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Tybee hosting EVP event

Tybee Island will host the third annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, featuring elite professional athletes, free agents and amateur volleyball players. This event is free and open to spectators.

May 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Barracudas ranked No. 1 in US

The Hinesville 14U Barracudas won the Cinco de Mayo Tournament held over the weekend in Macon.

May 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


HAPfan tournament going strong as it raises money for local scholarships

Golfers from all over the area came out recently to participate in the fourth annual HAPfan Golf Tournament at Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville.

May 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local team is No. 1 on national list

The Hinesville 14 and younger Barracudas, a United States Specialty Sports Association traveling baseball team, was ranked No. 1 in the country on the USSSA Power Rating released Tuesday morning.

May 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


’Landers one win away from title

Hosting last year's state runners-up, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team figured it had a tough task at hand.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Team Hinesville scores nine medals at Matt Davis Memorial tournament

Team Hinesville Weightlifting captured five gold medals, three silvers and a bronze at the Matt Davis Memorial held at the Anderson/Cohen Weightlifting Center April 28 in Savannah.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA, BI eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team forced a tiebreaker game in the state playoffs after going 1-1 Friday in the best-of-three series at Citizen's Christian Academy in Douglas. However, the Highlanders lost game three Saturday afternoon.

May 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Special Olympics held on Stewart

The Special Olympics held their opening ceremony April 27 on Fort Stewart starting with their parade of athletes. According to Debbie Tomkiewicz, adaptive physical education teacher and local coordinator of the Liberty County Special Olympics, athletes from Fort Stewart, Liberty and Long County participated in track, wheelchair races and throwing events. "Our event would not have been successful without the help of Mavis Crowell, who works at ACS on Ft. Stewart and Larry Laughlin, who works with their youth sports program," Tomkiewicz said.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Scott’s All-Stars donate time

Scott's All-Stars earned some community service hours volunteering their time at last week's Small World Festival. The young men worked from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. setting up tables, picking up litter and helping out local vendors at the event. The boys also were able to enjoy the entertainment and observe the different cultures that reside in Liberty County.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


On striking the golf ball more than once

Question: Ralph and James are playing in their men's association Saturday event. On the 18th hole, Ralph has a short pitch shot and decides to use his lob wedge. As he swings, his club strikes the ball twice, and it lands one foot from the hole.

May 07, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Gators take second place at tournament

The Hinesville Gators 10U boys' soccer team placed second at the Rose City Soccer Challenge held in Thomasville April 21-22. The 10U Gators are: left to right, Assistant coaches Vera Anderson and Keith Anderson, Evan Toole, Palmer Whitney, Keagan Toole, Christopher Dargan, Kyle Osteen, Kendall Anderson, Mark Alan McGarry, Casey Rearley, Jack Crider and head coach Jared Anderson.

May 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA girls move into GISA final four

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team will play in the state semifinals at 4:30 p.m. today - but the road there wasn't easy.

May 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Mud bogging a blast in Long County

The bi-annual Long County Recreation Department Summer Mud Bog was held recently, and once again entries from all over the state came out to challenge the pit.

May 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Team goes 2-1 at Gibbons

The St. James Coastal Crew 16U Rebels went 2-1 at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions last weekend at the Suwanee Sports Complex.

May 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Barracudas take tourney by storm

The 14U Barracudas baseball team came out with hot bats en route to first place April 21-22 at the Shoot Out in the 'Boro in Statesboro.

May 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | 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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