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LCRD U10 soccer team wins state

The Liberty County U10 All-Star soccer team captured the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship on Dec. 3.

December 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Locals make AJC All-State Teams

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has announced its 2016 All-State Teams, and three local athletes made the list.

December 26, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Former Tide pitcher wins Hutch Award

Miami Marlin relief pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan recently received the 2016 Hutch Award.

December 26, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers go 1-1 at Carolina Classic

Will Richardson hit 45 points to help the Liberty County boys basketball team take a 85-58 win over Richland Northeast in game one of the Chik-fil-A Carolina Classic Tournament Wednesday night.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Community honors future UGA Bulldog

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte III received a nice send off Monday night as the senior prepares to graduate early and enroll at the University of Georgia to begin his college football career.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers down Thomson, head to South Carolina tournament

The Panther boys beat Thomson 83-66 Saturday during the boys basketball game at Liberty County.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County teams fall to Pierce; beat Toombs

Both the girls and boys Long County basketball teams fell to teams from Pierce County on Friday, but then bounced back on Saturday to defeat the teams from Toombs County.

December 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders prepare for Statesboro tourney

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team is getting ready to play in the Statesboro Gentlemen's Classic next week in Statesboro.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three (or more)-sport stars

Volunteers were recognized at the December Liberty County Recreation Board meeting. These individuals were head coach for three or more teams in 2016 at LCRD. Shown are Anthony and Rebecca Dates, Walter Jackson, Albert Hawkins, Antonio Garland, Travis Mobley, Ken Bell, Shon Walker, Candice Adkins, Yolanda Hallmon, Saul Troche, Melissa Moore, Wridge Miller and Victor Dortsch. Not in the photograph are volunteer coaches Robert Freeman, Joyce Sanders, Maurice Jenkins and Jonathan Richardson

December 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County’s Jamin Davis signs with Kentucky Wildcats

On Monday, Long County High School football standout Jamin Davis signed scholarship papers to play for the University of Kentucky in 2017.

December 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI football coach resigns

Replying with a one word, "Yes," Bradwell Institute's three-year football coach Greg Hill confirmed he has resigned from his coaching job.

December 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Basketball round up

Johnson's big night

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


State champs, college and pro players feted

Five athletes and a state-winning basketball team were inducted into the Liberty County Hall of Fame Thursday.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers break 3-game losing streak

After losing three straight basketball games in a row, the Liberty County basketball team took a 74-69 victory over rival Bradwell Institute Saturday at the Tigers' home gym.

December 14, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County beats Liberty, Wayne in back-to-back games

It was good Long County basketball fan last weekend as the Blue Tide beat defending AAA State Champ Liberty County on Friday and then beat arch-rival Wayne County on Saturday.

December 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Fraternity sets first MLK run/walk

Sigma Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which was chartered in Hinesville in 2014, will sponsor its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ...

January 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Highlanders keep busy over holiday

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the ...

January 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide, Tide have mixed results in Bryan Co.

The Long County basketball teams played Bryan County's in Pembroke on Dec. 20 in non-region action.

January 02, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers break losing streak at tourney

The Bradwell Tigers boys and girls basketball teams ended 2016 by competing in the Metter Holiday Classic when they faced Toombs County Bulldogs on Wednesday ...

January 02, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey | Sports


Highlanders fall against Statesboro

First Presbyterian Christian Academy suffered a 70-59 loss to a fully healthy Statesboro Blue Devil lineup Monday, the first night of the Devils' annual Gentleman ...

December 28, 2016 | Chris Stanley Special to the Courier | Sports


U12 All-Stars win district

The Liberty County 12 and Under All-Stars won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2 Championship last month in Waycross.

December 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County cheerleading teams capture top awards

A cheerleading team based in Long County brought home 11 first-place awards and three world bids from two recent open competitions in Lakeland, Florida, and ...

December 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Shrimp season extended

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia DNR has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 13.

December 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Aspiring filmmaker doing documentary on 2004 Tigers

She told him to go for it, he said.

December 27, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Sports


Long County honors football players

The Long County football team recently had its annual sports banquet recognizing players for achievement during the 2016 season.

December 27, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Conquistadors win benefit tourney

The Kalamazoo Conquistadors won the sixth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Flag Football Tournament Dec. 17 at James Brown Park.

December 27, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


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