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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


Trading in the gridiron to lift iron

Logan Avant made a good move when he traded in his football cleats for weightlifting shoes. The local lifter developed quickly and earned a bronze medal the last weekend of July at the 2012 Junior Olympics in Houston.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tiger XC fares well at Classic

Bradwell Institute's boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Saucony "Feed Your Strong" XC Kickoff Classic in Daffin Park on Saturday.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


BI wins Bronze, Liberty improves

With a brief reprieve from the rain, Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School were able to play at the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament over the weekend where. The Lady Tigers took home the bronze division championship and the Lady Panthers continued to show improvement.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Part of hazard is also an obstruction in the game of golf

Question: Ron and Jerry are playing the par 5, 18th hole at Sapelo Hammock. Ron tries to hit his second shot over the marsh and, hopefully, on the green.

August 29, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


New greens on display Sept. 15

Don't try to tell PGA professional Darrell Eshelman, general manager of Taylors Creek Golf Course, that watching grass grow is boring.

August 29, 2012 | By Bob Mathews Family and MWR Marketing Publicity Specialist | Local sports


Event to showcase SG Kings

In the world of professional sports, teams who claim a Super Bowl trophy, NBA championship or World Series win are welcomed home by crowds of adoring fans and a ticker-tape parade. It's not quite the same when the national champions are a group of seventh-grade basketball players, but that may change next weekend.

August 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm compete in Macon tourney

The Low Country Storm, a basketball team representing Liberty and Long counties, recently traveled to Macon to compete in the Summer Slam-Fest Basketball Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet planned

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Sun sets on Southern Conference for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of Tuesday, Georgia Southern officially became an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

July 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


Riley rejoins GSU staff

STATESBORO - Carolyn Riley has rejoined the Georgia Southern women's basketball program as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Vozab announced this week.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Fans can keep enjoying soccer after the World Cup

The United States' run in the World Cup is over. The Internet's new hero, American goalie Tim Howard, couldn't save the U.S. in the tournament, and the team now is headed back stateside.

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Jackson was more than a coach to many in the area

If you asked most men of a certain age, regardless of race or creed, who helped shape, define them and prepare them for life, many would credit their fathers and mothers - rightly so.

July 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Race honors FDNY

Race honors FDNY

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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