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Bacon gets All-American distinction

On Feb. 6, at the game against McIntosh, Tide basketball standout Jimmy Bacon was recognized for being selected as a 2009 McDonald's All American Basketball Team nominee.

February 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys nab top spot in region

There can be only one and, for now, the one in the boy's 2-AA Region standings is Long County.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD basketball scores

Jan. 12

February 11, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide earn 12th straight victory

The Blue Tide picked up their 12th win in a row Tuesday with a lopsided win over the Charlton County Indians.

February 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders defeat Blazers in Savannah

Besides winning a second state title, Highlander coach Darrell West had another item on his wish list: Beat Bethesda on their home turf.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | 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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