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Panthers go 3-0 in Gentlemen’s Classic

After winning the first two games of the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro last week, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team took game three beating Osborne, 75-67.

January 05, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former LCHS Panther vying for title

Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan will be in the Bowl Championship Series final game after his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, pulled off the upset of the year over Alabama, 42-35, in the Sugar Bowl semi-final game Thursday night.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Brown shoots 50% on new squad

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown started his first game with his new European team, Basic-Fit Brussels last week.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Eagles rally from deficit; drop Sun Belt debut to UT, 62-61

ARLINGTON, Texas – Lonnie McClanahan hit a driving right-handed layup with 14.1 seconds left to lift UT Arlington to a 62-61 men's basketball victory over Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams Tuesday night in College Park Center.

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte set for Under Armour Elite 50

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been selected to take part in the inaugural Under Armour Elite 50 Experience.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan, Buckeyes getting ready for ’Bama, Sugar Bowl

Looking to build on a stellar freshman regular season, former Liberty County High School football linebacker Raekwon McMillan is prepping to play for Ohio State on Thursday in the All-State Sugar Bowl.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty takes two at ’Boro tourney

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team won its first two games in the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament last weekend in Statesboro.

December 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Scott named Blue Tide’s Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of Year

Running back Brendon Scott has been named the 2014 Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year for Long County High School.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Frye to play in all-star game

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Frye, an offensive tackle for Georgia Southern, has accepted an invitation to the Medal of Honor Bowl senior all-star game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

December 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU men’s hoops becoming fun again

You'd have to go back to this time of year in 2003 when Georgia Southern basketball was really, truly fun.

December 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Thornton helps Wolfpack earn Bitcoin Bowl victory

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton and former Bradwell Institute lineman Chester Brown played in Friday's Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide football team honored at awards banquet

The Long County High School football team recently held its annual awards banquet at the school cafeteria to recognize over 50 players and adults for their efforts.

December 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty stables shine at Georgia Fall Classic

Liberty County stables placed well in the final show of the 2014 American saddlebred season.

December 29, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Local hoops stars fare well in college

Several former high-school athletes from the Liberty County area are midway through their college-basketball seasons. Here are updates on a few local players.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Tiger boys showing signs of life

Bradwell Institute had one game on the road and one game at home this past week.

January 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide teams fall to Jeff Davis

Tuesday, Long County High School took on the teams from Jeff Davis High School. The boys lost to the Yellow Jackets, 43-38, and the girls fell, 62-36.

January 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Basketball homecoming at Long Co.

Long County High School had its basketball Homecoming Jan. 17, during the Pierce County game. Javonte Harris took home the title as king, while the junior prince was Xavier Stapleton, sophomore prince was Giovanni Pesina, and freshman prince was Michael Chigawa.

January 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Freshmen showcased at Doc Williams Classic

Liberty County High School hosted the annual Doc Williams Classic basketball tournament Jan. 17.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


McRae drops in 27, bringing team closer to playoffs

According to a press release on the National Basketball League's website, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae had a good game against Australian NBL's reigning championship team this week.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty teams sweep New Hampstead

Tia Fleming came off the bench and knocked in 15 points to help the Liberty County High School girls' basketball team to extend its lead and beat New Hampstead, 46-33, Saturday at LCHS.

January 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide beat Pierce County in OT, Blue Tide fall

Playing in front of a packed hometown crowd Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season by beating Pierce County, 55-48, in overtime.

January 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Three more Highlanders qualify for state

Three more swimmers for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team recently qualified for the state meet, which is Jan. 31 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

January 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI boys’ team wins title

The Bradwell Institute boys' junior-varsity basketball team won the boys' championship division at the 22nd annual Donell Woods Tournament on Saturday at BI and Snelson-Golden Middle School.

January 21, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Sports Briefs

Scott's All*Starsholding tryouts

January 21, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers win nail-biter

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dove into Region 3-AAAAA play this week.

January 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders back to winning ways

After dropping games Dec. 13 and Jan. 8 the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team responded with four straight wins.

January 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide tops Bryan Co. for 14th win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team notched its 14th win of the year Friday by defeating Bryan County, 54-42, in Ludowici.

January 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Super Brawl set for Saturday at BI

Bradwell Institute will host the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling "Super Brawl" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU football Walk-on meeting set

STATESBORO - A mandatory information meeting for Georgia Southern students interested in walking on to the Eagle football team is at 5 p.m., Feb. 11, at the Ted Smith Family Football Center, 205 Lanier Drive.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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