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Sikes earns league honor

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Former Liberty County High School and current Savannah State University baseball player Charles Trey Sikes was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) player of the week by the league for the week ending June 15, according to a NECBL news release.

June 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers take win in summer ball game

Liberty County High School's baseball team topped McIntosh County Academy, 12-7, on Wednesday afternoon in a summer game at Panther Field.

June 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Creel Memorial Tourney planned for Saturday

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club, 25 Cherokee Trail in Hinesville.

June 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Jackson named to magazine’s All-Sun Belt third-team

Georgia Southern senior linebacker Edwin Jackson has been named to Athlon Sports' All-Sun Belt Conference third-team defense, as announced by the national media company and reported on

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

World Cup factoids

Soccer has taken the world by storm. The accompanying infographic shows some interesting facts about what has become the most-watched sporting event in the world.

June 20, 2014 | By Ben Luthi Special to the Courier | Local sports

Rotary planning fishing tourney

The Hinesville Rotary Club discussed a fishing-tournament fundraiser during its weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn on East Oglethorpe Highway.

June 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local sports

Liberty lifters place well at national meet

All four Liberty County High School Lady Panther weight lifters did well at the 2014 Youth National Weight lifting Championships last weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, with each of them finishing in the top-15 nationally.

June 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell alum finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon

Former Bradwell Tiger Quintunya Chapman finished sixth overall in the heptathlon during last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McGowan notches first save for first-place Toronto

Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long County hosting district tourney

The Long County Recreation Department will host the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament this week.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

LCRD offers ways to keep cool

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

GSWho? Georgia Southern rekindling rivalry with other GSU

For years, Georgia Southern and Georgia State competed as conference rivals, going head-to-head in every sport. Even after Georgia Southern left the now-extinct Trans America Athletic Conference, the two programs battled almost yearly in baseball, though they haven't met since 2007 - a two-game Georgia Southern sweep. They last met in basketball this past season, though they didn't go head-to-head for nearly 14 years.

June 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local sports

Black belts brush up on goju in Hinesville

About 30 black-belt martial artists of all ages descended on the Pan American Goju Center in Hinesville this weekend for an annual training event. Goju is an ancient style of karate.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Weightlifters prep for big meets

With school out for the summer, the mighty weightlifters that comprise Team Hinesville once again are hoisting up heavy irons as they prepare for this season's local and national meets.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty athletes thrive in college, beyond

Many athletes who got their starts in Liberty County still are racking up achievements, breaking records and advancing their sports careers. The Courier recently checked in on a few of the area's top performers.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | 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


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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