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Panthers go 3-0 in Gentlemen’s Classic

After winning the first two games of the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro last week, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team took game three beating Osborne, 75-67.

January 05, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former LCHS Panther vying for title

Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan will be in the Bowl Championship Series final game after his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, pulled off the upset of the year over Alabama, 42-35, in the Sugar Bowl semi-final game Thursday night.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Brown shoots 50% on new squad

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown started his first game with his new European team, Basic-Fit Brussels last week.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Eagles rally from deficit; drop Sun Belt debut to UT, 62-61

ARLINGTON, Texas – Lonnie McClanahan hit a driving right-handed layup with 14.1 seconds left to lift UT Arlington to a 62-61 men's basketball victory over Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams Tuesday night in College Park Center.

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte set for Under Armour Elite 50

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been selected to take part in the inaugural Under Armour Elite 50 Experience.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan, Buckeyes getting ready for ’Bama, Sugar Bowl

Looking to build on a stellar freshman regular season, former Liberty County High School football linebacker Raekwon McMillan is prepping to play for Ohio State on Thursday in the All-State Sugar Bowl.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty takes two at ’Boro tourney

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team won its first two games in the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament last weekend in Statesboro.

December 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Scott named Blue Tide’s Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of Year

Running back Brendon Scott has been named the 2014 Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year for Long County High School.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Frye to play in all-star game

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Frye, an offensive tackle for Georgia Southern, has accepted an invitation to the Medal of Honor Bowl senior all-star game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

December 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU men’s hoops becoming fun again

You'd have to go back to this time of year in 2003 when Georgia Southern basketball was really, truly fun.

December 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Thornton helps Wolfpack earn Bitcoin Bowl victory

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton and former Bradwell Institute lineman Chester Brown played in Friday's Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide football team honored at awards banquet

The Long County High School football team recently held its annual awards banquet at the school cafeteria to recognize over 50 players and adults for their efforts.

December 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty stables shine at Georgia Fall Classic

Liberty County stables placed well in the final show of the 2014 American saddlebred season.

December 29, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Local hoops stars fare well in college

Several former high-school athletes from the Liberty County area are midway through their college-basketball seasons. Here are updates on a few local players.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Blue Tide get first win of year on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the year Monday by defeating New Hampstead, 11-1, in five innings in Ludowici.

February 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vince Dooley to speak at Bethesda Academy

SAVANNAH - Former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be the guest speaker at the second anniversary Scholarship Gala at Bethesda Academy from 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 15 at 9520 Ferguson Ave. to celebrate the school's 275th anniversary and the class of 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles baseball looking for more this season

If Georgia Southern has proven anything in its brief relationship with the Sun Belt Conference, it's that the Eagles shouldn't be taken lightly. The football team rolled to a conference title and the men's basketball team is right in the championship mix.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide baseball team looks to make state tournament

The Long County High School baseball team last year missed making the state playoffs by one game, finishing with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-10 mark in Region 2-AA.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide soccer teams look to build on last year’s success

Last year was only the second year of the Long County High School soccer program's existence, but both the girls' and boys' teams had quality years.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Panther boys win basketball region title

Liberty County High School's basketball teams played Region 3-AAAA tournament games last week, and the Panther boys took home the championship trophy.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers nab win in baseball scrimmage

Bradwell Institute claimed a 9-4 scrimmage win Thursday at Tattnall County.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty Co. H.S. Panthers fall in soccer opener

The Liberty County High School soccer teams had rough times in their season openers Thursday.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide hoops teams end year

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons this week, falling in the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AA tournament.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI soccer teams get solid start to season

Bradwell Institute's soccer teams kicked off their seasons with home games last week against Brunswick on Tuesday and Long County on Thursday.

February 16, 2015 | Patty Leon Updated story | Sports


Highlanders fall to Memorial Day

It wasn't the perfect ending to what could have been the perfect season for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team.

February 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide destroy Groves in tourney opener, lose to Jeff Davis on Wednesday

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had one of its best showings of the year Tuesday by destroying Groves, 69-20, in the first round of the Region 2-AA Tournament in Ludowici.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide stun Bacon County in region tourney, fall to Benedictine

The Long County High School boys' basketball team shocked everyone but themselves Tuesday.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles add 22 recruits on Signing Day

As Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz stepped to the podium for the Eagles' Signing Day news conference Feb. 4, the sometimes-overblown hyperbole of the day wasn't lost on him.

February 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


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