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A winner among Georgia Tech's losses

It's hard to find something to celebrate after a disappointing loss to your state rival and the firing of your head coach. But for one Hinesville family, it was an honor to celebrate their son's performance for the last four years as a Yellow Jacket.

December 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Tide dominates Yellow Jackets, Ladies split

The Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team dominated rival Wayne County this past Saturday and improved their record to 2-0.

December 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondennt | Sports


Panthers look ahead to basketball state finals

The Liberty County Panthers men's basketball season is set to begin with one goal in mind - the state finals.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Playoff-bound Tigers face Valdosta tonight

Another battle of the big cats takes place tonight as the Bradwell Tigers head into hostile Wildcats territory to face Valdosta High. It is the first round of AAAAA playoffs as the number three seed 3-AAAAA Tigers meet the number 2 seed 1-AAAAA Valdosta.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Richt makes sure everyone has a place to go for Thanksgiving

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt wanted to make sure everyone had a place to go on Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers start season at Joe Greene tourney

The Liberty County Panthers started their basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday at the 30th annual Joe Greene Tip-Off Tournament in Savannah.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Glavine talks with Braves about return

ATLANTA -- The Braves held their first formal talks Wednesday in pursuit of 300-game winner Tom Glavine, hoping to lure him back to Atlanta to finish his career.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Tech fires head football coach

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech fired coach Chan Gailey on Monday, two days after his sixth straight loss to rival Georgia ended a disappointing season.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Dog-baying competition draws dogs from all over Southeast

This past weekend, competitors from as far as South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama; and from surrounding Camden, Liberty, Evans, Appling, and Tattnall Counties, all came out to the dog-baying Competition hosted by Ray's Bay Pen.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers aim for great things

I'm expecting great things this season," Lady Panthers Head Coach Carolyn Kelly said. "I'm especially expecting a lot from my only two returning seniors."

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Tide scrimmage, alumni game tonight

The Long County High School boys' Blue Tide Basketball team will have a scrimmage game this Friday, followed by an alumni game to get ready for the upcoming season.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County wins Gator Bowl

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Close game decides baseball championship

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Opinion: Sports fans have reasons to be thankful

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for the things in life we cherish and for the love of family and friends.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Highlander men seek second turn at state

In only their third season, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy men's basketball team is chasing a title. Last year the team surprised many when they made it to the final four with a squad consisting primarily of freshman and sophomores. This year they enter the season ranked number three in the state in the Georgia Independent School Association.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


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Liberty tennis teams earn state berths

Liberty County High School's tennis teams placed third in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs to earn spots in this week's state tournaments.

April 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Blue Tide baseball stars playing well

Former Long County baseball stars Dustin McGowan and Tristan Goodro are making the folks in Long County proud this year in their post-high-school careers on the diamond.

April 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County sends 8 to sectional track meet

Eight Long County High School athletes have qualified for the AA state sectional track-and-field meet after their efforts at the Region 2-AA meet last Wednesday at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Vidalia, hold on to 4th spot in region

The hometown fans in Ludowici had a lot to be happy about Friday as Long County beat Vidalia 6-3 in Region 2-AA baseball action.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fritz sees improvement as spring football wraps up

The Georgia Southern football team wrapped up spring practice as the Eagles participated in their annual Blue-White Game in front of a sizable crowd Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports


UGA Athletics honors Hinesville native

ATHENS - Hinesville native Mark Delafchell last week was named the University of Georgia Athletic Association's Employee of the Year.

April 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


‘A good time for me to go ahead and retire’

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger taking baseball skills to Albany State University

Bradwell Institute baseball player Stephen Felton signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Albany State University Wednesday at BI's media center.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Park’s playground named for longtime LCRD board member

A ceremony March 28 named the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers split games with Brunswick

The Bradwell Institute Tigers split victories in a cross-region doubleheader in Brunswick Thursday.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders take down David Emanuel

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had a huge win over David Emanuel Academy Tuesday on the diamond in Stillmore. The Highlander boys followed up that performance with a come-from-behind win Friday at home against Twiggs Academy.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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