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Sports briefs Feb. 3, 2014

Players needed for alumni football game

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Changes is coming for Eagles, but not the offense

Changes are coming to Georgia Southern football, but there's one thing that will, without a doubt, be the same - head coach Willie Fritz won't be changing the Eagles' offensive philosophy.

February 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


GSU softball is SoCon favorite

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern Softball has been picked as the preseason favorite by the Southern Conference coaches.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Basketball is back after postponements

After time off due to the inclement weather earlier this week, the local high-school basketball teams are back on the court tonight.

January 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan receives even more accolades

Former Liberty County High School standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan recently was named to the 2014 Parade Magazine All-American Football Team First-Team Defense.

January 31, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Long sheriff’s, fire departments raise more than $2K for meals program

Members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office raised more than $2,000 last Saturday for the Long County Meals on Wheels program by playing each other in a charity basketball game at Long County Middle School.

January 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McRae, Brown have big games

According to utsports.com, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae tallied 26 points and knocked down 6 of 7 3-pointers to help the University of Tennessee beat Ole Miss, 86-70, in a Southeastern Conference game Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Scott’s All*Stars hold first workout of year

Scott's All*Stars conducted their first official workout of the year Jan. 18. According to program founder Marcus Scott IV, more than 40 kids participated. The All*Stars will host a final tryout for the upcoming 2014 season from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 8-9 at the YMCA. The tryout is open for grades five through nine. For more information, call 912-655-4371 or go to www.scottsallstars.com.

January 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Bringing definition to equitable stroke control

Q: Alice had just finished her round of golf and was preparing to post her score for handicap purposes. She began to change some of her hole scores by marking them with a lower score. Ruth noticed what she was doing and asked Alice why she was changing her score for some of the holes.

January 31, 2014 | Graham Lewis | Local sports


Eagles fill out coaching staff

Georgia Southern announced on Wednesday the addition of five new members to the football coaching staff and the retention of two assistant coaches for the 2014 season.

January 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Student becomes the teacher

Former Bradwell Institute baseball player Jeff Polk once played and practiced under the leadership of his father and BI baseball coach, Rhett Hellgren. On Monday, Polk walked onto the Tigers' field as the new baseball coach for the Bradwell boys.

January 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty girls claim win against Jenkins

The Liberty County High School basketball teams split games Saturday in non-region action at Jenkins in Savannah.

January 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


BI swept by Blue Devils

Bradwell's basketball teams were swept Saturday at Statesboro in non-region action.

January 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide pick up two wins; Lady Tide slump continues with two more losses

The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally ended its slump by picking up two wins over the weekend.

January 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs Jan. 29, 2014

Low Country

January 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


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Sports Quiz

1. Who holds the record for most doubles in a season?

March 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA wins, to play for state championship

First Presbyterian Christian Academy won its final four basketball game Wednesday, beating Griffin Christian, 86-78, in Macon.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


FPCA boys in final four play tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity basketball team is heading to Mercer University this afternoon to play in the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title tournament.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers blank Calvary Day

Liberty County pitcher Colby Rhea struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit in Liberty's weather-shortened 5-0 win against Calvary Day on Monday at home.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady ’Landers win thriller

Any reigning state-champion soccer team knows every team it faces will try to knock it down a notch.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tide teams fall to ranked Vidalia squads

The Long County High School boys' and girls' teams gave the ranked soccer teams from Vidalia tough fights on Friday.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tigers look good in loss to Indians

The Bradwell baseball team got closer to - but still fell short of - Charlton County on Saturday.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell track teams finish in top three at Statesboro Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team was second overall and the girls' team was third at last weekend's Statesboro Invitational.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Yellow Jackets on diamond

In recent years, the Long County baseball team has been dominated by rival Jeff Davis County. But with a new coach and attitude, Long County fans and players were hoping for different results this year.

March 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty County horse riders honored at banquet

Many area riders were honored during the annual American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia banquet Feb. 22 at the Idle Hour Country Club in Macon.

March 05, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Four Highlanders sign with Point University

Four of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's starting varsity soccer players signed scholarships Friday afternoon to play for Point University in West Point, Ga. FPCA's Domonique Kirkley, Clark Sukaratana, Ricky Gilliard and Tyler Cause committed to the same college.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA’s Moses signs volleyball scholarship

Alexandria Moses on Friday penned her name to play volleyball at Agnes Scott College, making her the first volleyball player from First Presbyterian Christian Academy to earn the honor.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders advance to round 2

Paying tribute to their former head coach and mentor, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team made a brief stop Thursday afternoon at the grave of Ernie Walthour.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers shut out Panthers

Liberty County High School on Friday had been looking to avenge last week's baseball loss to Bradwell Institute, but it didn't happen. Instead, the Tigers team claimed a 10-0 shutout win at home over the Panthers. The game ended in the sixth inning.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA soccer boys beat Alleluia

It's no wonder college scouts have been checking out the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys soccer team and signing players. The squad finished as state runner up last season and is poised to make another state run this year. On Friday afternoon, they helped their chances by beating Alleluia Community School, 5-2, at St. James Field. Highlander Clark Sukaratana signed to Point University on Friday morning and was the first Highlander to score a goal that afternoon. That point was followed by back-to-back goals from midfielder Stanford Graham. Last week, Graham signed a scholarship to play at Middle Georgia ...

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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