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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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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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