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Former Panther heads to App. State

Former Faith Baptist and Liberty County High School sharpshooter Aaron Scott has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Appalachian State University in Boone. N.C.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers go 0-2 in tournament

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team started its season with two losses at the Southside Classic on Nov. 16-17 at Windsor Forest.

November 28, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Lady Tide fall to Toombs, Wayne

The Long County High School girls' basketball team fell last week in its two opening games.

November 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

McRae says he is enjoying sixth-man role for Tennessee

Former Liberty County basketball star Jordan McRae is off to a good start this season as the sixth man for the Tennessee Volunteers.

November 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Highlanders aim for GISA title

Bringing experience and talent, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball players are back on the hard wood to try for a state championship.

November 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

HPD 5K for Komen deemed a success

Nearly 90 local residents spent a brisk Saturday morning running and walking Hinesville's streets to increase breast-cancer awareness.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

Kickers making a difference


November 26, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports

Don’t let hazard stakes obstruct your stance or your swing

Q: Larry and Moe are playing the third hole at Sapelo Hammock. Moe hits his ball toward the lateral water hazard on the right side of the fairway. He finds his ball outside of the hazard but resting next to the red lateral water-hazard stake. Larry says, "Tough luck - you have to play the ball without moving the stake." Is Larry correct?

November 26, 2012 | Graham Lewis | Local sports

Sports briefs Nov. 25, 2012

Former BI, Liberty players sought

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports

FPCA middle-school team wins tourney; local hoops start

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy middle-school boys' basketball team won the championship game at the Thanksgiving Throwdown this past weekend at Walker Middle School in Ludowici.

November 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Lady Highlanders to be new, building

With only two players returning from last season's 2-10 team, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's girls' basketball squad will be learning the ropes again this season.

November 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty is younger than usual

Liberty County High School girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly said she has an unusual predicament this season.

November 23, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Coaching is more than game nights

BEYOND THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Part 1 - Beyond the Friday Night Lights is an original series by Bradwell Institute assistant coach John Wood that explores the roles of all the different areas and roles that go into a Friday night high-school football game. It examines the continuing change in the coaching profession, increasing pressure on the trainers, how the booster clubs assist the teams, and finally what goes into the preparation of kickers.

November 23, 2012 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Local sports

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

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Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports

SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty falls to Wayne

Liberty County celebrated its seniors in the final regular-season home game of their career Friday, but the Panthers were denied a win in their 4-0 loss to region power Wayne County.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Panthers drop final home regular-season games

South Effingham dampened the happiness of the Liberty County High School soccer teams' senior day Thursday evening at Donell Woods Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

A peek at GSU Eagles lineup

It's way, way, way too early to be talking about Georgia Southern's starting lineup for the upcoming 2014 football season, so let's talk about it.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports

GSU adds UGA and W. Virginia to 2015 season

Georgia Southern has obligations for four non-conference football games for the 2015 season with games at Georgia and West Virginia and home contests against The Citadel and Western Michigan, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced earlier this week.

April 15, 2014 | By GSU AMR | Local sports

FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

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