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Liberty athletes thrive in college, beyond

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.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD teams celebrate championships

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.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Power-hungry Lady Panthers off to nationals

Pumping iron isn't just a man's sport, as four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers are proving.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Body-sculpting class helps chisel participants into shape

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.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Scott’s All*Stars teams compete, win in Jacksonville tourney

Scott's All*Stars eighth- and ninth-grade boys' basketball teams claimed wins at the Super Regional tournament June 6-7 in Jacksonville, Florida.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sports briefs

Baseball camp set

June 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Eagles’ roster going through changes

The movement on Georgia Southern's football two-deep has continued into the offseason, as the loss of a running back has appeared to cause a chain reaction on offense.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Seven Eagles in summer ball; two Eagles taken late in draft

STATESBORO - Seven members of the Georgia Southern baseball team will spend their summer developing and honing their skills in collegiate baseball leagues.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Trying to get their kicks in this season

The coaching staffs at Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School understand how important kickers and punters are, as both teams are searching for the right candidates to fill those critical spots.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coaches reflect on conditioning, quarterback spots, numbers

The Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football teams are wrapping up conditioning and preparing for camps and full practices later this summer.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sports briefs

Two-person best-ball tournament planned

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Tiger Touchdown Club holds golf tourney

The team of Robert Darby, Pat Edwards, Travis Mobley and Jason Darby claimed the title at the Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Team Touchdown Club Golf Tournament held Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

June 11, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Former RHHS coach now in hall of fame

Jimmy Hires said he didn't make a speech last Saturday night in Dalton at his induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

June 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports


Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will host former National Football League player and National Football Foundations College Hall of Fame member, Archie Manning, at Hanner Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

June 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


GSU Eagles to be more visible in FBS

MACON - Georgia and Georgia Tech used to be the only shows in the state. Now, there are four Football Bowl Subdivision programs - Tech, UGA, Georgia Southern and Georgia State. All of them had plenty to say on Tuesday at the annual Peach State Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

June 10, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

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.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

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.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Sports briefs

Correction

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

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.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

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.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

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.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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