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Moody takes reins at Liberty County

The Panthers will take the diamond starting their conditioning program on Jan. 30 and in addition to fielding a sophomore strong varsity team this season the Liberty boys will be under the direction of a new head coach.

January 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Close, but no first win for Long County High School girls

The Long County High School girls' basketball team faced St. Vincent's Academy on Friday night in Savannah, and for a while it looked like the Lady Blue Tide might be able to pull out the team's first win of the season.

January 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Donell Woods Tourney on tap

Some of the area's best ninth-grade and junior-varsity squads will converge at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Fraiser Middle School and Snelson-Golden Middle School on Saturday to tip-off the 20th annual Donell Woods Memorial Tournament.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Faith Baptist, FPCA tangle on court

First Presbyterian Christian Academy doesn't have far to travel to take on one of its toughest opponents and biggest rivals.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide looking for a win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team still is looking for its first win of the year after losses to Pierce County and Wayne County this past weekend.

January 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local hoops kick into high gear

The boys' and girls' basketball teams at Bradwell Institute continue Region 3-AAAAA action tonight when they play host to Savannah High. The Lady Tigers open the doubleheader, tipping off at

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sorry, coach Reddick, but blame me — I pulled a Newt G.

So, if I run for president, don't vote for me. Because, if you read Patty Leon's story on coach Readie Kelly in Wednesday's Courier, you probably recall a spot where it said she's the longest-tenured coach currently at Bradwell Institute.

January 13, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


One more spring for coach Kelly

After a quarter of a century coaching girls' track, softball, ninth-grade basketball and volleyball, Lillie Readie Kelly has decided to step away from coaching at Bradwell Institute.

January 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Buzzer-beater boosts Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team made a last-second shot to beat Wayne County, 66-64, on Saturday in Ludowici.

January 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty gets back on track

The Liberty County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams rebounded from Friday's losses to Richmond Hill by sweeping McIntosh Academy on Saturday at home.

January 11, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Tough night for Liberty basketball

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, and the Lady Panthers fell as well Friday night at home.

January 09, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Panther LB gets lofty honor

Liberty County sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan was named to the 2011 U. S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team, according to an article posted on maxpreps.com on Thursday.

January 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LCHS puts perfection on line tonight

The undefeated Liberty County High School boys' basketball team (11-0) open Region 2A-AAAA action tonight. The Panthers play host to rival Richmond Hill. According to ga.prepcountry.com, the Panthers are 10-1 in the series since 2006. The Wildcats, the defending 2-AAAA champions, are 8-3 and recently won the Washington Square bracket of the Savannah Holiday Classic. The girls' game precedes the boys' action, tipping off at 6:30 p.m. at LCHS.

January 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Slow start, fast finish for Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team overcame a slow start for a 53-46 win over Region 2-AA foe Tattnall County on Tuesday in Reidsville.

January 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tuna goes for $736k; Pujols gets perks with $240 million

Note to coastal fishermen: If there are any bluefin tuna in area waters, you may want to go find some and then head to Japan.

January 06, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


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Blue Tide drop close one to Atkinson County

The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough region game to Atkinson County, 6-5, on Tuesday in Pearson.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

Walk-a-Thon planned for scholarships

March 28, 2014 | Staf | Local sports


Georgia Southern Eagles back in business

So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.

March 26, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers, Lady Panthers win rivalry games

It was the same song, same verse, but a different tempo when Liberty and Bradwell met Saturday at Olvey Field for the final rivalry game of the season.

March 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Highlanders keep rolling

Fresh off their 3-1 win Friday over defending region champion Brentwood, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team wanted to show it wasn't a fluke.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell falls to Brunswick’s late comeback, 4-3

Bradwell had Monday's home game was in the bag - or so it thought.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide end losing streak, top Redskins in region game

The Long County High School baseball team ended a three-game skid on Friday with a solid, 4-2, win over Bryan County in Ludowici in a Region 2-AA contest.

March 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tiger teams take third at annual relays

Bradwell Institute hosted the second annual Tiger Relay track meet Saturday, where the BI boys' and the girls' teams placed third in their respective divisions.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Mentors speak to Scott’s All*Stars before scrimmages

Scott's All*Stars had its inter-squad scrimmage March 15 at the Hinesville YMCA.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA players, coach earn first win

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning to last year's Region 2-AA champs, Brentwood, First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew they had to dig deep. The Highlander boys came up big, winning 3-1 Friday at the St. James Sports Center. First-year head baseball coach Ryan Harmon beamed pride in his team. It was FPCA's first win of the season and his first as a high school baseball coach.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers topple Terrors

Bradwell Institute earned its second Region 3-AAAAA win Friday at home. The Tigers took down Glynn Academy, 5-2.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Yellow Jackets shut down Panthers

Wayne County slugged their way to an 18-1 win at Liberty County High School Friday in a Region 3-AAAA game.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long drops game to Metter

Playing in front of hometown fans, the Blue Tide were hoping to get back on the winning track Thursday against Metter in a big 2-AA Region showdown.

March 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Panther working way back onto team

A bad situation may be easing for former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Watch pros play at Sapelo golf course

The National Golf Association's Professional Golf Tour, formally known as the Hooters Pro Golf Tour, will have the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic on April 7-13 at the Sapelo Hammock Golf Course.

March 24, 2014 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


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