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Georgia knocks off Michigan State

ORLANDO, Fla. - Matthew Stafford gave the type of performance in the Capital One Bowl that'd make a fitting finale to his excellent Georgia career.

January 02, 2009 | By Mark Wangrin The Associated Press | Sports


Ga. Tech's Johnson gets new contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract on Thursday.

January 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


BI Tigers go 2-1 in holiday tournament

After dropping the first game of the Montezuma- Macon County Christmas Tournament 45-41 against Macon Westside last Friday, Bradwell Institute rebounded with back-to-back victories, defeating Baldwin 48-39 on Saturday and Dooly County 71-59 on Monday.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Abraham, Milloy key to Atlanta success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith can only hope John Abraham and Lawyer Milloy are quick healers.

December 31, 2008 | George Henry and Barry Wilner The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs enjoying bowl week in Orlando

ORLANDO - Georgia's football team practiced for 90 minutes on Monday at Olympia High School in Orlando as preparations continued for Thursday's Capital One Bowl against Michigan State.

December 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LSU and Ga. Tech go bowling tonight

ATLANTA - LSU football coach Les Miles said Monday it was premature to discuss possible changes on his coaching staff before tonight night's Chick-fil-A Bowl against Georgia Tech.

December 31, 2008 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Top 10 sports stories for Georgia in 2008

• No title for Bulldogs: Georgia opened the season No. 1 in the preseason football poll but suffered losses to Ala-

December 31, 2008 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Long County boys, girls teams fall at Tattnall County

Both Long County High School basketball teams dropped close games Saturday night at Tattnall County in Reidsville.

December 31, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Camden wins Class AAAAA

ATLANTA - Camden County High School completed an unbeaten season Saturday, winning its second Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA football championship with a 21-14 win over Peachtree Ridge.

December 31, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers hope to rebound from first loss of season

Liberty County fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday, dropping a 64-63 decision to McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Economic slump sparks Arena football shutdown

Saying an injustice was served to the players, staff and fans of the Arena Football League, Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute standout Will Pettis is uncertain of what the future holds for him.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sports taught Hall of Famers life lessons

The five men inducted into the 2008 Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame each shared a story with the audience at Thursday night's banquet at Club Stewart, and while they all had different memories to relive, they were linked by a common theme: the lessons they learned from sports.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Arena Football cancels 2009 season

NEW YORK - The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.

The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


Liberty boys suffer first loss

McIntosh County Academy handed visiting Liberty County a 64-63 loss in a non-region boys basketball game Saturday night. The defeat was the first of the season for the Panthers (8-1), who are ranked fourth in the latest Class AAA state coaches poll.

For details of the game, read Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

December 30, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers knock of Blue Tide, 95-90

Jordan McRae poured in 37 points and fellow junior Rion Brown added 27 on Friday to lead Liberty County to a 95-90 non-region basketball win over host Long County.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI Tigers win 8th region track title

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team won its eighth Region 3-AAAAA title last week at the region championship in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney here Friday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Golf Classic, presented by Coastal EMC, in honor of Gary Newsome is Friday at Cherokee Rose Country ...

April 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes host last game of season Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes football team will close out the regular season with a home game Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eighth Grade Coastal Rebels win first tournament of the season

The Coastal Crew Rebels eighth-grade team (Class of 2020) won their first tournament of the season. The team placed first in its division at the ...

April 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD to host security and self-defense class

April 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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