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Crusaders cruise to victory

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the 2011-12 basketball season with rival Faith Baptist Christian Academy on Monday night at the St. James Sports Center. Faith Baptist's J.J. Frazier sank 32 points to lead the visiting Crusaders to an 84-64 victory.

November 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady ’Landers edge out Crusaders, 42-40

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' basketball team hosted crosstown rival Faith Baptist Christian Academy on Monday in the season opener for both teams.

November 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Thornton changes decision, commits to N. Carolina State

After making all his final visits and outlining the pros and cons, Liberty County High School senior running back Shadrach Thornton verbally committed to North Carolina State University on Friday evening.

November 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Lady Panther to play in AASU tournament this weekend

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Miata Askew will be in Savannah on Friday and Saturday with Young Harris College to play in the Pirates' Classic.

November 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hofkin brings home bronze

Local bodybuilder Renee Hofkin placed third at the National Physique Committee All-South competition Nov. 5 in St. Augustine.

November 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide, Lady Tide look for more wins in ’11-12

The Long County High School basketball season tips off Tuesday in Ludowici when the boys' and girls' teams take on visiting Liberty County High School. The girls' game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys' game will follow at 7:30 p.m.

November 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI softball players honored at fete

After finishing 14-12 overall and 8-4 in Region 3-AAAAA, the Bradwell Institute softball team was honored at its annual banquet Nov. 6 at Club Stewart.

November 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tigers win thriller

It was a barn burner Tuesday night as the Bradwell Institute boys took on visiting Liberty County High School in a preseason basketball scrimmage that went down to the wire.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers cruise past Lady Tigers, 47-29

The Liberty County High School girls' basketball team used speed and defense to earn a 47-29 win over Bradwell Institute in a scrimmage Tuesday night at BI.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Young BI squad has experience

The boys' basketball team at Bradwell Institute is ready to hit the court, and according to coach Pete Woodard, most of his starters will be young but experienced. They learned on the job.

November 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coach sees reason for pride, hope for Tide football

Though the Long County High School football team didn't win any games this year, coach Ron Flott said his team has plenty to be proud of.

November 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tigers redux?

Bradwell Institute girls' basketball coach Faye Baker knows it's going to be difficult for her team to repeat last year's performance.

November 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Seniors recognized at Long County game

Long County High School seniors who participate in cross country, band, football and cheerleading were recognized Friday night at Veterans Stadium prior to the Blue Tide football game.

November 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


St. James does the fundamentals

As winter approaches, so does basketball season, and the St. James Sports Center wants to make sure future hoops stars are well equipped with the fundamentals to play the game.

November 09, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rebels knock off Liberty County, 36-20

The first time the Panthers took to the gridiron against the Effingham County Rebels, Liberty County High School earned an 18-12 win over visiting Effingham County.

November 07, 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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