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Long County facing archrival

The regular season kicks off Saturday for the Long County boys' basketball team as the Blue Tide travel to Jesup to take on Wayne County.

November 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local sports


Sports briefs Nov. 23, 2012

YMCA basketball registration: Registration for YMCA youth basketball for children age 3 and older is under way through Dec. 20. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 368-9622.

November 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Game day Nov. 23, 2012

Game day

November 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD soccer champs and runners-up

The Liberty County Recreation Department recently crowned its soccer champions and runners-up.

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


Runners gear up for Tybee festival

The Critz Tybee Run Fest is Feb. 1-2, and organizers anticipate a solid turnout. "Early bird" discounted registration rates ended Nov. 3 and exceeded expectations. Nearly 1,000 participants registered.

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


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


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7th grade Rebels win at Dalton

The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan back in Jays’ starting rotation

It's been almost six years since Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan had to leave the mound after four innings of play against the Baltimore Orioles.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers taken down by Mustangs

Visiting South Effingham placed the ball in play regularly and the entire way in Friday's 9-1 win over Liberty County High School during light rain.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps region doubleheader

It wasn't the best weather for baseball Friday, but the light drizzle didn't prevent the Bradwell Tigers from winning both games of their home doubleheader against Windsor Forest.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae’s UT career ends with loss

It wasn't the birthday gift Jordan McRae was hoping for Friday.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County notches two straight wins

The Long County High School baseball team takes a two-game winning streak into this week's action.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Lady Panther named all-conference

Former Liberty County Lady Panther basketball player Kourtney Alexander was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball all-conference team, according to the league.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Brown switching from defensive line to offensive line at UCF

Former Bradwell Institute football player Chester Brown is learning the ropes of a new college position at the University of Central Florida's spring practice in Orlando.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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