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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


List of Braves' recruiting failures gets longer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jake Peavy. A.J. Burnett. Rafael Furcal. John Smoltz.

Now, Ken Griffey Jr.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | Sports


Panthers prepping with new coach

New Liberty County Panther baseball coach David Samuel is ready to have his first-year squad throw out the first pitch and start the season as the Panthers plan to begin with a long road trip to Houston County on Feb. 28.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide boys secure top spot in region

The Long County High School boys basketball team secured the top spot in the 2-AA Region with a win Friday.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Young Rebel, FPCA player dreams big

Xavier Jackson, 13, is a basketball player with aspirations of making it to the NBA.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Junior Lady Highlanders come on strong

The Lady Highlander varsity squad struggled in its inaugural season, finishing 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the GISA region 2-A, but the school can look to the up and coming junior varsity to see its possible turn around.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Jones notches career win 100 as Barons top Reinhardt

MOUNT VERNON -- Brewton-Parker College men's basketball head coach John D. Jones recorded his 100th career win as the Barons topped Reinhardt College in a SSAC game at Gillis Gym Feb. 12. The final score was 69-57.With Faulkner's loss to Lee, the Barons (6-8 in the SSAC) moved into seventh place in the conference. The top eight go to the SSAC Tourney next month at Shorter. Reinhardt drops to 9-14 overall and 2-11 in the SSAC. Brewton-Parker's defense was stingy throughout, limiting Reinhardt's leading scorer Kordel Alexander to just 10 points on 3-16 shooting, and forcing ...

February 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Brewton-Parker Defeats #12 Lee University in OT

MOUNT VERNON -- The Brewton-Parker College men's basketball team hosted the 12th ranked team in the nation, Lee University, before a raucous homecoming crowd in the Gillis Gym on Saturday in Mount Vernon.The Barons doused the highly rated Flames 71-64 in overtime to claim one of the biggest wins in the school's NAIA history. The victory was the second consecutive SSAC win for the Barons and moves them into solid contention to make the conference playoffs. In a battle of two completely different halves, the Flames controlled the first 20 minutes, racking up a 29-20 advantage. The Barons ...

February 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Matt Kenseth wins rain-shortened Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - So consistently calm inside a race car, Matt Kenseth took his entire team by surprise when he started screaming for rain seconds after grabbing the lead in the Daytona 500.

February 16, 2009 | Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


FPCA takes region, local schools win

The third attempt was a charm for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders as the boys varsity squad took its third victory against Bethesda on Friday night in Milledgeville, earning the GISA Region 2-A championship. FPCA won 73-68 in overtime.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long County Carolina Blue, Sharks celebrate

The Long County Sharks boys team and the Carolina Blue girls team wrapped up their basketball season with a Feb. 7 party at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

February 16, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Mat Rats earn third-place team trophy

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rat Wrestling Team started competing as a team just this season.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


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Bradwell, Liberty lock claws Friday

Friday night football begins this weekend as Bradwell Institute Tigers hosts Liberty County at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County takes on Islands in Savannah

Long County's first football game of the season is Friday against Islands High in Savannah.

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders host Hilton Head Christian

Off to a 1-1 start, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders will host Hilton Head Christian Academy Friday at Long Bell Stadium.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers drop rematch to Wayne County

Liberty County hosted Wayne County in a non-region softball game Monday, but weren't able to hold off the Yellow Jackets' hitting barrage. The Lady ...

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Lady Tigers fall in region opener at home

Bradwell Institute has started region softball play. The first opponent, Richmond Hill, dispatched the Lady Tigers in three innings Monday on Lady Tiger field.

August 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide drop two more by lopsided scores

The Long County softball team's slump continued last week, falling to Glynn Academy (5-1) and Islands High School (3-2) on the road.

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Hall of Fame nominations

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


The Annual KIDS-ETC 5K Fun Run was Aug.13

The Annual KIDS-ETC 5K Fun Run was Aug.13 in Ludowici. Director Linda Futch said there were more runners than in previous races. Runners gathered ...

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders overcome late start for first win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy overcame an hour long lightning delay and 12-point deficit to knock off Bethlehem Temple 26-20 in the Highlanders first home game ...

August 22, 2016 | Marcia Graham Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Tigers find their roar

Mother Nature forced the Tigers to wait an extra hour, but it was well worth it.

August 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Weather puts end to Game 2 of BI vs. LC

Two days after Liberty County High School beat host Bradwell Institute 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday afternoon at Lady Tiger Field the two teams ...

August 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Veterans honor Sunbury 5K founder

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America presented the Sunbury 5K with an award of appreciation for race organizer's $1,000 donation to VVA ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long Rec named best in District 2

The Long County Recreation Department was recognized as the District 2 Agency of the Year.

August 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Bojangles for Blue Tide Breakfast

Recently the newly opened Bojangle's restaurant in Hinesville helped provide a little nourishment to the Long County High School football team by providing them ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Hall of Fame

August 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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