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Regional honors for Tigers

Despite the Bradwell Institute football team's 0-10 record, several Tigers made the 3-AAAAA All-Region Team.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD recognizes volunteers

Kenneth Bell, Travis Mobley, Albert Hawkins, Dana Lee, Jewlya Dunkins, Robert Freeman, Melissa Moore, Jessica and Antonio DeLosangeles, Sean Walker, Rey Torres, Rebecca Dates, Ashley Halliday and Larry Durrence (not pictured) were recognized at a Dec. 16 Liberty County Recreation Department board meeting and received three-year volunteer coaching awards.

December 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two locals in Friday’s Bitcoin Bowl

Two former Liberty County prep football players are getting ready for the 2014 BitCoin Bowl game Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers, Panthers take wins into break

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School each had one final away game this last weekend before starting Christmas break. Bradwell faced Wayne County Friday in Jesup where the girls won 39-35 and the boys fell 60-54 in overtime.

December 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Five Blue Tide players on All-Region Team

Long County High School was represented during the recent selection of the 2-AA All Region football team.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Panther leads scoring in Australian league

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae currently tops the Australian National Basketball League in scoring. He plays for Melbourne United.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sikes earns pre-season honors

Savannah State University Tiger slugger Charles "Trey" Sikes was recently named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American team by Collegiate Baseball, according to SSU's website.

December 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scholarship flag football tournamenmt plays through drizzle

What's a little rain when it comes to playing football? Apparently the day-long drizzle was not a factor in making the fourth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament a success.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Rion Brown inks deal with Belgian club

Former Liberty County High School basketball star Rion Brown has signed a deal to play for a professional club in Belgium, his agent announced Saturday.

December 22, 2014 | Brent Zell | Sports


FPCA boys handed first loss of season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last weekend while going 1-1 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons.

December 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell teams split with Wayne

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams got a split in home games with Wayne County last Tuesday.

December 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide snap losing streak

The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally got their mojo back last week by picking up wins over Pierce County and Jeff Davis County.

December 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local riders compete in final show of 2014

The final local horse show of the 2014 season was Nov. 15 at Pine Haven Stables and Riding Academy in Brunswick and featured successful showings by Liberty County riders.

December 22, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


GSU to host two baseball camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will host two baseball camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Brown inks deal with Belgian club

Former Liberty County High School basketball star Rion Brown has signed a deal to play for a professional club in Belgium, his agent announced today.

December 20, 2014 | By Brent Zell | Sports


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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


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


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