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Liberty takes another step to 2-AAA title

Liberty County High School moved another step closer to its first region title in the football program's history Friday with a 49-14 victory over Brantley County.

October 30, 2016 | Corey Bates | Sports


Tigers’ comeback bid falls short in 32-21 loss to ECHS

A bad bounce Friday night doomed Bradwell Institute's fourth-quarter comeback bid. As a result, the Tigers fell 32-21 to Effingham County High School in a Region 2-AAAAAA football game at Hokey Jackson Stadium.

October 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Turnovers costly as Tide fall to Tattnall County

Five turnovers on Friday by the Long County High School football team resulted in the Blue Tide falling to Tattnall County High School 34-10.

October 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former BI standout Kareem Bacon inducted into CAU Hall of Fame

Former Bradwell Institute football standout Kareem A. Bacon was recently inducted into the Clark Atlanta University Athletic Hall of Fame.

October 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide track star finalist for Positive Athlete award

Long County High School track star Ja'Nya Bryant has been named a finalist in the Positive Athlete Georgia Awards Program.

October 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County XC teams qualify for state AAA meet

The Liberty County High School boys' and girls' Cross Country team qualified for the state championship by finishing third at the 2-AAA Region Championships Thursday afternoon in Baxley.

October 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers win, Tigers lose

Liberty County High School beat Brantley County 49-14 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium. The win guarantees the Panthers the right to host the first round of the region 2-AAA playoffs.

October 28, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers beat Brunswick Pirates

Bradwell Institute nudged out a 21-18 win at Hokey Jackson Stadium Monday night, beating the Brunswick Pirates in a region 2-(6) A football game.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers host Herons in Senior Night showdown

In just over a week, the Liberty County Panthers could be traveling to Blackshear for a game against the Pierce County Bears that could decide the 2016 Region 2-AAA championship. However, the Panthers hope to finish their regular season home schedule with a win over the offensively powerful Brantley County Herons on Friday.

October 26, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Both Long, Tattnall playing for playoff spot

After three back-to-back games where they faced top-15 AAA teams in the state, the Long County football team finally play an opponent more on their level.

October 26, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles play Mountaineers Thursday in ‘boro

The Georgia Southern football squad finally returns to Paulson Stadium after a 40-day hiatus to take on rival Appalachian State on Thursday in a contest that will be broadcast on ESPNU. Here's all you need to know about the game:

October 26, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Sunbury 5K draws 125 runners

The seventh annual Sunbury 5K on Oct. 1 attracted roughly 125 runners and walkers.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers stay perfect in region

The Liberty County Panthers met the Long County Blue Tide in a next-county and Region 2-AAA match-up Friday night. The Panthers stayed perfect in region play as they rolled the Tide on their way to a 39-12 victory.

October 24, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Highlanders fall in final game; still see positives

It wasn't the best finish to a football season. As a matter of fact First Presbyterian Christian Academy lost 43-8 at Robert Toombs Christian Academy Friday, but the team finished victoriously overall.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Bulldog named to SEC pre-season BB team

Glennville native and former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player JJ Frazier was named to the All-SEC pre-season first team Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Wildcats down Panthers in hoops

Liberty County High School' basketball teams suffered losses at Richmond Hill this past Tuesday in two close games.

December 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger boys at 5-1

The Tigers' boys' basketball team has suffered only one loss so far this season in their opener at Liberty County High Nov. 19.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI’s John impressing Arizona coaching staff

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John got his second National Football League game start with the Arizona Cardinals against the Washington Redskins las week ...

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Next level reality for some locals

Former St. James Coastal Crew Rebels and Liberty County High School basketball player Freddie McSwain Jr., is enjoying his career at Indiana University. The junior ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlanders off to 3-0 start, blow out Bulloch Academy 83-46

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is 3-0 and went 2-0 this past week.

December 07, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide starting to roll, pick up road wins

Two recent road trips resulted in the Long County boys high school team going 2-0 while the girls went 1-1.

December 07, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


One win a season does not make

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 07, 2016 | By Chris Stanley cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It’s official: LeCounte gets his AA jersey

It was a special day for Liberty County Panther Richard LeCounte III when he received his Army All-American Jersey in a special ceremony in front ...

December 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Richardson has big game in big city in Liberty loss

The Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team played in the Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament held in Atlanta Nov. 25 and finished 1-1.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Another honor for McMillan

After getting his second career high 16 tackles in one game in the pulsating double-overtime win against Michigan, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall, but BI boys win in nightcap

The Bradwell Institute Tigers' basketball teams went 1-1 this past Friday, when they traveled to Reidsville to face off against the Tattnall County Warriors. The ...

December 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long splits with Toombs County

Toombs County traveled to Ludowici on Tuesday to take on Long County High School. Both games could have been won by either school, but when ...

December 05, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sukaratana named All-Academic

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander soccer player Clark Sukaratana was named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC) All-Academic Team for the 2016 season.

December 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sixth annual Joe Watkins Memorial tourney Dec. 17

The sixth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 17.

December 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Richard LeCounte receives All-American jersey

Liberty County football standout Richard LeCounte III received his jersey for the Army All-American Bowl in a special ceremony at the Liberty County High School ...

December 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


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