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FPCA teams split with Memorial Day

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams split their games with Memorial Day on Tuesday in their final home games of the season

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers fall late; Tigers thump Glynn to advance

Bradwell Institute's Lady Tiger basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, 31-30 loss to Ware County in the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament game Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Region tourneys roll on

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament after beating Hephzibah, 66-47, Tuesday at Butler High School in Augusta.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty, Bradwell start seasons

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams opened up their regular season Tuesday by hosting Pierce County on a frigid evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

February 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide teams thump Brantley County

The Long County High School boys and girls soccer teams kicked off their programs' second seasons in style Monday in Ludowici.

February 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bradwell players honored

Bradwell Institute's football coaching staff hosted a banquet to honor its 2013 football team Monday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI splits regular-season finals

Bradwell Institute split its games Saturday at Jenkins High in Savannah to finish out the regular season.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders topple region opponents

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team won each of its most recent Region 2-AA showdowns.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide advance in region tourney; Blue Tide ends with loss to Bacon Co.

The Long County High School girls' basketball team on Monday advanced into the Region 2-AA tournament by defeating Toombs County, 35-31, in Lyons.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hurricanes notch win over Valdosta

The Hinesville Hurricanes claimed a 36-6 win over the Valdosta Tigers on Saturday on Fort Stewart.

February 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide basketball teams hold senior night

Long County High School held its senior night last Thursday for graduating students who participated in the basketball program.

February 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Higgason, Standard continue soccer careers

Good friends and former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander soccer teammates Kelsey Higgason and Brooke Standard on Friday penned their names to soccer scholarships to play for Armstrong Atlantic State University. The girls signed during separate ceremonies at their respective high schools.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI boys, girls sweep Groves

Bradwell Institute honored its senior basketball players Friday night, just before the Tiger teams took to the court and swept the Groves Rebels. The Lady Tigers won, 54-19, while the BI boys soared in the second half to pull away for a 61-54 victory.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide boys, girls lose to McIntosh Co.

The McIntosh County basketball teams on Thursday traveled to Ludowici, where they beat both Blue Tide squads. Though the Long County boys and girls played well, they were outmatched by Darien's top 20 ranked teams. The Blue Tide lost 70-56, and the Lady Tide lost 56-31.

February 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local councilman bowls perfect game

Allenhurst City Councilman James Willis is somewhat quiet when it comes to his recent accomplishment. Willis bowled a perfect 300 and a three-game series of 801 on Feb. 1, during the Friday night league's team competitions at Marne Lanes.

February 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Panther runner signs with Mississippi Valley State

When he was a sophomore at Liberty County High School, Khaleed Barrett switched from playing football to running track. It has turned out to be a good choice.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs

Tennis social planned

March 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Local sports


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


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