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Friday's local hoops scores

On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

February 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers pull off last second rally

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger looked one way, then another. Finally, he somehow spotted Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone, obscured by three defenders.

Big Ben threw it up. Holmes stretched his hands as high as he could get them, but mindful of keeping both feet on the ground.

February 02, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Lady Tigers buzz past Savannah High

Trailing 23-22 at halftime, the Bradwell Tigers were swarmed by an angry mass of Blue Jackets as the boys of Savannah High stung the Tiger squad, 63-36, for a Region 3-AAAAA win. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-5 in the region and 7-11 overall.

January 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide victorious over Tattnall

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


14U Kings take first place at tournament

The South Georgia Kings 14U's Derrick Brooks has coached the same group of young men since the fifth grade. During that time the list of awards and accomplishments has grown.

January 30, 2009 | Pstty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA extinguishes Blazers, 74-58

If there was any doubt about who should be ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-A, by the end of Saturday night the answer was clear. The First Presbyterian Highlanders extinguished the Bethesda Blazers 74-58 at the St. James Sports Center in the Holmestown community.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander Joey Bell honored twice

Before the game took center stage, Highlander Joey Bell received an honor as the team retired his jersey and number (22). Bell has scored more than 1,500 points as a Highlander and still has the rest of the season to add more.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bradwell Tigers defeat Pirates

Two consecutive nail-biters and two wins at the buzzer Saturday night helped the Bradwell Tigers' boys and girls squads avenge losses against the Brunswick teams, who defeated them Jan. 10.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers down, not out

The Liberty County Panthers lost on the road Saturday as the boys fell 49-62 and the girls lost 46-50 to Washington County.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide boys, girls poised for solid finishes

Led by Jimmy Bacon, Ricky Rivera, Eli Guest, Donte Brown and Justin Boyd, the Blue Tide is looking to repeat as the 2-AA Region champions.

January 28, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers second in Region 3-AAAAA

The Lady Tigers maintained a comfortable lead at home Friday night against the Lady Rebels of Groves High. Despite a good attempt by the Rebels in the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers wrapped up another region victory, winning 68-37 and earning a 7-1 region 3-AAAAA record. They held on to their second place ranking and improved to 14-3 overall.

January 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide avenge loss to Cadets

The Blue Tide boys basketball team avenged an early-season loss to the Benedictine Cadets on Friday, beating the Savannah team 73-59.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County Bulldogs, Bulls, Tar Heels and Sharks play

Friday night, the Long County Sharks and Tar Heels traveled to Jesup to take on the Cavaliers and the Hawks.

January 26, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Steelers, Cardinals sure to be good match

Just as the Steelers of the 1970s evolved from a run-it-down-your-throat offense to a more versatile mode, this group has balanced its attack. Indeed, when RB Willie Parker (39) couldn't find much room against Baltimore in the AFC championship game, QB Ben Roethlisberger (7) took control. And the Cardinals' defense, while quite stout for most of three postseason victories, hardly is on the level of the Ravens.

January 26, 2009 | Barry Wilner The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers add to region wins, beat Wildcats

The battle of the big cats took center stage at the Tigers' den Tuesday evening when the Camden County Wildcats came to Hinesville to take on the Bradwell Tigers. The teams battled it out and in the end, the Tigers proved stronger. The Lady Tigers won 53-41 and the Tiger squad downed their opponents 77-58.

January 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round ...

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner catches ribbon

The Long County boys track and field team competed in the recent Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Championship in Jefferson.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Kingfish Classic for Two Hundred Club

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


In memory of the greatest

President George W. Bush wraps the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, around the neck of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger band members meet new director

Bradwell Institute band program students were able to meet their newly hired band director, Alan Weathers, during a meet-and-greet held Thursday inside the Tiger band ...

June 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide runner finishes 4th in state

The Long County girls track team recently competed in the Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Track and Field Championship, which was held in Atlanta ...

June 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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