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Barracudas drop a slot

After holding the No. 1 spot for more than a week the Hinesville Barracudas slipped a notch in the nation on the United States Specialty Sports Association's 14U Class AA Power Rating.

May 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ball moves after player address

Question: Charlie and Jack are on the fourth hole during their Saturday men's association play. Charlie addresses the ball and grounds his club behind the ball. He then decides to step away and use a different club. While walking back to his ball, it moves. Jack tells Charlie that he must incur a one-stroke penalty. Is Jack correct?

May 29, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Gator boys win state Rec Cup title

Shortly after Hinesville's 10U Gator Girls were crowned the Georgia Rec Cup Champions, the Gator boys' team followed suit by earning the champions' trophy and state title at last weekend's Georgia Rec Cup in Fayetteville.

May 25, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Spring sports athletes at Long County High School honored

Blue Tide athletes in track, golf and baseball were recognized recently for their accomplishments at the Long County High School spring sports banquet.

May 25, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Upgrades under way at course

The first step in the renovation of the Taylors Creek Golf Course greens got under way May 16, when weed-killer was applied to kill the current grass and make way for the new.

May 25, 2012 | Bob Mathews Fort Stewart FMWR, PAO | Local sports


Scott’s All-Stars win challenge

Scott's All-Stars' sixth-grade basketball team won the South Carolina Spurs Challenge in Bluffton, S.C., this past weekend.

May 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Archery fundraiser set

BRUNSWICK - Johnson's Outdoors in the Glynn Place Mall will host its first "Wounded Warrior Archery Shoot" from noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

May 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


10U Gators win Georgia Rec Cup

The Hinesville 10U Gator girls' soccer team charged through the semifinals May 12-13 and swept their long time rivals, the Lady Jaguars, this past Saturday to win the Georgia Recreation Cup 10U championship game held in Fayetteville.

May 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty’s Livingston headed to University of the Cumberlands

Multi-sport Liberty County High School athlete Cameron Livingston has signed a national letter of intent to join the track team at the University of the Cumberlands.

May 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tourney raises money

The Long County Alumni Association held its annual golf tournament Saturday, and according to tournament organizer Steven Moore, this year's turnout was very pleasing.

May 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former BI jumper advances

Former Bradwell Institute track jumper Larry Henry, currently a junior at Troy (Ala.) University, has qualified to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Track Meet on May 24-26 in Jacksonville, according to a news report on the university's athletic website.

May 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


McMillan aims at Rivals challenge

As one of just 20 players from the Class of 2014 selected to participate in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge, the writing is on the wall that Raekwon McMillan of Liberty County High School is bound to be one of the highest-ranked prospects when his class comes through its evaluation next season.

May 21, 2012 | Dallas Jackson Rivals.com | Local sports


Paintball for a cause

The Blue Tide Touchdown Club recently held paintball competition to raise money for the Long County High School football team.

May 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Guyton signs one-year deal with Miami Dolphins worth $765,000

According to a news report published Thursday in the Sun Sentinel, Hinesville natives Gary Guyton's one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins is worth $765,000.

May 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI vs. Liberty to open season

The Georgia High School Association and the Georgia Independent School Association have posted the 2012 football schedules for Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School and First Presbyterian Christian Academy's inaugural season.

May 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | 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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