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Suzie Q’s raise money, breast-cancer awareness

For the third year in a row, Liberty County's Suzie Q's participated in the Savannah Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. The Suzie Q's is a local organization committed to raising funds for breast-cancer research, cures and mammograms. This year, the Suzie Q's raised $6,212 and were among the top five fundraising teams at the event. The Suzie Q's already are ramping up for next year's race, and they're accepting donations of diapers and baby wipes to help families recently affected by the devastating tornadoes in north Georgia and Alabama ...

May 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Best in 3-AAAAA, again

Several Tigers qualified for the state track meet during the Region 3-AAAAA finals April 26 at Bradwell Institute.

April 29, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Heat coach swims at YMCA Masters

Liberty YMCA Heat swimming coach Donna Hooe not only coached the Georgia Masters Super team to a 25th-place overall finish at the 2011 YMCA Masters Nationals on April 14-17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., she also swam well herself.

April 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


New girls’ AAU team faring well

After running a successful boys' basketball program the past few years, South Georgia Kings co-founder Leonard Hall felt it was time to give the talented girls in the community their fair share of glory.

April 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Rebels, face Cadets today

Bradwell Institute fell to Groves High, 11-7, on Wednesday in a key Region 3-AAAAA baseball game in Garden City.

April 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County falls despite long ball

Despite putting up three home runs, the Long County High School baseball team dropped a 10-9 nail-biter to Brantley County on Tuesday.

April 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Bennett joins elite group

The Liberty County Panthers boys' and girls' track teams finished in fourth place at the Region 2-AAAA track meet April 22 at Statesboro High School.

April 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers tracking down playoff bid

Bradwell's Garrett McCorckle slams the ball down the third-base line during a game against Windsor Forest earlier this season. The Tigers play at Groves today at 4:30. host McIntosh County Academy at 5 p.m. tomorrow and will close out the season with a Region 3-AAAAA game against Benedictine at 4:30 p.m. Friday for senior day. If the Tigers hold on to second place in the region, they will host a first-round state playoff game May 6.

April 27, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Coastal Pawn wins fifth Chamber Classic

The fifth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic presented by Spine & Sport teed off Friday at Cherokee Rose Country Club with 24 teams in attendance.

April 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Long Chamber tourney to be held Saturday

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will hold a golf tournament Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville. Registration for the event will begin at noon, and the first tee-off is at 1:30 p.m.

April 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers hold on to second

The Tigers are still in the thick of it.

April 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Herons hold back Tide

The Long County High School baseball team lost another tough game Thursday, falling 3-1 to Brantley County High School in Nahunta.

April 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County girls advance to state meet

Two Long County High School track and field athletes will be competing at state after each placed well at the Region 2-AA meet.

April 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Basketball leads to bigger dreams

Scott's All-Stars AAU league basketball team suffered a few losses but learned a valuable lesson about education during their second tournament, held April 16-17 at Jenkins High School in Savannah. The All-Stars were the tournament hosts and competed against seven AAU teams from Savannah, Brunswick and Hinesville.

April 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


The rules on water hazards

Golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

April 25, 2011 | Graham Lewis | 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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