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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

Liberty’s McMillan wins Butkus Award

Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.

December 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Liberty splits with Burke Co.

Liberty County split home games with Burke County on Saturday.

December 11, 2013 | John Wood | Local sports

Bradwell battles past Statesboro

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams won tight home games Saturday over Statesboro.

December 11, 2013 | John Wood | Local sports

Local equestrians end show season with big wins

Liberty County riders placed in 22 different classes and brought home blue ribbons from eight classes at the 2013 Georgia Fall Classic on Nov. 23 in Perry.

December 11, 2013 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

McKinnon named MVP

STATESBORO - Jerick McKinnon was named the most valuable player for Georgia Southern's football team Saturday during the team's postseason banquet in Statesboro.

December 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Gainesville magic runs out as GSU falls in tourney

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's string of success on the campus of the Florida Gators came to an end Thursday at the NCAA volleyball tournament against the Florida State Seminoles.

December 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Bradwell Tiger boys reign over Terrors

Bradwell Institute boys' basketball team took down the Glynn Academy Red Terrors at home Friday night to start their Region 3-AAAAA games with a 54-40 win. Before the boys' game, the Lady Tigers suffered a loss in their region opener, falling 42-33.

December 09, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Career high 25 points for Brown

According to the University of Miami's athletic website, former Liberty County High School basketball player and UM senior Rion Brown scored a career-high 25 points in the final game of the ACC/Big Challenge tournament Wednesday night.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Tide hoops teams to face McIntosh Co.

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams will take on the McIntosh County teams Tuesday in Darien.

December 09, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Meyer and Saban to visit McMillan

According to an article posted on, Liberty County linebacker and highly coveted class of 2014 recruit Raekwon McMillan will have his in-home visit with Urban Meyer next Sunday, Dec. 15.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports

Jelani Hewitt named SoCon player of the month for November

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt was picked recently as the Southern Conference player of the month for November after leading the league in scoring for the opening month of the season. A native of Miramar, Fla., Hewitt scored more than 20 points in six of GSU's eight games in November.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | 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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