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LCRD soccer champs and runners-up

The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Runners gear up for Tybee festival

The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Former local players take it to next level

With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Run raises money to help families during holidays

Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Walthour plays for Czech Republic squad

Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pioneer football coach to speak at Hall of Fame banquet

Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program, will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, which is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Top local athletes honored

The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door the night of the banquet.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 21, 2012

Scott's All-Stars need coaches, mentors: Scott's All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors for the 2013 season, which starts in January. Coaches must be dedicated, positive role models and available every weekend from February to July. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 912-655-4371.

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game day Nov. 21, 2012

Game day

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Frazier signs with University of Ga.

JJ Frazier, a senior at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, realized a dream Wednesday, signing to play basketball with the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New coach for Lady Blue Tide

After a disappointing 2011-12 season when the Long County High School girls basketball didn't win a game, they have a new head coach.

November 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


New ABA squad has Liberty ties

In addition to having a well known local coach, AAU South Georgia King founder Jessie Fleming, the Savannah Grizzlies have several players that grew up in Liberty County.

November 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Game Day Nov. 18, 2012

Game day

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers open hoops season tonight

Hoop season starts tonight for the Liberty Count Panther boys. The team will play in the Savannah Classic Tournament at Windsor Forest High School. Liberty will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. against Groves.

November 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide look to win Region 2-AA

Last year, Long County's boys basketball team came up just short of its goal of a Region 2-AA title. After finishing the season with an 18-7 record and defeating McIntosh County in a buzzer-beater to reach the championship, they fell to the Vidalia Indians, 64-53.

November 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | 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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