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Final state football rankings

The final Associated Press state high school football rankings for 2008, with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last in the last rankings at right:

December 26, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Long Co. girls beat St. Vincent's

SAVANNAH - Brittany Mills and Caela Rochester scored 12 points each as Long County defeated St. Vincent's 46-41 in a Region 2-AA game Tuesday.

December 25, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Developer pitches suburban stadium for Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) - Doraville city officials say an Atlanta developer has pitched a plan to build a new retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed GM plant. Luke Howe, an aide to the city's mayor, said that The Sembler Co. has proposed building a retractable roof stadium on 90 acres of the site. The auto plant site sits near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 285, a heavily traveled corridor on the outskirts of northeast Atlanta. A possible suitor for the stadium would be the Atlanta Falcons, who play in the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta ...

December 24, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


LCHS Panthers sweep Thomson in region play

A small gathering watched Saturday as the Liberty County Panthers swept the visiting Thomson Bulldogs in a Region 3-AAA basketball doubleheader.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers open tourney with win

Bradwell Institute recovered from a slow start to earn a 71-49 win last Saturday over Westside High School at the Great Southern Shootout in Macon.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA boys team improves to 10-0

First Presbyterian Christian Academy is only 4 years old but don't tell that to the boys basketball program.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports


FPCA Highlander boys still undefeated

So far, so good for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther boys beat Beach

With 5.1 seconds left on the clock and a tie score at 64, it appeared the game between the Beach High Bulldogs and the Liberty County would go into overtime. But the Bulldogs made some costly errors, sending Liberty's Rion Brown and Julian Stokes to the line as the Panthers pulled out 69-64 win at home on Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with Brewton-Parker

Liberty County power forward Candace Barham signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Brewton-Parker College on Friday night, minutes after she helped her team defeat Tattnall County.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local soccer team wins bracket in Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won the Silver Bracket division this past weekend at the Savannah Recreation Cup hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Greg Maddux retires

LAS VEGAS - Greg Maddux grew up with the same weekend ritual as so many other American kids.

Tagging along with his big brother, he would run down to the park to play ball against the older guys from the neighborhood in regular Sunday scrimmages.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick AP baseball writer | Sports


Lady Tigers beat Coffee in rematch

Vengeance proved sweet for Bradwell Institute as the Lady Tigers defended their home court against Coffee High School on Saturday, winning 50-46 in a non-region basketball game.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers win 8th region track title

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team won its eighth Region 3-AAAAA title last week at the region championship in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney here Friday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Golf Classic, presented by Coastal EMC, in honor of Gary Newsome is Friday at Cherokee Rose Country ...

April 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes host last game of season Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes football team will close out the regular season with a home game Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eighth Grade Coastal Rebels win first tournament of the season

The Coastal Crew Rebels eighth-grade team (Class of 2020) won their first tournament of the season. The team placed first in its division at the ...

April 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD to host security and self-defense class

April 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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