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Lady Blue Tide splits games, moves to 1-1 in region

The Long County High School girl's basketball team lost a game, and won one this past weekend, resulting in them going to 1-1 in the 2-AA Region standings.

December 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers swat Yellow Jackets, 63-48

The Wayne County Lady Yellow Jackets fell Saturday night to a hard-clawing defensive Lady Tiger squad who was looking for redemption after a disappointing loss to Groves just one night earlier.

December 27, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers 86, Burke County 48

The Lady Panthers had their first region win over the Lady Bears of Burke County this past Friday, making them 1-0 in 3-AAA Region and 5-1 overall.

December 27, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers lose region opener to Rebels

Feeling the pressure of their first regional game in hostile Rebels' territory, the Tigers came out and hit the baskets early to take a three-point lead in the first period.

December 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


NFL star Michael Vick sentened to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls.

December 25, 2007 | By Larry O' Dell Associated Press Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech hires former GSU coach

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson, a highly-successful coach at the U.S. Naval Academy for six seasons and previously at Georgia Southern, was named head football coach at Georgia Tech, athletic director Dan Radakovich announced at a press conference Friday.

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Rebels tame Lady Tigers in region opener

It was obvious Friday night's game meant something special - a little more than a win or a loss. The air in the gym was as thick as the fog that was forming outside.

December 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers win first region game against Burke

The Panthers hit the road into Bear country and came home victorious against a tall and, up until then, undefeated Burke County team.

December 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Ladies lose to Wildcats

The Long County girls basketball team lost to the Camden County Wildcats this past Tuesday.

December 22, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers battle down Warriors

The Warriors from Tattnall County came into the Panthers' arena and waged a hard battle before falling behind by nine points to give the home team their second-straight victory.

December 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers beat Warriors by 52 points

The Lady Panthers added another win Tuesday night against the Lady Tattnall Warriors in a 71-19 victory. This gives them a 4-1 record as they prepare for a true test of regional competition tonight when they travel to Burke County and take on the Lady Bears.

December 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tour de Georgia to pass through area

ATLANTA - From the salty marshes and ocean shoreline of the Georgia coast to the majestic skyline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 12 Georgia communities have been selected as the official Host Venues for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, scheduled April 21-27.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide Men win fifth consecutive game

The Long County High School boys basketball team wrapped up a perfect five-game sweep in their non-region regular season, with a 77-75 win over Camden County this past Tuesday.

December 22, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Champions tourney returning to Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is returning to its historic roots and reverting back to a team event for the first time since 2002, Executive Director Tim Iley announced Dec. 2.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bike race to be in Tybee, Statesboro

ATLANTA -- Road Atlanta is known for auto road races, but next spring the track in Braselton will take a new spin.

December 21, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


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Liberty tennis teams earn state berths

Liberty County High School's tennis teams placed third in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs to earn spots in this week's state tournaments.

April 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Blue Tide baseball stars playing well

Former Long County baseball stars Dustin McGowan and Tristan Goodro are making the folks in Long County proud this year in their post-high-school careers on the diamond.

April 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County sends 8 to sectional track meet

Eight Long County High School athletes have qualified for the AA state sectional track-and-field meet after their efforts at the Region 2-AA meet last Wednesday at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Vidalia, hold on to 4th spot in region

The hometown fans in Ludowici had a lot to be happy about Friday as Long County beat Vidalia 6-3 in Region 2-AA baseball action.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fritz sees improvement as spring football wraps up

The Georgia Southern football team wrapped up spring practice as the Eagles participated in their annual Blue-White Game in front of a sizable crowd Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports


UGA Athletics honors Hinesville native

ATHENS - Hinesville native Mark Delafchell last week was named the University of Georgia Athletic Association's Employee of the Year.

April 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Park’s playground named for longtime LCRD board member

A ceremony March 28 named the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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