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Riceboro native Milton-Jones breaks record

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones broke the WNBA record for games played when she took the court Friday in the Atlanta Dream's 90-84 win against Indiana, according to a news release from the Dream and ESPN.

September 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Blair, Johnson to play professional basketball

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball player Jordan Johnson and former Bradwell Institute player Jon Blair are headed to professional-basketball careers.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Panthers, Tigers set for home games on Friday

Liberty County welcomes the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers to Donell Woods Stadium at 7:30 Friday night.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Blue Tide have questions to answer on special teams

After a disappointing 21-14 loss to Tattnall County on Friday in Reidsville, the Long County football team will have its open week this week.

September 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Eagles open Saturday at West Virginia

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern Eagles will take on the Mountaineers of West Virginia on Saturday, marking the second straight season that the Eagles open up on the road against a team from a "Power 5" conference.

September 02, 2015 | Mike Anthony Special to the Courier | Sports

Local AAU girls’ team holding raffle

The Georgia Lady Dream basketball team is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the upcoming season.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Panthers keep Commissioners Cup

Liberty County High holds on to the Commissioners Cup one more year after beating Bradwell Institute 34-6 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

GSU lineman added to Lombardi watch list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior offensive guard Darien Foreman has been included on the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award.

August 28, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Eagles' secondary on patrol

STATESBORO - It's pretty hard to look back at Georgia Southern's inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision and find anything that could be a weak spot. After all, it's tough to argue with a conference championship and an undefeated Sun Belt record to boot.

August 27, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports

Tigers, Panthers resume rivalry Friday

The annual football game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute is one of the most-anticipated games for local fans.

August 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports

FPCA seeks to rebound vs. Briarwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host the Briarwood Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Long County opens season at Tattnall

The Long County High School football team opens its 2015 regular season Friday against Tattnall County in Reidsville. The year also ushers in a new era for the Blue Tide, with new head coach Eric McNair heading up the team.

August 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

BI gets first victory; drops region game

Bradwell Institute recorded its first win of the season Saturday, beating Jenkins County 12-3 during the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament at Mill Creek Regional Park in Statesboro.

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Long County rolls on, tops Liberty 4-0

Long County continued to roll Monday, picking up its fourth win in a row by beating Liberty County 4-0 in high-school softball action in Ludowici.

August 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Blue Tide coach has health scare

Long County Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Miller had a brief health scare Monday morning.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

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Native gets award for her game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Dream's Delisha Milton-Jones has received the 2015 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced Thursday. Milton-Jones becomes the first Dream player ...

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Thornton dismissed from team

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the North Carolina State University football team, according to both Sports Illustrated ...

October 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Lady Tide split tourney openers

The Long County High School softball team split a doubleheader with Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst Friday in the first round of the 2-AA Region ...

October 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Young cheer team gets chance on big field

The Liberty County High School Panther Cheerleaders hosted a Mini-Cheer Camp on Aug. 8, drawing more than 40 participants from ages 4 to 13.

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Indians beat Blue Tide, 35-0

The Vidalia High School football team continued their dominance of Long County Friday, beating the Blue Tide, 35-0, in Toombs County.

October 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

FPCA suffers loss in Damascus

First Presbyterian Christian Academy knew the game in Damascus would be an uphill battle. The FPCA boys put up a better fight than last year ...

October 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Terrors shut out Tigers, 24-0

Bradwell Institute had a tough road game Friday, falling 24-0 at Glynn Academy. The loss to the Terrors places the Tigers at 0-2 in Region ...

October 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Tide honor seniors

After Long County beat McIntosh County 3-1 in its final regular-season game of the year, the Lady Blue Tide softball team recognized its five graduating ...

September 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Tigers face tough test in Glynn Co.

Bradwell Institute is headed to Glynn Academy Friday for its second Region 3-AAAAA game of the season.

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

FPCA on the road to Damascus

After coasting to a 40-6 win last Friday at Crisp Academy in Cordele, First Presbyterian Christian Academy is headed to Damascus to play at Southwest ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports

Blue Tide to take on Vidalia

Long County will travel to Toombs County on Friday to take on Vidalia in a key region game for both squads.

September 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Healthy Hinesville 5K set for Oct. 10

Registration for the third Annual Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 10 is open.

September 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Ga. oyster harvest opens Thursday

Georgia's territorial waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Thursday.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Sport briefs

Sunbury 5K is Saturday

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

McRae headed to 76ers’ training camp

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae is headed to the Philadelphia 76ers' training camp, according to

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

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