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Long County facing archrival

The regular season kicks off Saturday for the Long County boys' basketball team as the Blue Tide travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County.

November 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 23, 2012

YMCA basketball registration: Registration for YMCA youth basketball for children age 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.

November 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game day Nov. 23, 2012

Game day

November 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD soccer champs and runners-up

The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Runners gear up for Tybee festival

The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Former local players take it to next level

With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Run raises money to help families during holidays

Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Walthour plays for Czech Republic squad

Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pioneer football coach to speak at Hall of Fame banquet

Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program, will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, which is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Top local athletes honored

The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door the night of the banquet.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 21, 2012

Scott's All-Stars need coaches, mentors: Scott's All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors for the 2013 season, which starts in January. Coaches must be dedicated, positive role models and available every weekend from February to July. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 912-655-4371.

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game day Nov. 21, 2012

Game day

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Frazier signs with University of Ga.

JJ Frazier, a senior at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, realized a dream Wednesday, signing to play basketball with the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New coach for Lady Blue Tide

After a disappointing 2011-12 season when the Long County High School girls basketball didn't win a game, they have a new head coach.

November 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


New ABA squad has Liberty ties

In addition to having a well known local coach, AAU South Georgia King founder Jessie Fleming, the Savannah Grizzlies have several players that grew up in Liberty County.

November 19, 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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