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Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


GSU releases kickoff times

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for the five Georgia Southern home football games have been set. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the times Friday.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Braves move to new radio home

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have a new radio rightsholder for the 2010 season.

July 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contador wins time trial; Armstrong moves to 3rd

ANNECY, France - Alberto Contador all but assured his second Tour de France victory Thursday, winning the race's final time trial while Lance Armstrong moved up one spot to third place.

July 24, 2009 | Jamey Keaten Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Rebels headed to nationals

The 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2009 AAU National Tournament. According to head coach Ernie Walthour, the team stands a good chance of placing among the top squads, especially with the addition of JaQwan Raymond, a 6' 2" junior shooting guard from Statesboro High, and the return of key players Alex Reid and Jordan Johnson.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


2 from Team Hinesville going international

Team Hinesville weightlifters, Kayla Rand and Mack Brunson, are the first members of the local weightlifting squad to earn bids to international meets. Rand is headed to Chile for the 2009 Pan-Am 17U Championships in September and Brunson will go to Canada in November for the Quebec Junior Championship.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dickerson camp preps future pros

Ladder drills, up/downs, tackling pads and a lot of laughter were at the forefront of Thursday morning's session on the first day of the 2009 Cedric Dickerson Football Camp at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. With nearly 40 kids in attendance, professional football player Cedric Dickerson, his cousin and Cincinnati Bengals draft pick Michael Johnson and cousin and semi-professional player Chris Jones, led the campers through drill stations, working on the fundamentals of football.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Jays’ McGowan report not good

The Toronto Blue Jays released more bad news July 5 concerning pitcher Dustin McGowan, a Long County High School alum and former Blue Tide hurler.

July 17, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Y Pirates make splash in first meet

The Liberty County Armed Services YMCA swim program has had its first swim team in over 7 years represented at a competition.

March 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County soccer pick up wins

Recently the Long County High School soccer teams have been very busy with both non-region and 2-AAA action.

March 20, 2017 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide struggling on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team's woes continued this week as the Blue Tide fell to Charlton County and Pierce County.

March 20, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Bradwell Track dominates Tiger Relays

Bradwell Institute boys and girls track team took first place overall in the 4thAnnual Tiger Relays over the weekend. The Tiger relays featured thirteen teams ...

March 20, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty track, soccer earn wins

Liberty County High School's track and field team took first in both the girls and boy's divisions in a meet Thursday at Southeast ...

March 20, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Track Club competes in National Championship

This past weekend, District 9 Track Club participated in the USATF Youth Indoor National Championships. The USATF Youth Indoor National Championship was held at the ...

March 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Seven Tigers earn All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball honors

Bradwell Institute's Darryll Johnson was named by coaches to the boys' first-team All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team, it was announced Tuesday.

March 14, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Sports


Bennett wins conference shot put

Former Liberty County track and field star Courtney Bennett placed first and won the shot put competition in the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships ...

March 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Highlander to play soccer for GMC

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer star Cecilia Graham signed Wednesday to play collegiate soccer for Georgia Military College.

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers go 1-3 in just three days

The Liberty County High School baseball played three games in three days this past week, with two contests being at home and one on the ...

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers compete in third home meet

Liberty County's track and field team hosted their third home meet of the season Thursday, competing against Wayne County, Richmond Hill and Bradwell Institute ...

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty COunty Rec basketball All-Star action

2017 LCRD All-Star basketball results in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state tournaments

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County rec team wins state

The Long County 14 and under All-Star basketball team captured the Georgia Recreation Parks Association state championship Saturday.

March 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


BI runs well at own meet

Bradwell Institute hosted the fourth annual Readie Kelly Invitational over the weekend, featuring track and field members from Bradwell, Richmond Hill, Glynn Academy, South Effingham ...

March 09, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Blue Tide washes over Tigers on Diamond

The Long County Blue Tide baseball team (3-6) defeated the Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-5) Monday night 10-6.

March 09, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


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