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Barracudas take first place

Playing their last machine pitch game, Hinesville's newly formed traveling baseball team, the Barracudas, slugged their way to a first place finish in the Douglas All Wood Tournament on July 26.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Sports


Heat changes practice schedules

Practice in full uniforms began for Liberty County High and Bradwell Institute football teams Tuesday and an issue more troubling than the condition of the players was the heat. With temperatures and heat indexes hitting record highs all week, the coaches had to change standard practice procedures.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide completes summer camp

The Long County High School football team completes summer camp today. The weeklong program was at Smiley Elementary School.

August 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


4th-quarter rally can’t help ’Canes avoid loss

A rally in the fourth quarter couldn't help the Hinesville Hurricanes, who found themselves four points short of a tie or win against the Savannah Warriors Saturday.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Nesmith hits homerun with baseball program

Nesmith Chevrolet is one of 10 Chevrolet dealers from the Savannah area that partnered with local youth baseball parks/leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program and helped raise close to $47,765 in donations from the dealership and private parties.

August 22, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


McGowan’s shoulder sugery successful

Dustin McGowan had his surgery Thursday, and according to his wife Jilly, everything went well.

August 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


First Lady Panther’s practice rained out

Friday afternoon was supposed to be Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard's first glimpse of what his team would look like for the upcoming season. But with lightning striking nearby and the rain moving in, he only got a quick glimpse of who was possibly returning and how many he may have to work with.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther's new OC a familiar face

The Liberty County Panthers' football squad starts the season with a new offensive coordinator managing the team's direction. This new coach however, has a familiar face.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers hope to open season ine new stadium

According to Liberty County School Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Conley, the Liberty County Panthers will have their first home game of the 2008 season at their new Donell Woods Stadium.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Jesup Judo wins gold at Jr. Olympics

In 2002, kneeling on a cracked wrestling mat in the dilapidated gymnasium of an old, unused high school before a dozen or so youngsters, most under the age of six, Dr. Randy Lentz did not imagine what his club and some of these children would someday become.

August 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Former Tiger makes SAC commissioner’s honor roll

Former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player, Jake Walsh, was among 644 student athletes who made the 2007-08 South Atlantic Conference commissioner's honor roll.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ex-Tiger Lliso is Army’s place kicker

As if being a top rated soccer player, place kicker and member of the JROTC for the Bradwell Institute Tigers was not impressive, Joey Lliso set the bar one level higher when he was taken as a walk-on place kicker for the U. S. Army football team at West Point Military Academy.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hammerheads have state champ

It took nearly a decade, but the Liberty County Recreation Department's swim team, the Hammerheads, had one of its own take the title at the state swim meet in Tifton last weekend.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sticking to the Wing-T

"It's been good to us," Tiger football head coach Jim Walsh said about the offensive strategy the team has consistently used for years.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


NFL pre-season starts Sunday

The 2008 football season kicks off with pre-season action at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hall of Fame Week pits the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins. NBC Sports will telecast the game nationally, while Westwood One provides national radio coverage.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McRae expected to sign with Suns after hitting record 61 points

Jordan McRae set a NBA D-League record by scoring 61 points in Tuesday's 13-123 overtime win over the Canton Charge.

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County crowns homecoming king, princes

During the Groves basketball game Friday, Long County held its 2016 Homecoming King and Princes Ceremony.

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tigers split weekend games

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team went 1-1 in its last two games. The Lady Tigers lost at Effingham County 55-39 in a Region 3-AAAAA ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Panthers keep perfect record in region play

The Liberty County boys' basketball team is 6-0 in Region 3-AAAA after taking another region win Saturday afternoon at Burke County.

January 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County teams sweep Groves

The Long County boys' basketball team faced Groves on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter ...

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Highlanders win first game

The roar could be heard from the parking lot across the road from the St. James Sports Center. A small rumble that erupted as the ...

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS Panthers remain undefeated in region play

Liberty County boys' basketball team is 5-0 in Region 3-AAAA, after taking down Wayne County 88-57 in the Panthers' home gym Friday. The Panther boys ...

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide beat Jeff Davis

Long County boys and girls basketball teams split their varsity games Tuesday against Jeff Davis County with the Blue Tide winning 78-52 and the Lady ...

January 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers twice

Ware County took a pair of Region 3-AAAAA games Tuesday night over Bradwell Institute. The Lady Gators needed an extra frame to defeat Bradwell's ...

January 25, 2016 | John Wood | Sports


Lady Tide softball player signs to play with SGSC Hawks

Lady Blue Tide softball player Caitlyn Wingate signed to play for South Georgia State College during a ceremony at Long County High School Friday.

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Region coaches honor Panthers players

Liberty County football players Richard LeCounte and Jacquez Williams received their All-Region trophies from the Georgia High School Coaches Association last week.

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty boys make it 13 in a row

Liberty County played Saturday at New Hampstead in Region 3-AAAA games. The Panthers remain undefeated in region play, beating the Phoenix 97-74. The Lady Panthers ...

January 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County holds onto 2nd in region

The Long County boys' basketball team beat Bryan County 65-53 in Pembroke on Friday in a big Region 2-AA game.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County’s Lady Tide go 1-1 over the weekend

The Long County girls' basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend, picking up a win over Bryan County and falling to Ware County.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Bradwell, Lewis Frasier take seconds at Donell Woods

Bradwell Institute's junior varsity boys' basketball team and Lewis Frasier's eighth-grade girls' basketball team finished as runners-up for the 23rd annual Donell Woods ...

January 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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