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Freshman quarterback enrolls, joins Eagles

Freshman quarterback Monteo Garrett enrolled in classes at Georgia Southern on Monday and will join the Eagles on scholarship as a part of the 2014 recruiting class, an official in the athletics department confirmed Tuesday.

June 27, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


Draft day nears for McRae, Brown

ESPN will televise the 2014 NBA Draft beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the event could have some Liberty County presence.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Waite is new branch director at YMCA

Donna Waite recently was named the Liberty County YMCA's new branch director.

June 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County bounces back in tourney

After a disappointing loss last week, the Long County 10-and-under baseball team roared back on Saturday to defeat South Bryan County, 14-2, in the semifinals of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles WR Showers arrested in dispute

Georgia Southern football player Kentrellis Marquis Showers, and a woman, Jomeshia Jquana Slaughter, were arrested early Saturday morning at their Cambridge Pines apartment after Statesboro police responded to a call about a verbal altercation that turned physical, according to an incident report.

June 25, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Local sports


Vozab inducted into alma mater’s hall of fame

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Georgia Southern women's basketball coach Chris Vozab was inducted into the Our Lady of Lourdes High School Hall of Fame at a dinner last week at Dutchess Country Club, according to gseagles.com.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sports briefs

Safe Kids Youth Triathlon planned

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John to prep, fight for roster spot

With mandatory mini-camp and organized team activities done, recently drafted Indianapolis Colt Ulrick John is planning to come home during the break - but he doesn't plan to sit around and rest.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Thornton’s future with Wolfpack unclear

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton remains suspended from North Carolina State's football team, even though he's listed on the team roster.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA starts gridiron work next month

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soon will start preparing for its third football season.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sikes earns more honors for work on diamond

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University baseball standout Charles "Trey" Sikes of Hinesville has been named to the ABCA Atlantic All-Region first team and Rawlings/ABCA All-America third team as a designated hitter position, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced on Wednesday, according to a news release from SSU.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Long County All-Stars fall to Pierce County in opener

The Long County 10-and-under all-star team fell to Pierce County, 5-0, in Thursday's first round of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

Two-person best-ball tourney planned

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Two All*Stars go to Duke camp

Russell Dandy and Marcus Scott V, two Scott's All*Stars players, recently attended Coach K's Duke Basketball Camp held June 14-18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The boys went through a variety of drills before playing in competition with kids two age groups older. Their team was the only undefeated team in the 16-year-old age bracket. The boys also toured the campus and met Duke men's coach Mike Krzyzewski.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County Rec Department baseball/softball champions

Liberty County Rec Department baseball/softball champions

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | 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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