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SAS eighth-graders get ready for nationals in Orlando

Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team had a retreat last week to mentally and physically prepare for the this week's Amateur Athletic Union Division I national tournament in Orlando.

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


Soccer camp returns to Hinesville

Around 60 kids braved hot temperatures this week at James Brown Park in the hopes of perfecting their soccer games.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Early start awaits Panthers

Across Southeast Georgia, many high-school football teams are prepping for the season and have at least until Aug. 22 before their preseason games. But not the Liberty County High School Panthers.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae picked in NBA draft

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58th pick overall of the 2014 NBA draft Thursday.

June 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty County Rec Department Allstars

Senior girls softball Allstars: T'Keristen Brown, Cassidy Collum, Riley Davis, Alyssa Dennis, Tamia Johnson, Rachael Smith, Haley Spencer, Mackenzie Stewart, Kaylee Taylor, Brianna Tootle; coaches: Michael Smith, David Stewart, Marty Martin.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Liberty riders saddle up for Kentucky horse show

About 50 children from around the state are set to go on a trip steeped in the horse and racing industry, thanks to a 40 year old program.

June 30, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Coach remembered for game he gave up

Most of the stories about former Bradwell coach Hokey Jackson, who died Wednesday night in Athens, are about him taking BI to region and south Georgia championships and the 1965 state title. They detail 100 wins in just 14 seasons.

June 30, 2014 | Kenny Fussell | Local sports


Golf tournament gives out $1,000 in scholarships

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament was June 21 at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

June 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Triathlon for youths

The second annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 6. Registration is open for the swim, bike and run event geared toward youth ages 7 to 15. To register, go to www.runsignup.com and click on the "Race" tab at the top of the page. Registration forms are also available at Fleet Feet Sports at 3405 Waters Ave. and at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae NBA bound

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennesseebasketball player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58thpick of the 2014 NBA draft. Just seconds later he was traded to the 76ers, but by then it no longer mattered.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Famed Bradwell coach Jackson dies

Former Bradwell Institute football coach Hokey Jackson, who led the program to its only state championship, has passed away.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long County rallies to win district title

The Long County 10-and-under baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Championship on Monday in Ludowici by sweeping two games against Pierce County.

June 27, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


All*Stars eighth-graders win league, eye national tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the South Georgia Basketball League Championship by defeating the Carolina Ballers, 46-43, on June 19 at Johnson High School in Savannah.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton to appear on outdoors series

Former Bradwell Institute, Georgia Tech and New England Patriot football player Gary Guyton is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the New England Sports Network show "Charlie Moore Outdoors," according to NESN.com.

June 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


High-school softball seasons slated to start in August

Bradwell Institute's softball team will look to improve on its 5-15 overall record from 2013 when the new season begins Aug. 14.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Storm compete in Macon tourney

The Low Country Storm, a basketball team representing Liberty and Long counties, recently traveled to Macon to compete in the Summer Slam-Fest Basketball Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet planned

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Sun sets on Southern Conference for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of Tuesday, Georgia Southern officially became an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

July 04, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


Riley rejoins GSU staff

STATESBORO - Carolyn Riley has rejoined the Georgia Southern women's basketball program as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Vozab announced this week.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Fans can keep enjoying soccer after the World Cup

The United States' run in the World Cup is over. The Internet's new hero, American goalie Tim Howard, couldn't save the U.S. in the tournament, and the team now is headed back stateside.

July 04, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Jackson was more than a coach to many in the area

If you asked most men of a certain age, regardless of race or creed, who helped shape, define them and prepare them for life, many would credit their fathers and mothers - rightly so.

July 02, 2014 | John Wood | Local sports


Race honors FDNY

Race honors FDNY

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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