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Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Long County clinches playoff berth with win over Bryan County

The Long County High School softball team was all smiles Friday as the Lady Tide clinched a playoff berth in the state tournament.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA snags first win in program’s history

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, determination and a willingness to keep the faith, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally was rewarded for its patience Friday night. The Highlanders beat Crisp Academy, 18-6, and notched the first win in program history.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers

Bradwell Institute's football team waded in the swamps and eventually got eaten by the Gators, falling 33-0 in a Region 3-AAAAA game at Ware County High in Waycross.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS falls to Wayne

Liberty County High School opened Region 3-AAAA action Friday at Wayne County, where the Yellow Jackets shut out the Panthers, 29-0.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide lose to Bacon County

The Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, on Friday in Alma.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders earn first win of school’s football program

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, sheer determination and always keeping the faith. Friday night all the bumps, bruises and losses seemed worth it as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander football team earned their first win of their football program beating Crisp Academy18-6 at home.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Runs Past Appalachian State 34-14

STATESBORO, Ga. – Matt Breida and Kevin Ellison combined for 286 yards on the ground, and Georgia Southern held Appalachian State scoreless in the second half to grind out a 34-14 Sun Belt Conference victory over the Mountaineers at Paulson Stadium Thursday night in a nationally-televised contest on ESPNU.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers make short work of Lady Knights again

After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn't take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor seniors with victory

A young Bradwell Institute softball team honored its three seniors during its last home game of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over St. Vincent's Academy.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide will try to rebound against Bacon Co.

Long County will be looking to pick up its second win of the year tonight when it travels to Alma to take on the Bacon County Red Raiders in a Region 2-AA battle.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA seeks first win vs. Crisp Academy

First Presbyterian Christian Academy host the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide recognize eight seniors

The Long County High School softball team held its senior-night activities Monday.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Georgia opens oyster harvest in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tigers face big test tonight

Bradwell Institute has its toughest battle tonight - a Region 3-AAAAA contest against Ware County in Waycross.

September 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty struggles against Griffin

Griffin notched nearly 300 passing yards and more than 250 rushing yards in last Friday's 46-12 win over Liberty County in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs in Griffin.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Breida Selected as One of 10 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists

DALLAS, TEXAS -- The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, which includes Georgia Southern sophomore Matt Breida. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are: Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska; Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State; Javorius Allen (Jr.), USC; Cameron Artis-Payne (Sr.), Auburn; Matt Breida (So.), Georgia Southern; Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana; James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh; Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin; Devon Johnson (Jr.), Marshall and Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell track team hosting 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team will host its first Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Free camp, Walthour tribute next Saturday

St. James Coastal Crew Rebels youth coach Darryl McCray recently announced there will be a free basketball camp from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the St. James Sports Center, 1140 Holmestown Road in Midway.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Savannah Storm tryouts

The Savannah Storm, an expansion franchise of the American Basketball Association, will host three tryouts for open roster spots for the upcoming season.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned course

Not every golf course gets designed by Pete Dye. Probably even fewer get redesigned by a Hall of Famer.

November 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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