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Donation made to help Long County band’s trip

The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band in its drive to perform in McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Faith Baptist hosting final home Nov. 7

Faith Baptist Christian Academy will wrap up the home portion of its first 11-man season on Nov. 7 when it hosts Goshen Academy at 7:30 at Long County Recreation Department football field in Ludowici.

October 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty clinches a playoff spot with shutout victory

Liberty County High School scored a 47-0 shutout over Windsor Forest during Friday night's Homecoming game. The region 3-AAAA victory guarantees the Panthers will play in the first round of the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Dawn of a classic in-state rivalry

Saturday's game between Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Georgia Dome will be the biggest rivalry game in the state - between two teams that have never played each other, anyway.

October 24, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers look to down Windsor Forest

Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to South Effingham

Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide look to get first win against McIntosh County

The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA finishing season on the road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County recreation teams recognized by Blue Tide

The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Zombies invade Holbrook Pond

It appears the walking dead were among humans at the inaugural Dawn of the Zombies 5K run last Saturday at Holbrook Pond.

October 21, 2014 | Lewis Levine | Sports


Memorial Day beats FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Missed field goal leads to Panther loss

The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils shut out Tigers at home

The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Rebels 36-20

Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.

October 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Murphy to headline banquet

STATESBORO - Atlanta Braves legend and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker at the annual Evening with the All-Stars banquet Friday, Jan. 30 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Fundraising bowling tournament set

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Meet this year’s local hall of fame inductees

Four athletes will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The annual sports awards banquet is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Club Stewart.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers, Panther boys celebrate victories

Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell on Nov. 22 for a basketball rematch of games played just a week earlier. The results came out the same, though, with the Lady Tigers striking in the fourth quarter for a 43-35 win. The Liberty boys then beat the Bradwell boys, 63-42.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther football team wins grant from Falcons

According to Liberty County High School football coach Kirk Warner, the Panther football team has won a grant from the Atlanta Falcons.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Tide star still plays in ABA

Former Long County High basketball player Nate Gooding still is hooping it up in the American Basketball Association.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Colonels Island site of Bluff Creek’s fall show

The 15th annual Bluff Creek Stables Fall Horse Show, held Oct. 25 on Colonels Island, drew the top barns and competitors in Southeast Georgia.

November 24, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Thornton, Wolfpack clinch bowl eligibility

North Carolina State University's Wolfpack football team, which features former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, became eligible for a bowl game after beating Wake Forest, 42-13, on Nov. 15.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Former Panther impresses as freshman

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan is living up to everyone's expectations so far as an Ohio State Buckeye

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS softball players honored at banquet, include region’s top pitcher

Liberty County High School honored Lady Panther softball players at an annual awards banquet Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA star adjusts to college play

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand out soccer player Brooke Standard just completed her first college soccer season for the Lady Pirates of Armstrong State University.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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