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Meet NFL player Ulrick John

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University player Ulrick John will be at South Georgia Bank for a special meet and greet to raise funds for Relay For Life. The Indianapolis Colts picked former Tiger and later GSU Panther offensive lineman in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers are 2-1 in region play

Liberty County High School hosted New Hampstead in soccer where the boys fell 5-2 and the girls triumphed with a 6-0 win in region 3-AAAA action Tuesday.

March 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three All-Stars earn rings in prep hoops

Three Scott's All*Stars players will receive championship rings for winning the GHSA state championship, according to coach and Founder Marcus Scott IV.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mustangs take second win over Tigers

The Bradwell Institute baseball team was defeated by South Effingham 10-4 during their second Region 3-AAAAA matchup in Guyton Wednesday.

March 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Late run lifts Liberty

Liberty Panthers first baseman Jacari Roberts crushed a pitch to the center-field gap, scoring Jacob Albertson to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory in eight innings against Bryan County on Monday at LCHS.

March 11, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Bradwell loses first region game

Perennial power South Effingham pounded out 12 hits, including three home runs, in defeating Bradwell Institute 12-2 on Monday afternoon at BI in the Tigers' inaugural game against the Mustangs in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 11, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Williams named Panthers’ MVP

Liberty County High School football player Jacquez Williams was surprised to learn he was named the Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Panther player of the year for the 2014 season.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders get first win of season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team is 1-1-1 on the season after thumping Appling Christian, 14-1, Monday at home.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Pace, area riders honored at banquet

Lynn Pace, who owned and operated Dixie Stables Farms in Allenhurst for 45 years, was honored at the American Saddlebred Association of Georgia's annual banquet Feb. 21 in the State Botanical Gardens in Athens.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA falls to Monsignor Donovan

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team fell one game shy of their goal Friday in the state tournament semi-final game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School. Playing in front of a packed house at Mercer University the Highlanders boys fought hard but lost 64-52.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Tigers win in double-overtime

The Bradwell Institute hosted Statesboro High Tuesday in region 3-AAAAA soccer games. The Lady Tigers won, 1-0, in grand style, forcing double overtime before scoring.

March 09, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated March 9, 2015 | Sports


BI Tigers run-rule Phoenix

Tiger baseball earned a 15-5 run-rule win in the fifth inning over New Hampstead High Friday at Bradwell.

March 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers top Hornets

Liberty County High School's baseball team holds a 5-1 record after downing Savannah Country Day, 3-2, Tuesday at home.

March 09, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated March 9, 2015 | Sports


Tide snap two losing streaks with one win

Long County High snapped two losing streaks Wednesday by beating Brantley County, 8-4, in Ludowici. The win ended the Blue Tide's five-game losing skid this season and ended an eight-game losing streak to the Herons.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Park’s playground named for longtime LCRD board member

A ceremony March 28 named the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty head toward end of regular seasons

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball teams dive into action this week as the regular-season finales loom.

April 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


BI alum Chapman sets records at UGA

Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman set University of Georgia records en route to collegiate all-time top-10 scores in the Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon last Thursday in Athens, according to a news release on georgiadogs.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New concussion policy adopted for high-school football players

The Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee adopted a new policy Monday that aims to reduce the risk of concussions in high-school football athletes.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Record-setter Spieth seems to be the right Masters champion

History will remember the 2015 Masters Tournament as Jordan Spieth's Masters, and that's a good thing.

April 15, 2015 | Vince Johnson | Sports


Blue vs. White game set for Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Special teams looking for consistency

With the top rushing offense in the nation, a more- concerted effort on improving passing numbers in the upcoming season and figuring out how to replace four starters from last year's offensive line, one would think the kicking game would be the least of head coach Willie Fritz's worries.

April 15, 2015 | Horace Holloman | Sports


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