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Panthers hungry for second round

The Liberty County Panthers (10-1) made history last week when they defeated the Pike County Pirates to get to double-digit wins in a single season for the first time ever.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Liberty off to 1-0 start

Liberty County boys' basketball team started the season with an 83-75 win over Jenkins Saturday in Savannah.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders hoping for their fifth state title

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team went 22-4 overall and 10-0 in their region last year to win their fourth state basketball title.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI girls expecting success

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers have not made the basketball playoffs since the 2012-13 season. However, with a new region of only five teams, their confidence is at an all-time high.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long hones skills at scrimmages

Long County's boys and girls each had the annual Blue and White scrimmages Saturday to help prepare for the upcoming season.

November 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther signs to play for Auburn next year

When the Liberty County Panthers boys basketball team went 28-1 and won the AAAA state championship last season, everyone knew that there were some special players on the team.

November 16, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Lady Panthers honor players

Liberty County had its annual softball banquet last week to honor the players, coaching staff and volunteers who made the 2016 season possible.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former BI runner earns honors at Albany

Former Bradwell athlete Aaliyah Howard was named to the 2016 SIAC Women's Cross country All-Conference Team.

November 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell ends season with loss to Tucker

The Bradwell Tigers ended their 2016 campaign on Friday when they fell to the Tucker Tigers in the first round of the 6(A) state playoffs. The Tigers put up a valiant effort, but ultimately fell to their opponents, 48-15.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers dominate, advance to second round

The Liberty County Panthers dominated the Pike County Pirates in the first round of the AAA State Playoffs Friday night. They jumped on their opponents from the start of the game and never looked back, moving on to a 56-10 victory to get to the second round set for next week.

November 11, 2016 | Caleb Bailey Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Tide hoping to return to state playoffs

Last season was successful for Long County's girls basketball team. The Lady Tide posted a 19-10 record and advanced into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Blue Tide looking for continued success on hardwood

The Long County boys basketball team had a good season last year. The Blue Tide returned to prominence in Region 2-AA by bringing home another region championship and advancing into the state playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers ready to defend state basketball title

The Liberty County boys basketball team won the school's first state championship in any major sport last year, when Julian Stokes led the team to an upset victory over Jonesboro.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


New Lady Panther coach has high hopes

When Carolyn Kelly announced her retirement as Liberty County girls basketball head coach after 23 years earlier this year, it was certainly an emotional night for all those she ever influenced.

November 11, 2016 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


YMCA to honor veterans with free fitness

In honor of Veteran's Day, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is opening their doors to recognize and thank the men and women who have served our country. Starting on Friday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13, YMCA of Coastal Georgia welcomes all veterans and active duty military to use facilities at no cost.

November 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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Tide teams win openers

The hometown Ludowici fans got a real treat Tuesday as Long County kicked off the basketball season with wins over Bacon County.

November 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI’s coach ready for first season

The Bradwell Institute Tigers basketball team opened the 2016-17 season Saturday when they traveled across town to face inner-county rival Liberty County.

November 21, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Long County runner signs with Kennesaw Owls

Long County track star Ja'Nya Bryant signed scholarship papers Wednesday to run for Kennesaw State University next year.

November 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers beat Sonoraville, advance to Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers (11-1) advanced to the quarterfinals of the AAA state playoffs Friday night when they defeated the Sonoraville Phoenix (8-4) 28-14 in ...

November 18, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


Bradwell’s Douberly preparing for inaugural season

The Bradwell Institute Tigers boys' basketball team open the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Nov. 19 when they travel across town to face off against inner-city ...

November 18, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


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