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’Jackets sting Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Wayne County, 73-67, on Saturday in Jesup.

December 03, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Erk statue to be unveiled Sat.

Former Georgia Southern football coach Erk Russell will be honored during a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1, when the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation unveils a nine-foot bronze statue depicting the coach who resurrected GSU football after it was dormant for 41 years.

November 28, 2012 | Barrett Gilham GSU Media Relations | Local sports


Former Panther heads to App. State

Former Faith Baptist and Liberty County High School sharpshooter Aaron Scott has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Appalachian State University in Boone. N.C.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers go 0-2 in tournament

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team started its season with two losses at the Southside Classic on Nov. 16-17 at Windsor Forest.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide fall to Toombs, Wayne

The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell last week in its two opening games.

November 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae says he is enjoying sixth-man role for Tennessee

Former Liberty County basketball star Jordan McRae is off to a good start this season as the sixth man for the Tennessee Volunteers.

November 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Highlanders aim for GISA title

Bringing experience and talent, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball players are back on the hard wood to try for a state championship.

November 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


HPD 5K for Komen deemed a success

Nearly 90 local residents spent a brisk Saturday morning running and walking Hinesville's streets to increase breast-cancer awareness.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Kickers making a difference

BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

November 26, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Don’t let hazard stakes obstruct your stance or your swing

Q: Larry and Moe are playing the third hole at Sapelo Hammock. Moe hits his ball toward the lateral water hazard on the right side of the fairway. He finds his ball outside of the hazard but resting next to the red lateral water-hazard stake. Larry says, "Tough luck - you have to play the ball without moving the stake." Is Larry correct?

November 26, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 25, 2012

Former BI, Liberty players sought

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA middle-school team wins tourney; local hoops start

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy middle-school boys' basketball team won the championship game at the Thanksgiving Throwdown this past weekend at Walker Middle School in Ludowici.

November 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Lady Highlanders to be new, building

With only two players returning from last season's 2-10 team, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' basketball squad will be learning the ropes again this season.

November 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty is younger than usual

Liberty County High School girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly said she has an unusual predicament this season.

November 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coaching is more than game nights

BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Part 1 - Beyond the Friday Night Lights is an original series by Bradwell Institute assistant coach John Wood that explores the roles of all the different areas and roles that go into a Friday night high-school football game. It examines the continuing change in the coaching profession, increasing pressure on the trainers, how the booster clubs assist the teams, and finally what goes into the preparation of kickers.

November 23, 2012 | John Wood Coastal Courier 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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