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Wins pile up as the year ends

Several local boys' basketball teams have been heating up the scoreboards as 2011 draws to a close. Faith Baptist Christian Academy has won four of its last five games, Liberty County High School remains undefeated and Bradwell Institute and First Presbyterian Christian Academy notched wins in tournament play.

December 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


2011 in review: Guyton gives back

As 2011 winds down, the Courier is taking a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments and achievements of the year.

December 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Miami’s Brown getting hot

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Rion Brown seems to be returning to form. According to Sun Sentinel reporter Steve Gorten, Brown, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, was in a shooting slump for the past three weeks but put those troubles behind him with added time in the gym and a standout performance against Florida Atlantic University on Dec. 17.

December 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI Lady Tigers return from Macon

Just before the holiday, Bradwell's Lady Tiger basketball team returned from the 2011 Great Southern Shootout in Macon, where the girls finished 1-2 in games played Dec. 17, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22, respectively. The BI and Liberty boys are in Statesboro, where they both won tournament openers Monday night. The BI boys defeated Mundy Mills High, 85-81, and the Panthers still are undefeated at 9-0 after beating Glenn Hills, 57-55.

December 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Seven Highlanders named to All-Region team

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys soccer team recently had seven players named to the Georgia Independent Association All-Region Team.

December 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


XC Tigers among area’s best

The Bradwell Institute cross-country team got an early Christmas present when coach Brian Williams announced that eight BI runners were named to the All-Greater Savannah team.

December 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


2011 in review: FPCA soccer shines

As 2011 winds down, the Courier is taking a look back at some of the more memorable sports moments and achievements of the year.

December 27, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Team Hinesville fares well at meet

Guided by new coach Chris Wood, Team Hinesville weight lifters James Fox and Dustin Miller fared well at the 2011 Georgia-Alabama LWC Weightlifting Championships Dec. 17 at the Anderson/Cohen Weightlifting Center in Savannah.

December 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Blue Tide fall to MCA

The Long County High School varsity girls' basketball team dropped its 10th game of the year last week, falling to McIntosh County Academy, 59-33, in Ludowici.

December 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bucs stop streaking Blue Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team lost to McIntosh County Academy, 67-63, on Saturday in a Region 2-AA contest in Ludowici.

December 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders heat up on Hilton Head

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team went 2-1 and won the consolation bracket last weekend at the Hilton Head Classic.

December 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. players honored

Long County High School recently honored its football players at a fall sports banquet.

December 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Santa isn’t a Georgia fan; oh no, he likes Georgia Southern

Apropos of nothing except this being Christmas, I've long suspected Santa doesn't like the Georgia Bulldogs, despite all that red in his getup.

December 23, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


BoE made right decision about coach

There have been times in the past decade or so when I thought the Liberty County Board of Education was out of its collective mind.

December 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Sports columnist | Local sports


LCRD honors volunteers

Duane Johnson, Deborah Genard, Caryn Gilliam, Melissa Moore, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Tim Scott recently were recognized by the Liberty County Recreation Department Board on Dec. 13 at its annual meeting. Also honored, but not pictured, were Kenneth Bell, Patrick Underwood, Tammy Fischer and David O'Hagan. The LCRD board honored the individuals for their volunteer services in coaching three or more recreation teams in 2011.

December 21, 2011 | Staff report | 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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