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Final state football rankings

The final Associated Press state high school football rankings for 2008, with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last in the last rankings at right:

December 26, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Long Co. girls beat St. Vincent's

SAVANNAH - Brittany Mills and Caela Rochester scored 12 points each as Long County defeated St. Vincent's 46-41 in a Region 2-AA game Tuesday.

December 25, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Developer pitches suburban stadium for Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) - Doraville city officials say an Atlanta developer has pitched a plan to build a new retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed GM plant. Luke Howe, an aide to the city's mayor, said that The Sembler Co. has proposed building a retractable roof stadium on 90 acres of the site. The auto plant site sits near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 285, a heavily traveled corridor on the outskirts of northeast Atlanta. A possible suitor for the stadium would be the Atlanta Falcons, who play in the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta ...

December 24, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


LCHS Panthers sweep Thomson in region play

A small gathering watched Saturday as the Liberty County Panthers swept the visiting Thomson Bulldogs in a Region 3-AAA basketball doubleheader.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers open tourney with win

Bradwell Institute recovered from a slow start to earn a 71-49 win last Saturday over Westside High School at the Great Southern Shootout in Macon.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA boys team improves to 10-0

First Presbyterian Christian Academy is only 4 years old but don't tell that to the boys basketball program.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports


FPCA Highlander boys still undefeated

So far, so good for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther boys beat Beach

With 5.1 seconds left on the clock and a tie score at 64, it appeared the game between the Beach High Bulldogs and the Liberty County would go into overtime. But the Bulldogs made some costly errors, sending Liberty's Rion Brown and Julian Stokes to the line as the Panthers pulled out 69-64 win at home on Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with Brewton-Parker

Liberty County power forward Candace Barham signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Brewton-Parker College on Friday night, minutes after she helped her team defeat Tattnall County.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local soccer team wins bracket in Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won the Silver Bracket division this past weekend at the Savannah Recreation Cup hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Greg Maddux retires

LAS VEGAS - Greg Maddux grew up with the same weekend ritual as so many other American kids.

Tagging along with his big brother, he would run down to the park to play ball against the older guys from the neighborhood in regular Sunday scrimmages.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick AP baseball writer | Sports


Lady Tigers beat Coffee in rematch

Vengeance proved sweet for Bradwell Institute as the Lady Tigers defended their home court against Coffee High School on Saturday, winning 50-46 in a non-region basketball game.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | 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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