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Long County HS soccer teams at 3-0, 2-1 in region

The Long County High School soccer teams continue their winning ways, notching wins over Claxton High School and Bryan County last week.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Storm shortens Panther track meet

Liberty County High School's home track meet Thursday was washed away by a storm that barreled through, but the Panthers placed well in the events held.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McRae officially joins NBA D-League

According to a report issued by the NBA D-League, the Delaware 87ers announced the team has acquired 2014 Philadelphia 76ers second round draft pick Jordan McRae Thursday.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County football coach resigns

Long County High School football coach Ron Flott has resigned, according to school Athletic Director Karen Swindell.

March 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sikes Named MEAC Player of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. - Savannah State University first baseman Charles Sikes has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week, according to a press release on SSU's athletic web-site.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


FBCA Crusaders win national title

The Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys' basketball team of Ludowici won the National Association of Christian Athletes Elite Division championship in a tournament Feb. 25-27 in Dayton, Tennessee.

March 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ first track meet successful

The Liberty County Lady Panthers finished first and the Panthers took second at their first meet of the season Thursday at LCHS.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers take first at SSU Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team started its season strong Saturday by finishing first at the Early Bird Invitational at Savannah State University.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Panthers win region opener

The Liberty County girls' soccer team put on an offensive showcase Saturday, winning at Thomson 9-1 in its first Region 3-AAAA action of the season.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tide continue to struggle on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games at Brunswick, 12-0, on Feb. 24 and to Camden County, 8-2, on Feb. 25 in Kingsland.

March 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA hits 3-pointer at buzzer to make semis

Frederick Heaggans hit a 3-pointer from half-court at the buzzer Saturday to lift the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team over Furtah 66-64 in the Georgia Independent School Association quarterfinals in Stillmore.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Road ends for Panthers

CARROLLTON - Foul trouble and Jonesboro's second-half offensive excellence proved too tough a combination for No. 7 Liberty County in its 71-43 loss in the Class AAAA Final Four on Saturday at the University of West Georgia Coliseum.

March 02, 2015 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Golf tournament set for April 18

The MJM Foundation Inc. and Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. will host the Inaugural "Two Person Captains Choice" Golf Tournament at 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Hurricanes hit season’s halfway point

Liberty County's semi-professional football team, the Hinesville Hurricanes, took a 2-2 record into this weekend's action.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Tiger breaks school record

Former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina Upstate, broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles Feb. 20 at the App State Indoor Open in Boone, North Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Park’s playground named for longtime LCRD board member

A ceremony March 28 named the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty head toward end of regular seasons

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball teams dive into action this week as the regular-season finales loom.

April 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


BI alum Chapman sets records at UGA

Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman set University of Georgia records en route to collegiate all-time top-10 scores in the Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon last Thursday in Athens, according to a news release on georgiadogs.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New concussion policy adopted for high-school football players

The Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee adopted a new policy Monday that aims to reduce the risk of concussions in high-school football athletes.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Record-setter Spieth seems to be the right Masters champion

History will remember the 2015 Masters Tournament as Jordan Spieth's Masters, and that's a good thing.

April 15, 2015 | Vince Johnson | Sports


Blue vs. White game set for Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Special teams looking for consistency

With the top rushing offense in the nation, a more- concerted effort on improving passing numbers in the upcoming season and figuring out how to replace four starters from last year's offensive line, one would think the kicking game would be the least of head coach Willie Fritz's worries.

April 15, 2015 | Horace Holloman | Sports


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