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Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Long County clinches playoff berth with win over Bryan County

The Long County High School softball team was all smiles Friday as the Lady Tide clinched a playoff berth in the state tournament.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA snags first win in program’s history

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, determination and a willingness to keep the faith, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally was rewarded for its patience Friday night. The Highlanders beat Crisp Academy, 18-6, and notched the first win in program history.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers

Bradwell Institute's football team waded in the swamps and eventually got eaten by the Gators, falling 33-0 in a Region 3-AAAAA game at Ware County High in Waycross.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS falls to Wayne

Liberty County High School opened Region 3-AAAA action Friday at Wayne County, where the Yellow Jackets shut out the Panthers, 29-0.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide lose to Bacon County

The Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, on Friday in Alma.

September 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders earn first win of school’s football program

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, sheer determination and always keeping the faith. Friday night all the bumps, bruises and losses seemed worth it as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander football team earned their first win of their football program beating Crisp Academy18-6 at home.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Runs Past Appalachian State 34-14

STATESBORO, Ga. – Matt Breida and Kevin Ellison combined for 286 yards on the ground, and Georgia Southern held Appalachian State scoreless in the second half to grind out a 34-14 Sun Belt Conference victory over the Mountaineers at Paulson Stadium Thursday night in a nationally-televised contest on ESPNU.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers make short work of Lady Knights again

After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn't take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor seniors with victory

A young Bradwell Institute softball team honored its three seniors during its last home game of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over St. Vincent's Academy.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide will try to rebound against Bacon Co.

Long County will be looking to pick up its second win of the year tonight when it travels to Alma to take on the Bacon County Red Raiders in a Region 2-AA battle.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA seeks first win vs. Crisp Academy

First Presbyterian Christian Academy host the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide recognize eight seniors

The Long County High School softball team held its senior-night activities Monday.

September 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Georgia opens oyster harvest in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tigers face big test tonight

Bradwell Institute has its toughest battle tonight - a Region 3-AAAAA contest against Ware County in Waycross.

September 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Blue Tide have many pieces in place for 2015

The Long County football team fell to Benedictine Military School, 62-15, Friday in Savannah, ending the season with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Region 2-AA.

November 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty runnners battle tough course at state meet

The elevation and course made it tough for the Liberty County High School cross-country team at the GHSA AAAA state meet Saturday at Carrollton.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Tide softball team holds awards banquet

The Long County High School softball team held their annual awards banquet last Thursday at Sybil's in Jesup.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Holds on to Beat Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Eagle junior safety Matt Dobson picked off Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones in the end zone and returned it a school-record 102 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the third quarter, and it proved to be the game-winning points, lifting Georgia Southern to a 28-25 victory over Texas State at Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon. Georgia Southern improved to 8-2 overall and remained undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference at 7-0.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Dobson Named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Junior safety Matt Dobson, who returned an interception 100+ yards for a touchdown in the Georgia Southern win over Texas State, was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week. From Monticello, Fla., the two-year starter broke both the Georgia Southern and Sun Belt record for longest interception return with his 100-yard play, the previous records were 98 and 99 yards, respectively. Dobson, one of only three players to accomplish this feat in the FBS this season, becomes the first Eagle to be named a Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide fall to Cadets

The Long County High School football team traveled on Friday to Savannah, where they took on the fourth-ranked Benedictine Military School in the Tide's last game of the season.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA falls in first playoff game

Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger track team plans to host a 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team is hosting its first annual Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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