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Milton-Jones honored by WNBA

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Sparks forward DeLisha Milton-Jones, a Riceboro native, in August received the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for her commitment to her community.

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

Third annual Sunbury 5K is about running for others

Cooling temperatures have ushered in the opportunity to slip on some running shoes and stride toward fitness goals while helping to raise awareness for worthy causes.

September 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Second-half surge sinks Tide

For two quarters Friday, the Long County football team held its own against undefeated Vidalia High School.

September 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Lady Tide honor their lone senior

The Long County High School softball team honored one of its own Sept. 13 between its two games with Saint Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

September 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Lady Tigers make third place

Bradwell Institute traveled last Thursday to Richmond Hill, where the Lady Tigers fell, 8-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA game. The BI girls were 8-9 overall and 2-5 in Region 3B-AAAAA after the game.

September 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA runners shine at Macon cross-country meet

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy junior-varsity cross-country team got strong individual performances at a meet Sept. 10 in Macon.

September 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Herron finally finds his focus

SAVANNAH - It can be gut-wrenching watching your peers enjoy success while you remain stagnant, or worse, regress. Savannah State University football player Darvean Herron knows the feeling all too well.

September 17, 2012 | Noell Barnidge SSU Sports Information freelance writer | Local sports

Panthers shut out Atomsmashers

What started as a slow first quarter morphed into a big second half as Liberty County High School shut down Johnson in a 22-0 win Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

September 17, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Highlanders lose heartbreaker on road; BI falls to Charlton Co.

First Presbyterian Christian Academy played its first away game in history at Curtis Baptist Friday night. The Highlanders fell 26-19, but were driving for a potential tying score as time ran out.

September 17, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide fall to Vidalia High, 40-6

Long County High School lost 40-6 to Region 2-AA foe Vidalia High on Friday night in Ludowici.

September 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long Co. sweeps St. Vincent’s

Long County High School swept St. Vincent's Academy in a Region 2-AA softball doubleheader Thursday in Ludowici.

September 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Liberty wins home opener

It started off a bit slow but the Liberty County Panthers sooned gained a full head of steam and defeated Johnson High School 22-0 during their first home game of the season at Donell Woods Stadium.

September 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers look to get on track

Liberty County and Johnson High meet for the first time on the gridiron at 7:30 tonight at Donell Wood Stadium

September 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

A busy week, complete with flowers

Bradwell Institute's softball team had a busy week trying to make up games that were rain delayed from earlier in the season.

September 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County faces tough foe

Long County High School will be facing one of the toughest teams on their schedule tonight when Vidalia High School comes to Ludowici.

September 14, 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, 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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