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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


Tigers fall to Glynn; still make playoffs

Bradwell Institute suffered a 41-0 loss at Glynn Academy Friday, but still clinched a spot in the playoffs.

November 07, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Playoff-bound Brantley ends Long County's season

The Long County football team ended the season Friday by falling to playoff-bound Brantley County 41-8.

November 07, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Liberty claims first region title, beats Pierce

The Liberty County Panthers defeated the Pierce County Bears Friday night by a final score of 56-46 in an offensive shootout in Blackshear. The win gave the Panthers the Region 2-AAA championship, the first in the team's 24-year history.

November 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


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LeCounte finalist for Army Player of Year

The honors keep rolling in for Liberty County senior Richard LeCounte III.

November 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tide face Wayne County in Jesup

On Saturday, the Long County basketball teams will travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County. The Blue Tide men go into the game posting ...

November 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI coaches honor Lady Tigers

Bradwell Institute softball coaches Sharyl, Jeff and Misty Eastlake hosted players and families earlier this fall at the program's annual team banquet at the ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Ulrick gets his first NFL start

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John got his first National Football League start Sunday.

November 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


How former UGA players fared in the pros last week

Editor's note: The National Football League is full of Georgia Bulldogs. We know this because the University of Georgia keeps tabs on its football ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty Hall of Fame class announced

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will induct five athletes and one local sports team during their annual banquet.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Three rec teams headed to state

Three all-star teams from Liberty County are headed to Georgia Recreation & Parks Association (GRPA) State tournaments this weekend.

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty sweeps BI in hoops doubleheader

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Nov. 19. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 29, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take two in Joe Green Tourney

Bradwell Institute's boys' basketball team went 2-0 at the Joe Greene Classic held in Savannah this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers six-point loss was heartbreaker

The Liberty County Panthers (11-2) saw their historic 2016 season come to an end when they fell to the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans (12-1) in ...

November 28, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Panthers fall to GAC in quarterfinals

The Liberty County Panthers fell to the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans on Friday, Nov. 25 in the quarterfinals round of the 2016 AAA state football ...

November 25, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Liberty beats Bradwell in local hoops rivalry

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Friday night. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers host Greater Atlanta Christian in quarterfinals

This Friday the Liberty County Panthers (11-1) will make history when they host the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans (11-1) in the quarterfinals of the AAA ...

November 21, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Panthers knock off Sonoraville

The Liberty County Panthers (11-1) knocked off the Sonoraville Phoenix (8-4) in the second round of the AAA state playoffs Friday by a final of ...

November 21, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


FPCA over Claxton in opener

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the basketball season at Claxton Thursday, and the Highlanders won 77-61.

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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