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Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre retires after 17 seasons

After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.

March 19, 2008 | By Chris Jenkins AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons release Warrick Dunn after signing Turner

ATLANTA- The Atlanta Falcons released running back Warrick Dunn on Monday, one day after signing free agent Michael Turner.

March 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


FPCA brings title home to Hinesville

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders toppled number one ranked Bethesda 54-49 Saturday afternoon to bring the GISA state championship trophy home to Hinesville.

March 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers suffer heartbreaking loss at Elite Eight

Jarvis Jones nearly handed Saturday's Class AAA

March 18, 2008 | By David Ching of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Special to the Courier | Sports


Local baseball round up

Bradwell Tigers

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide tame the Tigers

The bats were in full swing for the Long County Blue Tide baseball team Friday night as they slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over the visiting Bradwell Tigers.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Basketball Team Season Ends In Quarter-Finals

The Long County High School boys basketball team's quest for a state championship came to a dismal end Friday night in Savannah.

March 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers dropped out by three-points

Despite holding a slight lead through the fourth quarter, the Liberty County Panthers' season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Carver-Columbus tonight as they lost a close and competitive game by only three-points (66-63). Nonetheless the Panthers had a spectacular season making it to the Elite Eight. Full details in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI hosts track meet

Bradwell Institute hosted a track meet on Feb. 27, where Antonio Allen (middle) posted the fastest time in the 300-yard hurdles at 43.78 seconds.

March 16, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


South Georgia Kings develop talent, academic prowess

The AAU South Georgia Kings basketball team is gearing up for their tournament season, showcasing the talented squad of players from Liberty County, Savannah and the surrounding areas.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders to battle rival Bethesda for state title

Joey Bell scored a First Presbyterian Christian Academy record 44-points and Terrence Alston had a school record 18 assists in Thursday's 96-58 victory over Fullington Academy.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Make Elite-8 with 77-72 Win Over Wildcats

LUDOWICI -- The Long County boys basketball team had to make up a 13-point deficit late in the game to beat the Laney High School Wildcats Tuesday night.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Panthers win in overtime by 1 (55-54)

When Shaw charged in as the underdog against NE Macon last Friday they set their goal on toppling them and did so in overtime.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers, Lady Panthers are eliminated from state

The bus rides home from Stone Mountain and Columbus were silent, a time for reflection Wednesday night after the Lady Tigers and the Lady Panthers were knocked out of state playoffs, both in round 2.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD Senior boys take district 2 tourney

The Liberty County Recreation Department senior boys basketball All-Star team won the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association District 2 basketball tournament Feb. 22 and 23.

March 14, 2008 | By Sylvester Cooper and Tangy Johnson Special to the Courier | Sports


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My take: Eagles face other side of coin

At about this time last year, Georgia Southern football fans were getting pretty antsy about the upcoming season.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


Putting in summertime work

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill's first season with the Tigers didn't go exactly like he planned, as the Tigers went 0-10.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


McRae to play in NBA Summer League

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, according to sixers.com.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two BI players finding success on Team Elite

High-school baseball gives kids opportunities to learn the game and play at a competitive level. However, a school season is limited to only a couple of months, and most teams don't have the staff to offer players the specific individualized training that makes them more marketable to college teams.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


LCRD Mite boys win District 2 title

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mite boys' All-Star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association District 2 Championship June 23 in Waycross.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI football players selling discount cards

The Bradwell Institute football players are selling discount cards to raise funds for the upcoming season.

June 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Magazine honors area football coaches

High-school head football coaches from southeast Georgia were celebrated recently at CrabDaddy's Restaurant on St. Simon's Island by In the Game High School Sports Magazine.

June 30, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Soccer camp planned

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring an elite camp July 6-9 at James Brown Park for boys and girls ages 6-17.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Young runner enjoying the competition

Growing up with two older sisters and a younger one, all athletic and competitive and all into soccer, can make it difficult to carve your own niche in the household.

June 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Golf tourney for Tide baseball

The Long County Diamond Club will host its third annual Long County Baseball Golf Tournament on Aug. 8 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The club is seeking sponsors. For more information, call David Stapleton at 432-6149 or Phil Swindell at 912-977-0000.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers show promise during summer drills

June was a busy month for the Liberty County Panthers football team.

June 29, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Baseball academy in Long County

The Long County Recreation Department is hosting its first Baseball Academy of Hope baseball camp.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Coach Pete Woodward will be missed

As coaches, we spend more time with our coaching family than we do our real families.

June 29, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


'Voice of Eagles' Blair going to LSU

Georgia Southern "Voice of the Eagles" and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

June 28, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Former GSU baseball players move up in minors

STATESBORO - Two former Georgia Southern baseball players were promoted last week.

June 25, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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