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Seniors recognized
Blue Tide Baseball Seniors
Posters of Blue Tide seniors, Brian Lester, Antonio Golden and Ryan Desbiens, hang on a fence at Long County baseball teams Senior Night. - photo by Mikee Riddle

Long County’s senior baseball players were recognized during the team’s recent Senior Night.
The three players honored were Ryan Desbiens, Antonio Golden and Brian Lester.

Desbiens was escorted by his parents, Michele Dasher and Thomas Desbiens. This was Desbiens first year playing for the Blue Tide, though it was his fourth year playing high school ball. He said in addition to playing baseball, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

After graduation, Desbiens plans to attend college to major in marine biology. His advice to future Blue Tide players is “Don’t get caught doing anything dumb by Coach Chambless.”
Golden, who was escorted by his parents, Vela and Tony Golden, has been on the Blue Tide baseball team for three years, and played the year before that.

In addition to baseball, Golden said he like to hang out with friends. He is taking classes at Coastal Pines Technical College, through the high schools Move On When Ready program. He hopes to go into physical therapy. His advice: “Always work harder than the man next to you.”
Lester was escorted by his parents, Jeri and Matt Lester. He played base ball with the Blue Tide four years.

When he isn’t playing baseball, Lester said he likes to fish. He is also in Move on When Ready and hopes for a career in physical therapy.
Long County finished the season with a 14-12 overall record and 7-7 in Region 2-AA. The Blue Tide just missed the playoffs by one game, ending fifth in the region.

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