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Long linebacker commits to Kentucky

With football season still a month away, Long County has one player who is already generating excitement.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan considered for several major awards

According to Land-Grant Holy Land writer Meredith Hein, former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan has a shot at being nominated for several distinguished football awards this year.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan gets save for Marlins against Braves

Long County native and Miami Marlin pitcher Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Friday and picked up a save against the Braves in Atlanta.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Riceboro camp focuses on basketball fundamentals

Scott's All*Stars recently had their annual camp June 27-30 at the Riceboro Youth Center. The camp was organized through the Liberty County Recreation Department and taught by Marcus Scott IV.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tournament includes pro-am rounds

CLAXTON - Martin NeSmith, the president of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Jesup, announced that the dealership is the title sponsor for the Swing Thought Golf Tour for a third year.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae to stay with Cavs

According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their option on former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Registration extended for women’s football clinic

STATESBORO - The deadline to register for Georgia Southern's Second Annual Women's Football Clinic, sponsored by East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, has been extended to July 11.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


A top senior

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier was named one of the top 25 seniors for the 2016-17 basketball season by Bleacher Report.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. team wins invitational

The Long County 12 and under girls softball team recently won the Lyons Invitational Softball Tournament held in Toombs County. Top row: Coach Earl Freeman, Trista Murphy, Tanani Lucena, Dixie Corbin, Amaya Loterbaugh, Kayalmoni Lucena and coach Donnie Lust. Bottom row: Kylei Brady, Brooklyn Smith, Grace Gordon, Long County Recreation Director Henry Strickland, Rebecca Lust, Samantha Pitts and Jocelyn Priester.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

GHSA 'dead week'

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


LCRD baseball champions

The following teams are the 2016 Liberty County Recreation Department baseball champions:

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae, Cavaliers seal deal

Editor's note the story printed in the Wednesday print edition of the Coastal Courier went to press before the Cavaliers exercised their team option on Jordan McRae. This online story reflects updated information.

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long senior leaning toward Central Florida

Though the Long County football team didn't have the success that was expected in 2015, what the school did do was showcase the talent of several players.

June 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Cheerleaders work together at camp

Liberty County and Bradwell Institute junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders attended a camp at Columbus State last week.

June 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Y director wants to pump up programs

Carol Tanrath was hired as the executive director of the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA two months ago, and she said she has plenty of ...

July 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide alumni game on Thursday

The Long County varsity softball team will play the annual alumni game Thursday. Former team players, who have graduated, can play in the contest against ...

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. sets football camps

The Long County Recreation Department will host three free mini-football camps during August for kids ages 7-10.

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Recreation Dept. gearing up for fall sports

Registration for youth football and cheerleading at the Liberty County Recreation Department runs through Aug. 12. The programs are for 7- to 12-year-olds, as of ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA starts football season Aug. 12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will get a jump start to its football season this year. While most public schools won't play their first regular-season ...

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide sweat through summer workouts

Though the temperatures have been hovering around 100 recently, the heat hasn't stopped the Long County football team from getting in summer workouts. Players ...

July 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


YMCA Swim Championship meet brings unity

Hundreds of swimmers converged Saturday morning at the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA for the annual YMCA Swim Championships.

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Southern All-Sports Reunion Sept. 17

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern Athletics invites all athletic alumni to GATA Club's fourth annual All-Sports Reunion and Night of Champions on Sept. 17, while Eagle ...

July 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles coach, players head to Media Day

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers and seniors Matt Breida and Ironhead Gallon will represent the Eagles at Sun Belt Football Media Day in the ...

July 22, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Sports


Crusader signs with Blue Jays

Faith Baptist Christian Academy baseball player Chavez Young signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae named to league’s first team

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost 85-79 to the Chicago Bulls.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County faces tough Region 2-AAA

The 2016 high school football season is just around the corner.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


High school coaches attend same camp

Longtime Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer William Roberts had a surprise for the kids in his 5th Quarter Elite football camp Tuesday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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