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Tough day for area teams

Bradwell Institute, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School all had bad days Wednesday on the baseball field.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Claxton rallies past Long County, 5-3

The Long County baseball team on Wednesday fell, 5-3, at Claxton in non-region action.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae, Vols set for NCAA 2nd round

Liberty County High School alum Jordan McRae will lead the University of Tennessee men's basketball team into the second round of the NCAA tourney today against the University of Massachusetts in Raleigh, N.C.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Stephens wins in pro debut

Long County archer Linda Stephens made her professional debut during the National Field Archery Association's Indoor Championship last week in Louisville, Ky.

March 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell girls claim win, McSwain shines in Jacksonville

The Bradwell girls' track team took first place and the boys' team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes set to host Steelers on Saturday

Hinesville's semi-pro football team, the Hurricanes, will host the Putnam County Steelers at 4 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Spring gobbler season starts Saturday

It's the time of year when men and women across Georgia will "cammy up" and dress out in their best hunting gear.

March 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Local sports


FPCA sweeps Sherwood Tournament

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's soccer teams both claimed first place in their division in last weekend's Sherwood Tournament in Albany. The Highlander teams were among the 29 schools competing.

March 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams pick up region victories

Friday went well for the Long County High School soccer program, as both the girls and boys teams notched wins at Metter.

March 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers fall at Statesboro

The Liberty County High School baseball team had a rough time on the diamond Friday in Statesboro, falling, 11-0, in five innings.

March 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide win streak ended by Toombs

The Long County High School baseball team's winning streak came to an end Friday at the hands of Toombs County.

March 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers hold off Jenkins at home in Hinesville

With the baseball game tied 5-5 at the bottom of the seventh inning, Bradwell Institute baseball player Sage Sammons dug deep and earned his first career walk-off win as the Tigers beat Jenkins, 6-5, Friday night. It also was the Tigers' first Region 3-AAAAA win of the season.

March 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA falls in baseball opener

Rain forced the cancellation of the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team's first four games over a two-week period, setting up the Highlanders to open the season with a region game against Trinity Christian, the reigning Region 2-AA champs.

March 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty riders dominate at spring show

The 2014 American Saddlebred horse-show season kicked off March 1 in Brunswick at the second annual Golden Isles Riding Academy Spring Charity Horse Show. Liberty County riders representing Bluff Creek Stables on Colonels Island, Dixie Stables in Allenhurst and Gravel Hill Farms in Hinesville made their presence known at the season's inaugural show, bringing home blue ribbons in 24 out of 37 classes and placing in the top five in 31 classes.

March 17, 2014 | Wyler Smith | 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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