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Panthers qualify for Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers won a nailbiter Tuesday night, 55-54 in overtime over Shaw.

March 13, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Braves tickets go on sale Friday

Atlanta Braves 2008 individual tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. Single game tickets will be available at the Braves box office at Turner Field, 1-800-326-4000, Braves.com/tickets and all TicketMaster outlets. In 2008, every Tuesday and Wednesday game features a two-for-one ticket offer; every Wednesday - a free gate giveaway; every Thursday - a theme night; every Friday - post-game Fireworks; and every Sunday is a "Braves All Star Sunday" when children 14 and under can run the bases after the game, and Braves alumni will sign autographs for fans in Fan Plaza.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers continue road trips toward title

Women's basketball is alive and well in Liberty County as the Bradwell Lady Tigers and the Liberty Lady Panthers continue their quest for a state title. Both Lady squads will have to do it on the road, however, as the competitions gets harder and the road trips get longer.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Three Tigers headed to state weightlifting

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had 19 athletes compete in the Area VI Lee Murray GACA Weight-Lifting competition at Statesboro High two weeks ago. Athletes competed in 10 different weight classes and were allowed 3 lifts per event in bench press, parallel squat, and power clean. The top 3 participants in each weight class advance to the state competition in Perry on Saturday March 22nd. Senior Reuben Boone competed in the 171-180 lb. weight class and earned a first place finish with a 990lb. total. Sophomore Sheldon Barnes competed in the 191-205lb.-weight class and earned a second place finish with ...

March 12, 2008 | By Aron Mock Special to the Courier | Sports


Women’s soccer in full gear for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers began their soccer season and participated in a recent tournament at Richmond Hill. With only one returning player from last season, many would think that the Lady Panthers would be in a rebuilding stage. But word from the sidelines indicate that the Lady Panthers are looking cohesive and are poised to have a strong defense.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA one win away from championship

The First Presbyterian Highlanders are just one victory away from going to the championship game after last Saturday's win over Heirway Christian Academy at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. The Highlanders toppled Heirway 59-44 with Joey Bell once again posting the top scorer of the game with 15 points. Bell also wowed the crowd by dunking the ball over his 6'10" opponent making the WTOC play of the day. Hakeem Golden gave his best by out rebounding the opponents who all ranged in size from 6'4" to 6'10".

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Block at the clock gives Panthers 1-point victory (64-63)

The rain outside didn't stop the fans from coming in to support the Liberty County Panthers as they played the Worth County Rams in round one of the state playoffs Friday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders victorious over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School

The First Presbyterian Highlanders advanced to round two after taking a 20-point victory over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School in the first round of GISA state playoffs Thursday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


What’s happening in the NFL

MIAMI - Wayne Huizenga's passion for the Miami Dolphins remains, but after more than a decade as their sole owner, he says it's time for someone else to become the boss.

March 09, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


AAU Coastal Crew Rebels 14U get new coach

The AAU 14U Coastal Crew Rebels are under the guidance of a new head coach this season. Although the title of Rebels coach is new, Rodney Davis is no stranger to Liberty County, the Rebels and coaching.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide wins playoff in OT with shot as time expires

LUDOWICI - Whoa, Nellie, if anyone thought the Long County basketball team would have a "cushion" opponent in the first round of the state playoffs, they didn't know anything about the Bleckley County Royals.

March 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


LCRD 2008 All-Stars and Tournament information

LCRD announces All-Stars squad and tournaments

March 08, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Summer tackling gearing up

Die-hard football fans don't have to wait until August to get their fix. The Hinesville Hurricanes are preparing to gear up for their summer league.

March 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long County Blue Tide to play state play-off game tonight in Ludowici

LUDOWICI - The Blue Tide Basketball Team didn't have much time to celebrate winning their 2-AA Region Championship this week, since they had to prepare for the state tournament.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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Baseball camp set

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Football coach recognized as coach on rise

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz was named to Athlon Sports' list of 15 college-football coaches on the rise for 2015 after leading the Eagles to a Sun Belt Conference championship in their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

June 19, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

The Scott's All*Stars basketball program recently awarded two Marcus Scott/Canzola Scott $500 scholarships.

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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