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SAS eighth-graders get ready for nationals in Orlando

Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team had a retreat last week to mentally and physically prepare for the this week's Amateur Athletic Union Division I national tournament in Orlando.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Soccer camp returns to Hinesville

Around 60 kids braved hot temperatures this week at James Brown Park in the hopes of perfecting their soccer games.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Early start awaits Panthers

Across Southeast Georgia, many high-school football teams are prepping for the season and have at least until Aug. 22 before their preseason games. But not the Liberty County High School Panthers.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae picked in NBA draft

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58th pick overall of the 2014 NBA draft Thursday.

June 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty County Rec Department Allstars

Senior girls softball Allstars: T'Keristen Brown, Cassidy Collum, Riley Davis, Alyssa Dennis, Tamia Johnson, Rachael Smith, Haley Spencer, Mackenzie Stewart, Kaylee Taylor, Brianna Tootle; coaches: Michael Smith, David Stewart, Marty Martin.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty riders saddle up for Kentucky horse show

About 50 children from around the state are set to go on a trip steeped in the horse and racing industry, thanks to a 40 year old program.

June 30, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Coach remembered for game he gave up

Most of the stories about former Bradwell coach Hokey Jackson, who died Wednesday night in Athens, are about him taking BI to region and south Georgia championships and the 1965 state title. They detail 100 wins in just 14 seasons.

June 30, 2014 | Kenny Fussell | Local sports


Golf tournament gives out $1,000 in scholarships

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament was June 21 at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

June 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Triathlon for youths

The second annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 6. Registration is open for the swim, bike and run event geared toward youth ages 7 to 15. To register, go to www.runsignup.com and click on the "Race" tab at the top of the page. Registration forms are also available at Fleet Feet Sports at 3405 Waters Ave. and at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae NBA bound

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennesseebasketball player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58thpick of the 2014 NBA draft. Just seconds later he was traded to the 76ers, but by then it no longer mattered.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Famed Bradwell coach Jackson dies

Former Bradwell Institute football coach Hokey Jackson, who led the program to its only state championship, has passed away.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County rallies to win district title

The Long County 10-and-under baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Championship on Monday in Ludowici by sweeping two games against Pierce County.

June 27, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All*Stars eighth-graders win league, eye national tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the South Georgia Basketball League Championship by defeating the Carolina Ballers, 46-43, on June 19 at Johnson High School in Savannah.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton to appear on outdoors series

Former Bradwell Institute, Georgia Tech and New England Patriot football player Gary Guyton is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the New England Sports Network show "Charlie Moore Outdoors," according to NESN.com.

June 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


High-school softball seasons slated to start in August

Bradwell Institute's softball team will look to improve on its 5-15 overall record from 2013 when the new season begins Aug. 14.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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