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Blue Tide looking for continued success on hardwood

The Long County boys basketball team had a good season last year. The Blue Tide returned to prominence in Region 2-AA by bringing home another region championship and advancing into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Panthers ready to defend state basketball title

The Liberty County boys basketball team won the school's first state championship in any major sport last year, when Julian Stokes led the team to an upset victory over Jonesboro.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports

New Lady Panther coach has high hopes

When Carolyn Kelly announced her retirement as Liberty County girls basketball head coach after 23 years earlier this year, it was certainly an emotional night for all those she ever influenced.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports

YMCA to honor veterans with free fitness

In honor of Veteran's Day, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is opening their doors to recognize and thank the men and women who have served our country. Starting on Friday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13, YMCA of Coastal Georgia welcomes all veterans and active duty military to use facilities at no cost.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Liberty opens playoffs at home against Pike

Just a week after the Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) won their first ever region championship, they are preparing for their first-round game in the AAA state playoffs. They face the Pike County Pirates (6-4, 3-3) from Region 4 on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports

Bradwell faces Tucker in first round of playoffs

It will be a battle of the Tigers when the Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-5-1, 1-4) travel to play the Tucker Tigers (9-1, 7-0) in the first round of the 2016 6-AAAAAA state playoffs on Friday.

November 10, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports

Three Lady Tide players named to 2-AAA All-Region teams

The Long County softball team didn't have the season they had hoped for. The Lady Tide failed to make the playoffs and posted a 6-14 record. But several of the players did earn individual accolades.

November 08, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Barnburner leaves Panthers standing

The Liberty County Panthers (9-1, 5-0) brought home a region championship for the first time in their 24-year history after they beat the Pierce County Bears (7-3, 4-1) 56-46 in a barnburner in Blackshear Friday night.

November 07, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey Writer | Sports

Tigers fall to Glynn; still make playoffs

Bradwell Institute suffered a 41-0 loss at Glynn Academy Friday, but still clinched a spot in the playoffs.

November 07, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Playoff-bound Brantley ends Long County's season

The Long County football team ended the season Friday by falling to playoff-bound Brantley County 41-8.

November 07, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Liberty claims first region title, beats Pierce

The Liberty County Panthers defeated the Pierce County Bears Friday night by a final score of 56-46 in an offensive shootout in Blackshear. The win gave the Panthers the Region 2-AAA championship, the first in the team's 24-year history.

November 05, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Region championship up for grabs

The Liberty County Panthers (8-1, 4-0) go into their match-up with the Pierce County Bears (7-2, 4-0) on Friday hoping for the first region championship in the history of the football program.

November 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Long County closes out season

The Long County football team will wrap up its 2016 season Friday on the road against Brantley County.

November 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Tigers jokeying for playoff spot in finale

The Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-4-1, 1-2) face a tough challenge for their final regular season game when they travel to Brunswick to face off against the No. 4 ranked Glynn Academy Red Terrors (8-1, 3-0).

November 02, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Highlanders eliminated in first round of playoffs

FPCA played the Windsor Knights in the first round of the GISA playoffs Friday in Macon and lost 49-12.

November 02, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports

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McMillan opts out of senior year, going into NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to pick a new defensive captain and middle linebacker after Raekwon McMillan formally declared for the 2017 NFL Draft ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

Panthers dominate Pierce Bears

Liberty County hosted Pierce County in Region 2-AAA basketball Friday. The Lady Panthers allowed a second half comeback to lose to the Lady Bears 50-39 ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

BI girls on hot streak; boys fall

The Bradwell Tigers basketball teams returned to action after the Christmas break Tuesday, when they traveled to take on Region 2-AAAAAA foe Effingham County. The ...

January 09, 2017 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Long teams get back-to-back wins

The Blue Tide beat the Benedictine Military School 55-51 Dec. 30, while the Lady Tide crushed New Hampstead 46-26 as the teams concluded their play ...

January 09, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports

FPCA varsity wins big, JV edges Coastal

The First Presbyterian Highlanders played the Coastal Homeschool Hurricanes Friday in Bloomingdale.

January 09, 2017 | Marcia Graham | Sports

McRae hits 21 in Cavs loss to Bulls

In his third NBA start, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae scored 21 points against the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday.

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

McMillan a bright spot in Buckeyes’ rout

BREAKING: Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan, has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. McMillan broke the news with a ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

Frazier helps Bulldogs beat Auburn

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier had a huge game against Auburn Dec. 29.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

McRae gets first NBA starts

With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had his first two NBA starts for the Cleveland ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

FPCA beats HH Academy 72-56 Friday

Highlanders George Mitchell and Isiah Scott combined for 44 points as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team defeated Hilton Head Academy 72-56 Friday.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

DNR adds to Tifton area fishing

TIFTON - In addition to the 508 acres of water open to fishing at Paradise Public Fishing Area in Berrien County, Horseshoe 6 Lake (3-acres) is ...

January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Sports Briefs


January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports

LCRD All-Star Cheerleaders

The Liberty County Recreation Department recently released photos of the 2017 football season All-Star Cheerleaders. Not all of the girls were able to attend the ...

January 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Lady Tigers break losing streak in tournament play

The Bradwell Tigers boys and girls basketball teams ended 2016 by competing in the Metter Holiday Classic when they faced Toombs County Bulldogs on Wednesday ...

January 03, 2017 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Highlanders keeping busy over holiday break

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the ...

January 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports

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