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Trading in the gridiron to lift iron

Logan Avant made a good move when he traded in his football cleats for weightlifting shoes. The local lifter developed quickly and earned a bronze medal the last weekend of July at the 2012 Junior Olympics in Houston.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tiger XC fares well at Classic

Bradwell Institute's boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Saucony "Feed Your Strong" XC Kickoff Classic in Daffin Park on Saturday.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


BI wins Bronze, Liberty improves

With a brief reprieve from the rain, Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School were able to play at the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament over the weekend where. The Lady Tigers took home the bronze division championship and the Lady Panthers continued to show improvement.

August 29, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Part of hazard is also an obstruction in the game of golf

Question: Ron and Jerry are playing the par 5, 18th hole at Sapelo Hammock. Ron tries to hit his second shot over the marsh and, hopefully, on the green.

August 29, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


New greens on display Sept. 15

Don't try to tell PGA professional Darrell Eshelman, general manager of Taylors Creek Golf Course, that watching grass grow is boring.

August 29, 2012 | By Bob Mathews Family and MWR Marketing Publicity Specialist | Local sports


Event to showcase SG Kings

In the world of professional sports, teams who claim a Super Bowl trophy, NBA championship or World Series win are welcomed home by crowds of adoring fans and a ticker-tape parade. It's not quite the same when the national champions are a group of seventh-grade basketball players, but that may change next weekend.

August 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide manhandle Eagles, 42-6

The Blue Tide's 42-6 scrimmage victory Friday in Ludowici over the Montgomery County Eagles had the feel of a regular-season game. The game originally was slated for Thursday, but was moved to Friday because of bad weather. The rescheduling allowed more people to attend, and those who did were not disappointed.

August 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI cheerleader an All-American

Bradwell Institute senior cheerleader Christia Thomas recently was named by the United Cheer Association to the All-American squad. She will represent Liberty County at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a will make special trip to London for the New Year.

August 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


St. James hoops camp on the way

The second annual St. James Sport Center Fundamental Basketball Camp will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13, at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown.

August 27, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Lady Tiger volleyballers get off to 1-1 start in 3-AAAAA

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers set and spiked their way to a 1-1 record Thursday at Groves High School during their first volleyball matches of the season.

August 27, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide scrimmage tonight

After a long summer of conditioning and a month of practice, the Blue Tide finally get to strap their helmets on and hit another team tonight.

August 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Teammates roll perfect games

Tuesday night bowling league teammates Nelson Tellames and Michael Wagoner each bowled perfect games at Marne Lanes.

August 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tigers start season on winning note

Bradwell's softball season started just 10 days ago, but the Lady Tigers already are seven games in and sporting a 4-3 overall record and 1-1 region mark.

August 24, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide fall to McIntosh County

The Long County High School girls' softball team was held to one hit Tuesday in an 11-0 loss to McIntosh County in Ludowici.

August 24, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Merchants move to live pitch

The 10U Long County Merchants baseball team moved up a division and played live pitch this summer.

August 24, 2012 | Staff report | 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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