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FPCA, David Emanuel split region opener

The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.

January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


McRae named player of the month for December

Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders named to All-Region Team

The 2014 First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team made history by earning the program's first two wins and having several players named to the All-Region Team this past season.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers produce comeback win

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute girls' basketball teams split their home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther, Tiger boys fall in respective home games

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School dropped boys' basketball home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA squads ready for action

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams return to action this week after taking some time off for the holidays.

January 07, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Former Lady Panther cited for USA South weekly honor

Former Liberty County High School basketball player and current LaGrange College player Kymberli Payno recently was named the USA South Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4, according to a news release from the LaGrange College's website.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Men’s team gets 1st Sun Belt win

STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.

January 07, 2015 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers go 3-0 in Gentlemen’s Classic

After winning the first two games of the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro last week, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team took game three beating Osborne, 75-67.

January 05, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former LCHS Panther vying for title

Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan will be in the Bowl Championship Series final game after his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, pulled off the upset of the year over Alabama, 42-35, in the Sugar Bowl semi-final game Thursday night.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Brown shoots 50% on new squad

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown started his first game with his new European team, Basic-Fit Brussels last week.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


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Tigers beat Panthers, 8-6

Despite coming out with an early lead, the Liberty County Panthers baseball team lost to the Bradwell Tigers Friday night at Panther. The final score was 8-6. We'll have more on the game later and in Sunday's Courier.

February 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA boys in region title game tonight

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team is set to play Robert Toombs Christian Academy tonight in Lyons for the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA title.

February 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers off to good start on diamond, face Bradwell today

The Liberty County High School baseball team will roll into today's home game against Bradwell Institute off a road win.

February 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther to host Woodward Academy in second round

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs after a dramatic 74-72 overtime win over Henry County on Wednesday at home.

February 19, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated 2/19/15 2:45 p.m. | Sports


Panthers open playoffs tonight

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team starts its chase for the Class AAAA state title tonight by hosting Henry County at 6 p.m. in a first-round playoff matchup.

February 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier, Dawgs head into home stretch

Former Faith Baptist guard J.J. Frazier and the University of Georgia men's basketball team are heading into the final games of the Southeastern Conference season.

February 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former players doing well at Morris College

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute basketball players Diamone Johnson and Tiara Howard have done well at Morris College where both women are in their junior years.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Blue Tide get first win of year on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the year Monday by defeating New Hampstead, 11-1, in five innings in Ludowici.

February 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vince Dooley to speak at Bethesda Academy

SAVANNAH - Former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be the guest speaker at the second anniversary Scholarship Gala at Bethesda Academy from 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 15 at 9520 Ferguson Ave. to celebrate the school's 275th anniversary and the class of 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles baseball looking for more this season

If Georgia Southern has proven anything in its brief relationship with the Sun Belt Conference, it's that the Eagles shouldn't be taken lightly. The football team rolled to a conference title and the men's basketball team is right in the championship mix.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide baseball team looks to make state tournament

The Long County High School baseball team last year missed making the state playoffs by one game, finishing with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-10 mark in Region 2-AA.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide soccer teams look to build on last year’s success

Last year was only the second year of the Long County High School soccer program's existence, but both the girls' and boys' teams had quality years.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Panther boys win basketball region title

Liberty County High School's basketball teams played Region 3-AAAA tournament games last week, and the Panther boys took home the championship trophy.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers nab win in baseball scrimmage

Bradwell Institute claimed a 9-4 scrimmage win Thursday at Tattnall County.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty Co. H.S. Panthers fall in soccer opener

The Liberty County High School soccer teams had rough times in their season openers Thursday.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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