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Panthers play host to Spartans

Currently 4-1, the Liberty County Panthers would like to earn a win before facing Statesboro next week in their Region 3A-AAAA opener.

October 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers, Warriors set to battle tonight

The Bradwell Tigers will have to tighten their chin straps as they face a 3-1 Jenkins team at 7:30 tonight at Memorial Stadium in Savannah.

October 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long gears up for Bacon Co.

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on a tough Bacon County squad in Alma.

October 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Game Day Oct. 5, 2012

Game day

October 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Blue Tide rolling after dramatic win

The Long County High School football team scored a touchdown in the final minute Friday to cap a comeback 20-13 win over Bryan County in Ludowici.

October 03, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty Run Group not out of gas yet

When avid runner Josh Maxwell thought about forming a running group in Liberty County, he thought it might bring a few people together for a few events, but eventually, it would fade away.

October 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Two losses end Tigers’ season

Bradwell's softball team ended its season Thursday with two playoff losses to Effingham County in Effingham.

October 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers moving up in Class AAAA

According to maxpreps.com the Liberty County football team jumped from No. 238 to No. 192 in the state rankings this week - marking the biggest jump in Class AAAA.

October 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Golfers, always be wary of spike marks on the green

Q: Jack and Martha are on No. 4 at Sapelo Hammock. Both players have hit their balls on the green, and it is Jack's turn to putt. He notices numerous spike marks around the hole and begins to tap them down with his putter. Martha tells Jack that he is not allowed to do so. Is she correct?

October 03, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Team Hinesville breaks in first-timers

Six weightlifters for Team Hinesville competed at the second annual Howard Cohen Classic Sept. 22 in Savannah - and for three of the lifters, it was their first time on the big stage.

October 01, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rebels keep Bradwell winless

The bleachers Friday at Olvey Field were lined with balloons and posters honoring different Bradwell alums for homecoming night, as well as the Tigers' first Region 3-AAAAA game of the season.

October 01, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers throttle Hephzibah, 40-19

Liberty County improved to 4-1 on the season Friday with its 40-19 win over Hephzibah in a sub-region matchup in Augusta.

October 01, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Improved Tide fall in playoffs

The Long County High School softball ended its season Wednesday with two playoff losses to Bacon County in Alma. The No. 2-ranked Raiders were too much for the Blue Tide as Long County fell, 8-0 and 12-0.

October 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Prep roundup: Tide rallies for win; Lady Panthers fall

The Long County High School football team rallied with a touchdown in the final minute Friday to post a 20-13 win over Bryan County in Ludowici.

October 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Local sports


Walker Middle School falls short at homecoming contest

Snelson-Golden Middle School put a damper on Walker Middle School's annual homecoming Sept. 21 by rallying to beat the Wildcats, 32-24, in Ludowici.

October 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | 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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