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Blue Tide go 1-1 at SEHS tournament

The Long County High School boys' basketball team split games at the South Effingham Thanksgiving Throwdown. On Friday, the Blue Tide defeated South Effingham, 67-59, but lost to Claxton, 60-57, the following night.

November 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Beach girls too much for Liberty County

Coach Ronald Booker's Beach Lady Bulldogs always have been a nemesis of Carolyn Kelly's Lady Panthers and Friday night was no exception as Beach outlasted Liberty, 69-58.

November 21, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Panthers curb Bulldogs

Liberty County High School played consistent basketball for three periods Friday night. Then they exploded for 20 points off transition in the fourth period to down Beach, 73-49.

November 21, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


All-Star teams head to district play

The recreation football district tournaments are just around the corner. This year, the Long County All-Star teams will face some tough competition when they travel to the South Bryan Recreation Department for the 2011 Georgia Recreation Park Association District 2 Class C football tournament.

November 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Fight to the finish

In what can only be described as a fight to the finish, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team defeated Long County High School, 65-60, on Tuesday in Ludowici.

November 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Panthers use big second half to romp

The Liberty County High School girls' basketball team went on a first-period tear and never looked back in a 73-24 win over Long County High School on Tuesday in Ludowici.

November 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former prep stars shining in college

Former Liberty County Panthers running back Roderick Jones scored his second touchdown of the season Nov. 5 to help the Shorter University Hawks take a 42-16 win at Union College.

November 18, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


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


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Laettner to appear at Liberty Co. High School

Former NBA player Christian Laettner will be one of the speakers at a "Spring for Success" seminar at 6 p.m. April 14 at Liberty County High School.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County sweeps Bryan County from field

All was well for the Long County High School teams Thursday as both shut-out their Bryan County foes.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide beat Claxton

The Long County High School baseball team beat Claxton, 6-5, Wednesday in Ludowici in a non-region game.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders avenge earlier loss to DEA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Portal outlasts Liberty in 12-inning thriller

PORTAL - After 12 innings, a strong start and heroic comebacks, the Liberty County Panthers lost a game Wednesday by walking in a run.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Anthony | Local sports


Long Co. Wildcats win region

The Long County Middle School soccer team became the first squad in the county's history to win a region championship by defeating Martha Puckett, 2-1, on March 29 in Jesup.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers drop game to late rally on diamond

Bradwell Institute's baseball team recalled how Effingham County shut them down, 13-0, when the teams battled in a Region 3-AAAAA contest March 10.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide fall, host Military Appreciation Night tonight

The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday took on a strong Jeff Davis squad in Ludowici, and though the Blue Tide kept the game close, the Yellow Jackets won, 6-4.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local teams suffer losses

Bradwell Institute's boys' and girls' teams fell at Windsor Forest last Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide soccer teams fall to BC, SVA

Both Long County High School soccer teams on Monday fell to ranked teams during Region 2-AA action in Savannah.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All*Stars take 2nd in Charlotte

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team finished second in a tournament last month in Charlotte.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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


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