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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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FPCA falls in baseball opener

Rain forced the cancellation of the First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team's first four games over a two-week period, setting up the Highlanders to open the season with a region game against Trinity Christian, the reigning Region 2-AA champs.

March 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty riders dominate at spring show

The 2014 American Saddlebred horse-show season kicked off March 1 in Brunswick at the second annual Golden Isles Riding Academy Spring Charity Horse Show. Liberty County riders representing Bluff Creek Stables on Colonels Island, Dixie Stables in Allenhurst and Gravel Hill Farms in Hinesville made their presence known at the season's inaugural show, bringing home blue ribbons in 24 out of 37 classes and placing in the top five in 31 classes.

March 17, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Long 10U hoops team does well at tourney

The Long County All-Star 10-and-under basketball team recently competed in the Georgia Recreation Park Association District 2 Class C Tournament. Though the boys fell short of taking home a region title, they did have a successful outing by advancing to the second round.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Commission honors 14U basketball team

The Long County Commission recognized the county's 14-and-younger basketball team March 4 for winning the Georgia Recreation and Park Association district championship.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae, Brown earn postseason honors

Former Liberty County High School basketball players Jordan McRae and Rion Brown have earned league and region postseason honors, according to reports posted on the University of Tennessee and University of Miami athletic websites.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan adjusting to college

Former Liberty County High School standout and current Ohio State freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan made a strong first impression during the Buckeyes' first week of spring football practice.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Wildcats

It was hard enough for the Bradwell baseball team to lose its Region 3-AAAAA opener, 13-0, at Effingham on Monday. Making things tougher, the Tigers on Tuesday hit the road for a game against a hard-hitting Richmond Hill team.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Three from Bradwell named to All-Region team

Bradwell Institute's Malcolm Dingle, Jamorris Hill and Reasha Stokes earned recognition on the 2014 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region boys' basketball teams.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long Co. picks up two victories

So far, this week has been a good one for the Long County High School baseball team.

March 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Lady Panthers notch a region win

The Liberty County girls' soccer team notched its first Region 3-AAAA win of the year by defeating Statesboro High, 2-0, on Tuesday at Donell Woods Stadium.

March 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide girls top Atkinson, boys lose another close one

Long County's soccer teams split their home games with Atkinson County on Tuesday.

March 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. weightlifting team gets fourth in state

Members of the Long County High School weightlifting team competed in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AA/AAA state meet March 1 in Louisville.

March 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


FPCA lands just short

An inspiring season ended with a gut-wrenching loss.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


’Landers shut out Valwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team notched a 3-0 win over Valwood Christian on Monday at St. James Field.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall at Ware County

The Bradwell soccer teams lost its games against Ware County on Friday in Region 3-AAAAA action in Waycross.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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