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Summer taking over at Liberty rec department

Summer programs will be kicking into high gear as Liberty County schools prepare for break, and the Liberty County Recreation Department provides a host of summer activities suited for children of all ages.

May 24, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Showing that Blue Tide Pride

Long County High School recently held its annual end-of-the-year sports banquet to honor athletes on the track, baseball and golf teams.

May 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hinesville Gators 14U team heads to state

The Hinesville Gators 14U girls' soccer team earned its second consecutive Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District II soccer championship Sunday at Stone Mountain. Sixteen teams competed for three spots at the state championship finals that will take place this weekend in Columbus.

May 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Sixth-graders get look at colleges

The Scott's All-Stars middle school team got their first opportunity to play in an AAU tournament this season, and despite going 0-3 in the tourney, the kids got to enjoy the camaraderie of playing and had the opportunity to visit four colleges over the weekend.

May 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Chapman named top athlete, again

For the third year in a row, Bradwell Institute's Quintunya Chapman was named the Savannah Morning News' Female Athlete of the Year.

May 20, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


The Erk Russell Project

"I'm gonna say it one more time. We are Georgia Southern. Our colors are blue and white. We call ourselves the Bald Eagles. We call our offense the Georgia Power Company ... and that's a terrific name for an offense. Our snap count is 'rate, hike.' We practice on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek and that's in Statesboro, Georgia – the gnat capital of America. Our weekends begin on Thursday. The coeds outnumber the men,

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Erk Russell was more than a coach

Without Erk Russell leading the Junkyard Dog defense, the University of Georgia still might have won the 1980 national title.

May 18, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


Hornets put brakes on Hurricanes’ comeback

The Hinesville Hurricanes couldn't weather their own storm Saturday and dropped their preseason game, 18-12, to the visiting Beaufort Hornets.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bad weather doesn’t stop tourney

Though rain came and clouds hung around, the Long County Touchdown Club's sixth annual golf tournament went ahead as scheduled Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club in Hinesville.

May 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Gator draws crowd in Dawg country

Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow knows how to draw a crowd, even in Georgia.

May 16, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local sports


Statue of Erk project picking up speed

To say that Derek Sills loves Georgia Southern University and legendary football coach Erk Russell is an understatement. A walk through his home is like visiting a museum dedicated to the iconic coach and a tribute to Eagles football.

May 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman wins AAAAA crown in long jump

Bradwell Institute track and field standout Quintunya Chapman soared to a first-place finish in the long jump on Saturday.

May 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Police hit the links to network, more

The Law Enforcement Information Sharing Network's second annual golf tournament was Friday at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.

May 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Track team, BoE celebrate a job well done

Coach DeAndre Davis and the Bradwell Institute Tigers track team were recognized Tuesday by the Liberty County Board of Education for earning their fifth Region 3-AAAAA championship. The Tigers were presented certificates of appreciation. They're shown with BoE members Lily Baker (left) and Becky Carter (right).

May 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


It’s their turn to shine

It's time for the girls to shine at the state track meet, which is under way this weekend at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 13, 2011 | Staff report | 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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