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The Erk Russell Project

"I'm gonna say it one more time. We are Georgia Southern. Our colors are blue and white. We call ourselves the Bald Eagles. We call our offense the Georgia Power Company ... and that's a terrific name for an offense. Our snap count is 'rate, hike.' We practice on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek and that's in Statesboro, Georgia – the gnat capital of America. Our weekends begin on Thursday. The coeds outnumber the men,

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Erk Russell was more than a coach

Without Erk Russell leading the Junkyard Dog defense, the University of Georgia still might have won the 1980 national title.

May 18, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports

Hornets put brakes on Hurricanes’ comeback

The Hinesville Hurricanes couldn't weather their own storm Saturday and dropped their preseason game, 18-12, to the visiting Beaufort Hornets.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bad weather doesn’t stop tourney

Though rain came and clouds hung around, the Long County Touchdown Club's sixth annual golf tournament went ahead as scheduled Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club in Hinesville.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Gator draws crowd in Dawg country

Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow knows how to draw a crowd, even in Georgia.

May 16, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local sports

Statue of Erk project picking up speed

To say that Derek Sills loves Georgia Southern University and legendary football coach Erk Russell is an understatement. A walk through his home is like visiting a museum dedicated to the iconic coach and a tribute to Eagles football.

May 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Chapman wins AAAAA crown in long jump

Bradwell Institute track and field standout Quintunya Chapman soared to a first-place finish in the long jump on Saturday.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Police hit the links to network, more

The Law Enforcement Information Sharing Network's second annual golf tournament was Friday at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.

May 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Track team, BoE celebrate a job well done

Coach DeAndre Davis and the Bradwell Institute Tigers track team were recognized Tuesday by the Liberty County Board of Education for earning their fifth Region 3-AAAAA championship. The Tigers were presented certificates of appreciation. They're shown with BoE members Lily Baker (left) and Becky Carter (right).

May 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

It’s their turn to shine

It's time for the girls to shine at the state track meet, which is under way this weekend at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Five BI soccer players make all-region team

Bradwell Institute's Danielle Durham (in white) was one of three Lady Tigers

May 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports

Tourney raises funds for good causes in Long

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held its first golf tournament on Saturday, and tournament director Kerry Hunt called it a successful endeavor.

May 13, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

All-Stars battle at Midway Middle

Scott's All-Stars hosted the third of four tournaments scheduled for the spring league May 7 at Midway Middle School. Ten AAU teams from the Southeast competed in the tourney. The teams were broken down by age level.

May 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Bradwell makes strides

Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports

MLK tourney raises scholarship money

Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to local high school seniors, thanks to the Martin Luther King Observance Association Golf Tournament, which took place April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

May 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

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