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State champs, college and pro players feted

Five athletes and a state-winning basketball team were inducted into the Liberty County Hall of Fame Thursday.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers break 3-game losing streak

After losing three straight basketball games in a row, the Liberty County basketball team took a 74-69 victory over rival Bradwell Institute Saturday at the Tigers' home gym.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County beats Liberty, Wayne in back-to-back games

It was good Long County basketball fan last weekend as the Blue Tide beat defending AAA State Champ Liberty County on Friday and then beat arch-rival Wayne County on Saturday.

December 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tough weekend for Lady Tide

Long County's girls basketball team played hard against tough rivals over the weekend in Ludowici. But the Lady Tide fell in both games, dropping their overall record to 4-5 and the Region 2-AAA mark to 0-1.

December 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan named All-American

According Ohio State's Athletic website Raekwon McMillan was named to the prestigious Walter Camp All-American Second Team, as announced during the ESPN College Football Awards Show last Thursday.

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


LeCounte named Southeast Georgia defenseive player of year

Players, coaches and fans came together Dec. 12, for a night of food, fun and recognition for the seventh annual "In the Game Sports Network" Southeast Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet at the Waycross City Auditorium. A total of 19 schools from across the area were represented.

December 14, 2016 | By Rob Asbell Inthegamesportsnetwork | Sports


Accolades piling up for soccer player

Just days after being named to the Appalachian Athletics Conference All-Academic Team, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Clark Sukaratana received another recognition.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Brown has record night for Kataja

Former Liberty County high School basketball player Rion Brown had a record night for his current professional basketball team, the Kataja Basketball Club in Joensuu, Finland.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther boys break three game losing streak

After losing three straight basketball games in a row, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team took a 74-69 victory over rival Bradwell Institute Saturday at the Tigers' home gym.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers open season with 5-2 record

The Tiger boys' basketball team has suffered only two losses so far this season.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders off to a strong start

The FPCA Highlanders played their first home game Friday, winning big against Coastal Home School. The varsity girls won their game 45-18, and the Highlanders topped the scoreboard at 99-67. At this time, FPCA's boys are 4-0. The girls are 2-2.

December 12, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports


Panthers drop two games in week

Liberty County's basketball teams suffered losses at Richmond Hill Tuesday and a Region 2-AAA loss at Long County this past Friday night

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Ohio State channeling SEC bias

Last weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes were named the No. 3 seed in the 2016 College Football Playoff, their second appearance in the three years the playoff has existed.

December 12, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Former BI Tiger selected All-Conference

Former Bradwell Institute football player Marsalis Jackson, who just completed his senior year at LaGrange College, played in the FCS National Bowl and the D3 Senior Classic all-star game Dec. 4, representing Team National.

December 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA swimmers make state

The FPCA Swim team traveled to Madison on Dec. 2 for a state qualifying meet hosted by Loganville Christian Academy. The Highlanders had numerous swimmers qualify for multiple events and has earned the opportunity to participate in the GISA state tournament.

December 12, 2016 | Marcia Graham | 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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