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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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Tigers win 6th region trophy in 7 years

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team eked out 10 extra points to beat Effingham County in the Region 3-AAAAA track meet at Ware County High School last weekend. The Lady Tigers finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlander qualifies for state meet

First Presbyterian Christian Academy track standout Asyria Daniels has qualified to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association State track meet this weekend in Albany.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panther girls, boys take second at region meet

Liberty County High School spent two separate days competing at the Region 3-AAAA track meet at Cross Creek High in Augusta. The long travels last Wednesday and Friday paid off as the Panther boys and girls finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Big Blue Tide loss makes next games crucial

The Long County High School baseball team fell to Toombs County, 3-1, Monday in a big Region 2-AA contest.

April 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

High school physicals Saturday

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Junior golf tournaments coming

Entries are now being accepted for both the 49th annual Georgia Junior Championship and the 35th edition of the Georgia Girls' Championship. The junior boys will travel south to Brunswick Country Club, while the junior girls will head to The Standard Club in Johns Creek. Both events will take place June 16-18.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tigers down Red Terrors

Bradwell Institute's baseball team made a statement Thursday, scoring 11 runs off 13 hits in their 11-3 victory at Glynn Academy.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers clinch berth

Liberty County High School's girls' soccer team clinched a playoff spot Tuesday after beating Academy of Richmond County, 6-1, in Augusta.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide roll into postseason

The playoff-bound Long County High School girls' soccer team beat Bryan County, 10-0, on Tuesday in Pembroke.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles wrap up spring practice

STATESBORO - Just before the rain moved into Statesboro on Friday, a few blasts of wind swept across the practice fields adjacent to "Beautiful Eagle Creek," as the Eagle football team finished up its final practice of spring 2014.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell girls' team gets forfeit win

According to Bradwell Institute's girls' soccer coach Scott Akin, the Groves High girls' soccer team forfeited Friday's final regular season game of the year.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Gospel sing to help Long Co. athletes on trip

A gospel sing to help raise funds for a student missionary trip to the Dominican Republic will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tag-fee changes to help Georgia’s wildlife

JEKYLL ISLAND - Georgia's five wildlife license plates soon will cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife.

April 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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