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Area schools sweep weekend games

If you are a high school basketball fan then you certainly got your fill on Saturday as First Presbyterian, Liberty County and Bradwell all hosted games and all posted victories.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats gnaw their way to more medals

Proving it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - or rat, in this case - the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team is in the midst of a successful second season, with several of the young athletes already in possession of multiple medals.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide basketball teams still on a roll

Last Friday, the Long County High School Blue Tide boys

February 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tattnall senior holds pitching clinic

Tattnall County High School senior Logan McCullough conducted a pitching clinic last weekend for Liberty County traveling teams.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers rally to beat Cardinals 27-23

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The winning play of the Super Bowl was right out of a schoolyard.

February 02, 2009 | Barry Wilner AP Football writer | Sports


Tide standout invited to All-American game

SAVANNAH - With his nomination to the McDonald's All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jimmy Bacon of Long County High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep players in the nation.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Gators headed to Vegas for nationals

The Hinesville Gator 13U Classic IV Team had a year all teams fervently wish for. They have been on an unstoppable climb in youth soccer since they won the Georgia Recreation State Championship in May.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Gymnasts shine at Sand Dollar Invitational

JESUP - Members of the Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics team traveled to Orlando on Jan. 23-24, to compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational international competition and came home winners.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Friday's local hoops scores

On Friday night First Presbyterian traveled to Citizens Christian, Long County went to Pierce County and Liberty County went to Thomson as region action continues to wind down toward the playoffs.

February 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Steelers pull off last second rally

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger looked one way, then another. Finally, he somehow spotted Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone, obscured by three defenders.

Big Ben threw it up. Holmes stretched his hands as high as he could get them, but mindful of keeping both feet on the ground.

February 02, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Lady Tigers buzz past Savannah High

Trailing 23-22 at halftime, the Bradwell Tigers were swarmed by an angry mass of Blue Jackets as the boys of Savannah High stung the Tiger squad, 63-36, for a Region 3-AAAAA win. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-5 in the region and 7-11 overall.

January 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide victorious over Tattnall

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


14U Kings take first place at tournament

The South Georgia Kings 14U's Derrick Brooks has coached the same group of young men since the fifth grade. During that time the list of awards and accomplishments has grown.

January 30, 2009 | Pstty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA extinguishes Blazers, 74-58

If there was any doubt about who should be ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Independent School Association's Region 2-A, by the end of Saturday night the answer was clear. The First Presbyterian Highlanders extinguished the Bethesda Blazers 74-58 at the St. James Sports Center in the Holmestown community.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlander Joey Bell honored twice

Before the game took center stage, Highlander Joey Bell received an honor as the team retired his jersey and number (22). Bell has scored more than 1,500 points as a Highlander and still has the rest of the season to add more.

January 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Blue Tide’s game was snapshot into future

Long County had its annual Blue vs. White Spring Scrimmage Friday.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Division I scouts scope out Blue Tide practices

Several Division I football scouts have attended Blue Tide spring practices in recent weeks.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell softball tryouts

May 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Students show skills on the track

More than 100 students representing Liberty and Long counties, and Fort Stewart competed in the Special Olympics May 6 at Liberty Independent Troop Park's ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan in Jamaica for cause

Former Liberty County High School Raekwon McMillan is one of 11 Buckeye athletes and full time staff members in Jamaica for the week long Soles4Souls ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


FPCA names top athletes in all sports

Highlander athletes recognized on awards night

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Seniors recognized

Long County's senior baseball players were recognized during the team's recent Senior Night.

May 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Relay for Life 5K lists medalists

The results for the first Liberty Regional Medical Center Relay for Life 5K have been posted online.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide’s record season ends with loss

The Long County girls soccer team's Cinderella season ended May 4 with a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian School (13-4-1) in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


LCRD track headed to state meet

Sixty-six Liberty County Recreation Department track athletes are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Track meet this weekend. The GRPA meet will ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tide scrimmage is Friday

After two weeks of slamming pads and fighting the heat, the Long County football team will take the field Friday for the annual Blue/White ...

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther 2nd at state meet

Lady Panther Dejah Smith placed second in the discus throw at the state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Nineteen teams play in Chamber tourney

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual golf tournament on April 29, presented by Coastal Electric Renewables.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell softball tryouts

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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