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Sharpe picked for College Football Hall of Fame

Glennville native Sterling Sharpe was among those recently selected for induction in the College Football Hall of Fame.

May 28, 2014 | By the National Football Foundation | Local sports

Georgia Southern sends most every to track regionals

Georgia Southern will send its highest number of track and field student-athletes to compete in three events, also a program high, to the NCAA East Regional outdoor prelininaries next week in Jacksonville, Florida.

May 27, 2014 | By Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Local sports

RH driver wins OSP race

John McCosker of Richmond Hill won the 25-lap, $1,500-to-win "Shoot Out on the Coast" May 9 at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

BI’s Diggs headed to Methodist University

Bradwell Institute football player Ziere Diggs signed a letter of intent Tuesday at BI to play at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.

May 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA’s Hart signs to play soccer at USC-Salkehatchie

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Nate Hart signed a letter of intent Tuesday at the school's media center to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.

May 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Georgia Ballers win Relay for Life tourney

The Georgia Ballers won the title at the annual Liberty County Relay For Life Basketball Tournament last weekend. The Ballers defeated Hinesville Dairy Queen, 78-34. H. Glenn Reed, coordinator of the Mission Possible Team of Connection Church that organized the tournament, said the tourney raised $400 for the American Cancer Society.

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Sports briefs

Athletic-training camp for students planned

May 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Eagles stay alive in SoCon tourney

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If the fourth-seeded Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to advance in the 2014 Southern Conference tournament, they needed to get past No. 1 seed Western Carolina in an elimination game Thursday.

May 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Six Georgia Southern players earn baseball honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Six members of the Georgia Southern baseball team earned All-Southern Conference Honors, and Josh Wirsu was named the league's Pitcher of the Year on Monday.

May 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Bradwell looks charged for season

Newly hired Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill watched his team in action Saturday night as the football team held its inter-squad scrimmage at Olvey Field.

May 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

‘Perfect’ ride qualifies Jones for nationals

Mary Anne Jones, owner of Bluff Creek Stables, had a moment of perfection at the 2014 Dixie Cup held May 1-3 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

May 21, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Four from Long County Blue Tide Baseball get region honors

Long County High School was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA baseball team.

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

McGowan goes to bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays have moved Long County native Dustin McGowan to the bullpen from the starting rotation, according to

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

Richmond Hill Soccer Club Academy set

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Liberty Co. School System workers show true colors

When five area women recently laced up some walking shoes, wore some white clothing and added a ton of color, what they got was a feeling of accomplishment.

May 21, 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


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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