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Liberty Co. rec department volunteer coaches recognized

Pictured are Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer coaches who were head coaches for three or more teams in 2013. From left, Marty Martin, Melissa Moore, Tammy Fisher, Dana Lee, Tacarra Hayes, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Ken Bell. Not pictured: Sheldon Whiteman, Ginefur Peppers and Carlos Carreras. These volunteers were presented LCRD coaches' apparel during Tuesday's recreation-board meeting at the Charles Shuman Recreation Center. As a group, these individuals contributed in excess of 2,000 hours of volunteer service to the LCRD in 2013.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Proper practice on the course

Q: Marcus and James are playing in a local two-ball tournament. On the fourth hole, there is a back-up in play as they wait their turn on the tee box. James takes his sand wedge and hits a few short chip shots on the tee box while they wait. Their opponents tell James that he has incurred a penalty for practicing on the course during tournament play. Has James violated the rules of golf?

December 13, 2013 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

Liberty’s McMillan wins Butkus Award

Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.

December 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Liberty splits with Burke Co.

Liberty County split home games with Burke County on Saturday.

December 11, 2013 | John Wood | Local sports

Bradwell battles past Statesboro

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams won tight home games Saturday over Statesboro.

December 11, 2013 | John Wood | Local sports

Local equestrians end show season with big wins

Liberty County riders placed in 22 different classes and brought home blue ribbons from eight classes at the 2013 Georgia Fall Classic on Nov. 23 in Perry.

December 11, 2013 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

McKinnon named MVP

STATESBORO - Jerick McKinnon was named the most valuable player for Georgia Southern's football team Saturday during the team's postseason banquet in Statesboro.

December 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Gainesville magic runs out as GSU falls in tourney

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's string of success on the campus of the Florida Gators came to an end Thursday at the NCAA volleyball tournament against the Florida State Seminoles.

December 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Bradwell Tiger boys reign over Terrors

Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team took down the Glynn Academy Red Terrors at home Friday night to start their Region 3-AAAAA games with a 54-40 win. Before the boys' game, the Lady Tigers suffered a loss in their region opener, falling 42-33.

December 09, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Career high 25 points for Brown

According to the University of Miami's athletic website, former Liberty County High School basketball player and UM senior Rion Brown scored a career-high 25 points in the final game of the ACC/Big Challenge tournament Wednesday night.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Tide hoops teams to face McIntosh Co.

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams will take on the McIntosh County teams Tuesday in Darien.

December 09, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Meyer and Saban to visit McMillan

According to an article posted on, Liberty County linebacker and highly coveted class of 2014 recruit Raekwon McMillan will have his in-home visit with Urban Meyer next Sunday, Dec. 15.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Jelani Hewitt named SoCon player of the month for November

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt was picked recently as the Southern Conference player of the month for November after leading the league in scoring for the opening month of the season. A native of Miramar, Fla., Hewitt scored more than 20 points in six of GSU's eight games in November.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

McKinnon and Westbrooks invited to 2014 Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Two Georgia Southern Eagles, running back Jerick McKinnon and cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks, have been invited to the Reese's Senior Bowl. The football game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and serves as a showcase of talent for NFL general managers, coaches and scouts as well as representatives from other professional football leagues.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

McMillan, LeCounte get All-Region POY nods

Several Liberty County High School players were named to the Georgia High School Association's Class AAAA All-Region football team.

December 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

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RHHS gets new coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports

Highlanders split games

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team split its recent games.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA JV squads finish strong seasons

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior-varsity soccer teams both did well this season. The Highlander boys went 10-0 for the year. The girls were 7-1, but recorded five shutout wins.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long Co. boys win, girls fall to No. 7 team

The Long County High School soccer teams on Thursday split their games at Vidalia, with the boys winning, 4-1, and the girls losing, 1-0.

April 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

BI alum John working hard with pro football in mind

Former Bradwell Tiger offensive lineman Ulrick John always has wanted the opportunity to play professional football. And in the past couple of months, he has been working hard to make that dream a reality.

April 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Local winners crowned at spring show

The annual Dixie Stables Spring Horse Show has become a rite of passage in Liberty County.

April 02, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

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

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