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Crimson Tide come calling for McMillan, too

Reigning national champion Alabama made a scholarship offer to Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

June 22, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Just another day on the flip side for Liberty Co. skaters

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk was 9 years old when he received his first skateboard, an old, beat-up blue fiberglass one his older brother handed down.

June 22, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Georgia Southern volleyball announces 2012 slate

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern fifth-year volleyball head coach Chad Callihan has unveiled the 2012 schedule, which includes 30 matches and one exhibition against Serbia.

June 22, 2012 | By Barrett Gilham Georgia Southern AMR | Local sports


Shoulder continues to sideline McGowan

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan, a native of Ludowici, continues to be sidelined as he recovers from multiple shoulder injuries, according to the team's website.

June 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Rego to play softball at Georgia Perimeter College

Bradwell Institute softball player Barbara Rego recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston.

June 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Inaugural golf tournament raises more than $8,000

The generosity of church members and the community made the inaugural Waldo Pafford Memorial Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament a success, according to event organizer Clifford Johnson.

June 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Break over for GSU players

STATESBORO - After a brief break following the Southern Conference Tournament, the majority of the Georgia Southern baseball team is back in action.

June 20, 2012 | By Barrett Gilham Georgia Southern AMR | Local sports


Vols’ McRae on top of Ol’ Rocky Top

University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae, a former Liberty County High School star, was selected third overall in the Pilot Rocky Top League, joining the Choice Spine team.

June 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Barracudas ready to take bite out of USSSA series

Boasting a 22-7 overall record, a recent West State Georgia Championship title and a move back up to the No. 2 spot in the nation in the United States Specialty Sports Association Power Ratings, the Hinesville Barracudas are preparing for their ultimate challenge.

June 18, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Free camp for military dependents

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern has five upcoming football camps and will also have a free camp for children of active-duty military members on Fort Stewart.

June 18, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tiger Tee-Off raises funds for non-revenue sports at BI

The team of Pat Edwards, Robert Darby, Clifford Johnson and Ken Johnson fired a 15-under-par 56 to win the 15th Tiger Tee-Off golf tournament June 9 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

June 18, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Taylor named state’s top basketball ref

Derrick Taylor of Hinesville was named the basketball official of the year during the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's 74th annual award and 12th annual hall of fame ceremony June 1-2 in Dalton.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Two Tigers earn All-Region 3-AAAAA baseball honors

Bradwell Institute baseball players Mitch Rogers and Jacob Dill were selected to the All-Region 3-AAAAA team.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Pool tourney set to benefit diabetes group

The Big Cheesy, a new restaurant in Hinesville, will host a pool tournament benefitting the American Diabetes Association this weekend.

June 15, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ft. Stewart fishing event draws crowd at Pond No. 30

The late Franc White, host of the regional TV show "The Southern Sportsman," used to end his weekly outdoors show with a fervent suggestion.

June 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | 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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