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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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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


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


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