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Lady Panthers produce comeback win

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute girls' basketball teams split their home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther, Tiger boys fall in respective home games

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School dropped boys' basketball home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA squads ready for action

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams return to action this week after taking some time off for the holidays.

January 07, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Former Lady Panther cited for USA South weekly honor

Former Liberty County High School basketball player and current LaGrange College player Kymberli Payno recently was named the USA South Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4, according to a news release from the LaGrange College's website.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Men’s team gets 1st Sun Belt win

STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.

January 07, 2015 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


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


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Georgia Southern has chance to make a statement

It's time to find out just how good Georgia Southern's men's basketball team can be.

January 14, 2015 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Buckeyes, McMillan ready for big game

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will play Monday night for the College Bowl Football Series National Title. The Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the finals and will face the Oregon Ducks. Both teams are 13-1.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA, David Emanuel split region opener

The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.

January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


McRae named player of the month for December

Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders named to All-Region Team

The 2014 First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team made history by earning the program's first two wins and having several players named to the All-Region Team this past season.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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