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Brewton-Parker Defeats #12 Lee University in OT

MOUNT VERNON -- The Brewton-Parker College men's basketball team hosted the 12th ranked team in the nation, Lee University, before a raucous homecoming crowd in the Gillis Gym on Saturday in Mount Vernon.The Barons doused the highly rated Flames 71-64 in overtime to claim one of the biggest wins in the school's NAIA history. The victory was the second consecutive SSAC win for the Barons and moves them into solid contention to make the conference playoffs. In a battle of two completely different halves, the Flames controlled the first 20 minutes, racking up a 29-20 advantage. The Barons ...

February 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Matt Kenseth wins rain-shortened Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - So consistently calm inside a race car, Matt Kenseth took his entire team by surprise when he started screaming for rain seconds after grabbing the lead in the Daytona 500.

February 16, 2009 | Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


FPCA takes region, local schools win

The third attempt was a charm for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders as the boys varsity squad took its third victory against Bethesda on Friday night in Milledgeville, earning the GISA Region 2-A championship. FPCA won 73-68 in overtime.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long County Carolina Blue, Sharks celebrate

The Long County Sharks boys team and the Carolina Blue girls team wrapped up their basketball season with a Feb. 7 party at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

February 16, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Mat Rats earn third-place team trophy

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rat Wrestling Team started competing as a team just this season.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


LCHS Panther soccer already in full swing

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams have kicked the season into full gear as the boys report a record of 2-0-1 to date.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Bacon gets All-American distinction

On Feb. 6, at the game against McIntosh, Tide basketball standout Jimmy Bacon was recognized for being selected as a 2009 McDonald's All American Basketball Team nominee.

February 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys nab top spot in region

There can be only one and, for now, the one in the boy's 2-AA Region standings is Long County.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD basketball scores

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February 11, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round ...

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner catches ribbon

The Long County boys track and field team competed in the recent Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Championship in Jefferson.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Kingfish Classic for Two Hundred Club

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


In memory of the greatest

President George W. Bush wraps the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, around the neck of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger band members meet new director

Bradwell Institute band program students were able to meet their newly hired band director, Alan Weathers, during a meet-and-greet held Thursday inside the Tiger band ...

June 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide runner finishes 4th in state

The Long County girls track team recently competed in the Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Track and Field Championship, which was held in Atlanta ...

June 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Mitchell invited to elite camp

Liberty County basketball player Davion Mitchell has been invited to the National Basketball Association Top 100 Camp at the University of Virginia, which will take ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars win 10th-grade tourney

Scott's All*Stars held the seventh annual Scott's All*Stars Classic from May 20-22 in Hinesville. There were three age groups, eighth through ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Hinesville Gators tryouts

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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