Institute.

September 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Many help make football special

Cameron Riles is a sophomore at Bradwell Institute and is in his second year as a member of the JV football team. Riles wants to become a sports journalist.

September 21, 2011 | Cameron Riles | Local sports


Hale wants to build volleyball at LCHS

Liberty County High School's new volleyball coach, Lauren Hale, knows a thing or two about the court sport.

September 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Strong second half not enough for Tide in loss

Long County High School had hopes of pulling off the team's first win over McIntosh County Academy when the two teams met Friday in Darien.

September 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers go down swinging

Liberty County High School knew it was going to be a knock-down drag-out fight in Statesboro, and give it their best they did, making the Blue Devils earn every yard on their home turf. Liberty's persistence kept the game close but the Blue Devils outlasted the Panthers to win 17-14 Friday night.

September 19, 2011 | Mike Anthony manthony@statesboroherald.com | Local sports


Johnson hangs on for 27-20 win over Tigers

With less than a minute left, the Bradwell Tigers were forced to spike the ball three times to stop the clock and managed to move the ball 45 yards. But when the buzzer sounded, it was Johnson High that was celebrating.

September 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Camden beats BI, hangs onto first

Much like football, when it comes to top seeding in Region 3-AAAAA, it's usually a battle between Bradwell and Camden County. And, much like football, the Wildcats' softball team held the top spot in the region by beating the Lady Tigers, 6-0, on Thursday at Bradwell's field.

September 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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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


Local winners crowned at spring show

The annual Dixie Stables Spring Horse Show has become a rite of passage in Liberty County.

April 02, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


7th grade Rebels win at Dalton

The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan back in Jays’ starting rotation

It's been almost six years since Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan had to leave the mound after four innings of play against the Baltimore Orioles.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers taken down by Mustangs

Visiting South Effingham placed the ball in play regularly and the entire way in Friday's 9-1 win over Liberty County High School during light rain.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps region doubleheader

It wasn't the best weather for baseball Friday, but the light drizzle didn't prevent the Bradwell Tigers from winning both games of their home doubleheader against Windsor Forest.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae’s UT career ends with loss

It wasn't the birthday gift Jordan McRae was hoping for Friday.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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