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Area schools sweep weekend games

If you are a high school basketball fan then you certainly got your fill on Saturday as First Presbyterian, Liberty County and Bradwell all hosted games and all posted victories.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats gnaw their way to more medals

Proving it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - or rat, in this case - the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team is in the midst of a successful second season, with several of the young athletes already in possession of multiple medals.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide basketball teams still on a roll

Last Friday, the Long County High School Blue Tide boys

February 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tattnall senior holds pitching clinic

Tattnall County High School senior Logan McCullough conducted a pitching clinic last weekend for Liberty County traveling teams.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers rally to beat Cardinals 27-23

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The winning play of the Super Bowl was right out of a schoolyard.

February 02, 2009 | Barry Wilner AP Football writer | Sports


Tide standout invited to All-American game

SAVANNAH - With his nomination to the McDonald's All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jimmy Bacon of Long County High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep players in the nation.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Gators headed to Vegas for nationals

The Hinesville Gator 13U Classic IV Team had a year all teams fervently wish for. They have been on an unstoppable climb in youth soccer since they won the Georgia Recreation State Championship in May.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Gymnasts shine at Sand Dollar Invitational

JESUP - Members of the Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics team traveled to Orlando on Jan. 23-24, to compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational international competition and came home winners.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Friday's local hoops scores

On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

February 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers pull off last second rally

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger looked one way, then another. Finally, he somehow spotted Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone, obscured by three defenders.

Big Ben threw it up. Holmes stretched his hands as high as he could get them, but mindful of keeping both feet on the ground.

February 02, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Lady Tigers buzz past Savannah High

Trailing 23-22 at halftime, the Bradwell Tigers were swarmed by an angry mass of Blue Jackets as the boys of Savannah High stung the Tiger squad, 63-36, for a Region 3-AAAAA win. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-5 in the region and 7-11 overall.

January 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide victorious over Tattnall

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


14U Kings take first place at tournament

The South Georgia Kings 14U's Derrick Brooks has coached the same group of young men since the fifth grade. During that time the list of awards and accomplishments has grown.

January 30, 2009 | Pstty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA extinguishes Blazers, 74-58

If there was any doubt about who should be ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-A, by the end of Saturday night the answer was clear. The First Presbyterian Highlanders extinguished the Bethesda Blazers 74-58 at the St. James Sports Center in the Holmestown community.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander Joey Bell honored twice

Before the game took center stage, Highlander Joey Bell received an honor as the team retired his jersey and number (22). Bell has scored more than 1,500 points as a Highlander and still has the rest of the season to add more.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Lady Panther continues to excel

Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during the 2016 Ohio ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure was Saturday at Noble's Cabin on the Altamaha River in Long County.

May 25, 2016 | Taylor L. Cornell | Sports


Sports briefs

4-H selling Braves tickets

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Panther, BPC seal relationship

Center/midfielder Nicole Esterbrook ran the field for the Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team this season.

May 24, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Sports


FPCA's Burnett, Heaggans to play at Olive-Harvey College

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players Frederick Heaggans and Michael Burnett have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

May 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long County's Scott signs with LaGrange

Long County football standout Brendon Scott signed papers Tuesday to play for LaGrange College next year.

May 23, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Gold beats black in Liberty spring scrimmage

With only nine days of spring football practice under the Panthers' collective belts, it was understandable that Liberty County didn't exactly look razor sharp ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers’ spring scrimmage is Thursday

The Liberty County Panthers' Black vs. Gold scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take field Saturday morning

Bradwell Institute is gearing up for football season with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 10 a.m. The scrimmage will be at Lewis Frasier Middle ...

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide’s game was snapshot into future

Long County had its annual Blue vs. White Spring Scrimmage Friday.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Division I scouts scope out Blue Tide practices

Several Division I football scouts have attended Blue Tide spring practices in recent weeks.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell softball tryouts

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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