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FPCA hits 3-pointer at buzzer to make semis

Frederick Heaggans hit a 3-pointer from half-court at the buzzer Saturday to lift the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team over Furtah 66-64 in the Georgia Independent School Association quarterfinals in Stillmore.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Road ends for Panthers

CARROLLTON - Foul trouble and Jonesboro's second-half offensive excellence proved too tough a combination for No. 7 Liberty County in its 71-43 loss in the Class AAAA Final Four on Saturday at the University of West Georgia Coliseum.

March 02, 2015 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Golf tournament 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 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Hurricanes hit season’s halfway point

Liberty County's semi-professional football team, the Hinesville Hurricanes, took a 2-2 record into this weekend's action.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Tiger breaks school record

Former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina Upstate, broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles Feb. 20 at the App State Indoor Open in Boone, North Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County All-Stars compete in district tournament

The Long County 12-under all-star basketball competed Thursday in the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Tournament in Baxley. In a game that went back fourth for four quarters, Appling County won, 37-28.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty tops BI in rematch

Liberty County balanced the scales with Bradwell Institute on Friday in its 9-4 non-region baseball win at BI.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Two Lady Panthers sign with colleges

Liberty County High School soccer player Myesha Robinson signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday at the LCHS media center.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Two Lady Panthers sign with colleges

Liberty County High School soccer player Cortney Welch will play at South Carolina State after signing a letter of intent Friday at LCHS' media center.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide in first place after win; Lady Tide fall

The Long County High School boys' soccer team got a huge win Friday, beating Benedictine Military School, 6-5, in Ludowici.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA advances in state tournament

First Presbyterian Christian Academy advanced to the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA tournament, beating Furtah Prep Saturday, 66-64. The game, which was played at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, was decided by a last-minute three-pointer by the Highlanders.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Jonesboro bumps Liberty from state tourney

The Liberty County Panthers lost their final-four game in Carrollton Saturday evening. The score against Jonesboro was 71-43.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA boys in state quarterfinals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team will play Furtah Prep in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore.

February 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers going to the Final Four

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has earned its way back to the Class AAAA final four.

February 26, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Panthers make final four

It was an intense battle between Liberty County High and Americus-Sumter but the Panther boys edged out a 58-52 win to advance to the final four of the state playoffs. The Panthers won the game tonight in their home gym.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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Meet NFL player Ulrick John

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University player Ulrick John will be at South Georgia Bank for a special meet and greet to raise funds for Relay For Life. The Indianapolis Colts picked former Tiger and later GSU Panther offensive lineman in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers are 2-1 in region play

Liberty County High School hosted New Hampstead in soccer where the boys fell 5-2 and the girls triumphed with a 6-0 win in region 3-AAAA action Tuesday.

March 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three 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 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mustangs take second win over Tigers

The Bradwell Institute baseball team was defeated by South Effingham 10-4 during their second Region 3-AAAAA matchup in Guyton Wednesday.

March 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Late run lifts Liberty

Liberty Panthers first baseman Jacari Roberts crushed a pitch to the center-field gap, scoring Jacob Albertson to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory in eight innings against Bryan County on Monday at LCHS.

March 11, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Bradwell loses first region game

Perennial power South Effingham pounded out 12 hits, including three home runs, in defeating Bradwell Institute 12-2 on Monday afternoon at BI in the Tigers' inaugural game against the Mustangs in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 11, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Williams named Panthers’ MVP

Liberty County High School football player Jacquez Williams was surprised to learn he was named the Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Panther player of the year for the 2014 season.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders get first win of season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team is 1-1-1 on the season after thumping Appling Christian, 14-1, Monday at home.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Pace, area riders honored at banquet

Lynn Pace, who owned and operated Dixie Stables Farms in Allenhurst for 45 years, was honored at the American Saddlebred Association of Georgia's annual banquet Feb. 21 in the State Botanical Gardens in Athens.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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