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Long football players among state leaders

Long County High School football player Ricky Rivera wore No. 1 on his jersey this past season and by the season's end, that number also represented his standing in the state as a receiver.

December 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD fall baseball winners

The Astros took first place and the Dodgers won second in the fall midget baseball league sponsored by the Liberty County Recreation Department. In the pee wee league, the Mets took first, while the Phillies captured second.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Sports


Youth Challenge Invitational on Fort Stewart

Every year, Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy cadets travel to a locale in the region for the Youth Challenge Academy Invitational. The event, which pits cadets from different YCA programs in a variety of sports, drills and mental games, comes full circle as Fort Stewart hosts this year's competition.

December 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide knock off Tigers

LUDOWICI – Jimmy Bacon and Dante Brown combined for 17 fourth-quarter points to lead Long County over Bradwell Institute, 72-60, in a boys basketball game Tuesday night.Long County improved to 1-1. The game was Bradwell's 2008-09 opener.The Blue Tide outscored the Tigers 26-14 in the last quarter.Bacon had a game-high 29 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Brown finished with 13 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.Justin Boyd added 16 for the Blue Tide.

December 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Vick pleads to state dogfighting charges

SUSSEX, Va. -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to leave prison early and potentially speed up a return to pro football.

Vick, 28, arrived wearing wrist and ankle shackles with his gray suit, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea. The one-time Atlanta Falcons star also pleaded not guilty to a count of cruelty to animals, but that charge was dropped under his plea deal.

December 10, 2008 | By Larry O'Dell Associated Press writer | Sports


Nation's no. 2 team too much for BI

VALDOSTA - Quickly scoring 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and leading 48-7 by halftime, the Lowndes County Vikings dashed the Tigers' hope of advancing to the state quarterfinals.

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


Two local hoopsters shine at camp

Hinesville native JaQuez Motley, who attends Urban Christian High School, and Bradwell Tiger Jordan Johnson impressed the coaches and scouts at the elite 2008 Pangos All-South Invitational Basketball Camp last month in Norcross. Both young men are members of the AAU elite South Georgia Kings.

December 09, 2008 | Staff reports | Sports


Mat Rats place in top two as a team

It's only their second season, but the young wrestlers who make up the Liberty County Mat Rats have plenty to brag about as the wrestlers competed for team points for the first time and placed first and second against 31 different teams at the Creekview Grizzly Takedown Tournament in Calhoun on Nov. 15.

December 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD football scores

LCRD Pee Wee

December 04, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


RIP-Tide youth team goes 4-1

Long County's 7- and 8-year-old football team RIP-Tide had a successful football season with a 4-1 record.

December 04, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD junior league soccer winners

Fury 2, Revolution 1

December 04, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD midget league soccer winners

Galaxy 5, Shockers 1

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD Soccer playoff scores

Oct. 28

November 27, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Taekwondo championships showcase fighting form

The Shuman Center looked more like a dojo than a basketball court as participants at the third annual LCRD Taekwondo Championships kicked and sparred their way to victory Oct. 25.

November 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Guyton impresses coaching staff

Hinesville native Gary Guyton has surprised most of the staff of the New England Patriots but not head coach Bill Belichick who said Guyton is a versatile player who can rush, cover and play both inside and outside linebacker positions.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Scott’s All*Stars show well in tourney

Scott's All*Stars (13-4) finished 3-1 in Atlanta at the National Sweet 16 basketball tournament in April. Teams from across the United States competed ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


200 Club Savannah Mile scheduled for May 28

200 Club Savannah Mile scheduled for May 28

May 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LRMC Relay for Life 5K is Friday

Liberty Regional Medical Center will host its first 5K for Life run/walk Friday to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Five Tigers headed to state track meet

Several members of the Bradwell Institute track team competed at the AAAAA-Sectional meet last weekend and qualified for the upcoming state meet.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local graduates shine a college track meets

Former Liberty County track athlete Courtney Rhodes competed in her last track meet for the University of the Cumberlands April 30.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlanders win region tennis title; fall in state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys tennis team won the region title, but fell in the state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. starts spring training to gauge future

The Long County football team kicked off spring training Friday with 98 players taking to the field.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

BI softball tryouts

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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