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Middle School Tip-Off coming

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's middle-school basketball teams are set to play and host their first Middle School Tip-Off on Dec. 6-8 at the St. James Sports Center.

December 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Free throw lifts Tigers to 67-66 win

It was an exciting way for Rhett Hellgren to begin his head-coaching days at Bradwell.

December 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty drops two at RHHS

Liberty County's basketball teams had a tough night Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School. The Lady Panthers fell 56-23 to the undefeated Lady Wildcats, while the Panther boys' teams lost, 47-40.

December 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell girls fall to MCA, 69-55

Trailing by 19 points at the half Tuesday at home, the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers rallied to cut McIntosh County Academy's lead to only five points by the end of the third quarter.

December 03, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Second annual Friends of Joe Watkins tourney is Dec. 15

The second annual Friends of Joe Watkins Memorial Flag Football Tournament will be Dec. 15 at James Brown Park in Hinesville.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

’Jackets sting Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Wayne County, 73-67, on Saturday in Jesup.

December 03, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Erk statue to be unveiled Sat.

Former Georgia Southern football coach Erk Russell will be honored during a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1, when the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation unveils a nine-foot bronze statue depicting the coach who resurrected GSU football after it was dormant for 41 years.

November 28, 2012 | Barrett Gilham GSU Media Relations | Local sports

Former Panther heads to App. State

Former Faith Baptist and Liberty County High School sharpshooter Aaron Scott has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Appalachian State University in Boone. N.C.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers go 0-2 in tournament

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team started its season with two losses at the Southside Classic on Nov. 16-17 at Windsor Forest.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Tide fall to Toombs, Wayne

The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell last week in its two opening games.

November 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

McRae says he is enjoying sixth-man role for Tennessee

Former Liberty County basketball star Jordan McRae is off to a good start this season as the sixth man for the Tennessee Volunteers.

November 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Highlanders aim for GISA title

Bringing experience and talent, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball players are back on the hard wood to try for a state championship.

November 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

HPD 5K for Komen deemed a success

Nearly 90 local residents spent a brisk Saturday morning running and walking Hinesville's streets to increase breast-cancer awareness.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Kickers making a difference


November 26, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Don’t let hazard stakes obstruct your stance or your swing

Q: Larry and Moe are playing the third hole at Sapelo Hammock. Moe hits his ball toward the lateral water hazard on the right side of the fairway. He finds his ball outside of the hazard but resting next to the red lateral water-hazard stake. Larry says, "Tough luck - you have to play the ball without moving the stake." Is Larry correct?

November 26, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Sports briefs


July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

LCRD offers ways to keep cool

Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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