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ABA team has familiar coach

The American Basketball Association has launched a new semi-pro basketball team in Savannah that will be coached by a local basketball figure.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


South Ga. Kings honored

The seventh-grade South Georgia Kings basketball team scrimmaged Saturday morning at Jack Carter Park in Hinesville.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide’s long overdue win called a full team effort

It had been more than two years since the Long County High School football team celebrated a regular-season win. On Friday, that losing streak ended as the Blue Tide beat Lanier County, 30-6, in Ludowici.

September 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Two win top medals at Georgia State Games

Brandi Alvin and Cynthia Kornegay earned gold and silver medals, respectively, at the 2012 Georgia State Games on Aug. 11 in Kennesaw.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bowling is rolling at Fort Stewart’s lanes

The Monday Morning Senior Mixed League meets at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Play begins at 10 a.m. after the meeting at Marne Lanes.

September 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers spoil Olvey party

Friday night's game at the newly renovated Olvey Field was supposed to be a momentous occasion for Bradwell Institute players, fans and family members.

September 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA gets first game under belt

First Presbyterian Christian Academy made history Friday night as the school launched its football program by hosting Bethesda at Long Bell Stadium.

September 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide get big-time win

Coach Ron Flott congratulates his team Friday night after the Blue Tide beat Lanier County, 30-6. It was the team's first win in more than two years and Flott's first as Long County coach. See Wednesday's Courier for a full story on the game.

September 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide coast to 13-2 win over SVA

The Long County High School softball team Wednesday traveled to Savannah and took on St. Vincent's Academy in a makeup game that had been canceled earlier in the season due to the rain.

September 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


You can identify your ball, but then you must recreate lie

Question: Tim hits a long shot into the fourth green at his home course. He tells his playing partner, Ralph, that he thinks his shot landed in the bunker. After a brief search they discover a ball almost completely buried in the face of the bunker. Tim says he thinks it's his ball, but he is not sure since it is covered almost completely with sand. As Tim gets ready to hit the ball from the bunker, Ralph tells him that he can brush away enough sand to positively identify the ball as his. Tim does so and says ...

September 04, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Liberty stuns Bradwell at new field

A large crowd gathered to watch the cross town rivalry between Liberty and Bradwell unfold at the Tigers newly construcuted Olvey Field. Within seconds the visitor's section was roaring as DJ Bratcher returned the opening kick-off for roughly 80 yards and a touchdown.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI, Liberty break in new Olvey

The opening game of the football season is always an exciting time for players and fans.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm washes away big Blue Tide win

What looked like a sure win for the Long County High School softball team turned into a washout Tuesday afternoon at Liberty County High School.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide plays host to Lanier Co.

Long County High School opens its 2012 football season tonight against Lanier County High School at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici. Kickoff is at 7:30.

August 31, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA plays first game ever at Long Bell Stadium tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will break in its new uniforms, cleats and team for its inaugural football season tonight hosting Bethesda at 7:30 at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | 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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