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Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


GSU releases kickoff times

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for the five Georgia Southern home football games have been set. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the times Friday.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Braves move to new radio home

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have a new radio rightsholder for the 2010 season.

July 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contador wins time trial; Armstrong moves to 3rd

ANNECY, France - Alberto Contador all but assured his second Tour de France victory Thursday, winning the race's final time trial while Lance Armstrong moved up one spot to third place.

July 24, 2009 | Jamey Keaten Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Rebels headed to nationals

The 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2009 AAU National Tournament. According to head coach Ernie Walthour, the team stands a good chance of placing among the top squads, especially with the addition of JaQwan Raymond, a 6' 2" junior shooting guard from Statesboro High, and the return of key players Alex Reid and Jordan Johnson.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


2 from Team Hinesville going international

Team Hinesville weightlifters, Kayla Rand and Mack Brunson, are the first members of the local weightlifting squad to earn bids to international meets. Rand is headed to Chile for the 2009 Pan-Am 17U Championships in September and Brunson will go to Canada in November for the Quebec Junior Championship.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dickerson camp preps future pros

Ladder drills, up/downs, tackling pads and a lot of laughter were at the forefront of Thursday morning's session on the first day of the 2009 Cedric Dickerson Football Camp at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. With nearly 40 kids in attendance, professional football player Cedric Dickerson, his cousin and Cincinnati Bengals draft pick Michael Johnson and cousin and semi-professional player Chris Jones, led the campers through drill stations, working on the fundamentals of football.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Jays’ McGowan report not good

The Toronto Blue Jays released more bad news July 5 concerning pitcher Dustin McGowan, a Long County High School alum and former Blue Tide hurler.

July 17, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Panthers baseball lose in close contest

Following Liberty County's 10-9 loss to McIntosh County Academy, the Panthers returned home this past Thursday to face Claxton High.

February 20, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers basketball advance to second round

Liberty County High School defeated Kendrick High School 92-71 in the first round of the 2017 GHSA AAA State Basketball Tournament. The Panthers advance to ...

February 20, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Blue Tide basketball players on All-Region Teams

Coaches from around the area gathered last week to select players for the 2-AAA All Region team.

February 17, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


FPCA sets records on Senior Night

FPCA faced Twiggs Academy on Saturday night at St. James.

February 16, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Panthers lose in nail biter

Following the Panthers walk off victory over Bryan County at home, Liberty County traveled to Darien, Georgia for their first road game against McIntosh County ...

February 15, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty County opens season with game winner

Liberty County High School opened the 2017 baseball season with a 2-1 victory over Bryan County on Monday.

February 14, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Pollock new Blue Tide football coach

The Long County Board of Education made it official Monday night. J.T. Pollock is the head football coach at Long County High School.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Sports


Bradwell football players compete in All Star Game

Bradwell Institute football seniors Joshua Ingram, Nathan Wallace, Tyler Rider, Isaiah Quarterman, and Terrius Crimiel competed in the Georgia vs Florida All Star Border War ...

February 13, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty County ready to repeat

Liberty County High School girls and boys basketball teams and Bradwell Institute girls basketball teams prepare for the 2017 Georgia High School Association State Basketball ...

February 13, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Bradwell wins Richmond Hill Relays

Bradwell Institute High School won the annual Richmond Hill Relays this past Friday, defeating Richmond Hill High School by one point to win their first ...

February 13, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Hank White scholarships open

Applications for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarships are now open. The scholarships are available for two First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Seniors, two Bradwell ...

February 13, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Football showcase coming to Bradwell

TYGTAL Exposure and Sports Consulting Services will be holding a College ID Football Scouting Showcase at Bradwell Institute High School on March 11. The showcase ...

February 13, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


FPCA swimmers place at state meet

Three members of the FPCA swim team placed in the GISA state meet on Jan. 28 at Georgia Tech.

February 13, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Polite signs with Cumberland University

Liberty County High School's Eli Polite was a dual threat for the Panthers in 2016 as the team reached the quarterfinals of the state ...

February 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Sports


Long County awaiting state brackets

Long County High School's basketball teams competed in their first Region 2-AAA Tournament last week.

February 13, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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