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FPCA wins big in season opener

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made a statement about the upcoming season Friday against Appling Christian Academy by beating the Eagles, 80-28, in Baxley.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls, Liberty boys start season strong

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers staged a second-half comeback to beat Liberty County, 52-41, in Friday's basketball season opener in the Tigers' home gym.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers honor players during banquet

Looking different than they normally do on a softball field, the Bradwell Institute softball players were all dressed up for their annual awards banquet Sunday at Club Stewart.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers use homecoming to fight cancer

For the first time, the Liberty County High School football team held a Pink Out to raise awareness of breast cancer Friday.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Dawgs fine without Gurley

Georgia has found a formula to win without star running back Todd Gurley.

October 29, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Eagles' powerful rushing attack is up front

Georgia Southern is averaging 45 points and 402 rushing yards per game this season.

October 29, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Lady Panther is region's pitcher of year

Five Liberty County softball players recently were named to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA team.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers ready for last home game

Bradwell Institute welcomes Brunswick to Olvey Field on Friday for the Tigers' final home game of the 2014 season.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panther end to play in Junior Bowl

Liberty County High School defensive end Jacari Roberts has been selected to the RisingSenior.com Georgia Junior Bowl on Dec. 30.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate homecoming game

It was a happy homecoming night for Liberty County on Friday.

October 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County finally beats MCA

Long County on Friday finally exorcised a demon that had been haunting the football program for 10 years.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Lady Tide beat Toombs; Boys edged out

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Both Panther teams beat Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Ticket Specials Available for GSU Eagles Home Finale Nov. 29th

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lovelady signs with Owls

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current East Georgia State College pitcher Richard Lovelady has signed to play at Kennesaw State University.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tough Saturday for BI boys, Liberty teams

Liberty County's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro. The same day, the Bradwell Institute boys lost a non-conference game at New Hampstead, 62-27.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty struggles against Griffin

Griffin notched nearly 300 passing yards and more than 250 rushing yards in last Friday's 46-12 win over Liberty County in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs in Griffin.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Breida Selected as One of 10 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists

DALLAS, TEXAS -- The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, which includes Georgia Southern sophomore Matt Breida. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are: Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska; Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State; Javorius Allen (Jr.), USC; Cameron Artis-Payne (Sr.), Auburn; Matt Breida (So.), Georgia Southern; Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana; James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh; Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin; Devon Johnson (Jr.), Marshall and Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell track team hosting 5K run/walk

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

November 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall at Griffin in playoff opener

Liberty County fell, 46-12, in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Griffin.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Free camp, Walthour tribute next Saturday

St. James Coastal Crew Rebels youth coach Darryl McCray recently announced there will be a free basketball camp from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the St. James Sports Center, 1140 Holmestown Road in Midway.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes prepare for 15th season

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team is preparing for its 15th season and will hold tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Live Oak Church of God.

November 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Savannah Storm tryouts

The Savannah Storm, an expansion franchise of the American Basketball Association, will host three tryouts for open roster spots for the upcoming season.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned course

Not every golf course gets designed by Pete Dye. Probably even fewer get redesigned by a Hall of Famer.

November 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


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