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Taylor named state’s top basketball ref

Derrick Taylor of Hinesville was named the basketball official of the year during the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's 74th annual award and 12th annual hall of fame ceremony June 1-2 in Dalton.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Two Tigers earn All-Region 3-AAAAA baseball honors

Bradwell Institute baseball players Mitch Rogers and Jacob Dill were selected to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pool tourney set to benefit diabetes group

The Big Cheesy, a new restaurant in Hinesville, will host a pool tournament benefitting the American Diabetes Association this weekend.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ft. Stewart fishing event draws crowd at Pond No. 30

The late Franc White, host of the regional TV show "The Southern Sportsman," used to end his weekly outdoors show with a fervent suggestion.

June 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Savannah Derby Devils skate doubleheader Saturday

The Savannah Derby Devils will have a fundraiser and canned-good drive during their doubleheader at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Savannah Civic Center.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Eighth annual Paddle Georgia this week

Hinesville resident Jim Gray is gearing up to paddle 105 miles this week as part of Georgia River Network's eighth annual Paddle Georgia 2012.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Girls hit target at Take Your Daughter to the Range Day

It was the inaugural event looking to push girls forward in a male-dominated sport.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hinesville Barracudas win West State Diamond title

The Hinesville 14U Class AA Barracudas are the 2012 West State Diamond champions.

June 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan intrigued by Notre Dame

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan is intrigued with possibility playing college football at Notre Dame.

June 11, 2012 | Tyler James South Bend Tribune | Local sports


Pool open, ready for swimmers

Although the area desperately needed the rain, there is much to be said about a bright, sunny day and a nice cold swimming pool.

June 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Having fun with bad shots with a game called ‘badges’

Question: Jane, Babs, Ruth and Martha are preparing to play their weekly golf match. Jane says she wants to play a different game today. Martha says OK, but I want to be able to count all my shots so I can turn in a score. They all agree.

June 11, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Former BI player on Georgia State poster

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John is featured on the Georgia State University 2012 football poster.

June 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Breakout year for Miami’s Brown

Former Liberty County High School basketball guard Rion Brown had a breakout season with the University of Miami this year.

June 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Diamondbacks take second in first tourney

The Southeastern Diamondbacks, a newly formed Liberty County 12U traveling baseball team, played in its first tournament Saturday in Pierce County and took second place for their bracket at the Peach State Diamond Sports Wheel Pitch World Series. The Diamondbacks, who were established in March, practiced twice before the tourney but managed to make a good showing.

June 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports magazine to cover local prep teams

The southeast region of "In the Game High-School Sports Magazine" will now include coverage of Liberty County.

June 08, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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