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Bradwell boys get first win

Bradwell Institute got an early Christmas present in the form of a 49-38 win Friday against host Jenkins. It was the first win of the season for the Tiger boys, who are 1-4 overall, 1-1 in Region 3-AAAAA.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local soccer team wins Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won their age bracket's Telfair Division last month at the Savannah Recreation Cup, an event hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 30, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Falcons beat Bucs in OT

ATLANTA - Michael Turner kept battering the Bucs. John Abraham ran right through them.

December 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Sports


Jets fire coach Eric Mangini after 3 seasons

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets fired coach Eric Mangini on Monday, a day after a team that harbored Super Bowl hopes with five games left failed to make the playoffs.

December 29, 2008 | Dennis Waszak AP Sports writer | Sports


Bradwell boys fall in tournament opener

Host Westside High School went on a late run to go ahead of Bradwell Institute and earn a 45-41 win in the both teams' opening game of the 2008 Great Southern Shootout in Macon.

December 29, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGowan begins throwing again

This past season was a bittersweet one for major league pitcher Dustin McGowan of Long County. The right-hander began the year entrenched in the Toronto Blue Jays' rotation, but in July he re-injured his right shoulder, ending his season.

December 29, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Falcons beat Rams; to take on Arizona in playoffs

ATLANTA - Mike Smith had a simple question for his Atlanta Falcons as they looked ahead to the playoffs:

December 29, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Liberty boys beat Beach

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split games at home Tuesday night against Beach.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


New Liberty baseball coach getting settled in

Baseball is still a few months away, but new Liberty County coach David Samuels is using the winter months to get to know the players he inherited after Steve Cottrell vacated the position by moving to Athens.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide athletes recognized at banquet

Long County High School honored its 2008 participants in football, cross county and softball last Thursday at its annual fall sports banquet.

December 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Farrior leads FPCA JV team to victory

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's varsity boys basketball team remains undefeated, but don't forget about the program's junior varsity squad.

December 27, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Army hires new football coach

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cal Poly's Rich Ellerson was hired as Army's football coach Friday, joining a team that hasn't had a winning record since 1996.

December 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lady Tigers take Great Southern Shootout title

After their third win in as many games, the Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute were crowned the champions of the Great Southern Shootout on Tuesday afternoon in Macon.

December 26, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local players listed in Ga. rankings

Eight local high school basketball players are ranked among the top 100 in the state in four different categories, according to Web site MaxPreps.com. The players represent two private schools, First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville and Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici.

December 26, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


U10 girls rec soccer team goes 8-0

The Hinesville Soccer Association's U10 Gators girls team recently ended its fall season undefeated with an 8-0 record.

December 26, 2008 | Staff report | 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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