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Swindell signs with Piedmont College

Long County High School baseball player Phillip Swindell signed a letter of intent with Piedmont College on Monday at the LCHS media center, giving the senior catcher the opportunity to play at the next level.

May 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA boys fall in title game

For the second year in a row, the Frederica Knights captured the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state boys' soccer title at First Presbyterian Christian Academy's expense.

May 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local sports


Sports briefs

Black vs. Gold

May 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


All*Stars eighth-graders claim crown

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade team won a division championship as the program hosted its annual Mother's Day Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Liberty County YMCA and Midway Middle School.

May 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Former BI Tiger becomes first native to be drafted to NFL

It didn't matter that it happened in the seventh and final round, it matters because it just happened. With their final pick of the 2014 NFL Drat the Indianapolis Colts picked former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John in the seventh round Saturday.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers meet the new boss

New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill got a glimpse of his football team last week as the Tigers finished their first week of spring practice.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers prepare for busy season

Liberty County High School's football team began hitting the pads last week, practicing offensive routes and learning fundamentals as the Panthers prepare for a busier-than-normal season.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide enjoying big numbers, seasoned players

The Long County High School football team began spring practices last week with no shortage of players or experience.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Four Panthers place at state track meet

Four Liberty County High School track competitors earned top-12 placings during the first two days of the boys' state track and field meet in Jefferson.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McGowan gets no decision Friday

Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Dustin McGowan got no decision in the Blue Jays' 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday in Toronto, according to ESPN.com.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae, Brown graduate from schools, prepare for next steps

Two former Liberty County High School basketball stars donned graduation caps and gowns this weekend at their respective colleges.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Hurricanes fall in second round

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team fell in the second round of the Elite Football League playoffs to the Commandos, 38-0, May 3 in Jacksonville.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


GSU’s McKinnon picked in third round by Vikings

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern running back/quarterback Jerick McKinnon became the 10th Eagle ever selected in the NFL Draft when he was picked in the third round by Minnesota on Friday, according to gseagles.com.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sports briefs

Relay for Life hoops tournament planned

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Lady ’Landers fall in semifinals

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team's quest for a second-straight state title ended Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Sherwood Academy in Albany.

May 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | 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

Correction

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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