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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


Guyton camp to be rescheduled

Gary Guyton's third annual sports camp, scheduled for this weekend, is being postponed because his grandmother has died.

May 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers taking soccer to state play

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger soccer team is headed to the first round of the state playoff today at Harrison High in Kennesaw near Atlanta.

May 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Skeet shoot aims for cure for diabetes

About 30 teams met Saturday at the Dorchester Hunting Preserve for the ninth annual Dorchester Fun Clay Shoot.

May 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide end with 8-18 record for year

Long County High School wrapped up its baseball season Friday with an 8-5 loss to Vidalia High School.

May 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tourney helps provide 10 scholarships

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, in anticipation of proceeds raised from its eighth Annual MLK Golf Tournament held April 14.

May 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton Sports Camp postponed

Gary Guyton's third annual Sports Camp, scheduled for this weekend, is being postponed due to a death in the family. The camp will be rescheduled at a future date. Event organizers are looking at moving the event to late June or early July. The Coastal Courier will update the information once it becomes available.

April 30, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Panther signs with North Georgia

Former Liberty County Panther standout Lamar Richardson shined at East Georgia College, and now the rising star will continue his basketball career at North Georgia College in Dahlonega.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | 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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