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Tide pitcher strikes out 16 for victory

Long County High School softball pitcher Harley Dawson led the Lady Tide to a 1-0 win Thursday over Bryan County. She won a pitching duel with Bryan's Brooke Barfield, striking out 16 batters, giving up only three hits and walking three.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell starts preseason on the road

Bradwell Institute will play Toombs County in its scrimmage at 7 tonight in Lyons.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide host Claxton tonight in home scrimmage

The Long County High School football team will hold its first scrimmage tonight, taking on Claxton High School at 7:30 in Ludowici.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pummel St. Vincent’s, 9-0

The Long County High School softball team got a no-hitter from pitcher Harley Dawson en route to winning its first Region 2-AA game of the season Tuesday by pummeling St. Vincent's Academy, 9-0, in five innings in Savannah.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles getting in their kicks after recent struggles

The kicking game has been an adventure at Georgia Southern for the last two years.

August 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Tuesday Night Open League

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Chapman claims bronze

Former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman earned a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the eighth annual North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championship in Athletics event last weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan loses stripe — and it’s a good thing

Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BI’s Johnson honored for perfect attendance

Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Two things GSU better be good at in Sun Belt

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offering variety of fall programs

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern receivers more than just blockers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


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Lady Tide top Lady Tigers in 5 innings

The Long County High School softball team split two recent games, with its win coming at the expense of Bradwell Institute.

September 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers fall short in heated region battle

The Liberty County softball team dropped two recent games.

September 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall at Monroe

Liberty County High School fell 14-6 in their Saturday football game at Monroe High School in Albany.

September 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers start to think playoffs

Lady Panther Taylor Rine was a perfect 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs including a home run to propel the Liberty County High School softball team to a 9-0 win over Portal High at home Thursday.

September 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders get a lesson on gridiron

First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Bellville where they fell 54-12 at Pinewood Christian Academy during Friday night's non-conference game.

September 22, 2014 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Sports


LCHS star having impact at Ohio State

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan got a lot of playing time in last week's game between Ohio State and Kent State.

September 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Y gymnasts place well

Liberty County YMCA's gymnastics team placed well at the Summitt Endless Summer Classic last weekend in Savannah.

September 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers fall in region game

It was a tough day for the Lady Tigers as they hosted South Effingham Thursday for a Region 3-AAAAA softball contest.

September 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther JV squad stands at 3-0

Liberty County High School's junior varsity football team is 3-0 so far this season.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Thornton, Wolpack prep for ACC games

The N.C. State Wolfpack football team, which features former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, had one last non-conference game Saturday against Presbyterian. N.C. State coasted to a 42-0 win.

September 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Australia seeing what former Panther can do on BB court

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae is off to a good start for his current team Melbourne United in Australia.

September 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Patriots knock down Highlanders 54-12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Bellville where they fell 54-12 at Pinewood Christian Academy during Friday night's non- conference football game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers have tough road game Saturday

Liberty County will hit the road for its only Saturday night game of the season, traveling to Albany to play Monroe.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA plays at Pinewood

The game was scheduled as a home game, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team will try for its first win tonight in Bellville against Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long has big region clash

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst in each team's first Region 2-AA contest of the season.

September 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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