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Only one option for Georgia Southern

There is one thing Georgia Southern's football team needs to worry about - running an offense with a quarterback making option reads, a fullback lined up with his hand in the dirt and a pair of slotbacks. Period.

January 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


McMillan turning heads in Florida

Georgia's loss to Nebraska and Michigan State winning the Rose Bowl could mean that the Big 10 is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Former Liberty County linebacker and Ohio State University recruit Raekwon McMillan may be in the middle of that rebirth.

January 02, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Magazine adds to players' honors

Several players from area schools were honored at the Depot in Waycross at the fourth annual In the Game Awards Banquet.

January 01, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Panthers pull out win against strong foe

The third time was the charm for the Liberty County Panthers in the Gentlemen's Classic at Statesboro. Losing in successive nights to Battery Creek, South Carolina and Brunswick, Liberty came out strong to defeat Osborne High School, 88-72. The Cardinals from Marietta traditionally play good basketball.

December 31, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Lady Tide pick up two wins at tourney

The Long County High School girls basketball team got a boost over the weekend, picking up two wins in the Portal Christmas Tournament.

December 31, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Only one option for GSU Eagles

There is one thing, and only one thing, Georgia Southern's football team needs to worry about between now and kickoff against N.C. State on Aug. 30 - running an offense with a quarterback making option reads, a fullback lined up with his hand in the dirt and a pair of slotbacks.

December 31, 2013 | By Matt Yogus Sports columnist | Local sports


Bi has good; unfruitful showing at tourney

The Bradwell Tigers could not overcome an early deficit against Battery Creek, S,C., losing 60-52, Thursday night, in the Tigers opening game of the annual Christmas break tournament, the Gentlemen's Classic hosted by Statesboro High School.

December 30, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


Tide cheerleaders recognized at banquet

The Long County High School cheerleading team was recognized last week during the school's annual sports banquet.

December 28, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Midway Middle wins Winter Classic

Midway Middle School took first place in Scott's All*Stars Middle School Winter Classic on Dec. 12-14.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Cadets, 69-54

The Long County High School boys basketball team continued to struggle Wednesday when it lost to Benedictine Military School, 69-54, in Savannah.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Tide cross-country runners honored

Long County High School held its annual fall sports banquet last week to recognize athletes who participated in football, cheerleading, softball and cross country. The football team honorees were highlighted in a recent story. This article focuses on the Blue Tide cross-country team, which is coached by Erica Harris.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local sports


Flag football brings athletes together for cause

The Kalamazoo Conquistadors again won the Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament on Saturday at James Brown Park.

December 24, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local sports


Honors keep piling up for player

In addition to the numerous accolades Liberty County High School football standout Raekwon McMillan has racked up the past two years - including winning the 2013 Butkus Award, which goes to the top high-school linebacker in the nation - the future Ohio State Buckeye recently received the Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year award for the Panthers. According to a news release from God's Anointed New Generation, a youth group in Riceboro, McMillan's accomplishments will be celebrated from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center. McMillan will sign autographs. The event is open ...

December 24, 2013 | Staff report | Local sports


Rion Brown plays for hometown crowd

Fans in the Christmas spirit had nothing to do with the sea of green apparel that flooded Savannah State University's Tiger Arena on Thursday night. Those clad in one of the University of Miami's signature colors were present to support former Liberty County basketball standout Rion Brown as his Hurricanes took on SSU's Tigers.

December 24, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Local sports


BI boys win, girls lose at Coffee

Bradwell Institute on Friday night traveled to Coffee County, where the boys eked out a 60-58 win. The Lady Tigers lost, 53-44.

December 24, 2013 | By Patty Leon | 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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