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Georgia Southern Eagles back in business

So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.

March 26, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


Tigers, Lady Panthers win rivalry games

It was the same song, same verse, but a different tempo when Liberty and Bradwell met Saturday at Olvey Field for the final rivalry game of the season.

March 26, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Highlanders keep rolling

Fresh off their 3-1 win Friday over defending region champion Brentwood, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team wanted to show it wasn't a fluke.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell falls to Brunswick’s late comeback, 4-3

Bradwell had Monday's home game was in the bag - or so it thought.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide end losing streak, top Redskins in region game

The Long County High School baseball team ended a three-game skid on Friday with a solid, 4-2, win over Bryan County in Ludowici in a Region 2-AA contest.

March 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tiger teams take third at annual relays

Bradwell Institute hosted the second annual Tiger Relay track meet Saturday, where the BI boys' and the girls' teams placed third in their respective divisions.

March 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Mentors speak to Scott’s All*Stars before scrimmages

Scott's All*Stars had its inter-squad scrimmage March 15 at the Hinesville YMCA.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


FPCA players, coach earn first win

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning to last year's Region 2-AA champs, Brentwood, First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew they had to dig deep. The Highlander boys came up big, winning 3-1 Friday at the St. James Sports Center. First-year head baseball coach Ryan Harmon beamed pride in his team. It was FPCA's first win of the season and his first as a high school baseball coach.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers topple Terrors

Bradwell Institute earned its second Region 3-AAAAA win Friday at home. The Tigers took down Glynn Academy, 5-2.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Yellow Jackets shut down Panthers

Wayne County slugged their way to an 18-1 win at Liberty County High School Friday in a Region 3-AAAA game.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long drops game to Metter

Playing in front of hometown fans, the Blue Tide were hoping to get back on the winning track Thursday against Metter in a big 2-AA Region showdown.

March 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Panther working way back onto team

A bad situation may be easing for former Liberty County High School football player Shadrach Thornton.

March 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Watch pros play at Sapelo golf course

The National Golf Association's Professional Golf Tour, formally known as the Hooters Pro Golf Tour, will have the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic on April 7-13 at the Sapelo Hammock Golf Course.

March 24, 2014 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


McRae, Vols upset UMass

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae chunked in 21 points, going 9-of-16, helping the University of Tennessee earn an 86-67 upset over the UMass Minutemen Friday.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA boys fall short of defending state champs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team held last year's defending Region AA champions, Frederica Academy, to only one goal Wednesday.

March 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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McMillan keeps earning praise at OSU

Former Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillan continues to impress at Ohio State University's spring practice in Columbus, Ohio.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Two GSU games on initial ESPNU schedule

NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN on Tuesday released six ESPNU telecasts featuring Sun Belt teams for this upcoming football season, including a pair of games at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.

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


RHHS gets new coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local sports


Highlanders split games

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team split its recent games.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA JV squads finish strong seasons

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior-varsity soccer teams both did well this season. The Highlander boys went 10-0 for the year. The girls were 7-1, but recorded five shutout wins.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. boys win, girls fall to No. 7 team

The Long County High School soccer teams on Thursday split their games at Vidalia, with the boys winning, 4-1, and the girls losing, 1-0.

April 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


BI alum John working hard with pro football in mind

Former Bradwell Tiger offensive lineman Ulrick John always has wanted the opportunity to play professional football. And in the past couple of months, he has been working hard to make that dream a reality.

April 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Local winners crowned at spring show

The annual Dixie Stables Spring Horse Show has become a rite of passage in Liberty County.

April 02, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


7th grade Rebels win at Dalton

The Coastal Crew Rebels seventh-grade basketball team reached the Elite Eight of the Youth Basketball of America Super Regional Tournament held Feb. 28-March 2 in Dalton.

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McGowan back in Jays’ starting rotation

It's been almost six years since Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan had to leave the mound after four innings of play against the Baltimore Orioles.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Panthers taken down by Mustangs

Visiting South Effingham placed the ball in play regularly and the entire way in Friday's 9-1 win over Liberty County High School during light rain.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell sweeps region doubleheader

It wasn't the best weather for baseball Friday, but the light drizzle didn't prevent the Bradwell Tigers from winning both games of their home doubleheader against Windsor Forest.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae’s UT career ends with loss

It wasn't the birthday gift Jordan McRae was hoping for Friday.

March 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County notches two straight wins

The Long County High School baseball team takes a two-game winning streak into this week's action.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Former Lady Panther named all-conference

Former Liberty County Lady Panther basketball player Kourtney Alexander was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball all-conference team, according to the league.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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