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Lady Highlanders get first-round win

Looking to add another first to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's growing list of sports accomplishments, the Lady Highlanders volleyball team won its first state playoff match on Monday, beating Bethlehem Christian Academy, 3-2 (27-25, 25-27, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12).

October 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide fall again, but show progress

Friday was homecoming for Long County High School, and a large crowd came out to see if the Blue Tide could hold their own against the state-ranked Appling County Pirates.

October 26, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Last minute heartbreak

For a few seconds on Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium, it looked as if Liberty County High School was going to pull out a last-minute win over Wayne County in a Region 2A-AAAA showdown that both teams had to win.

October 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rego to represent BI in Dugout Club game

Bradwell Institute softball player Barbara Rego was chosen to participate in the Georgia Dugout Club All State Games in Columbus Nov. 11-12, at the South Commons Olympic Softball Complex. Rego was chosen along with other nominated players based on submitted nomination forms from coaches, statistics and a selection committee comprised of area coaches.

October 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers, Tide lose region games

Long County High School fell 38-8 to Appling County on the gridiron Friday night in Ludowici.

October 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Touchdown winning play called back

Late in the fourth quarter senior Panther running back Shadrach Thornton picked up a one-hopper from a punt and dashed for 70 yards on what appeared to be the game winning touchdown against Wayne County High at Donell Woods tonight.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Still in the playoff hunt

The rivalry started out as preseason scrimmages over the past few years, but the battle between Liberty County and Wayne County turned into a Region 2-AAAA fight last season.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers hope to bounce back against Cadets

Bradwell Institute will play under the big lights tonight at Grayson Stadium in Savannah against an old rival and coach Jim Walsh's alma mater, Benedictine.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Student-athletes need our support

It's been a rough season for the local football teams, and while it's easy for the fans to point fingers and place blame, they need to remember the kids that play the game still need our support.

October 21, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide face top team in Region 2-AA tonight

Some football programs attempt to schedule easier opponents for their annual homecoming games. That can't be said for Long County this year as the Blue Tide take on highly ranked Appling County tonight.

October 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders fall in OT

When First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state soccer tournament Saturday at the St. James Sports Center, there was plenty of drama as FPCA sent the game into overtime.

October 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Panther gets first TD of the season

Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his first touchdown of this season, helping the Shorter University Hawks to a 30-13 win over Belhaven on Saturday.

October 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide lose close one to Herons

The Long County High School football team lost another close game on Friday, this time to the Brantley County Herons by a score of 32-26.

October 17, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Warriors spoil the party

The stadium was filled with several alumni classes who were on hand for the Tigers' homecoming game against Jenkins on Friday, but the Warriors were bent on spoiling the evening as they rolled to a 31-5 victory at Olvey Field.

October 17, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Gators run past Liberty County

It was anyone's game during the first quarter as Liberty County took on Ware County on Friday night in Waycross. But the Gators are ranked sixth in Class AAAA for a reason and quickly gained control to beat the Panthers, 47-6.

October 17, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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FPCA boys win again

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team ended its regular season Friday with a 69-55 win over Trinity Christian in Dublin to stay undefeated in Region 2-AA at 10-0.

February 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI boys advance

Bradwell defeated Richmond Hill, 61-58, on Friday in Richmond Hill to earn third place in the Region 3-AAAAA tournament and a trip to the state playoffs

February 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide’s season ends with region loss to Bryan Co.

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its season end Tuesday with a 59-39 loss to Bryan County in the Region 2-AA Region tournament in Lyons.

February 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


New Tide coach looks to get team in state playoffs

Last year, the Long County High School baseball team finished the season with a 14-11 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Region 2-AA Region. But even though the team showed promise, doing better than it had in several years, it still missed making the playoffs by one game.

February 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Rebels participate in MLK tourney, parade

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels went 3-1 in pool play in the Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament held Jan. 18-19 in Atlanta.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger marching band inching closer to new uniforms

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band, which has been raising funds to purchase new uniforms, recently held its first Miss Bradwell Institute Pageant on Feb. 8 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA teams split with Memorial Day

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams split their games with Memorial Day on Tuesday in their final home games of the season

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers fall late; Tigers thump Glynn to advance

Bradwell Institute's Lady Tiger basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, 31-30 loss to Ware County in the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament game Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Region tourneys roll on

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament after beating Hephzibah, 66-47, Tuesday at Butler High School in Augusta.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty, Bradwell start seasons

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams opened up their regular season Tuesday by hosting Pierce County on a frigid evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide teams thump Brantley County

The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their programs' second seasons in style Monday in Ludowici.

February 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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