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New Lady Panther coach has high hopes

When Carolyn Kelly announced her retirement as Liberty County girls basketball head coach after 23 years earlier this year, it was certainly an emotional night for all those she ever influenced.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


YMCA to honor veterans with free fitness

In honor of Veteran's Day, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is opening their doors to recognize and thank the men and women who have served our country. Starting on Friday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13, YMCA of Coastal Georgia welcomes all veterans and active duty military to use facilities at no cost.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty opens playoffs at home against Pike

Just a week after the Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) won their first ever region championship, they are preparing for their first-round game in the AAA state playoffs. They face the Pike County Pirates (6-4, 3-3) from Region 4 on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Bradwell faces Tucker in first round of playoffs

It will be a battle of the Tigers when the Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-5-1, 1-4) travel to play the Tucker Tigers (9-1, 7-0) in the first round of the 2016 6-AAAAAA state playoffs on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Three Lady Tide players named to 2-AAA All-Region teams

The Long County softball team didn't have the season they had hoped for. The Lady Tide failed to make the playoffs and posted a 6-14 record. But several of the players did earn individual accolades.

November 08, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Barnburner leaves Panthers standing

The Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) brought home a region championship for the first time in their 24-year history after they beat the Pierce County Bears (7-3, 4-1) 56-46 in a barnburner in Blackshear Friday night.

November 07, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey Writer | Sports


Tigers fall to Glynn; still make playoffs

Bradwell Institute suffered a 41-0 loss at Glynn Academy Friday, but still clinched a spot in the playoffs.

November 07, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Playoff-bound Brantley ends Long County's season

The Long County football team ended the season Friday by falling to playoff-bound Brantley County 41-8.

November 07, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Liberty claims first region title, beats Pierce

The Liberty County Panthers defeated the Pierce County Bears Friday night by a final score of 56-46 in an offensive shootout in Blackshear. The win gave the Panthers the Region 2-AAA championship, the first in the team's 24-year history.

November 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Region championship up for grabs

The Liberty County Panthers (8-1, 4-0) go into their match-up with the Pierce County Bears (7-2, 4-0) on Friday hoping for the first region championship in the history of the football program.

November 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long County closes out season

The Long County football team will wrap up its 2016 season Friday on the road against Brantley County.

November 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers jokeying for playoff spot in finale

The Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-4-1, 1-2) face a tough challenge for their final regular season game when they travel to Brunswick to face off against the No. 4 ranked Glynn Academy Red Terrors (8-1, 3-0).

November 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Highlanders eliminated in first round of playoffs

FPCA played the Windsor Knights in the first round of the GISA playoffs Friday in Macon and lost 49-12.

November 02, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports


Oyster season reopens

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest at 6 a.m. Friday.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County recognizes 31 students on Senior Night

Friday Long had its annual Football Senior Night Friday, recognizing graduating band members, cheerleaders and players.

November 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | 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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