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Jiu jitsu training open to ages 8 and up

September 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty upends Bradwell, 8-7

It was a day to honor the Liberty County Lady Panther seniors, but Saturday also was a big memory for Lady Panther freshman catcher Riley Davis.

September 26, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Thornton makes most of his chance

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton patiently waited for a chance to show his skills. As a true-freshman running back for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, there was a chance coach Tom O'Brien would redshirt Thornton and sit him out during his first year, but that all changed Saturday.

September 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide down Atkinson County

The Long County High School football team Friday picked up its first Region 2-AA win in almost four years when it manhandled Atkinson County, 47-6, in Pearson.

September 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Postseason starts now for Long Co.

The Long County High School softball team topped Atkinson County, 2-1, on Monday in Ludowici to move into today's region playoffs.

September 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Game Day Sept. 26, 2012

Game day

September 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers rock Cross Creek Razorbacks

Within a span of six minutes in the first quarter, the Liberty County Panthers on Friday night made a statement to Cross Creek - not on our turf.

September 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Softball postseason draws near

Softball season is quickly approaching the playoffs, and local teams are wrapping up their regular games and catching up on matches that were rescheduled due to weather.

September 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide get win, FPCA falls to DEA

The Blue Tide football team got back on the winning track Friday with a solid thumping of Atkinson County. The Ludowici team traveled to Pearson to take on the Rebels and came out strong en route to a 47- 6 victory over the home team.

September 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide enter playoffs after DH split with Metter

The Long County High School softball team wrapped up its regular season Thursday by splitting a doubleheader at Metter High School.

September 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers claw Razorbacks

Three touchdowns in less than six minutes, a safety and two back-to-back turnovers by the visiting team helped clear the path for the Liberty County Panthers Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium. When time expired the Cross Creek Razorbacks were stunned by the big Cats 42-7.

September 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Razorbacks next up for LCHS

The Cross Creek Razorbacks of Augusta will make their first appearance at Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium for a football battle at 7:30 tonight.

September 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide look to get back on track

The Long County High School football team will try to end a two-game losing streak tonight when the Blue Tide travel to Pearson to face Atkinson County.

September 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Highlanders head to Eagle country

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will make the second road trip of its inaugural season when it goes to Stillmore to face the David Emanuel Eagles at 7:30 tonight.

September 21, 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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