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ABA team has familiar coach

The American Basketball Association has launched a new semi-pro basketball team in Savannah that will be coached by a local basketball figure.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


South Ga. Kings honored

The seventh-grade South Georgia Kings basketball team scrimmaged Saturday morning at Jack Carter Park in Hinesville.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide’s long overdue win called a full team effort

It had been more than two years since the Long County High School football team celebrated a regular-season win. On Friday, that losing streak ended as the Blue Tide beat Lanier County, 30-6, in Ludowici.

September 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Two win top medals at Georgia State Games

Brandi Alvin and Cynthia Kornegay earned gold and silver medals, respectively, at the 2012 Georgia State Games on Aug. 11 in Kennesaw.

September 05, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bowling is rolling at Fort Stewart’s lanes

The Monday Morning Senior Mixed League meets at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Play begins at 10 a.m. after the meeting at Marne Lanes.

September 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers spoil Olvey party

Friday night's game at the newly renovated Olvey Field was supposed to be a momentous occasion for Bradwell Institute players, fans and family members.

September 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA gets first game under belt

First Presbyterian Christian Academy made history Friday night as the school launched its football program by hosting Bethesda at Long Bell Stadium.

September 04, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide get big-time win

Coach Ron Flott congratulates his team Friday night after the Blue Tide beat Lanier County, 30-6. It was the team's first win in more than two years and Flott's first as Long County coach. See Wednesday's Courier for a full story on the game.

September 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Tide coast to 13-2 win over SVA

The Long County High School softball team Wednesday traveled to Savannah and took on St. Vincent's Academy in a makeup game that had been canceled earlier in the season due to the rain.

September 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


You can identify your ball, but then you must recreate lie

Question: Tim hits a long shot into the fourth green at his home course. He tells his playing partner, Ralph, that he thinks his shot landed in the bunker. After a brief search they discover a ball almost completely buried in the face of the bunker. Tim says he thinks it's his ball, but he is not sure since it is covered almost completely with sand. As Tim gets ready to hit the ball from the bunker, Ralph tells him that he can brush away enough sand to positively identify the ball as his. Tim does so and says ...

September 04, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Liberty stuns Bradwell at new field

A large crowd gathered to watch the cross town rivalry between Liberty and Bradwell unfold at the Tigers newly construcuted Olvey Field. Within seconds the visitor's section was roaring as DJ Bratcher returned the opening kick-off for roughly 80 yards and a touchdown.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI, Liberty break in new Olvey

The opening game of the football season is always an exciting time for players and fans.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm washes away big Blue Tide win

What looked like a sure win for the Long County High School softball team turned into a washout Tuesday afternoon at Liberty County High School.

August 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide plays host to Lanier Co.

Long County High School opens its 2012 football season tonight against Lanier County High School at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici. Kickoff is at 7:30.

August 31, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA plays first game ever at Long Bell Stadium tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will break in its new uniforms, cleats and team for its inaugural football season tonight hosting Bethesda at 7:30 at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 31, 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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