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Senior girls finish No. 2 in state

The Liberty County Recreation Department had another reason to celebrate this year as the defending state champion senior girls' All-Star softball team finished as runner-up in this year's state tournament held June 21-23 in Bainbridge.

July 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Eagles hold free football camp for military kids

Only about a dozen kids showed up Sunday afternoon on Fort Stewart for Georgia Southern University's fifth football camp in eight days.

July 05, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Several local players to watch in fall

A number of local athletes who played high school football here will be suiting up for college teams this fall.

July 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bond between fathers and sons explored at program

The inaugural Scott's All-Star Father and Son day culminated with teams of dads and sons battling on the basketball court June 23 at the Liberty County YMCA.

July 05, 2012 | By Lonnie Fayson Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty All-Stars headed to state

The Liberty County All-Stars junior baseball team edged Ware County on Friday for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2 championship.

July 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Marne soldiers get their kicks during combatives

Not all hostile situations in combat require lethal force, explained 1st Sgt. Rob Nicholson, acting sergeant major for the 82d Civil Affairs Battalion and manager for the 3rd Infantry Division's combatives program.

July 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


McRae pours in 64 in PRT league game

Former Liberty County High School basketball star and current Tennessee Volunteer Jordan McRae scored 64 points Thursday in Knoxville, Tenn., to break the Pilot Rocky Top League's single-game scoring record.

July 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Paintball competition intense, fun

The second day of Marne Week kicked off Wednesday with events like the 10K fun run, skeet and trap shoot, horseshoes and dodgeball.

June 29, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Crusader headed to TSU

Faith Baptist Christian Academy's Jaquez Motley signed a letter of intent June 22 to play basketball at Texas Southern University.

June 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Local player attends Duke Coach K camp

Scott's All-Star basketball player Marcus Scott V attended the Coach K Camp held June 16-20 at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

June 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Pettis named one of AFL’s top ironmen

One month after he was named one of the Arena Football League's top 25 wide receivers of all time, former Bradwell Institute football player Will Pettis was honored by the league again.

June 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local sports


Guyton’s ‘Amazing’ race a hit

Former Bradwell Tiger and current National Football League linebacker Gary Guyton kicked off his third annual sports camp with his own version of the Amazing Race on Sunday at James Brown Park.

June 27, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Pros drill kids at Guyton’s camp

It's not often Hinesville kids can say they rubbed elbows with National Football League players, but several hundred kids did just that on a rainy Monday morning during the second day of Gary Guyton Sports Camp.

June 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Running for fun, fitness, friendship

A local run group formed by Josh Maxwell, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Liberty County YMCA, competed and placed during the JCB Mud Run held June 16 in Savannah.

June 25, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


A community of fitness

When Tina and Rowdy Carson moved to Hinesville from Springfield, Mo., about a year and a half ago, one of the things they missed was their crossfit training facility.

June 25, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty falls to Wayne

Liberty County celebrated its seniors in the final regular-season home game of their career Friday, but the Panthers were denied a win in their 4-0 loss to region power Wayne County.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers drop final home regular-season games

South Effingham dampened the happiness of the Liberty County High School soccer teams' senior day Thursday evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


A peek at GSU Eagles lineup

It's way, way, way too early to be talking about Georgia Southern's starting lineup for the upcoming 2014 football season, so let's talk about it.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


GSU adds UGA and W. Virginia to 2015 season

Georgia Southern has obligations for four non-conference football games for the 2015 season with games at Georgia and West Virginia and home contests against The Citadel and Western Michigan, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced earlier this week.

April 15, 2014 | By GSU AMR | Local sports


FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County’s Goodro signs with MGSC

Long County High School's Tristan Goodro on Wednesday signed on to play baseball for Middle Georgia State College next year.

April 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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