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’Landers take two from Crusaders

First Presbyterian Christian Academy raised its season record to 8-6 Thursday with a sweep of region foe Robert Toombs at home.

April 23, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


FPCA girls’ soccer has strong season

It was a strong season for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer program - and it's not over yet.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Local riders shine at spring show

Several riders from three local stables garnered top honors March 24 at the Dixie Stables' 34th annual spring horse show in Allenhurst.

April 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton back for third annual festival

Former Bradwell Institute football player and current Miami Dolphin Gary Guyton will host his third-annual sports festival May 4-5 at James Brown Park and Bradwell Institute.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Ball at rest moved by another ball

Question: Martha and Alice are playing the fifth hole. Martha hits her ball on the green and it comes to rest two feet from the hole. Alice then proceeds to hit her ball from off the green and it strikes Martha's ball and knocks it into the hole.

April 23, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


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


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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


Local winners crowned at spring show

The annual Dixie Stables Spring Horse Show has become a rite of passage in Liberty County.

April 02, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


7th grade Rebels win at Dalton

The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan back in Jays’ starting rotation

It's been almost six years since Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan had to leave the mound after four innings of play against the Baltimore Orioles.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers taken down by Mustangs

Visiting South Effingham placed the ball in play regularly and the entire way in Friday's 9-1 win over Liberty County High School during light rain.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps region doubleheader

It wasn't the best weather for baseball Friday, but the light drizzle didn't prevent the Bradwell Tigers from winning both games of their home doubleheader against Windsor Forest.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae’s UT career ends with loss

It wasn't the birthday gift Jordan McRae was hoping for Friday.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County notches two straight wins

The Long County High School baseball team takes a two-game winning streak into this week's action.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Lady Panther named all-conference

Former Liberty County Lady Panther basketball player Kourtney Alexander was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball all-conference team, according to the league.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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