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Tiger boys team out, ladies advance

The Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals with a 33-point win (59-26) over Groves High Lady Rebels on Wednesday night. The Tigers, however lost in overtime Tuesday evening against sixth seeded Johnson High, 52-58.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide teams begin quest for 2-AA title

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams begin their quest for 2-AA Region championships today in Nahunta.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. basketball seniors honored

Long County High School recently had its 2009 Basketball Senior Night, when seniors affiliated with the teams were recognized for their work.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCHS soccer team hammers Fitzgerald

The Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team took another win Saturday, beating Fitzgerald 3-1.

February 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


List of Braves' recruiting failures gets longer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jake Peavy. A.J. Burnett. Rafael Furcal. John Smoltz.

Now, Ken Griffey Jr.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | Sports


Panthers prepping with new coach

New Liberty County Panther baseball coach David Samuel is ready to have his first-year squad throw out the first pitch and start the season as the Panthers plan to begin with a long road trip to Houston County on Feb. 28.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide boys secure top spot in region

The Long County High School boys basketball team secured the top spot in the 2-AA Region with a win Friday.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Young Rebel, FPCA player dreams big

Xavier Jackson, 13, is a basketball player with aspirations of making it to the NBA.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Junior Lady Highlanders come on strong

The Lady Highlander varsity squad struggled in its inaugural season, finishing 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the GISA region 2-A, but the school can look to the up and coming junior varsity to see its possible turn around.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Jones notches career win 100 as Barons top Reinhardt

MOUNT VERNON -- Brewton-Parker College men's basketball head coach John D. Jones recorded his 100th career win as the Barons topped Reinhardt College in a SSAC game at Gillis Gym Feb. 12. The final score was 69-57.With Faulkner's loss to Lee, the Barons (6-8 in the SSAC) moved into seventh place in the conference. The top eight go to the SSAC Tourney next month at Shorter. Reinhardt drops to 9-14 overall and 2-11 in the SSAC. Brewton-Parker's defense was stingy throughout, limiting Reinhardt's leading scorer Kordel Alexander to just 10 points on 3-16 shooting, and forcing ...

February 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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


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Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the ...

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA practice policy for heat and humidity

(a) Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts (including during the summer) in all sports during times of extremely ...

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to 2-AA All-Region soccer teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players who were selected to the all-region team.

June 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


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