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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


Bradwell Tigers defeat Pirates

Two consecutive nail-biters and two wins at the buzzer Saturday night helped the Bradwell Tigers' boys and girls squads avenge losses against the Brunswick teams, who defeated them Jan. 10.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers down, not out

The Liberty County Panthers lost on the road Saturday as the boys fell 49-62 and the girls lost 46-50 to Washington County.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide boys, girls poised for solid finishes

Led by Jimmy Bacon, Ricky Rivera, Eli Guest, Donte Brown and Justin Boyd, the Blue Tide is looking to repeat as the 2-AA Region champions.

January 28, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers second in Region 3-AAAAA

The Lady Tigers maintained a comfortable lead at home Friday night against the Lady Rebels of Groves High. Despite a good attempt by the Rebels in the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers wrapped up another region victory, winning 68-37 and earning a 7-1 region 3-AAAAA record. They held on to their second place ranking and improved to 14-3 overall.

January 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide avenge loss to Cadets

The Blue Tide boys basketball team avenged an early-season loss to the Benedictine Cadets on Friday, beating the Savannah team 73-59.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County Bulldogs, Bulls, Tar Heels and Sharks play

Friday night, the Long County Sharks and Tar Heels traveled to Jesup to take on the Cavaliers and the Hawks.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Steelers, Cardinals sure to be good match

Just as the Steelers of the 1970s evolved from a run-it-down-your-throat offense to a more versatile mode, this group has balanced its attack. Indeed, when RB Willie Parker (39) couldn't find much room against Baltimore in the AFC championship game, QB Ben Roethlisberger (7) took control. And the Cardinals' defense, while quite stout for most of three postseason victories, hardly is on the level of the Ravens.

January 26, 2009 | Barry Wilner The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers add to region wins, beat Wildcats

The battle of the big cats took center stage at the Tigers' den Tuesday evening when the Camden County Wildcats came to Hinesville to take on the Bradwell Tigers. The teams battled it out and in the end, the Tigers proved stronger. The Lady Tigers won 53-41 and the Tiger squad downed their opponents 77-58.

January 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McRae’s rollercoaster leads to ring

Fighting what seemed to be insurmountable odds, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is basking in the glory of playing in the NBA and ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Tiger track star preparing for Olympic trials

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia track athlete, Quintunya Chapman is preparing for the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, in July.

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County lineman signs to play for Mizzou

Long County football player Darvis Holmes signed a letter of intent June 12 to play football with Missouri.

June 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County soccer team has 9 on All-Region teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players selected All-Region.

June 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

BB tourney here Fri.-Sunday

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the ...

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA practice policy for heat and humidity

(a) Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts (including during the summer) in all sports during times of extremely ...

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to 2-AA All-Region soccer teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players who were selected to the all-region team.

June 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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