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Sports briefs Jan. 15, 2014

Scott's All*Stars

January 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Keep the busts on the field this year

2013 was such a god-awful year, if it was in the form of a human I would gladly punch it in the trachea.

January 15, 2014 | By Mark Vasto Special to the Courier | Local sports


Georgia Southern introduces coach

When Willie Fritz was introduced as the next head coach of Georgia Southern's football program, he took former Eagles quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Tracy Ham's advice.

January 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Local sports


Panthers split with Mustangs

Liberty County split games with South Effingham High School Friday in region 3A-AAAA games that saw the Lady Panthers fall 58-43 and the Panther boys win 55-42.

January 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Rebels no match for Tigers

The Groves High Rebels were no match for the visiting Bradwell Tiger basketball teams as the Lady Rebels fell 63-39 and the Rebels dropped the boys' match 59-47 Friday in Savannah.

January 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County Blue Tide teams fall in Atkinson County

Hard times continued Friday for the Long County teams with both the Lady Tide and the Blue Tide falling in Atkinson County.

January 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA routs Bethesda in second matchup

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys took down Bethesda in Savannah Thursday night, 81-70, in a non-region game.

January 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former Tiger punter/kicker earns academic honors again

Former Bradwell Institute punter/kicker and soccer player David Miller made the president's list for the second straight semester at Georgia State University, according to the school's athletic website.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Sports briefs Jan. 12, 2014

Low Country Storm

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell swept by Jenkins

The temperature dropped outside, but Jenkins' girls' and boys' basketball teams were red-hot Tuesday - at the expense of Bradwell.

January 10, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Panther boys too much for Blue Tide

Liberty County and Long County renewed their neighboring-county boys' basketball rivalry Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

It was clear that the Long County High School girls' basketball team was outmatched when it faced Liberty County on Tuesday in Ludowici.

January 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Hitting a golf ball with a chicken wing

Q: Ralph was a new student at our continuous learning clinic. He asked me to help him because he was becoming frustrated with his golf game. I watched him hit a number of shots, and he said, "Why am I topping the ball so much and hitting it off the toe of the club?"

January 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


GSU's Frye named to academic team

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Georgia Southern offensive tackle Garrett Frye recently was named to the 16th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.

January 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Reports: Fritz is next Eagles coach

Georgia Southern is expected to hire Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz as its new head coach, according to various reports Thursday.

January 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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Blue Tide drop close one to Atkinson County

The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough region game to Atkinson County, 6-5, on Tuesday in Pearson.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

Walk-a-Thon planned for scholarships

March 28, 2014 | Staf | Local sports


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


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