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Smith, hoops players receive region honors

Several First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball players, as well as their first-year head coach, received honors after winning the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA Championship last week.

February 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall at Charlton County

Bradwell Institute's baseball team suffered a tough loss Tuesday, falling to Charlton County, 12-0, in Folkston.

February 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes suffer first loss of year

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team lost its first game of the season last Saturday, losing to the River City Commandos, 41-6.

February 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers fall in overtime, Panthers drop game to Wayne

Wayne County swept the Liberty County High School soccer teams Tuesday night in Jesup.

February 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide soccer team stays unbeaten by topping Toombs

The Long County High School girls' soccer team remained unbeaten by defeating Toombs County, 3-1, on Tuesday in Ludowici.

February 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hot shooting ends Tigers’ season

The Bradwell boys' basketball team's time in the AAAAA state playoffs ended early, thanks to a Bainbridge team that couldn't miss the basket.

February 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Next up for FPCA: Windsor Academy

Days after winning a sixth region title, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team has found out who it will play in the first round of the Georgia Independent School Association AA state tournament.

February 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Last-second shot eliminates Panthers from playoffs

For some, it's exciting to see a player to hit a buzzer-beating shot. However, it's a totally different feeling to be on the other end.

February 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Lady Panthers, Bradwell boys win in intercity soccer contests

Bradwell and Liberty County got a split decision in their intercity soccer battle Saturday at Donell Woods Stadium.

February 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Errors costly for Liberty County against Portal on diamond

Liberty County High School's baseball team lost to Portal, 6-4, Monday in a non-region game at LCHS.

February 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Long County soccer teams ground Herons

For the second time this year, the Long County High School boys' and girls' soccer teams beat the teams from Brantley County last Thursday in decisive manners.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. baseball team splits with Fighting Irish

The Long County High School baseball team split a nonregion doubleheader Saturday at Dublin.

February 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles expecting good year on diamond

It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern baseball, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens last Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.

February 25, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Sports columnist | Local sports


FPCA wins sixth straight 2-AA title

The road to the FPCA Highlanders' sixth consecutive region championship was literally longer, and not just because they had to get on a bus and drive up I-16 to play the tournament at host Trinity Christian in Dublin.

February 24, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


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GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, 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


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