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BI girls beat Long County

LUDOWICI - It wasn't supposed to be street ball, but when the ladies of local rivals Bradwell Institute and Long County hit the basketball court Tuesday night, it was apparent the game would be physical.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Sports


Big third period carries Liberty past Long

Liberty County's girls basketball team evened its record at 1-1 after beating Long County 57-46 on Saturday.

December 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers victorious over Tide in local showdown

Liberty County's boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 76-65 win over Long County on Saturday.

December 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD U10 soccer league champions

Nov. 21

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Sports


LCRD soccer league champions

U12 league

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers named to All-Region teams

Still celebrating their second-place finish in the Region 3-AAA softball standings, Liberty County had its postseason banquet recently.

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty sweeps Windsor Forest

SAVANNAH - Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Rion Brown added 13 to lead Liberty County's basketball team past Windsor Forest 70-59 on Tuesday, the opening day of the Joe Green Tip-Off Tournament at Beach High in Savannah.

December 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Long football players among state leaders

Long County High School football player Ricky Rivera wore No. 1 on his jersey this past season and by the season's end, that number also represented his standing in the state as a receiver.

December 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD fall baseball winners

The Astros took first place and the Dodgers won second in the fall midget baseball league sponsored by the Liberty County Recreation Department. In the pee wee league, the Mets took first, while the Phillies captured second.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Sports


Youth Challenge Invitational on Fort Stewart

Every year, Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy cadets travel to a locale in the region for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational. The event, which pits cadets from different YCA programs in a variety of sports, drills and mental games, comes full circle as Fort Stewart hosts this year's competition.

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide knock off Tigers

LUDOWICI – Jimmy Bacon and Dante Brown combined for 17 fourth-quarter points to lead Long County over Bradwell Institute, 72-60, in a boys basketball game Tuesday night.Long County improved to 1-1. The game was Bradwell's 2008-09 opener.The Blue Tide outscored the Tigers 26-14 in the last quarter.Bacon had a game-high 29 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Brown finished with 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.Justin Boyd added 16 for the Blue Tide.

December 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Vick pleads to state dogfighting charges

SUSSEX, Va. -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to leave prison early and potentially speed up a return to pro football.

Vick, 28, arrived wearing wrist and ankle shackles with his gray suit, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea. The one-time Atlanta Falcons star also pleaded not guilty to a count of cruelty to animals, but that charge was dropped under his plea deal.

December 10, 2008 | By Larry O'Dell Associated Press writer | Sports


Nation's no. 2 team too much for BI

VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.

December 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two local hoopsters shine at camp

Hinesville native JaQuez Motley, who attends Urban Christian High School, and Bradwell Tiger Jordan Johnson impressed the coaches and scouts at the elite 2008 Pangos All-South Invitational Basketball Camp last month in Norcross. Both young men are members of the AAU elite South Georgia Kings.

December 09, 2008 | Staff reports | Sports


Mat Rats place in top two as a team

It's only their second season, but the young wrestlers who make up the Liberty County Mat Rats have plenty to brag about as the wrestlers competed for team points for the first time and placed first and second against 31 different teams at the Creekview Grizzly Takedown Tournament in Calhoun on Nov. 15.

December 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon | 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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