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In the Game honors local players

The Southeast Georgia edition of In the Game High School Sports Magazine recently honored football players from 16 high schools around the region.

December 31, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Boosters play key role for prep teams

Harvey Harris and the members of the Harvey Overton Bradwell Booster Club have spent every Thursday afternoon under the stands at the redesigned Olvey Field cooking meals for the Bradwell Tigers football team to enjoy after they finish practice.

December 31, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Sports year-in review: Sad sagas dominate news in ’12

Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison. Penn State football played under NCAA sanctions, and Joe Paterno died.

December 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local sports


Game Day Dec. 31, 2012

Game day

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Dec. 31, 2012

Junior ABA training at local YMCA

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Cats struggle in Classic

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County boys' basketball teams are off to slow starts at the annual Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro.

December 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rion Brown, Miami fall in Hawaii

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Rion Brown, now playing at the University of Miami, got the opportunity to go to Honolulu with the men's Hurricanes basketball team over the Christmas holiday.

December 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Game Day Dec. 28, 2012

Game day

December 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Dec. 28, 2012

Scott's All-Stars will host tryouts

December 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Good year for Pack’s Thornton

Former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton certainly has much to celebrate this holiday season.

December 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Celebrating Christmas at St. James

"The gym at St. James was transformed for one night,

December 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers go 0-2 in Macon

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team had two tough games at the Westside Shootout held during the weekend in Macon.

December 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Locals playing well in collegiate ranks

Former Liberty County High School basketball players Jordan McRae and Rion Brown continue to do well for their respective college teams.

December 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide tops Groves; BI falls

There are a few teams still competing on the hard court before taking their Christmas break.

December 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lyman Hall girls run to celebrate

A group of fourth- and fifth-grade girls from Lyman Hall Elementary celebrated the completion of their 10-week program by running and finishing a 5K run Dec. 15 at Savannah State University.

December 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | 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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