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FPCA back in state final four

The FPCA Highlander boys have made it into the final four in the state playoffs by defeating Gatewood, 59-56, on Saturday. The boys will take on LaGrange at 4 p.m. Thursday at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

February 22, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers third in region

The Liberty County Lady Panthers won the Region 2-AAAA consolation tournament, beating Effingham County, 47-40. Liberty is also the No. 3 seed as the state tournament begins this week.

February 22, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Rebels edge Panther boys

Third seeded Liberty lost to No. 1 Effingham County, 43-40, in the Region 2-AAAA tournament Saturday afternoon at Richmond Hill.

February 22, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Blue Tide fall in Region 2-AA final

The Long County High School basketball team came up a little short in the quest for a Region 2-AA crown over the weekend, but had a successful tournament, making it to the championship game against Vidalia High School.

February 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Teams get in swing of things

The BI Tiger soccer teams swept victories in their first games of the season Feb. 13 at Brunswick. The boys won 5-3 and the girls won 4-0.

February 22, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA wins round one of state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Highlander boys basketball team has cleared the first hurdle enroute to their fourth state title. The Highlander boys defeated Valwood 73-38 in the first round of the state playoffs Thursday afternoon in Dawson.

February 20, 2012 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Panthers lose battle to RH

It was an all-out physical battle between the Liberty Lady Panthers and Richmond Hill in the first girl's Region 2-AAAA semi-finals Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Brunswick jumps past Liberty into regional finals

Second-seed Brunswick surged past Liberty, 70-56, Friday afternoon in a Region 2-AAAA boys semi-final game at Richmond Hill.

February 20, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Schooled: Alumni outscore students

The alumni took a 3-1 lead in the second inning and scored seven in the fifth to win 9-1. Former players Eric Wells, Zach Hawkins, Joshua Rivers, Josh Drigger, Steven Dill, Josh Magaw,DeAnte Day, Eran Hodge and Jeff Polk, and alumni Hill, Ricky Glisson and James Rogers played for the winning team. Rogers was walked by his son Mitch Rogers, a current BI player.

February 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County starts season Monday

It's time for some Long County High School baseball. The Blue Tide baseball team begins the regular season Monday, taking on Charlton County in Folkston.

February 20, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panther teams claim berths

The Liberty County girls' basketball team claimed a spot in the state tournament by toppling second-seeded South Effingham, 73-62, in the second round of the Region 2-AAAA tourney Wednesday in Richmond Hill.

February 17, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Boys, girls headed to state tourney

SAVANNAH - Both Bradwell Institute basketball teams earned berths in the state playoffs with Region 3-AAAAA tourney wins this week.

February 17, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide girls end season with loss

The Long County High School girls' basketball team ended its season ended Monday with a 49-23 loss to Pierce County during the first round of the Region 2-AA tourney in Blackshear.

February 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All about alignment

Playing the game of golf should be fun, whether playing alone or with others. Having a basic understanding of the rules and fundamentals can make it easier to have fun and improve your skills.

February 17, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


FPCA on another state run

It's a team current head coach Ernie Walthour helped develop, and now the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders are paying Walthour back. First the boys won the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA championship. Now the team will try to bring the coach the Highlanders' fourth state title.

February 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | 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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