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Panthers beat Sonoraville, advance to Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers (11-1) advanced to the quarterfinals of the AAA state playoffs Friday night when they defeated the Sonoraville Phoenix (8-4) 28-14 in a game that was a defensive struggle in the first half. Liberty County used a 14-point rally in the third quarter to seal the victory.

November 18, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Bradwell’s Douberly preparing for inaugural season

The Bradwell Institute Tigers boys' basketball team open the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Nov. 19 when they travel across town to face off against inner-city rival Liberty County. When they take the court, they will do so with a new head coach.

November 18, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Panthers hungry for second round

The Liberty County Panthers (10-1) made history last week when they defeated the Pike County Pirates to get to double-digit wins in a single season for the first time ever.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Liberty off to 1-0 start

Liberty County boys' basketball team started the season with an 83-75 win over Jenkins Saturday in Savannah.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders hoping for their fifth state title

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team went 22-4 overall and 10-0 in their region last year to win their fourth state basketball title.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI girls expecting success

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers have not made the basketball playoffs since the 2012-13 season. However, with a new region of only five teams, their confidence is at an all-time high.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long hones skills at scrimmages

Long County's boys and girls each had the annual Blue and White scrimmages Saturday to help prepare for the upcoming season.

November 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther signs to play for Auburn next year

When the Liberty County Panthers boys basketball team went 28-1 and won the AAAA state championship last season, everyone knew that there were some special players on the team.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Lady Panthers honor players

Liberty County had its annual softball banquet last week to honor the players, coaching staff and volunteers who made the 2016 season possible.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former BI runner earns honors at Albany

Former Bradwell athlete Aaliyah Howard was named to the 2016 SIAC Women's Cross country All-Conference Team.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell ends season with loss to Tucker

The Bradwell Tigers ended their 2016 campaign on Friday when they fell to the Tucker Tigers in the first round of the 6(A) state playoffs. The Tigers put up a valiant effort, but ultimately fell to their opponents, 48-15.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers dominate, advance to second round

The Liberty County Panthers dominated the Pike County Pirates in the first round of the AAA State Playoffs Friday night. They jumped on their opponents from the start of the game and never looked back, moving on to a 56-10 victory to get to the second round set for next week.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Tide hoping to return to state playoffs

Last season was successful for Long County's girls basketball team. The Lady Tide posted a 19-10 record and advanced into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Blue Tide looking for continued success on hardwood

The Long County boys basketball team had a good season last year. The Blue Tide returned to prominence in Region 2-AA by bringing home another region championship and advancing into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers ready to defend state basketball title

The Liberty County boys basketball team won the school's first state championship in any major sport last year, when Julian Stokes led the team to an upset victory over Jonesboro.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


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Wildcats down Panthers in hoops

Liberty County High School' basketball teams suffered losses at Richmond Hill this past Tuesday in two close games.

December 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger boys at 5-1

The Tigers' boys' basketball team has suffered only one loss so far this season in their opener at Liberty County High Nov. 19.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI’s John impressing Arizona coaching staff

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John got his second National Football League game start with the Arizona Cardinals against the Washington Redskins las week ...

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Next level reality for some locals

Former St. James Coastal Crew Rebels and Liberty County High School basketball player Freddie McSwain Jr., is enjoying his career at Indiana University. The junior ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlanders off to 3-0 start, blow out Bulloch Academy 83-46

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is 3-0 and went 2-0 this past week.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide starting to roll, pick up road wins

Two recent road trips resulted in the Long County boys high school team going 2-0 while the girls went 1-1.

December 07, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


One win a season does not make

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 07, 2016 | By Chris Stanley cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It’s official: LeCounte gets his AA jersey

It was a special day for Liberty County Panther Richard LeCounte III when he received his Army All-American Jersey in a special ceremony in front ...

December 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Richardson has big game in big city in Liberty loss

The Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team played in the Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament held in Atlanta Nov. 25 and finished 1-1.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Another honor for McMillan

After getting his second career high 16 tackles in one game in the pulsating double-overtime win against Michigan, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall, but BI boys win in nightcap

The Bradwell Institute Tigers' basketball teams went 1-1 this past Friday, when they traveled to Reidsville to face off against the Tattnall County Warriors. The ...

December 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long splits with Toombs County

Toombs County traveled to Ludowici on Tuesday to take on Long County High School. Both games could have been won by either school, but when ...

December 05, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sukaratana named All-Academic

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander soccer player Clark Sukaratana was named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC) All-Academic Team for the 2016 season.

December 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sixth annual Joe Watkins Memorial tourney Dec. 17

The sixth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 17.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Richard LeCounte receives All-American jersey

Liberty County football standout Richard LeCounte III received his jersey for the Army All-American Bowl in a special ceremony at the Liberty County High School ...

December 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


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