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Highlanders heat up on Hilton Head

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team went 2-1 and won the consolation bracket last weekend at the Hilton Head Classic.

December 23, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. players honored

Long County High School recently honored its football players at a fall sports banquet.

December 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Santa isn’t a Georgia fan; oh no, he likes Georgia Southern

Apropos of nothing except this being Christmas, I've long suspected Santa doesn't like the Georgia Bulldogs, despite all that red in his getup.

December 23, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


BoE made right decision about coach

There have been times in the past decade or so when I thought the Liberty County Board of Education was out of its collective mind.

December 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Sports columnist | Local sports


LCRD honors volunteers

Duane Johnson, Deborah Genard, Caryn Gilliam, Melissa Moore, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Tim Scott recently were recognized by the Liberty County Recreation Department Board on Dec. 13 at its annual meeting. Also honored, but not pictured, were Kenneth Bell, Patrick Underwood, Tammy Fischer and David O'Hagan. The LCRD board honored the individuals for their volunteer services in coaching three or more recreation teams in 2011.

December 21, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Long boys win third straight

Playing in Lyons, the Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its third win in a row Friday with a 67-56 victory over Toombs County.

December 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Teens raise funds for fallen friend

Joe Watkins had a lot of friends. That was evident during a flag football tournament bearing his name, as 16 teams signed up and competed to help raise funds.

December 21, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local sports


Five Tigers named All-Region

Several Bradwell Tiger football players were among those named to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team this year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


2011 in rearview mirror: BI girls 29-1

As 2011 winds down, the Courier will look back at some of the more memorable sports moments of the year.

December 19, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide athletes honored

Long County High School recently held its annual fall sports banquet to recognize athletes who excel at cross country, softball, cheerleading and football. Today's story will cover the cross-country and softball teams and the cheerleading squad. Wednesday's story will focus on the football team.

December 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell stays in region race

The Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team is tied with Savannah High for second place in Region 3-AAAAA after defeating Groves, 79-68, on Tuesday night in Hinesville.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bethesda too experienced for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Bethesda have been rivals for several years, the two schools having met for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title three times in recent years.

December 16, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady Tigers let one slip away

It came down to the wire, but the Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team could not edge out a win against visiting Groves in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Tuesday.

December 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide beat Jeff Davis, 72-45

The Long County High School boys' basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by easily defeating Jeff Davis High School, 72-45, in Ludowici.

December 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


It isn’t a bad thing that GSU football isn’t household word

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern is one game away from being one win away from a seventh NCAA national title.

December 16, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


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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


McRae, Vols upset UMass

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae chunked in 21 points, going 9-of-16, helping the University of Tennessee earn an 86-67 upset over the UMass Minutemen Friday.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA boys fall short of defending state champs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team held last year's defending Region AA champions, Frederica Academy, to only one goal Wednesday.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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


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