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GSU adds Ole Miss to 2016 football schedule

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern added another game to its future schedules, agreeing to play Ole Miss on Oct. 8, 2016, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

May 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sikes honored by Savannah State, MEAC

SAVANNAH - The last few weeks have brought a slew of honors to Charles "Trey" Sikes.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


McSwain to play hoops in Kansas

During his two seasons at Liberty County High School, basketball player Freddie McSwain averaged 16.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. Not too shabby, considering he didn't start playing basketball until he was 14 years old.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bennett signs with Jacksonville State for track

Liberty County High School Lady Panther shot put and discus champion Courtney Bennett penned her name to a track scholarship for Jacksonville State University on Monday afternoon at the LCHS media center.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Daniels takes 2nd at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior track standout Asyria Daniels finished second in both the long and triple jump at the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA state track meet last weekend in Albany.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tigers ready for next step

Several Tiger track athletes have qualified for the state meet after placing at sectionals last weekend in Loganville.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Several Panthers headed to state track meets

Six Lady Panthers and 11 Panther boys qualified for their state track meets after finishing among the top eight of their respective fields at sectionals last weekend.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Five Lady Tide headed to state track-and-field meet

The Long County High School girls track team will be represented at the Class 2-AA state track-and-field meet, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

April 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hurricanes advance to second round of playoffs

The Hinesville Hurricanes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks, 20-7, Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in the first round of the Elite Football League playoffs.

April 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Pitcher 2-1 for Armstrong Pirates

Former Richmond Hill High School standout Nathan Ward, who played his early baseball in Liberty County, is 2-1 for Armstrong Atlantic State University so far this season.

April 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell baller signs to play with East Georgia

Bradwell Institute basketball player Reasha Stokes signed a letter of intent Friday to play hoops at East Georgia State College.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Despite loss, Tigers earn spot on playoffs

Bradwell institute scored two runs in the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough to beat Camden County in a non-regional game Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats won, 6-4.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders fall to Matadors

It was déjà-vu for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team. Their home game Thursday against Memorial Day was exactly like their away game on March 27. Both times they lost to the Matadors, 6-5, falling short despite late-game comebacks.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty County Panthers finish season play swinging

Liberty County High School went 0-3 in their final baseball games of the season.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide play spoiler to Metter’s romp into playoffs

Long County went into the game against Metter High School Thursday knowing the Blue Tide were out of playoff contention.

April 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm compete in Macon tourney

The Low Country Storm, a basketball team representing Liberty and Long counties, recently traveled to Macon to compete in the Summer Slam-Fest Basketball Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet planned

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Sun sets on Southern Conference for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of Tuesday, Georgia Southern officially became an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

July 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


Riley rejoins GSU staff

STATESBORO - Carolyn Riley has rejoined the Georgia Southern women's basketball program as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Vozab announced this week.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Fans can keep enjoying soccer after the World Cup

The United States' run in the World Cup is over. The Internet's new hero, American goalie Tim Howard, couldn't save the U.S. in the tournament, and the team now is headed back stateside.

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Jackson was more than a coach to many in the area

If you asked most men of a certain age, regardless of race or creed, who helped shape, define them and prepare them for life, many would credit their fathers and mothers - rightly so.

July 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Race honors FDNY

Race honors FDNY

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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