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Benefit fishing, golf tourneys planned

Two area tournaments will be held Saturday, April 28, to benefit children stricken with illness and to send a student to college.

April 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Guyton signs with Dolphins

Hinesville native Gary Guyton signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins Tuesday morning. The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins agreed to terms with Guyton on Friday. But according to Guyton's NFL agent Richard Kopelman of KLASS Sports, Guyton made it official Tuesday.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI beats region powerhouse Camden

Baseball teams normally peak in mid-April, hoping for momentum for the postseason.

April 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


FPCA wins two games, faces RTA Thursday

The Highlanders' Phillip Swindell hit for the cycle and Rickey Gillard had a strong outing in his first start of the year for a 15-6 victory against Appling Christian Monday.

April 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady ’Landers start state playoffs

Highlander Brooke Standard pulled a hat trick against Georgia Christian Saturday in Valdosta.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI wraps up soccer

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished a winning season last week.

April 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long recreation starts baseball

The Long County Recreation Department kicked off its baseball season Saturday.

April 18, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers aim for state playoffs

The Tiger tennis team is serving up a trip to the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs. According to Tiger tennis coach Janet Reddick, the boys didn't field a complete team but still did well for the season. As for her Lady Tigers, they went 11-2 overall and 11-2 in the region for the season.

April 16, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Lady Highlanders win region championship

FPCA captured the Class AA-Region 4 title Friday, defeating perennial powerhouse Frederica Academy, 3-2, at the St. James Sports Complex.

April 16, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Blue Tide just short against No. 1 team in state

The Long County High School baseball team took on Appling County on Friday in Ludowici. The Pirates came into the game undefeated at 19-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, according to the GaPrep.com/GACA poll. In addition to battling one of only two undefeated high school baseball squads in Georgia, the Blue Tide also faced Major League Baseball top prospect Byron Buxton. Although the Tide was the obvious underdog in the game, Long County gave Appling a run for its money. It took the Pirates a full seven innings to beat the Tide, 4-3.

April 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Glynn defeats Panthers on home turf

A seventh inning three-run surge from Glynn Academy allowed the Red Terrors to leap past Liberty, 8-3, in a Region 2A-AAAA contest Friday night on the Panther's home turf.

April 16, 2012 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Spartans edge out FPCA, 3-0

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't win Thursday, but they did play defense well enough to hold last year's Class AA champions to only three runs. The FPCA boys lost, 3-0, in a home game against Edmund Burke.

April 16, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Young squad places third in Jax

Scott's All-Stars had two squads perform well March 30-April 1 during a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


10U Merchants undefeated in Savannah

The Long County 10U Merchants played in the 2012 Savannah Spring Swing wheel-pitch tournament March 30-April 1. The Merchants were placed in the gold bracket and went undefeated in the tournament. The coaches and parents thanked sponsors All Custom Gutters, Coastal Pawn, C.A. Sittle Landscaping, Hinesville Fence and Eicher Pro Vinyl.

April 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA earns second win over Faith Baptist

First Presbyterian Christian Academy pitchers Michael Lovelady and Phillip Swindell combined for 12 strikeouts in a 10-2 victory over Faith Baptist Christian Tuesday in Ludowici.

April 13, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | 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


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