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Panther to host Woodward Academy in second round

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs after a dramatic 74-72 overtime win over Henry County on Wednesday at home.

February 19, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated 2/19/15 2:45 p.m. | Sports


Panthers open playoffs tonight

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team starts its chase for the Class AAAA state title tonight by hosting Henry County at 6 p.m. in a first-round playoff matchup.

February 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier, Dawgs head into home stretch

Former Faith Baptist guard J.J. Frazier and the University of Georgia men's basketball team are heading into the final games of the Southeastern Conference season.

February 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former players doing well at Morris College

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute basketball players Diamone Johnson and Tiara Howard have done well at Morris College where both women are in their junior years.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Blue Tide get first win of year on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the year Monday by defeating New Hampstead, 11-1, in five innings in Ludowici.

February 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vince Dooley to speak at Bethesda Academy

SAVANNAH - Former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be the guest speaker at the second anniversary Scholarship Gala at Bethesda Academy from 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 15 at 9520 Ferguson Ave. to celebrate the school's 275th anniversary and the class of 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles baseball looking for more this season

If Georgia Southern has proven anything in its brief relationship with the Sun Belt Conference, it's that the Eagles shouldn't be taken lightly. The football team rolled to a conference title and the men's basketball team is right in the championship mix.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide baseball team looks to make state tournament

The Long County High School baseball team last year missed making the state playoffs by one game, finishing with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-10 mark in Region 2-AA.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide soccer teams look to build on last year’s success

Last year was only the second year of the Long County High School soccer program's existence, but both the girls' and boys' teams had quality years.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Panther boys win basketball region title

Liberty County High School's basketball teams played Region 3-AAAA tournament games last week, and the Panther boys took home the championship trophy.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers nab win in baseball scrimmage

Bradwell Institute claimed a 9-4 scrimmage win Thursday at Tattnall County.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty Co. H.S. Panthers fall in soccer opener

The Liberty County High School soccer teams had rough times in their season openers Thursday.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide hoops teams end year

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons this week, falling in the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AA tournament.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI soccer teams get solid start to season

Bradwell Institute's soccer teams kicked off their seasons with home games last week against Brunswick on Tuesday and Long County on Thursday.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated story | Sports


Highlanders fall to Memorial Day

It wasn't the perfect ending to what could have been the perfect season for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team.

February 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | 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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