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Golf tourney to benefit area youth mentoring projects set for April 18

The MJM Foundation Inc. and Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. will host the Inaugural "Two Person Captains Choice" Golf Tournament at 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


MLK Golf Tournament set

The 11thannual MLK Golf Tournament is set for noon Saturday, April 11, at the Taylor's Creek Golf Course.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers thump Toombs Co.

A soggy field and a light drizzle didn't stop the Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team from defeating Toombs County, 6-1, Friday afternoon in Lyons.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA earns first region win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy earned its first Region 2-AA win of the season Friday by winning at Twiggs Academy, 6-5.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers struggle in region action

Bradwell Institute's baseball team is off to a 0-4 Region 3-AAAAA start after losing three games to South Effingham last week and falling at Statesboro on Monday.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


All*Stars earn rings in prep hoops

Three Scott's All*Stars players will receive championship rings for winning the GHSA state championship, according to coach and founder Marcus Scott IV.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers top Bears in doubleheader

Friday afternoon proved to be a good day to play baseball, despite the weather, as the Liberty County Panthers beat Burke County twice in a Region 3-AAAA doubleheader in Waynesboro.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mitchell, Graham nab awards

Liberty County High School was well represented on the All-Region 3-AAAA boys' basketball awards, which were announced last week.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI’s Wood signs with ABAC

Bradwell Institute girls' soccer player Cat Wood on Friday officially penned her name to play soccer and study animal science at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers split contests

The Liberty County Lady Panthers are starting to find their stride in the middle of the 2015 season. Playing the Lady Phoenix of New Hampstead, the new Chatham County high school near Pooler, the Lady Panthers unleashed an offensive barrage blanking New Hampstead, 6-0, on Tuesday.

March 16, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI boys place first, girls second at Tiger Invitational

The Bradwell institute boys' track team scored 156 points in 16 events at the inaugural Tiger invitational Track meet March 7 at BI. The Lady Tigers finished second in their division with 126 points.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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‘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


Bradwell, Liberty head toward end of regular seasons

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball teams dive into action this week as the regular-season finales loom.

April 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


BI alum Chapman sets records at UGA

Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman set University of Georgia records en route to collegiate all-time top-10 scores in the Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon last Thursday in Athens, according to a news release on georgiadogs.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New concussion policy adopted for high-school football players

The Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee adopted a new policy Monday that aims to reduce the risk of concussions in high-school football athletes.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Record-setter Spieth seems to be the right Masters champion

History will remember the 2015 Masters Tournament as Jordan Spieth's Masters, and that's a good thing.

April 15, 2015 | Vince Johnson | Sports


Blue vs. White game set for 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 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Special teams looking for consistency

With the top rushing offense in the nation, a more- concerted effort on improving passing numbers in the upcoming season and figuring out how to replace four starters from last year's offensive line, one would think the kicking game would be the least of head coach Willie Fritz's worries.

April 15, 2015 | Horace Holloman | Sports


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