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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

McMillan rolls with Ohio State

The answer Liberty County had been waiting for and Buckeye Nation had been hoping for finally came Monday morning.

December 18, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers sweep Tide squads

It was a non-conference game between rivals Saturday, and when the dust settled at Liberty County High School, the host Panthers swept Long County.

December 18, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Brown, UM to play at SSU

According to the University of Miami athletic website, former Liberty County High School basketball player Rion Brown returns to his home state when the Hurricanes play at Savannah State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

McRae reaches milestone at UT

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae reached a milestone Saturday, scoring his 1,000th career point at the University of Tennessee, according to

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Local youth soccer team takes third at state tourney

The Liberty County Recreation Department's midget league soccer team placed third overall in the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association state tournament Dec. 6-7 in Thomasville. The team beat Thomasville in game one, 3-0, but then lost to Columbia County, 4-2, in overtime.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

McMillan picks Ohio State

Liberty County High School star football player Raekwon McMillan has chosen Ohio State to continue his playing and academic career.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Bradwell teams notch sweep

Bradwell Institute swept Windsor Forest on Friday at BI, with the Lady Tigers earning a 51-28 win and the Tiger boys beating the Knights, 68-47.

December 16, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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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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