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Exercise boot camp focuses on strength

Living in a military town people often equate the term boot camp with military training.

June 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Ex-Panther looking to NBA draft

Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is busy preparing for the 2014 NBA Draft.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

McGowan finds spot in bullpen

When the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened, Long County native Dustin McGowan had fought his way back from injuries to secure the fifth spot in the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation.

June 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Long-jumper headed to NCAA nationals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Every year when the collegiate track and field season winds down with the outdoor conference, regional and NCAA championship meets, there's almost always a big surprise that few saw coming.

June 09, 2014 | By Christopher Walsh University of Alabama media relations | Local sports

LC Recreation Department baseball scores

Mite league

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

GSU pitcher drafted

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern left-handed pitcher Sam Howard was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as the 82nd overall pick in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Friday.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

LeCounte headed to Five-Star Challenge

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is flying Baltimore today to participate in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Eighth-grade All*Stars win Georgia Cup tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the Georgia Cup tournament, held May 31-June 1 in Atlanta.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

Three from Liberty Co. win championships at Jesup show

After two months of state and national competitions, Liberty County American Saddle Bred saddle-seat equestrian riders were back in regional competition May 17 at Wildwood Stables in Jesup for its annual Spring Horse Show.

June 06, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Sports briefs

Tiger Touchdown Club golf tourney is Saturday

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Archie Manning to speak at Georgia Southern in Sept.

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host former National Football League player and National Football Foundations College Hall of Fame member Archie Manning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Hanner Fieldhouse.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

'Flightline' run on Hunter on June 21

The runway at Hunter Army Airfield, stretching 11,375 feet, has served over the decades - in times of peace and in times of war - as the takeoff and landing place for America's defenders. On June 21, the 5K/10K Flightline "Dirty Up" Run event will give military and civilians alike an opportunity to walk or run on the expansive runway, get an up close look at military aircraft on display, and hang out with those who fly and maintain the aircraft.

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports

No summer break yet for Tigers, Panthers

School ended about a week ago, but for athletes looking to play on their respective high school's football team, the summer break was over before it began.

June 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Bradwell alum earns trip to outdoor track championship

Former Bradwell Institute long jumper Josh McCullan will compete in this month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, according to a report posted on

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

Sports briefs

2nd annual Tiger Touchdown Club Golf Tournament

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

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Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Hocking, Darsey win championships at charity event

The foothills of the Appalachians proved to be the perfect setting for Gravel Hill Farms and Dixie Stables at the third annual Northeast Georgia Charity Horse Show, as both stables claimed class championships.

July 14, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports

Sports briefs


July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

‘Bash in the ’Boro’ is Friday

The final Georgia Southern Eagle football camp, "Bash in the 'Boro," is set for Friday, July 18, at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports

John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

GSU basketball player suspended after arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following a June 26 arrest.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


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