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Lady Panthers notch a region win

The Liberty County girls' soccer team notched its first Region 3-AAAA win of the year by defeating Statesboro High, 2-0, on Tuesday at Donell Woods Stadium.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide girls top Atkinson, boys lose another close one

Long County's soccer teams split their home games with Atkinson County on Tuesday.

March 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. weightlifting team gets fourth in state

Members of the Long County High School weightlifting team competed in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AA/AAA state meet March 1 in Louisville.

March 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA lands just short

An inspiring season ended with a gut-wrenching loss.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


’Landers shut out Valwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team notched a 3-0 win over Valwood Christian on Monday at St. James Field.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall at Ware County

The Bradwell soccer teams lost its games against Ware County on Friday in Region 3-AAAAA action in Waycross.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panther runner signs with Mississippi Valley State

When he was a sophomore at Liberty County High School, Khaleed Barrett switched from playing football to running track. It has turned out to be a good choice.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs

Tennis social planned

March 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Local sports


Panthers split games as weather affects schedules

Rain forced Liberty County High School's baseball game against Tattnall County to be moved from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. However, the Warriors made that day soggy in a different way for the Panthers, beating Liberty, 12-3, at home.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide claim region win over Vidalia

The Long County High School baseball team defeated Vidalia, 5-3, on Friday in Ludowici in a big Region 2-AA showdown.

March 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA finish as state runners-up

It was a gut-wrenching loss. A three point difference is all it took in drowning First Presbyterian Christian Academy's chase for a state title. The Highlanders boys shed many tears losing 60-57 to Furtah Prep in Staurday's Class AA championship game at Mercer University. But first year head coach Shane Smith said the boys left it all out on the court and have much to be proud of this season. Read the full story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Harmon new leader for FPCA baseball

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has a new head baseball coach this season - but one who is familiar to the program.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers play in War of the Border

Several Liberty County High School players, as well as their head coach, participated in the War of the Border all-star football game Feb. 22 in Folkston.

March 10, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Brown, McRae honored as seniors

Former Liberty County High School basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae were scheduled to play in their respective universities' final regular-season home games Saturday.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Andrew shines at Texas combine

Bradwell rising senior defensive end/linebacker Jeff Andrew isn't waiting until spring to prepare for the 2014 season.

March 10, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


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Scott’s All*Stars participate in Helen’s Haven 5K event

Scott's All*Stars performed their monthly community service at the Helen's Haven 5K Run on March 29 in Hinesville.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Eagles hold first scrimmage

For the first Georgia Southern spring football scrimmage in full pads, the stat that stood out the most was the lack of flags.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Laettner to appear at Liberty Co. High School

Former NBA player Christian Laettner will be one of the speakers at a "Spring for Success" seminar at 6 p.m. April 14 at Liberty County High School.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County sweeps Bryan County from field

All was well for the Long County High School teams Thursday as both shut-out their Bryan County foes.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide beat Claxton

The Long County High School baseball team beat Claxton, 6-5, Wednesday in Ludowici in a non-region game.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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


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