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Pettis exploring life after the AFL

When the economy forced the commissioners of the Arena Football League to cancel the 2009 season, the fans and the players were left with a summer without football.

July 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide football camp focuses on fun

The Long County High School football team had its annual Junior Blue Tide Football Camp, and according to head coach Kyle Wilson, it went over well with the participants.

July 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Three Kings shine at 5 Star Camp

Roughly 180 basketball players attended the 5 Star Basketball Camp at the University of Central Florida during the last weekend in June, and the skills of three players representing the 14U South Georgia Kings of Hinesville earned the athletes several accolades.

July 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Reds take LCRD senior league title

The Reds and the Heartbreakers battled it out in a double-header June 11 and, despite losing the first game 5-2, the Reds emerged victorious in game two. They won 10-2 and took home the first-place trophy in the LCRD senior girls' softball league. The Heartbreakers took second place.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Work started on batting cages, walkway

Construction on a new eight-foot-wide concrete walkway and softball batting cages is under way at James Brown Park.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


5th Henry White golf tourney set

The fifth annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises scholarship money for local high school students and others in the community, is set for Aug. 15 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

July 10, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Armstrong a split from tour lead

BARCELONA, Spain - Lance Armstrong remained a split second behind leader Fabian Cancellara after Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France.

July 10, 2009 | Jamey Keaten Associated Press | Sports


Fans line up to honor slain ex-QB McNair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dozens of Steve McNair fans donned Tennessee Titans gear as they lined up around a funeral home Thursday to honor the slain ex-NFL quarterback's accomplishments and charity work.

July 10, 2009 | Kristin M. Hall Associated Press | Sports


Chemtall wins LCRD junior league

The Chemtall team defeated the Vietnam Veterans of America team in a championship double-header on June 5, taking the LCRD junior baseball title.

July 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Diamonds win LCRD junior softball title

The Diamonds team took a one-run lead to win the LCRD junior softball league championship on June 10. The Yellow Jackets took the second-place trophy.

July 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lack of motive slows McNair case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's state medical examiner said Tuesday that investigators have been hesitant to conclude that Steve McNair's girlfriend killed the NFL star and herself because she didn't appear to have a motive, but that murder-suicide is the most likely scenario.

July 08, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Shooting unveils very different sides of McNair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Steve McNair earned the respect of his fellow NFL players for shaking off defenders and injuries. That same blue-collar playing style won the love of fans amazed at how the quarterback kept showing up for work - and winning.

July 06, 2009 | Teresa M. Walker AP SPorts writer | Sports


Hinesville Lodge nabs midget title

The Hinesville Lodge squad took the midget league softball title after defeating the Cosmo Club 13-3 and 10-6 during the June 3 double header.

July 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Georgia Power takes first place in mite baseball league

The Georgia Power squad eked out a first-place finish over the Woodmen of the World team, winning 10-7 on June 6 in the championship game.

July 06, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Tide wrap up summer baseball

The Blue Tide baseball team wrapped up its summer baseball program this week with the .500 in the Diamond Brawl in Valdosta.

July 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Tide coach says he wants more time with athletes, family

Eric McNair told the Long County Board of Education Monday that he would be stepping down as the head coach of the Blue Tide football ...

January 17, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Former Highlanders win title

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson guided their professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo ...

January 17, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long sweeps Brantley

The Long County basketball teams beat Brantley County both games Friday in Nahunta.

January 16, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers beat Tattnall 80-62

The Liberty County Lady Panthers were looking to avoid a two-game losing streak Friday against Tattnall County at home. Starting out, Liberty was not able ...

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Tigers lose to Wildcats

The Bradwell Institute Tigers lost to the Richmond Hill Wildcats 67-48 Friday.

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Free throws help Lady Tigers win 6th straight

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers defeated the Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats Friday night 38-28, notching their sixth straight win and improving to 9-9 on the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Long County, Bradwell split games

Bradwell Institute played Long County Saturday in a big rivalry game in Ludowici.

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide coach resigns

Long County head football coach Eric McNair confirmed Monday that he would be leaving the Blue Tide to accept a coaching position at Metter High ...

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


LeCounte reports to UGA

A day after Team East defeated Team West in the 2017 U. S. Army All-American Bowl, Liberty County football standout Richard LeCounte checked in to ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Peterson in College HOF

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern star Adrian Peterson has added another honor to his already sparkling resume' when he was named to the College Football Hall ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Track gets new boss

OOLER - Oglethorpe Speedway Park has announced that Darryl Courson, formerly of Golden Isles Speedway, will be joining the staff at OSP as general manager.

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Tybee Run Fest

Registration is open for the 2017 Critz Tybee Run Fest Feb. 3-4. Information can be found at www.critztybeerun.com.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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