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Long hones skills at scrimmages

Long County's boys and girls each had the annual Blue and White scrimmages Saturday to help prepare for the upcoming season.

November 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther signs to play for Auburn next year

When the Liberty County Panthers boys basketball team went 28-1 and won the AAAA state championship last season, everyone knew that there were some special players on the team.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Lady Panthers honor players

Liberty County had its annual softball banquet last week to honor the players, coaching staff and volunteers who made the 2016 season possible.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former BI runner earns honors at Albany

Former Bradwell athlete Aaliyah Howard was named to the 2016 SIAC Women's Cross country All-Conference Team.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell ends season with loss to Tucker

The Bradwell Tigers ended their 2016 campaign on Friday when they fell to the Tucker Tigers in the first round of the 6(A) state playoffs. The Tigers put up a valiant effort, but ultimately fell to their opponents, 48-15.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers dominate, advance to second round

The Liberty County Panthers dominated the Pike County Pirates in the first round of the AAA State Playoffs Friday night. They jumped on their opponents from the start of the game and never looked back, moving on to a 56-10 victory to get to the second round set for next week.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Tide hoping to return to state playoffs

Last season was successful for Long County's girls basketball team. The Lady Tide posted a 19-10 record and advanced into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Blue Tide looking for continued success on hardwood

The Long County boys basketball team had a good season last year. The Blue Tide returned to prominence in Region 2-AA by bringing home another region championship and advancing into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers ready to defend state basketball title

The Liberty County boys basketball team won the school's first state championship in any major sport last year, when Julian Stokes led the team to an upset victory over Jonesboro.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


New Lady Panther coach has high hopes

When Carolyn Kelly announced her retirement as Liberty County girls basketball head coach after 23 years earlier this year, it was certainly an emotional night for all those she ever influenced.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


YMCA to honor veterans with free fitness

In honor of Veteran's Day, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is opening their doors to recognize and thank the men and women who have served our country. Starting on Friday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13, YMCA of Coastal Georgia welcomes all veterans and active duty military to use facilities at no cost.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty opens playoffs at home against Pike

Just a week after the Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) won their first ever region championship, they are preparing for their first-round game in the AAA state playoffs. They face the Pike County Pirates (6-4, 3-3) from Region 4 on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Bradwell faces Tucker in first round of playoffs

It will be a battle of the Tigers when the Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-5-1, 1-4) travel to play the Tucker Tigers (9-1, 7-0) in the first round of the 2016 6-AAAAAA state playoffs on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Three Lady Tide players named to 2-AAA All-Region teams

The Long County softball team didn't have the season they had hoped for. The Lady Tide failed to make the playoffs and posted a 6-14 record. But several of the players did earn individual accolades.

November 08, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Barnburner leaves Panthers standing

The Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) brought home a region championship for the first time in their 24-year history after they beat the Pierce County Bears (7-3, 4-1) 56-46 in a barnburner in Blackshear Friday night.

November 07, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey Writer | Sports


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Panthers cancel Saturday's games

Liberty County High School is cancelling Saturday's home basketball games against Richmond Hill due to current weather advisories. We will keep you posted on ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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


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