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Long County softball readies for 2011 play

As the summer winds down, the Long County High School softball team has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.

July 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Thunder places second in tourney

The 100 plus degree heat didn't stop the Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team from battling it out in a tournament last weekend. But the Thunder fell short in the championship game against a team made up of players from Wayne County and Brunswick. Coach Ricky Cross and Pat Sammons said they were still proud of the team's second-place finish, adding their players never caved in and played with tremendous determination and heart. "They never quit or felt they were out of a game," Sammons said.

July 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Fall programs getting under way at LCRD

The fall sports season at the Liberty County Recreation Department is just around the corner.

July 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Recharging their battery

Voluntary conditioning is under way for the Liberty County High School softball team. While coach Jerome Standard is looking to whip everyone into shape for the season, he is also looking to fill two vital positions currently vacant - pitching and catching.

July 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes curb Red Dawgs to stay perfect

The Hinesville Hurricanes improved to 3-0 in their quest for a second-consecutive Southeastern American Football League championship, defeating the Anderson Red Dawgs 34-19 Saturday in South Carolina.

July 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide learning the ‘Flott way’

The Long County High School football team continues to practice through the summer heat as players become indoctrinated to the coach Ronald Flott way of doing things.

July 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Making their name in NPC

Local figure competitor Renee Hofkin placed second in her first National Physique Committee event in the masters over-35 category at the July 16 Georgia NPC Bodybuilding Competition in Atlanta.

July 25, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rockets off to the AAU Junior Olympics in NO

Five members of Hinesville's Southeast Elite Rockets track and field club qualified for the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics that will take place from July 30-Aug. 6 in New Orleans.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Barracudas get bling at Slug Fest

The 13U Barracuda baseball team took first in the Highway 49 Slug Fest on July 16-17 in Macon.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Four All-Stars compete at N.C. AAU camp

Marcus Scott V, Dazjon Tinae, Simon Steele and Desmond Brown represented the Scott's All-Stars at the AAU All-American Camp on July 16-17 in Charlotte, N.C.

July 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


McGowan has second straight solid outing

Dustin McGowan continued his rehab schedule this past week as he started his fourth and fifth games of the year for the Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays, according to the team website.

July 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Natural-born football player

If Bradwell Institute senior offensive lineman Chester Brown isn't a natural football player, he sure is close.

July 22, 2011 | John Wood | Local sports


Long County lineman wins Option U honor

Blue Tide lineman Jeffrey Hall attended the Option U Football Camp on June 20-22 at Georgia Southern and brought home an individual honor as the obstacle course champion.

July 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Coastal Crew gets quite a send-off

The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 15U, 16U and 17U basketball teams were given a nice send-off by their sponsors this week. The teams are headed to the AAU National Tournament today and were visited by Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Jay Osteen of Osteen and Osteen Law Firm, Melissa Carter Ray of State Farm Insurance and Larry Mannion Sr. of M&M Motors, who donated a vehicle for the trip to Orlando. The team also wanted to thank Linda Shuman (not pictured) for her cash contribution to help cover travel and meal expenses.

July 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


OSP featuring full slate of racing tonight

Oglethorpe Speedway Park tonight is hosting the Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Model Twin 20s and the Loves Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts and a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks, Savannah Go Minis Mini Stocks, and the Pooler Pawn and Diamond Company 440s.

July 22, 2011 | 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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