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Only one option for GSU Eagles

There is one thing, and only one thing, Georgia Southern's football team needs to worry about between now and kickoff against N.C. State on Aug. 30 - running an offense with a quarterback making option reads, a fullback lined up with his hand in the dirt and a pair of slotbacks.

December 31, 2013 | By Matt Yogus Sports columnist | Local sports

Bi has good; unfruitful showing at tourney

The Bradwell Tigers could not overcome an early deficit against Battery Creek, S,C., losing 60-52, Thursday night, in the Tigers opening game of the annual Christmas break tournament, the Gentlemen's Classic hosted by Statesboro High School.

December 30, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports

Tide cheerleaders recognized at banquet

The Long County High School cheerleading team was recognized last week during the school's annual sports banquet.

December 28, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports

Midway Middle wins Winter Classic

Midway Middle School took first place in Scott's All*Stars Middle School Winter Classic on Dec. 12-14.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Blue Tide fall to Cadets, 69-54

The Long County High School boys basketball team continued to struggle Wednesday when it lost to Benedictine Military School, 69-54, in Savannah.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports

Tide cross-country runners honored

Long County High School held its annual fall sports banquet last week to recognize athletes who participated in football, cheerleading, softball and cross country. The football team honorees were highlighted in a recent story. This article focuses on the Blue Tide cross-country team, which is coached by Erica Harris.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports

Flag football brings athletes together for cause

The Kalamazoo Conquistadors again won the Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament on Saturday at James Brown Park.

December 24, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local sports

Honors keep piling up for player

In addition to the numerous accolades Liberty County High School football standout Raekwon McMillan has racked up the past two years - including winning the 2013 Butkus Award, which goes to the top high-school linebacker in the nation - the future Ohio State Buckeye recently received the Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year award for the Panthers. According to a news release from God's Anointed New Generation, a youth group in Riceboro, McMillan's accomplishments will be celebrated from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center. McMillan will sign autographs. The event is open ...

December 24, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Rion Brown plays for hometown crowd

Fans in the Christmas spirit had nothing to do with the sea of green apparel that flooded Savannah State University's Tiger Arena on Thursday night. Those clad in one of the University of Miami's signature colors were present to support former Liberty County basketball standout Rion Brown as his Hurricanes took on SSU's Tigers.

December 24, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports

BI boys win, girls lose at Coffee

Bradwell Institute on Friday night traveled to Coffee County, where the boys eked out a 60-58 win. The Lady Tigers lost, 53-44.

December 24, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Local sports

Former area hoopsters shining in college

Many former local basketball players either are getting ready for Christmas break or are planning to travel during the holidays to play in basketball tournaments for their respective colleges.

December 20, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Versatile Kirkley named FPCA’s POY

Maintaining a high grade-point average and juggling three different sports is not easy. But for First Presbyterian Christian Academy multi-sport athlete Domonique Kirkley, it's just another active day.

December 20, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide football players recognized at banquet

Long County High School hosted its fall sports banquet Tuesday.

December 20, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Thornton suspended indefinitely at NC State

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton has been indefinitely suspended from the North Carolina State University football team amid allegations of marijuana use and a sexual battery charge.

December 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Army shows interest in Monken

The U.S. Military Academy has expressed interest in Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken.

December 20, 2013 | Matt Yogus | 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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