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Crockett leads BI girls, Tide win

It was another busy night on the hardcourt Friday.

January 30, 2012 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | Local sports


Recruiting service likes LB

Just weeks after being selected to the 2011 U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team, Liberty County High School sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan was selected to the 247sports.com Class of 2014 All-American Team, according to their website.

January 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps Camden Co.

Bradwell Institute's gym resonated with cheers Tuesday night as fans were treated to an action-packed doubleheader in which the Lady Tigers eked out a 44-41 win in overtime and the Tigers beat Camden, 83-75, after trailing for most of the first half.

January 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers get revenge at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team started the season 11-0, but then the Panthers sputtered to a 1-4 record against Region 2A-AAAA teams.

January 27, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Trekking for a ‘priceless gift’

The Liberty County YMCA kicked off its Priceless Gift Campaign on Tuesday with a treadmill walk that lasted from 6 a.m.-

January 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New policy behind change of heart?

The University of Georgia's new immigration policy is being cited as the possible reason Bradwell football player Chester Brown de-committed from the university Monday, according to news reports from the Atlantic Journal Constitution and Onlineathens.com.

January 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide pick up an ugly win; Lady Tide fall to Toombs

The Long County High School boys' basketball team picked up its ninth region win of the year Tuesday against Toombs County, while the Lady Tide fell to the Lady Dogs and still are looking for their first victory of the season.

January 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs Jan. 27, 2012

Scott's All-Stars is hosting tryouts

January 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game Day Jan. 27, 2012

Game day

January 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Brown de-commits from Georgia

Bradwell Institute offensive lineman Chester Brown has reportedly de-committed from the University of Georgia, according to news reports on ESPN and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

January 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


BI bounces back big against Long

Bradwell's basketball teams combined for 147 points against Long County Saturday night. The Bradwell Lady Tigers overwhelmed Long County, 61-16, while the boys conquered the Blue Tide, 88-42, in the nightcap.

January 25, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Highlanders are back in the swim

After a four-year absence, First Presbyterian Christian Academy once again has a swim team. The four Highlanders are eighth graders Julianna Hensely and Kathleen McGovern and 10th graders Diana Nikolovski and Chandler Zabel. The team has competed in four meets to date including this past weekend's meet at Albany State University for the Deer-Windsor Invitational.

January 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Frankenthaler still running

At age 41, Bud Frankenthaler had a motorcycle accident that resulted in a concussion, collapsed lung and 18 broken bones. His doctors told him he would be crippled from arthritis in 10 years. To prove them wrong, he began to exercise ... and never stopped.

January 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty splits with Glynn Academy

Having three players sink seven 3-point shots in the first half of a game is one way to ensure a 20-point lead and a win.

January 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI splits with Johnson, Long County splits with Jeff Davis

Bradwell Institute was in Savannah on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA basketball doubleheader.

January 23, 2012 | Patty Leon and Mike Riddle | 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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