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Tide pitcher strikes out 16 for victory

Long County High School softball pitcher Harley Dawson led the Lady Tide to a 1-0 win Thursday over Bryan County. She won a pitching duel with Bryan's Brooke Barfield, striking out 16 batters, giving up only three hits and walking three.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell starts preseason on the road

Bradwell Institute will play Toombs County in its scrimmage at 7 tonight in Lyons.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide host Claxton tonight in home scrimmage

The Long County High School football team will hold its first scrimmage tonight, taking on Claxton High School at 7:30 in Ludowici.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pummel St. Vincent’s, 9-0

The Long County High School softball team got a no-hitter from pitcher Harley Dawson en route to winning its first Region 2-AA game of the season Tuesday by pummeling St. Vincent's Academy, 9-0, in five innings in Savannah.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles getting in their kicks after recent struggles

The kicking game has been an adventure at Georgia Southern for the last two years.

August 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Tuesday Night Open League

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Chapman claims bronze

Former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman earned a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the eighth annual North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championship in Athletics event last weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan loses stripe — and it’s a good thing

Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BI’s Johnson honored for perfect attendance

Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Two things GSU better be good at in Sun Belt

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offering variety of fall programs

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern receivers more than just blockers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


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Bradwell has bye week

Bradwell Institute is out of action tonight as the Tigers enter their bye-week.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty topped by South Effingham

The Liberty County softball team dropped a 5-0 decision to South Effingham on Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAA game in Effingham.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall at SVA

Bradwell Institute pitcher Mackenzie Stewart struck out six batters and gave up only one hit Wednesday, but the Lady Tigers still fell to St. Vincent's Academy, 3-1, in Savannah in a non-region game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Eagles bruised, but moving forward

Georgia Southern saw some key players go down in its 42-38 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta.

September 19, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


On the A.J. SOARS charted to Atlanta

My son and grandson and I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the GSU/Tech game Saturday on the A.J. SOARS charter bus with Adrian Peterson, Georgia Southern great, as the host.

September 18, 2014 | By B.J. Clark Guest columnist | Sports


Cadets control Panthers

Liberty County football coach Kirk Warner had said the game against Benedictine should be viewed as a precursor to the postseason.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Backs shine in Bradwell’s loss

Each team in Friday's Bradwell Institute-Richmond Hill football game had a back put up stellar numbers.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide hold off Metter for first win

Long County beat Metter, 28-20, Friday in Ludowici for the Blue Tide's first win of the season.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty wins on roadLiberty wins on road

It was supposed to be a Region 3-AAAA softball doubleheader Saturday at Thomson, but rain put game two on hold.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide blanked by RH

The Long County High School softball team lost, 8-0, to Richmond Hill on Monday in a non-region contest in Ludowici.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


YMCA level-two gymnasts place third

The Liberty gymnastics team of the Liberty County YMCA competed Sept. 6-7 at Champions Gymnastics in Jacksonville, where the level-two gymnasts placed third overall.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide notch first win of season

The Long County High School football team beat Metter, 28-12, on Friday in Ludowici to pick up its first win of the year.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers topped by Cadets

Changing regions came at a cost for Liberty County High School. Panther head football coach Kirk Warner was forced to find teams to replace the sub-region Augusta teams - and Savannah powerhouse Benedictine obliged.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI drops region battle

Richmond Hill walked into Olvey Field and handed Bradwell Institute a 28-7 Region 3-AAAAA loss Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders fall at home

It didn't take long on Friday for the Georgia Christian Generals to show that, despite not fielding a football team in more than 46 years, they still knew how to win.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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