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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


LCHS Panther soccer already in full swing

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams have kicked the season into full gear as the boys report a record of 2-0-1 to date.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bacon gets All-American distinction

On Feb. 6, at the game against McIntosh, Tide basketball standout Jimmy Bacon was recognized for being selected as a 2009 McDonald's All American Basketball Team nominee.

February 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys nab top spot in region

There can be only one and, for now, the one in the boy's 2-AA Region standings is Long County.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD basketball scores

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February 11, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


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Eagles announce promotions for five home games

STATESBORO - College football is near and the Georgia Southern Eagles are back in action and looking to build off their 2015 GoDaddy Bowl championship.

August 27, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Sports


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


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