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Inaugural golf tournament raises more than $8,000

The generosity of church members and the community made the inaugural Waldo Pafford Memorial Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament a success, according to event organizer Clifford Johnson.

June 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Break over for GSU players

STATESBORO - After a brief break following the Southern Conference Tournament, the majority of the Georgia Southern baseball team is back in action.

June 20, 2012 | By Barrett Gilham Georgia Southern AMR | Local sports


Vols’ McRae on top of Ol’ Rocky Top

University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae, a former Liberty County High School star, was selected third overall in the Pilot Rocky Top League, joining the Choice Spine team.

June 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Barracudas ready to take bite out of USSSA series

Boasting a 22-7 overall record, a recent West State Georgia Championship title and a move back up to the No. 2 spot in the nation in the United States Specialty Sports Association Power Ratings, the Hinesville Barracudas are preparing for their ultimate challenge.

June 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Free camp for military dependents

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern has five upcoming football camps and will also have a free camp for children of active-duty military members on Fort Stewart.

June 18, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger Tee-Off raises funds for non-revenue sports at BI

The team of Pat Edwards, Robert Darby, Clifford Johnson and Ken Johnson fired a 15-under-par 56 to win the 15th Tiger Tee-Off golf tournament June 9 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

June 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Taylor named state’s top basketball ref

Derrick Taylor of Hinesville was named the basketball official of the year during the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's 74th annual award and 12th annual hall of fame ceremony June 1-2 in Dalton.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Two Tigers earn All-Region 3-AAAAA baseball honors

Bradwell Institute baseball players Mitch Rogers and Jacob Dill were selected to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pool tourney set to benefit diabetes group

The Big Cheesy, a new restaurant in Hinesville, will host a pool tournament benefitting the American Diabetes Association this weekend.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ft. Stewart fishing event draws crowd at Pond No. 30

The late Franc White, host of the regional TV show "The Southern Sportsman," used to end his weekly outdoors show with a fervent suggestion.

June 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Savannah Derby Devils skate doubleheader Saturday

The Savannah Derby Devils will have a fundraiser and canned-good drive during their doubleheader at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Savannah Civic Center.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Eighth annual Paddle Georgia this week

Hinesville resident Jim Gray is gearing up to paddle 105 miles this week as part of Georgia River Network's eighth annual Paddle Georgia 2012.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Girls hit target at Take Your Daughter to the Range Day

It was the inaugural event looking to push girls forward in a male-dominated sport.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hinesville Barracudas win West State Diamond title

The Hinesville 14U Class AA Barracudas are the 2012 West State Diamond champions.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan intrigued by Notre Dame

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan is intrigued with possibility playing college football at Notre Dame.

June 11, 2012 | Tyler James South Bend Tribune | Local sports


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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


Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


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


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