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Former local players take it to next level

With college football winding toward playoffs and potential bowl bids, here is a quick look at some of the local athletes currently playing at the college level.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Run raises money to help families during holidays

Despite a low turnout, the inaugural Holiday Basket 5K Fun Run/Walk was deemed a big success by the organizer, Post Commander Dennis Fitzgerald of East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Walthour plays for Czech Republic squad

Metra Walthour, a former standout at Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech, is one of two American imports on the Czech Republic's Basket Slovanka team in the Women's European Basketball League

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pioneer football coach to speak at Hall of Fame banquet

Willie Jeffries, the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program, will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, which is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Top local athletes honored

The ninth annual Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 and will not be sold at the door the night of the banquet.

November 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 21, 2012

Scott's All-Stars need coaches, mentors: Scott's All-Stars is seeking coaches/mentors for the 2013 season, which starts in January. Coaches must be dedicated, positive role models and available every weekend from February to July. For more information, call Marcus Scott at 912-655-4371.

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game day Nov. 21, 2012

Game day

November 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Frazier signs with University of Ga.

JJ Frazier, a senior at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, realized a dream Wednesday, signing to play basketball with the University of Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New coach for Lady Blue Tide

After a disappointing 2011-12 season when the Long County High School girls basketball didn't win a game, they have a new head coach.

November 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


New ABA squad has Liberty ties

In addition to having a well known local coach, AAU South Georgia King founder Jessie Fleming, the Savannah Grizzlies have several players that grew up in Liberty County.

November 19, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Game Day Nov. 18, 2012

Game day

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Panthers open hoops season tonight

Hoop season starts tonight for the Liberty Count Panther boys. The team will play in the Savannah Classic Tournament at Windsor Forest High School. Liberty will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. against Groves.

November 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide look to win Region 2-AA

Last year, Long County's boys basketball team came up just short of its goal of a Region 2-AA title. After finishing the season with an 18-7 record and defeating McIntosh County in a buzzer-beater to reach the championship, they fell to the Vidalia Indians, 64-53.

November 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Brown scores 10 in UM’s opener

Rion Brown got a start and the first points of the University of Miami's basketball team's regular season home opener. The former Liberty County High School player opened the game with a 3-pointer from the left wing, setting the pace for the Hurricanes' 87-79 win against Stetson on Nov. 9.

November 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae, Volunteers in Puerto Rico for tournament

Former Liberty County Panther Jordan Mcrae and the University of Tennessee basketball team will be in Puerto Rico this weekend.

November 16, 2012 | 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


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