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Sharpe brothers visit hometown, tell middle school students to dream big

National Football League greats Shannon and Sterling Sharpe spoke to kids at Glenville Middle School on Friday.

May 14, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

FPCA plays for state title Saturday

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' soccer team will play at 5 p.m. Saturday for a state title. The championship game against Gatewood School will be held at Frederica Academy on St. Simons Island.

May 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Trio of Lady Panthers headed to Morris College to play basketball

Liberty County High School basketball payers Tiara Howard, Diamone Johnson and Courtney Rhodes are taking their hoop skills to Morris College next season.

May 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Clemson makes offer to LB

Clemson can be added to the list of BCS schools vying for Liberty County Panther linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

May 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide scrimmage tonight at 6 p.m.

The Long County High School football team wraps up spring training tonight with a scrimmage.

May 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tybee hosting EVP event

Tybee Island will host the third annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, featuring elite professional athletes, free agents and amateur volleyball players. This event is free and open to spectators.

May 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Barracudas ranked No. 1 in US

The Hinesville 14U Barracudas won the Cinco de Mayo Tournament held over the weekend in Macon.

May 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

HAPfan tournament going strong as it raises money for local scholarships

Golfers from all over the area came out recently to participate in the fourth annual HAPfan Golf Tournament at Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Local team is No. 1 on national list

The Hinesville 14 and younger Barracudas, a United States Specialty Sports Association traveling baseball team, was ranked No. 1 in the country on the USSSA Power Rating released Tuesday morning.

May 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

’Landers one win away from title

Hosting last year's state runners-up, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team figured it had a tough task at hand.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Team Hinesville scores nine medals at Matt Davis Memorial tournament

Team Hinesville Weightlifting captured five gold medals, three silvers and a bronze at the Matt Davis Memorial held at the Anderson/Cohen Weightlifting Center April 28 in Savannah.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA, BI eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team forced a tiebreaker game in the state playoffs after going 1-1 Friday in the best-of-three series at Citizen's Christian Academy in Douglas. However, the Highlanders lost game three Saturday afternoon.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Special Olympics held on Stewart

The Special Olympics held their opening ceremony April 27 on Fort Stewart starting with their parade of athletes. According to Debbie Tomkiewicz, adaptive physical education teacher and local coordinator of the Liberty County Special Olympics, athletes from Fort Stewart, Liberty and Long County participated in track, wheelchair races and throwing events. "Our event would not have been successful without the help of Mavis Crowell, who works at ACS on Ft. Stewart and Larry Laughlin, who works with their youth sports program," Tomkiewicz said.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Scott’s All-Stars donate time

Scott's All-Stars earned some community service hours volunteering their time at last week's Small World Festival. The young men worked from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. setting up tables, picking up litter and helping out local vendors at the event. The boys also were able to enjoy the entertainment and observe the different cultures that reside in Liberty County.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

On striking the golf ball more than once

Question: Ralph and James are playing in their men's association Saturday event. On the 18th hole, Ralph has a short pitch shot and decides to use his lob wedge. As he swings, his club strikes the ball twice, and it lands one foot from the hole.

May 07, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

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March 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

FPCA wins, to play for state championship

First Presbyterian Christian Academy won its final four basketball game Wednesday, beating Griffin Christian, 86-78, in Macon.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

FPCA boys in final four play tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity basketball team is heading to Mercer University this afternoon to play in the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title tournament.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers blank Calvary Day

Liberty County pitcher Colby Rhea struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit in Liberty's weather-shortened 5-0 win against Calvary Day on Monday at home.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady ’Landers win thriller

Any reigning state-champion soccer team knows every team it faces will try to knock it down a notch.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide teams fall to ranked Vidalia squads

The Long County High School boys' and girls' teams gave the ranked soccer teams from Vidalia tough fights on Friday.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers look good in loss to Indians

The Bradwell baseball team got closer to - but still fell short of - Charlton County on Saturday.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell track teams finish in top three at Statesboro Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team was second overall and the girls' team was third at last weekend's Statesboro Invitational.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide fall to Yellow Jackets on diamond

In recent years, the Long County baseball team has been dominated by rival Jeff Davis County. But with a new coach and attitude, Long County fans and players were hoping for different results this year.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Liberty County horse riders honored at banquet

Many area riders were honored during the annual American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia banquet Feb. 22 at the Idle Hour Country Club in Macon.

March 05, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Four Highlanders sign with Point University

Four of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's starting varsity soccer players signed scholarships Friday afternoon to play for Point University in West Point, Ga. FPCA's Domonique Kirkley, Clark Sukaratana, Ricky Gilliard and Tyler Cause committed to the same college.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA’s Moses signs volleyball scholarship

Alexandria Moses on Friday penned her name to play volleyball at Agnes Scott College, making her the first volleyball player from First Presbyterian Christian Academy to earn the honor.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Highlanders advance to round 2

Paying tribute to their former head coach and mentor, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team made a brief stop Thursday afternoon at the grave of Ernie Walthour.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tigers shut out Panthers

Liberty County High School on Friday had been looking to avenge last week's baseball loss to Bradwell Institute, but it didn't happen. Instead, the Tigers team claimed a 10-0 shutout win at home over the Panthers. The game ended in the sixth inning.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA soccer boys beat Alleluia

It's no wonder college scouts have been checking out the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys soccer team and signing players. The squad finished as state runner up last season and is poised to make another state run this year. On Friday afternoon, they helped their chances by beating Alleluia Community School, 5-2, at St. James Field. Highlander Clark Sukaratana signed to Point University on Friday morning and was the first Highlander to score a goal that afternoon. That point was followed by back-to-back goals from midfielder Stanford Graham. Last week, Graham signed a scholarship to play at Middle Georgia ...

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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