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Brown, UM to play at SSU

According to the University of Miami athletic website, former Liberty County High School basketball player Rion Brown returns to his home state when the Hurricanes play at Savannah State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae reaches milestone at UT

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae reached a milestone Saturday, scoring his 1,000th career point at the University of Tennessee, according to utsports.com.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Local youth soccer team takes third at state tourney

The Liberty County Recreation Department's midget league soccer team placed third overall in the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association state tournament Dec. 6-7 in Thomasville. The team beat Thomasville in game one, 3-0, but then lost to Columbia County, 4-2, in overtime.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


McMillan picks Ohio State

Liberty County High School star football player Raekwon McMillan has chosen Ohio State to continue his playing and academic career.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell teams notch sweep

Bradwell Institute swept Windsor Forest on Friday at BI, with the Lady Tigers earning a 51-28 win and the Tiger boys beating the Knights, 68-47.

December 16, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers give out football awards

Liberty County High School hosted a banquet Thursday night to honor the football team's second successful season in a row and hand out player awards.

December 16, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide teams top Bacon Co.

The Long County High School basketball teams on Friday picked up Region 2B-AA wins over Bacon County in Ludowici.

December 16, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty County Rec Department soccer

District 2 scores

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Scott's All-Stars Winter Classic Tournament Schedule

Scott's All-Stars is hosting a middle school basketball tournament tonight and tomorrow Dec. 13-14. Here is the schedule:

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Highlanders honor coach, stuff Blazers

It was a big rivalry battle and a bittersweet game for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team Tuesday night.

December 13, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers claim another OT win

Just two days after the Bradwell boys' basketball team beat Statesboro in overtime, the Tigers did it again Tuesday.

December 13, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County teams fall to MCA

Tuesday was a rough night for the Long County High School basketball program as the girls' and boys' teams lost to McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

December 13, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Lady Tiger earns track honor

According to a report on the University of South Carolina Upstate's athletic website, former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson was named Women's Field Performer of the Week on Wednesday.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty Co. rec department volunteer coaches recognized

Pictured are Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer coaches who were head coaches for three or more teams in 2013. From left, Marty Martin, Melissa Moore, Tammy Fisher, Dana Lee, Tacarra Hayes, Albert Hawkins, Travis Mobley and Ken Bell. Not pictured: Sheldon Whiteman, Ginefur Peppers and Carlos Carreras. These volunteers were presented LCRD coaches' apparel during Tuesday's recreation-board meeting at the Charles Shuman Recreation Center. As a group, these individuals contributed in excess of 2,000 hours of volunteer service to the LCRD in 2013.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Proper practice on the course

Q: Marcus and James are playing in a local two-ball tournament. On the fourth hole, there is a back-up in play as they wait their turn on the tee box. James takes his sand wedge and hits a few short chip shots on the tee box while they wait. Their opponents tell James that he has incurred a penalty for practicing on the course during tournament play. Has James violated the rules of golf?

December 13, 2013 | Graham Lewis | 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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