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Ex-Panther looking to NBA draft

Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is busy preparing for the 2014 NBA Draft.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan finds spot in bullpen

When the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened, Long County native Dustin McGowan had fought his way back from injuries to secure the fifth spot in the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation.

June 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long-jumper headed to NCAA nationals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Every year when the collegiate track and field season winds down with the outdoor conference, regional and NCAA championship meets, there's almost always a big surprise that few saw coming.

June 09, 2014 | By Christopher Walsh University of Alabama media relations | Local sports


LC Recreation Department baseball scores

Mite league

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


GSU pitcher drafted

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern left-handed pitcher Sam Howard was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as the 82nd overall pick in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Friday.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


LeCounte headed to Five-Star Challenge

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is flying Baltimore today to participate in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Eighth-grade All*Stars win Georgia Cup tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the Georgia Cup tournament, held May 31-June 1 in Atlanta.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Three from Liberty Co. win championships at Jesup show

After two months of state and national competitions, Liberty County American Saddle Bred saddle-seat equestrian riders were back in regional competition May 17 at Wildwood Stables in Jesup for its annual Spring Horse Show.

June 06, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Tiger Touchdown Club golf tourney is Saturday

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern in Sept.

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host former National Football League player and National Football Foundations College Hall of Fame member Archie Manning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


'Flightline' run on Hunter on June 21

The runway at Hunter Army Airfield, stretching 11,375 feet, has served over the decades - in times of peace and in times of war - as the takeoff and landing place for America's defenders. On June 21, the 5K/10K Flightline "Dirty Up" Run event will give military and civilians alike an opportunity to walk or run on the expansive runway, get an up close look at military aircraft on display, and hang out with those who fly and maintain the aircraft.

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


No summer break yet for Tigers, Panthers

School ended about a week ago, but for athletes looking to play on their respective high school's football team, the summer break was over before it began.

June 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell alum earns trip to outdoor track championship

Former Bradwell Institute long jumper Josh McCullan will compete in this month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, according to a report posted on rolltide.com.

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs

2nd annual Tiger Touchdown Club Golf Tournament

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Eagles eliminated from NCAA regional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's run through the postseason finally ran out of steam.

June 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus 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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