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Okefenokee Tech honors McMillan

Liberty County High School's former standout football player Raekwon McMillan earned one last local accolade before starting his college career as an Ohio State Buckeye.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Panther, Tiger sign with West Alabama

Two local opposing football players have decided to play on the same college team.

February 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell swept by Effingham

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dropped their home games Tuesday to Effingham County.

February 07, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

BI scrimmages with Wayne Co. ahead of season opener

Bradwell's soccer teams lost their scrimmage games Tuesday against Wayne County at home.

February 07, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Georgia Southern signs 17 in Fritz’s first class

In his first signing class as Georgia Southern's head coach, and the Eagles' first class as a Football Bowl Subdivision program, Willie Fritz focused on the trenches.

February 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Opportunity, location lure coach away from RHHS

Former Richmond Hill High School football coach Lyman Guy didn't mince words when asked why he left a program he'd turned into a Savannah-area powerhouse to take the job as head coach and athletic director at Toombs County, a school that competes in a smaller classification.

February 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports

Highlanders rally to win in overtime

It was a hostile environment Monday for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, but one that the Highlander boys' basketball team was not about to back down from.

February 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County teams fall at Metter

The Long County boys' and girls' basketball teams both lost Friday at Metter in region action.

February 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Hurricanes hosting free game Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes semiprofessional football team will host the Valdosta Tigers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Youth Services Football Field on Fort Stewart.

February 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty sweeps Bradwell again

Liberty County High School swept a doubleheader with Bradwell on Saturday at LCHS.

February 05, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Two Eagles invited to NFL Combine

NEW YORK - Georgia Southern Eagles Jerick McKinnon and Lavelle Westbrooks have received invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to

February 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Sports briefs Feb. 5, 2014

Players needed for alumni football games

February 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Tigers split with Wildcats

The big cats battled Friday night as the Bradwell Institute Tigers hosted the Richmond Hill Wildcats for a Region 3-AAAAA showdown. The Lady Tigers fell, 47-37, and the Bradwell boys edged out the Wildcats, 65-63, at the buzzer.

February 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers tame South Effingham Mustangs

The Liberty County High School boys ended a two-game losing streak Friday, beating the South Effingham Mustangs, 86-80.

February 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County wins middle school championship

The Long County Middle School boys basketball team recently won the 8th grade Southeast Georgia Middle School Conference title by beating Arthur Williams Middle School, 40-25, in Jesup.

February 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

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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

FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County’s Goodro signs with MGSC

Long County High School's Tristan Goodro on Wednesday signed on to play baseball for Middle Georgia State College next year.

April 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

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