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Ex-Panther looking to NBA draft

Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is busy preparing for the 2014 NBA Draft.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McGowan finds spot in bullpen

When the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened, Long County native Dustin McGowan had fought his way back from injuries to secure the fifth spot in the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation.

June 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long-jumper headed to NCAA nationals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Every year when the collegiate track and field season winds down with the outdoor conference, regional and NCAA championship meets, there's almost always a big surprise that few saw coming.

June 09, 2014 | By Christopher Walsh University of Alabama media relations | Local sports

LC Recreation Department baseball scores

Mite league

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

GSU pitcher drafted

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern left-handed pitcher Sam Howard was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as the 82nd overall pick in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Friday.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

LeCounte headed to Five-Star Challenge

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is flying Baltimore today to participate in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Eighth-grade All*Stars win Georgia Cup tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the Georgia Cup tournament, held May 31-June 1 in Atlanta.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Three from Liberty Co. win championships at Jesup show

After two months of state and national competitions, Liberty County American Saddle Bred saddle-seat equestrian riders were back in regional competition May 17 at Wildwood Stables in Jesup for its annual Spring Horse Show.

June 06, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Sports briefs

Tiger Touchdown Club golf tourney is Saturday

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern in Sept.

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host former National Football League player and National Football Foundations College Hall of Fame member Archie Manning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

'Flightline' run on Hunter on June 21

The runway at Hunter Army Airfield, stretching 11,375 feet, has served over the decades - in times of peace and in times of war - as the takeoff and landing place for America's defenders. On June 21, the 5K/10K Flightline "Dirty Up" Run event will give military and civilians alike an opportunity to walk or run on the expansive runway, get an up close look at military aircraft on display, and hang out with those who fly and maintain the aircraft.

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

No summer break yet for Tigers, Panthers

School ended about a week ago, but for athletes looking to play on their respective high school's football team, the summer break was over before it began.

June 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell alum earns trip to outdoor track championship

Former Bradwell Institute long jumper Josh McCullan will compete in this month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, according to a report posted on

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Sports briefs

2nd annual Tiger Touchdown Club Golf Tournament

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Eagles eliminated from NCAA regional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's run through the postseason finally ran out of steam.

June 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | 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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