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Panther golfers win first tourney

Liberty County Panthers Ben Floyd and Cassie Standard helped their respective boys and girls golf teams take firsts in the opening meet at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club in Hinesville Monday afternoon.

February 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


NASCAR schedule, standings on Feb. 25

Feb. 7 - x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kevin Harvick)

Feb. 15 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth)

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Braves complete $2.5 million deal with OF Anderson

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Garret Anderson will feel a little strange playing for a team other than the Angels.

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Local squads host first rounds of state

The Liberty County boys and girls basketball squads and the Lady Tigers all made it to the region championship games over the weekend, but all three ended with losses for second place finishes in Regions 3-AAA and 3-AAAAA, respectively.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Faith Baptist nabs sixth state title

LUDOWICI - Liberty County's high schools are entering the Sweet 16 state title chase and First Presbyterian Christian Academy is headed to the Final Four, but the Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders have already claimed their sixth straight state title in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders make it to the Final Four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball team is still undefeated at 24-0 as they enter into the final four in Milledgeville.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers off to 1-1 start

The Tigers are looking at a 1-1 start for baseball season after winning 10-8 Friday afternoon at Bryan County High School and losing 8-4 on Monday when they hosted Brantley County.

February 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide teams prep for state

The Georgia High School Basketball AA State Tournament starts Friday, and both the Long County boys and girls basketball teams will be trying to bounce back from disappointing 2-AA Region tournaments.

February 25, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Local teams vying for region titles

The first-place Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers were slotted to take on No. 2 seed Beach High School for the region 3-AAAAA championship yesterday after coach Faye Baker's squad handed the Jenkins Lady Warriors a 49-27 loss in the semi-final game Friday evening at Savannah State University.

February 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Glavine returns to Braves in new role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has more wins than any other active pitcher. He'll get a chance to add to that total for at least one more season.

February 23, 2009 | Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Sports


LCRD Basketball scores

Jan. 13

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Braves shore up outfield

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

Anderson is expected to undergo a physical on Monday or Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been finalized.

February 23, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Bill to prepay nuclear plant clears hurdle

ATLANTA - A bill that would open the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates in 2011 cleared its first hurdle in the state House on Friday.

The House Regulatory and Utility Affairs Subcommittee approved the measure by voice vote.

February 21, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Tiger boys team out, ladies advance

The Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals with a 33-point win (59-26) over Groves High Lady Rebels on Wednesday night. The Tigers, however lost in overtime Tuesday evening against sixth seeded Johnson High, 52-58.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide teams begin quest for 2-AA title

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams begin their quest for 2-AA Region championships today in Nahunta.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Runner to compete in Junior Olympics

Long County track star Cameron Taylor qualified for the 2016 Junior Olympics in the 800- and 3,000-meter races over the weekend.

July 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Bananas’ game benefits families of fallen heroes

SAVANNAH - The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is teaming up with the Savannah Bananas to host Red, White and Blue Night at Grayson ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Three LCRD teams headed to GRPA championships

Three local Liberty County Recreation Department All-Star baseball and softball teams are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournaments this week.

July 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports sites upgrade Mitchell’s ranking

Liberty County basketball player Davion Mitchell is ranked number 34 overall among the top 150 Class of 2017 prospects, according to rivals.com.

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan to spotlight Buckeyes at media day

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan will represent Ohio State during the Big 10 Media Days in Chicago which runs ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

BI discount cards on sale

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long 4-Hers place at state horse show

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club took part in the Georgia 4-H Horse Show early last month in Perry. The three-day event was ...

July 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae preps for summer league this weekend

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced their 2016 summer league roster Tuesday afternoon which will feature former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae.

July 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long linebacker commits to Kentucky

With football season still a month away, Long County has one player who is already generating excitement.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan considered for several major awards

According to Land-Grant Holy Land writer Meredith Hein, former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan has a shot at being nominated for several distinguished football ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan gets save for Marlins against Braves

Long County native and Miami Marlin pitcher Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Friday and picked up a save against the Braves in Atlanta.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Riceboro camp focuses on basketball fundamentals

Scott's All*Stars recently had their annual camp June 27-30 at the Riceboro Youth Center. The camp was organized through the Liberty County Recreation ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tournament includes pro-am rounds

CLAXTON - Martin NeSmith, the president of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Jesup, announced that the dealership is the ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae to stay with Cavs

According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their option on former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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