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FPCA wins big in season opener

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made a statement about the upcoming season Friday against Appling Christian Academy by beating the Eagles, 80-28, in Baxley.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls, Liberty boys start season strong

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers staged a second-half comeback to beat Liberty County, 52-41, in Friday's basketball season opener in the Tigers' home gym.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers expecting good season

After posting a 20-8 overall record, including a 5-1 Region 3-AAAA mark, and making the state playoffs last season, the Liberty County boys' basketball team is ready to do better this year.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers to feature many freshmen

Liberty County girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly had a relatively young team last year, but nothing like what she said she'll encounter this season.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers return several veterans

Last year, a young Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team managed an 8-18 overall record and a 6-8 Region 3-AAAAA mark as Wayne County eliminated the Lady Tigers from the playoffs.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Young Tiger boys’ team up for hoop challenge

Bradwell Institute boys' basketball coach Rhett Hellgren lost a slew of veteran starters to graduation, but many players who played significant minutes last season return for this season.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers face Wildcats for senior night

What used to be a region-rival game now is a non-conference battle for local bragging rights as Liberty County welcomes Richmond Hill for Friday's senior-night football game at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to Coffee County on Friday

Bradwell Institute has its last regular-season game Friday when the Tigers face Coffee County in a Region 3-AAAAA in Douglas.

November 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA prepares for first round of playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has made history yet again, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in its three-year program.

November 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County wraps up season against Cadets

The Long County football team wraps up its season Friday when the Blue Tide travels to Savannah to face Benedictine Military School.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Six Lady Tide named All-Region

Six members of the Long County High School softball team last week were recognized on the All-Region 2-AA team.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


5K Fun Run/Walk held Saturday

Wind and bitter cold made for a sparse turnout for this year's 5K Fun Run/Walk by the American Legion Post 321 on Saturday.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Former Harlem Globetrotters Legends come to Ludowici

The Former Harlem Globetrotter Legends came to Ludowici on Sunday, bringing their magic to both young and old.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Title on the line for Eagles on Saturday?

With no Sun Belt Conference championship game this season, the league winner could - at least partially - be decided Saturday.

November 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


Panther runners qualify for state meet

Liberty County High School's cross country team qualified to run at state at the Region 3-AAAA tournament Tuesday.

November 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty struggles against Griffin

Griffin notched nearly 300 passing yards and more than 250 rushing yards in last Friday's 46-12 win over Liberty County in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs in Griffin.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Breida Selected as One of 10 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists

DALLAS, TEXAS -- The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, which includes Georgia Southern sophomore Matt Breida. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are: Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska; Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State; Javorius Allen (Jr.), USC; Cameron Artis-Payne (Sr.), Auburn; Matt Breida (So.), Georgia Southern; Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana; James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh; Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin; Devon Johnson (Jr.), Marshall and Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell track team hosting 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team will host its first Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Free camp, Walthour tribute next Saturday

St. James Coastal Crew Rebels youth coach Darryl McCray recently announced there will be a free basketball camp from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the St. James Sports Center, 1140 Holmestown Road in Midway.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Savannah Storm tryouts

The Savannah Storm, an expansion franchise of the American Basketball Association, will host three tryouts for open roster spots for the upcoming season.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned course

Not every golf course gets designed by Pete Dye. Probably even fewer get redesigned by a Hall of Famer.

November 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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