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Sikes earns league honor

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Former Liberty County High School and current Savannah State University baseball player Charles Trey Sikes was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) player of the week by the league for the week ending June 15, according to a NECBL news release.

June 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers take win in summer ball game

Liberty County High School's baseball team topped McIntosh County Academy, 12-7, on Wednesday afternoon in a summer game at Panther Field.

June 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Creel Memorial Tourney planned for Saturday

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club, 25 Cherokee Trail in Hinesville.

June 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Jackson named to magazine’s All-Sun Belt third-team

Georgia Southern senior linebacker Edwin Jackson has been named to Athlon Sports' All-Sun Belt Conference third-team defense, as announced by the national media company and reported on

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

World Cup factoids

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.

June 20, 2014 | By Ben Luthi Special to the Courier | Local sports

Rotary planning fishing tourney

The Hinesville Rotary Club discussed a fishing-tournament fundraiser during its weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn on East Oglethorpe Highway.

June 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local sports

Liberty lifters place well at national meet

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.

June 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell alum finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon

Former Bradwell Tiger Quintunya Chapman finished sixth overall in the heptathlon during last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McGowan notches first save for first-place Toronto

Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long County hosting district tourney

The Long County Recreation Department will host the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament this week.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

LCRD offers ways to keep cool

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

GSWho? Georgia Southern rekindling rivalry with other GSU

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.

June 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local sports

Black belts brush up on goju in Hinesville

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.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Weightlifters prep for big meets

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.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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

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Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Storm compete in Macon tourney

The Low Country Storm, a basketball team representing Liberty and Long counties, recently traveled to Macon to compete in the Summer Slam-Fest Basketball Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet planned

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Sun sets on Southern Conference for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of Tuesday, Georgia Southern officially became an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

July 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports

Riley rejoins GSU staff

STATESBORO - Carolyn Riley has rejoined the Georgia Southern women's basketball program as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Vozab announced this week.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Fans can keep enjoying soccer after the World Cup

The United States' run in the World Cup is over. The Internet's new hero, American goalie Tim Howard, couldn't save the U.S. in the tournament, and the team now is headed back stateside.

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Jackson was more than a coach to many in the area

If you asked most men of a certain age, regardless of race or creed, who helped shape, define them and prepare them for life, many would credit their fathers and mothers - rightly so.

July 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports

Race honors FDNY

Race honors FDNY

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

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