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Braves complete $2.5 million deal with OF Anderson

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Garret Anderson will feel a little strange playing for a team other than the Angels.

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Local squads host first rounds of state

The Liberty County boys and girls basketball squads and the Lady Tigers all made it to the region championship games over the weekend, but all three ended with losses for second place finishes in Regions 3-AAA and 3-AAAAA, respectively.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Faith Baptist nabs sixth state title

LUDOWICI - Liberty County's high schools are entering the Sweet 16 state title chase and First Presbyterian Christian Academy is headed to the Final Four, but the Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders have already claimed their sixth straight state title in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders make it to the Final Four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball team is still undefeated at 24-0 as they enter into the final four in Milledgeville.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers off to 1-1 start

The Tigers are looking at a 1-1 start for baseball season after winning 10-8 Friday afternoon at Bryan County High School and losing 8-4 on Monday when they hosted Brantley County.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide teams prep for state

The Georgia High School Basketball AA State Tournament starts Friday, and both the Long County boys and girls basketball teams will be trying to bounce back from disappointing 2-AA Region tournaments.

February 25, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Local teams vying for region titles

The first-place Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers were slotted to take on No. 2 seed Beach High School for the region 3-AAAAA championship yesterday after coach Faye Baker's squad handed the Jenkins Lady Warriors a 49-27 loss in the semi-final game Friday evening at Savannah State University.

February 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Glavine returns to Braves in new role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has more wins than any other active pitcher. He'll get a chance to add to that total for at least one more season.

February 23, 2009 | Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Sports


LCRD Basketball scores

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February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Braves shore up outfield

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

Anderson is expected to undergo a physical on Monday or Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been finalized.

February 23, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Bill to prepay nuclear plant clears hurdle

ATLANTA - A bill that would open the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates in 2011 cleared its first hurdle in the state House on Friday.

The House Regulatory and Utility Affairs Subcommittee approved the measure by voice vote.

February 21, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Tiger boys team out, ladies advance

The Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals with a 33-point win (59-26) over Groves High Lady Rebels on Wednesday night. The Tigers, however lost in overtime Tuesday evening against sixth seeded Johnson High, 52-58.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide teams begin quest for 2-AA title

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams begin their quest for 2-AA Region championships today in Nahunta.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. basketball seniors honored

Long County High School recently had its 2009 Basketball Senior Night, when seniors affiliated with the teams were recognized for their work.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCHS soccer team hammers Fitzgerald

The Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team took another win Saturday, beating Fitzgerald 3-1.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Y director wants to pump up programs

Carol Tanrath was hired as the executive director of the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA two months ago, and she said she has plenty of ...

July 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide alumni game on Thursday

The Long County varsity softball team will play the annual alumni game Thursday. Former team players, who have graduated, can play in the contest against ...

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. sets football camps

The Long County Recreation Department will host three free mini-football camps during August for kids ages 7-10.

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Recreation Dept. gearing up for fall sports

Registration for youth football and cheerleading at the Liberty County Recreation Department runs through Aug. 12. The programs are for 7- to 12-year-olds, as of ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA starts football season Aug. 12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will get a jump start to its football season this year. While most public schools won't play their first regular-season ...

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide sweat through summer workouts

Though the temperatures have been hovering around 100 recently, the heat hasn't stopped the Long County football team from getting in summer workouts. Players ...

July 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


YMCA Swim Championship meet brings unity

Hundreds of swimmers converged Saturday morning at the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA for the annual YMCA Swim Championships.

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Southern All-Sports Reunion Sept. 17

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern Athletics invites all athletic alumni to GATA Club's fourth annual All-Sports Reunion and Night of Champions on Sept. 17, while Eagle ...

July 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles coach, players head to Media Day

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers and seniors Matt Breida and Ironhead Gallon will represent the Eagles at Sun Belt Football Media Day in the ...

July 22, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Sports


Crusader signs with Blue Jays

Faith Baptist Christian Academy baseball player Chavez Young signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae named to league’s first team

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost 85-79 to the Chicago Bulls.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County faces tough Region 2-AAA

The 2016 high school football season is just around the corner.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


High school coaches attend same camp

Longtime Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer William Roberts had a surprise for the kids in his 5th Quarter Elite football camp Tuesday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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