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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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Local teams have rough night on grid-iron

It was a bit rough to be a football team located within Liberty County Friday night. At Donell Woods Stadium Benedictine showed why they made the state semi-finals last year taking down Liberty 44-13 in a non-region game.

September 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County look to bounce back against Metter

The Long County High School football team will be back on the gridiron tonight when it hosts Metter at 7:30 p.m.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County shuts out Lady Bucs on Pink-Out Night

The Long County High School softball team beat McIntosh County, 8-0, on Wednesday in Ludowici.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers open region play against Wildcats

Bradwell Institute has its first Region 3-AAAAA contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it hosts Richmond Hill at Olvey Field.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Cadets battle Friday at Donell Woods Stadium

Liberty County High School will get an early feel for the postseason when the Panthers welcome regional power Benedictine to Donell Woods Stadium on Friday.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tigers take game to the wire

It was an exciting final three innings Tuesday, as the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers won its home softball game, 5-3, over Bradwell Institute in the teams' third matchup of the season.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Roberts shines again for Liberty

By the time Liberty County High School sat their starters Friday, they had already put up 42 unanswered points against McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County tops Bradwell

Bradwell Institute dropped Long County claimed a 5-2 win over Bradwell Institute on Monday in a non-conference game at BI.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers still struggling in passing game

Bradwell Institute quarterbacks Duane Johnson and Stephen Felton combined to go 0 for 2 in passing during last Friday's 28-21 loss at Calvary Day in Savannah. But what the Tigers lacked in passing, they made up for by pounding the ball, rushing for 201 yards.

September 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide JV fall to Tattnall County

Though the Long County High School varsity football team had last week off from game action, the junior-varsity squad traveled to Reidsville on Thursday but lost to Tattnall County, 42-14.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Berry seeing more action for SSU Tigers

Former Long County High School football standout Josh Berry, who is now a member of the Savannah State University team, saw action on Saturday against Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Eagles open new Paulson with big win

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern rang in the Football Bowl Subdivision era with the first game in a newly-renovated Paulson Stadium against Savannah State on Saturday evening. However, the starters only got to play in half of it.

September 10, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Severe Impact to hold tryouts for 18U team

September 10, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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