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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


Five BI soccer players make all-region team

Bradwell Institute's Danielle Durham (in white) was one of three Lady Tigers

May 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local sports


Tourney raises funds for good causes in Long

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held its first golf tournament on Saturday, and tournament director Kerry Hunt called it a successful endeavor.

May 13, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All-Stars battle at Midway Middle

Scott's All-Stars hosted the third of four tournaments scheduled for the spring league May 7 at Midway Middle School. Ten AAU teams from the Southeast competed in the tourney. The teams were broken down by age level.

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


Bradwell makes strides

Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local sports


MLK tourney raises scholarship money

Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to local high school seniors, thanks to the Martin Luther King Observance Association Golf Tournament, which took place April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

May 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | 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


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

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.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

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.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Delisha Milton-Jones is faring well in NY

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is in her 15th season with the WNBA.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


LCRD offers ways to keep cool

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.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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