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Blue Tide pick up a win and a loss over weekend

The Blue Tide baseball team picked up another win Thursday, but also fell in a Region 2-AA game Friday to put their season record at 3-3.

March 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Hurricane force play

Saturday's weather had tornado watches and warnings all over Southeast Georgia, but in Millen, it was a bigger storm that laid a path of destruction on the gridiron.

March 07, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Wildcats to honor military, former Panther Friday

Richmond Hill High School's varsity baseball team will host its annual "Military Appreciation Night" Friday at Wildcat Field. The 6 p.m. game against the Liberty County Panthers will be dedicated to former Liberty pitcher Joe Watkins, who died in an automobile accident in November.

March 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Pull the flagstick?

Question: Martha and Janet have completed their round of golf. While enjoying lunch, Martha asks Janet, is there a penalty for hitting the flagstick with your ball when you are putting from off the putting green?

March 07, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

BI shuts out Jenkins in region opener

The Bradwell soccer teams grabbed their first Region 3-AAAAA wins against Jenkins High School Friday night at Freedom Field in Savannah.

March 05, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Faith Baptist 3rd in national tournament

Ludowici's Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys' basketball team finished third in the 2012 National Association of Christian Athletes Elite program tournament in Dayton, Tenn.

March 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Dixie Stables, owner, riders earn top honors

Dixie Stables and owner Lynn Pace recently received two awards at the joint annual meeting and banquet of the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia and the United Professional Horseman Association Georgia Chapter in Macon.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Panthers place first in second home meet

Liberty County High School's track team took another first place finish in its second home meet of the season on Thursday.

March 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Jackets sting Blue Tide

The Long County High School baseball team got stung by Jeff Davis County High School, 7-2, in Ludowici on Wednesday. The game was the first 2-AA Region game for both teams.

March 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Bass tournament set on Stewart

The public is invited to a catch-and-release bass tournament March 17 on Fort Stewart.

March 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Lovejoy rocks Liberty County

As teams progress through the state basketball playoffs, the opposition is supposed to become harder.

March 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Wilson named to all-star team

First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' basketball player Aaliyah Wilson has been picked to represent her school in Saturday's Georgia-South Carolina all-star game in Augusta.

March 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell teams second at Statesboro

STATESBORO - The Bradwell Institute girls' and boys' track and field teams opened the 2012 season with second-place finishes at Saturday's Statesboro Invitational.

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

Panthers take first place at own meet

Liberty County's track teams took first place last Thursday at home in their first meet of the season.

March 02, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty handed loss in baseball

The Liberty County baseball team took a 12-0 loss Tuesday from Benedictine in Savannah.

March 02, 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, 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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