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McMillan tapped again for honor

A few days after being named among the top prospects for the Class of 2014, Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan earned another honor.

December 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA middle school basketball team off to strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' middle school basketball team has fought their way to an 8-3 record so far this season.

December 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

WMS wins cheerleading meet

The Walker Middle School cheerleading squad recently received first place in the Snowflake Classic competition. at Georgia State University in Statesboro.

December 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs Dec. 23, 2012

Clash of Champions tournament set

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

McMillan near top of the list

Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillan recently was ranked near the top of college football recruiter Tom Lemming's list of the top 100 players for the class of 2014.

December 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Spreading a little Christmas cheer

On the football field these guys are fierce. They wear their face paint and block and tackle opponents in an unforgiving manner.

December 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Rebels second at Holiday Hoops

The sixth-grade Coastal Crew Rebels placed second last weekend at the fifth annual Holiday Hoops Classic Tournament in Jacksonville.

December 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Game Day Dec. 21, 2012

Game day

December 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Sports briefs Dec. 21, 2012

All-Stars need youth coaches

December 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Highlanders knock off Blazers

The deafening roar of the crowd turned to silence Friday as the ball hit the back of the rim and bounced away from the bucket.

December 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Flag-football tournament for a cause

It didn't matter that some of the men went to Liberty County High School, some to Bradwell and even a couple attended First Presbyterian Christian Academy.

December 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI boys win, girls fall to Buccaneers

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams split nonregion games Saturday against McIntosh County in Darien.

December 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Panthers knock off Lady Tide

The Liberty County girls' basketball team defeated Long County, 44-22, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Liberty’s Farrior leads Panthers to road win over Blue Tide

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team beat Long County, 53-43, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

LCRD can’t do without them

The Liberty County Recreation Department acknowledged its volunteers at an awards luncheon Dec. 11. The volunteers served as head coaches for three or more teams in 2012. Honorees included Kenneth Bell, Steve Agosta, Valerie Isaac, Tammy Fischer, Albert Hawkins, Sheldon Whitemon and Maurice Jenkins.

December 19, 2012 | Staff report | 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, 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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