Soccer has taken the world by storm. The accompanying infographic shows some interesting facts about what has become the most-watched sporting event in the world.
The Hinesville Rotary Club discussed a fishing-tournament fundraiser during its weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn on East Oglethorpe Highway.
All four Liberty County High School Lady Panther weight lifters did well at the 2014 Youth National Weight lifting Championships last weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, with each of them finishing in the top-15 nationally.
Former Bradwell Tiger Quintunya Chapman finished sixth overall in the heptathlon during last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Long County Recreation Department will host the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament this week.
LCRD offers ways to keep cool
For years, Georgia Southern and Georgia State competed as conference rivals, going head-to-head in every sport. Even after Georgia Southern left the now-extinct Trans America Athletic Conference, the two programs battled almost yearly in baseball, though they haven't met since 2007 - a two-game Georgia Southern sweep. They last met in basketball this past season, though they didn't go head-to-head for nearly 14 years.
About 30 black-belt martial artists of all ages descended on the Pan American Goju Center in Hinesville this weekend for an annual training event. Goju is an ancient style of karate.
With school out for the summer, the mighty weightlifters that comprise Team Hinesville once again are hoisting up heavy irons as they prepare for this season's local and national meets.
Many athletes who got their starts in Liberty County still are racking up achievements, breaking records and advancing their sports careers. The Courier recently checked in on a few of the area's top performers.
Reigning Mite League softball, baseball squads rewarded for season's hard work. The Liberty County Recreation Department's Mite League baseball champion is the B&A Maintenance team. The Mite League softball champion is The Heritage Bank team. More LCRD championship team photos will be published in upcoming editions of the Coastal Courier.
Pumping iron isn't just a man's sport, as four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers are proving.
During high school, Keith McGee fell in love with basketball. But attempting to improve his game opened the door to his long-term passion - weight training.
Scott's All*Stars eighth- and ninth-grade boys' basketball teams claimed wins at the Super Regional tournament June 6-7 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.
Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.
The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.
The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.
Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.
Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.
The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.
Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.
Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.
It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.
Summer is here, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities that will let local residents keep cool in the pool.
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