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Panthers split games as weather affects schedules

Rain forced Liberty County High School's baseball game against Tattnall County to be moved from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. However, the Warriors made that day soggy in a different way for the Panthers, beating Liberty, 12-3, at home.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide claim region win over Vidalia

The Long County High School baseball team defeated Vidalia, 5-3, on Friday in Ludowici in a big Region 2-AA showdown.

March 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA finish as state runners-up

It was a gut-wrenching loss. A three point difference is all it took in drowning First Presbyterian Christian Academy's chase for a state title. The Highlanders boys shed many tears losing 60-57 to Furtah Prep in Staurday's Class AA championship game at Mercer University. But first year head coach Shane Smith said the boys left it all out on the court and have much to be proud of this season. Read the full story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Harmon new leader for FPCA baseball

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has a new head baseball coach this season - but one who is familiar to the program.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers play in War of the Border

Several Liberty County High School players, as well as their head coach, participated in the War of the Border all-star football game Feb. 22 in Folkston.

March 10, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Brown, McRae honored as seniors

Former Liberty County High School basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae were scheduled to play in their respective universities' final regular-season home games Saturday.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Andrew shines at Texas combine

Bradwell rising senior defensive end/linebacker Jeff Andrew isn't waiting until spring to prepare for the 2014 season.

March 10, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Sports briefs

Youth baseball, softball and T-ball open

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Tide soccer teams fall to ranked squads

The Long County High School soccer teams on Tuesday faced two of the toughest teams they will play all season when they hosted Benedictine Military School and Saint Vincent's Academy.

March 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI alum makes nationals

Former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is one of the 10 University of Georgia athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M., according to an announcement last week by the NCAA. Chapman, a junior at UGA, is ranked No. 16 in the nation and No. 8 in the Southeastern Conference in the pentathlon. According to a report on georgiadogs.com, Chapman bettered her score in the pentathlon by nearly 400 points at the SEC Championships to grab the 16th and final spot at the national meet. Chapman scored 4 ...

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Hurricanes fall to Bulls

It was a tough loss for the Hinesville Hurricanes football team March 1 in Ocala.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA boys reach state-title game

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team will play for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title Saturday after beating Griffin Christian, 86-78, on Wednesday at Mercer University in Macon.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers swept by Windsor Forest at home

Bradwell's soccer teams dropped their games against Windsor Forest on Tuesday at Olvey Field.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers earn third win of the season

Liberty County High School managed to squeeze in soccer games Tuesday in Brunswick despite misty weather in the afternoon.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County drops one to Benedictine

The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough game Tuesday, falling to Benedictine Military School, 2-0, in Savannah.

March 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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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


Brown switching from defensive line to offensive line at UCF

Former Bradwell Institute football player Chester Brown is learning the ropes of a new college position at the University of Central Florida's spring practice in Orlando.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae, Vols face Michigan tonight

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will lead Tennessee into the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament tonight in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers notch win at Olvey

Bradwell Institute claimed both soccer games from Jenkins on Tuesday at Olvey Field, while Liberty County High School dropped its games at Calvary Day.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA teams sweep

First Presbyterian Christian Academy swept Memorial Day on Tuesday in soccer action in Garden City.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County girls win, boys lose to Toombs County

The Long County High School soccer teams on Tuesday split games against Toombs County in Lyons.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders lose to Edmund Burke

With the tap of the bat and some good base running Tuesday, First Presbyterian Christian Academy got a small jump on last year's Class AA state runners-up.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty Co. falls to Statesboro High

The Liberty County High School Panthers dropped a 13-2 decision to Statesboro on Tuesday at Panther field.

March 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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