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Long boys win third straight

Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.

December 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Teens raise funds for fallen friend

Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.

December 21, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Five Tigers named All-Region

Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


2011 in rearview mirror: BI girls 29-1

As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide athletes honored

Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.

December 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell stays in region race

The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bethesda too experienced for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.

December 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady Tigers let one slip away

It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide beat Jeff Davis, 72-45

The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.

December 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


It isn’t a bad thing that GSU football isn’t household word

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.

December 16, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Panthers run record to 8-0

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has fallen only once so far this year. That loss was in the preseason scrimmage against Bradwell.

December 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


2011 in the rearview mirror

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2011, we'll take a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of year, starting with the Bradwell Tigers' baseball team. In 2011, the Tigers had what coach Rhett Hellgren called their best season ever, finishing 16-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys made it to the first round of the state playoffs. The coach said the best experience he had was the 12-2 win in six innings against Jenkins High.

December 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tide even region record with win

The Long County High School boys' basketball team won its first Region 2-AA game of the season Saturday with a 67-56 victory over Appling County in Baxley.

December 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hall of fame inductees honored

Five former Liberty County athletes were honored and inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening for their contributions in football, basketball, baseball and track.

December 12, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


FPCA sweeps Youth ChalleNGe

First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior point guard T'era Alston had 10 assists and scored 11 points as the FPCA girls' basketball team throttled Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy, 51-15, on Thursday night at the St. James Sports Center.

December 12, 2011 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


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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


Brown switching from defensive line to offensive line at UCF

Former Bradwell Institute football player Chester Brown is learning the ropes of a new college position at the University of Central Florida's spring practice in Orlando.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae, Vols face Michigan tonight

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will lead Tennessee into the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament tonight in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers notch win at Olvey

Bradwell Institute claimed both soccer games from Jenkins on Tuesday at Olvey Field, while Liberty County High School dropped its games at Calvary Day.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA teams sweep

First Presbyterian Christian Academy swept Memorial Day on Tuesday in soccer action in Garden City.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County girls win, boys lose to Toombs County

The Long County High School soccer teams on Tuesday split games against Toombs County in Lyons.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders lose to Edmund Burke

With the tap of the bat and some good base running Tuesday, First Presbyterian Christian Academy got a small jump on last year's Class AA state runners-up.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty Co. falls to Statesboro High

The Liberty County High School Panthers dropped a 13-2 decision to Statesboro on Tuesday at Panther field.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide drop close one to Atkinson County

The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough region game to Atkinson County, 6-5, on Tuesday in Pearson.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

Walk-a-Thon planned for scholarships

March 28, 2014 | Staf | Local sports


Georgia Southern Eagles back in business

So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.

March 26, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers, Lady Panthers win rivalry games

It was the same song, same verse, but a different tempo when Liberty and Bradwell met Saturday at Olvey Field for the final rivalry game of the season.

March 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Highlanders keep rolling

Fresh off their 3-1 win Friday over defending region champion Brentwood, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team wanted to show it wasn't a fluke.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell falls to Brunswick’s late comeback, 4-3

Bradwell had Monday's home game was in the bag - or so it thought.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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