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Defense could sink Falcons vs Ravens

Standing in the path of an Atlanta team intent on establishing the run to spare its own sinking 31st-ranked defense is Baltimore's 3-4 scheme capable of winning - if not dominating - every matchup up front. Atlanta's edge is on the perimeter with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, who had 12 catches in his last game against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Ryan makes too many throws eye-to-eye with pass rushers and more horizontal patterns and dump-offs to running backs Antone Smith and Steven Jackson spreads Baltimore's attacking linebackers.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Reynolds Reuters News Service | Sports


Jaguars facing resurgent Browns

The Cleveland Browns are seeking their best six-game start since 2001 when they enter a soft portion of the schedule Sunday at the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

October 17, 2014 | Reuters News Service | Sports


Lady Panthers’ state run over

Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.

October 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


GSU declares "Whiteout" for Georgia State game

STATESBORO & ATLANTA – A "Whiteout" is in effect for Georgia Southern's game vs. Georgia State at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, October 25th as Eagle Nation is encouraged to wear white to the game. The University Store will have white "SOUTHERN not State" T-shirts available both in the campus store and online for this special event.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide fall in first round of state

The Long County High School softball team's season came to an end on Wednesday as they lost a best of two-out-of-three series to Berrien County in the first round of the state playoffs. According to Lady Tide Head Coach Brian Thomas his team lost to the Rebels 8-0 and in the first game and then 3-0 in the second game. The games were in Nashville.

October 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers to host Blue Devils

New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Thomson on Friday

Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County goes to Groves on Thursday for televised game

The Long County High School football team travels Thursday to Garden City to face Groves in a Region 2-AA game that will be broadcast on WSAV, Hinesville cable channel 4.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers start state playoffs

The Liberty County softball team starts state-playoff play Wednesday in Zebulon. The Lady Panther play Pike County in a best-of-three, with the first game is at 5 p.m. Liberty is 15-14 overall and 5-5 in Region 3-AAAA, while Pike is 18-12 overall and 8-5 in Region 4-AAAA.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide band continues to dominate, needs financial support for trip to Thanksgiving Day parade

The Long County High School band recently continued its dominance, bringing home 19 awards from the Coffee County Invitation Band Competition on Sept. 27 in Douglas.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Score doesn’t reflect BI’s efforts

SPRINGFIELD - The scoreboard showed a one-sided result. Yet first-year Bradwell Institute head coach Greg Hill believes there were enough productive moments to keep his young team optimistic.

October 13, 2014 | Patrick Donahue | Sports


Miscues cost Panthers

Liberty had a week off to prepare for the Region 3-AAAA Burke County Bears, but that extra time didn't help. The Panthers dropped its second region game in Waynesboro Friday, 29-6.

October 13, 2014 | John Wood | Sports


Blue Tide ground Phoenix

The Blue Tide extinguished the New Hampstead Phoenix, 41-0, Friday in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Wayne slows Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.

October 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide end region, state quest starts now

On Monday the Long County High School softball team's dream of a region championship faded away as Bacon County beat then in back-to-back games

October 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


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Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Colonels Island site of Bluff Creek’s fall show

The 15th annual Bluff Creek Stables Fall Horse Show, held Oct. 25 on Colonels Island, drew the top barns and competitors in Southeast Georgia.

November 24, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Thornton, Wolfpack clinch bowl eligibility

North Carolina State University's Wolfpack football team, which features former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, became eligible for a bowl game after beating Wake Forest, 42-13, on Nov. 15.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Former Panther impresses as freshman

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan is living up to everyone's expectations so far as an Ohio State Buckeye

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS softball players honored at banquet, include region’s top pitcher

Liberty County High School honored Lady Panther softball players at an annual awards banquet Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA star adjusts to college play

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand out soccer player Brooke Standard just completed her first college soccer season for the Lady Pirates of Armstrong State University.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs, 58-40, but Long boys edged out, 58-47

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Military camaraderie through sports

The 3rd Infantry Division has been celebrating its birthday this week with an array of athletic competitions.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Sports


Panthers win 2 at Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panthers edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bowling tourney to fight diabetes

Fort Stewart's United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association will host a fundraiser for the Team Liberty County 2015 Kiss-A-Pig Campaign benefitting the American Diabetes Association.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs; Boys edged out

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Both Panther teams beat Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Ticket Specials Available for GSU Eagles Home Finale Nov. 29th

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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