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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


Gymnasts shine at Sand Dollar Invitational

JESUP - Members of the Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics team traveled to Orlando on Jan. 23-24, to compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational international competition and came home winners.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Friday's local hoops scores

On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

February 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers pull off last second rally

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger looked one way, then another. Finally, he somehow spotted Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone, obscured by three defenders.

Big Ben threw it up. Holmes stretched his hands as high as he could get them, but mindful of keeping both feet on the ground.

February 02, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Lady Tigers buzz past Savannah High

Trailing 23-22 at halftime, the Bradwell Tigers were swarmed by an angry mass of Blue Jackets as the boys of Savannah High stung the Tiger squad, 63-36, for a Region 3-AAAAA win. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-5 in the region and 7-11 overall.

January 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide victorious over Tattnall

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


14U Kings take first place at tournament

The South Georgia Kings 14U's Derrick Brooks has coached the same group of young men since the fifth grade. During that time the list of awards and accomplishments has grown.

January 30, 2009 | Pstty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA extinguishes Blazers, 74-58

If there was any doubt about who should be ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-A, by the end of Saturday night the answer was clear. The First Presbyterian Highlanders extinguished the Bethesda Blazers 74-58 at the St. James Sports Center in the Holmestown community.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander Joey Bell honored twice

Before the game took center stage, Highlander Joey Bell received an honor as the team retired his jersey and number (22). Bell has scored more than 1,500 points as a Highlander and still has the rest of the season to add more.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bradwell Tigers defeat Pirates

Two consecutive nail-biters and two wins at the buzzer Saturday night helped the Bradwell Tigers' boys and girls squads avenge losses against the Brunswick teams, who defeated them Jan. 10.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers down, not out

The Liberty County Panthers lost on the road Saturday as the boys fell 49-62 and the girls lost 46-50 to Washington County.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide boys, girls poised for solid finishes

Led by Jimmy Bacon, Ricky Rivera, Eli Guest, Donte Brown and Justin Boyd, the Blue Tide is looking to repeat as the 2-AA Region champions.

January 28, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers second in Region 3-AAAAA

The Lady Tigers maintained a comfortable lead at home Friday night against the Lady Rebels of Groves High. Despite a good attempt by the Rebels in the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers wrapped up another region victory, winning 68-37 and earning a 7-1 region 3-AAAAA record. They held on to their second place ranking and improved to 14-3 overall.

January 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide avenge loss to Cadets

The Blue Tide boys basketball team avenged an early-season loss to the Benedictine Cadets on Friday, beating the Savannah team 73-59.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County Bulldogs, Bulls, Tar Heels and Sharks play

Friday night, the Long County Sharks and Tar Heels traveled to Jesup to take on the Cavaliers and the Hawks.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Tiger scrimmage shows QB depth

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School's Freedom Field.

May 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Lady Panther continues to excel

Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during the 2016 Ohio ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure was Saturday at Noble's Cabin on the Altamaha River in Long County.

May 25, 2016 | Taylor L. Cornell | Sports


Sports briefs

4-H selling Braves tickets

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Panther, BPC seal relationship

Center/midfielder Nicole Esterbrook ran the field for the Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team this season.

May 24, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Sports


FPCA's Burnett, Heaggans to play at Olive-Harvey College

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players Frederick Heaggans and Michael Burnett have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

May 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long County's Scott signs with LaGrange

Long County football standout Brendon Scott signed papers Tuesday to play for LaGrange College next year.

May 23, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Gold beats black in Liberty spring scrimmage

With only nine days of spring football practice under the Panthers' collective belts, it was understandable that Liberty County didn't exactly look razor sharp ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers’ spring scrimmage is Thursday

The Liberty County Panthers' Black vs. Gold scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take field Saturday morning

Bradwell Institute is gearing up for football season with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 10 a.m. The scrimmage will be at Lewis Frasier Middle ...

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide’s game was snapshot into future

Long County had its annual Blue vs. White Spring Scrimmage Friday.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Division I scouts scope out Blue Tide practices

Several Division I football scouts have attended Blue Tide spring practices in recent weeks.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell softball tryouts

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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