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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


McMillan makes mid-season All-American list

Current Ohio State linebacker, Raekwon McMillan was one of six Buckeyes named to the mid-season All-America list Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Liberty player with Canadian Football League

Former Liberty County running back Shadrach Thornton is back on the football field playing for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Tigers host Pirates Monday

October 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Panthers topple Long, 39-12, in first meeting

The Liberty County Panthers beat the Long County Blue Tide, 39-12, in a key Region 2-AAA meeting Friday night. They used a dominant showing in the second half to move to 3-0 in the region and guaranteeing themselves a spot in the AAA state playoffs.

October 21, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Tigers hope to take winning ways into region play against Brunswick

Bradwell Institute will host Brunswick at 6 p.m. Monday at Hokey Jackson Stadium. The game was originally set for Oct. 7, but was rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew.

October 19, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Liberty tops Appling County

Liberty County High School is off to a 2-0 start in region 2-AAA after playing two games this past week. The Panther boys played Tattnall County last Tuesday winning 44-20. Saturday the Liberty team was on the road again. They played at Appling County winning 26-7.

October 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Matadors too much for Highlanders

It was a long night for the FPCA Highlanders who were battered by Memorial Day 55-8 Friday night at Long Bell Stadium. The Memorial Matadors are three time defending state champions (2013-2015) for the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2AA. Friday's loss brings the Highlanders' record to 4-4.

October 19, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports


Blue Tide no match for No. 12 Bears

From the onset of Saturday's Long County vs. Pierce County game in Blackshear Saturday it was painfully clear that the Blue Tide would be no match for the Bears.

October 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Play golf to help homeless

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers fall to Richmond Hill

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill High School stayed perfect on the season with a 28-6 win over Bradwell Institute, and the Tigers fell to 0-5 all time against a team the school had never played in football before 2012.

October 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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Tide coach says he wants more time with athletes, family

Eric McNair told the Long County Board of Education Monday that he would be stepping down as the head coach of the Blue Tide football ...

January 17, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo ...

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long sweeps Brantley

The Long County basketball teams beat Brantley County both games Friday in Nahunta.

January 16, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers beat Tattnall 80-62

The Liberty County Lady Panthers were looking to avoid a two-game losing streak Friday against Tattnall County at home. Starting out, Liberty was not able ...

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Tigers lose to Wildcats

The Bradwell Institute Tigers lost to the Richmond Hill Wildcats 67-48 Friday.

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Free throws help Lady Tigers win 6th straight

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers defeated the Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats Friday night 38-28, notching their sixth straight win and improving to 9-9 on the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Long County, Bradwell split games

Bradwell Institute played Long County Saturday in a big rivalry game in Ludowici.

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide coach resigns

Long County head football coach Eric McNair confirmed Monday that he would be leaving the Blue Tide to accept a coaching position at Metter High ...

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


LeCounte reports to UGA

A day after Team East defeated Team West in the 2017 U. S. Army All-American Bowl, Liberty County football standout Richard LeCounte checked in to ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Peterson in College HOF

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern star Adrian Peterson has added another honor to his already sparkling resume' when he was named to the College Football Hall ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Track gets new boss

OOLER - Oglethorpe Speedway Park has announced that Darryl Courson, formerly of Golden Isles Speedway, will be joining the staff at OSP as general manager.

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Tybee Run Fest

Registration is open for the 2017 Critz Tybee Run Fest Feb. 3-4. Information can be found at www.critztybeerun.com.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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