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McGowan on comeback trail

As Major League baseball's spring training begins to hit full stride, this could be a make-or-break year for Long County's Dustin McGowan.

February 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell splits with Coffee County

Modeling their team after the successful Lady Tiger basketball squad, the BI girls' soccer team shutout Coffee County 5-0 Friday night at home. The boy Tigers went against a solid Trojan offense but avoided a shutout losing to Coffee 5-1 right after the girls' game.

February 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LCRD team medals at Winter Battle

Last month, four athletes from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo team competed in Fort Oglethorpe, at the Winter Battle VII tournament.

February 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


State panel ends FPCA's title chase

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team's quest for a fourth state title came to an abrupt end when the Georgia Independent School Association deemed one of the Highlander players ineligible to play on Monday.

February 25, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Run at title begins tonight

When the Lowndes Lady Vikettes travel to Bradwell today for the first round of the AAAAA state playoffs, they know they have a formidable task in front of them.

February 25, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Panthers open season with 8-2 win over PCHS

Liberty County opened its diamond season with an 8-2 win against Pierce County on Wednesday evening at home.

February 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


YCA looks to defend championship

Looking to defend their championship title against Youth Challenge Academy rival post Fort Gordon, the kids from Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy's basketball team are headed to Augusta on Saturday.

February 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Yellow Jackets sting Blue Tide

The Wayne County High School baseball team only took three innings to defeat the Long County team this past Monday when the two teams played in Jesup. The 2-AAAA team showed it was the better team on the diamond that day, defeating the 2-AA Blue Tide, 17-0.

February 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. senior earns 2-AA honors

Though the 2010-11 basketball season was a long one for the Lady Tide, one bright spot came this past Monday, when the All-Region 2-AA team was announced and Shameka Richardson was given honorable mention distinction.

February 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI Lady Tigers take the title

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team capped a perfect regular season with a perfect run through the Region 3-AAAAA tournament, holding off Beach, 57-48, on Saturday to claim the tourney title and a No. 1 seed heading into the state playoffs.

February 23, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers finish second in first match of season

Bradwell Institute opened the 2011 golf season Monday with a second-place finish at the team's first match at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The Tigers' six-person team was pitted against Long County High School and Claxton High School.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA back in GISA Final Four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are now in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA Final Four after beating Piedmont Academy, 61-24, on Feb. 16 and defeating Furtah Prep, 44-27, on Saturday.

February 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Cowboys up at N.C. Ranch rodeo

South East Circuit Rodeo recently held its year-end championship for the 2010 season. This year's event drew cowboys and cowgirls from all over the area and was held at the N.C. Ranch in Long County.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Pageant raises $3,000 for Long baseball team

The eighth annual "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant raised approximately $3,000 for the Long County High School baseball team.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


The rules of golf: IDing your ball

Golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

February 23, 2011 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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