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World Cup factoids

Soccer has taken the world by storm. The accompanying infographic shows some interesting facts about what has become the most-watched sporting event in the world.

June 20, 2014 | By Ben Luthi Special to the Courier | Local sports

Rotary planning fishing tourney

The Hinesville Rotary Club discussed a fishing-tournament fundraiser during its weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn on East Oglethorpe Highway.

June 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local sports

Liberty lifters place well at national meet

All four Liberty County High School Lady Panther weight lifters did well at the 2014 Youth National Weight lifting Championships last weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, with each of them finishing in the top-15 nationally.

June 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell alum finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon

Former Bradwell Tiger Quintunya Chapman finished sixth overall in the heptathlon during last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McGowan notches first save for first-place Toronto

Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long County hosting district tourney

The Long County Recreation Department will host the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament this week.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Sports briefs

LCRD offers ways to keep cool

June 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

GSWho? Georgia Southern rekindling rivalry with other GSU

For years, Georgia Southern and Georgia State competed as conference rivals, going head-to-head in every sport. Even after Georgia Southern left the now-extinct Trans America Athletic Conference, the two programs battled almost yearly in baseball, though they haven't met since 2007 - a two-game Georgia Southern sweep. They last met in basketball this past season, though they didn't go head-to-head for nearly 14 years.

June 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local sports

Black belts brush up on goju in Hinesville

About 30 black-belt martial artists of all ages descended on the Pan American Goju Center in Hinesville this weekend for an annual training event. Goju is an ancient style of karate.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Weightlifters prep for big meets

With school out for the summer, the mighty weightlifters that comprise Team Hinesville once again are hoisting up heavy irons as they prepare for this season's local and national meets.

June 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Liberty athletes thrive in college, beyond

Many athletes who got their starts in Liberty County still are racking up achievements, breaking records and advancing their sports careers. The Courier recently checked in on a few of the area's top performers.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

LCRD teams celebrate championships

Reigning Mite League softball, baseball squads rewarded for season's hard work. The Liberty County Recreation Department's Mite League baseball champion is the B&A Maintenance team. The Mite League softball champion is The Heritage Bank team. More LCRD championship team photos will be published in upcoming editions of the Coastal Courier.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Power-hungry Lady Panthers off to nationals

Pumping iron isn't just a man's sport, as four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers are proving.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Body-sculpting class helps chisel participants into shape

During high school, Keith McGee fell in love with basketball. But attempting to improve his game opened the door to his long-term passion - weight training.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Scott’s All*Stars teams compete, win in Jacksonville tourney

Scott's All*Stars eighth- and ninth-grade boys' basketball teams claimed wins at the Super Regional tournament June 6-7 in Jacksonville, Florida.

June 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

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