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Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide earn 12th straight victory

The Blue Tide picked up their 12th win in a row Tuesday with a lopsided win over the Charlton County Indians.

February 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders defeat Blazers in Savannah

Besides winning a second state title, Highlander coach Darrell West had another item on his wish list: Beat Bethesda on their home turf.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Area schools sweep weekend games

If you are a high school basketball fan then you certainly got your fill on Saturday as First Presbyterian, Liberty County and Bradwell all hosted games and all posted victories.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats gnaw their way to more medals

Proving it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - or rat, in this case - the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team is in the midst of a successful second season, with several of the young athletes already in possession of multiple medals.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide basketball teams still on a roll

Last Friday, the Long County High School Blue Tide boys

February 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tattnall senior holds pitching clinic

Tattnall County High School senior Logan McCullough conducted a pitching clinic last weekend for Liberty County traveling teams.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers rally to beat Cardinals 27-23

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The winning play of the Super Bowl was right out of a schoolyard.

February 02, 2009 | Barry Wilner AP Football writer | Sports


Tide standout invited to All-American game

SAVANNAH - With his nomination to the McDonald's All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jimmy Bacon of Long County High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep players in the nation.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Gators headed to Vegas for nationals

The Hinesville Gator 13U Classic IV Team had a year all teams fervently wish for. They have been on an unstoppable climb in youth soccer since they won the Georgia Recreation State Championship in May.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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