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Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the Panthers, going 8-4 overall last year and finishing 3-1 in Region 3-AAAA was just a starting point as they look to climb higher up the playoff ladder.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA practice policy for heat and humidity

(a) Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts (including during the summer) in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity that will be signed by each head coach at the beginning of each season and distributed to all players and their parents or guardians. The policy shall follow modified guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine in regard to:

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to 2-AA All-Region soccer teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players who were selected to the all-region team.

June 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation Department. And while the group was all smiles, cheers and a few laughs, the kids also learned lessons about football.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB draft Friday.

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the country and a top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Last year, McMillan led the squad with 119 total tackles, four for loss, and a fumble recovery. A junior this year, McMillan is expected to lead the defense as teammates Darron Lee and Joshua Perry pursue their NFL careers.

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Y director wants to pump up programs

Carol Tanrath was hired as the executive director of the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA two months ago, and she said she has plenty of ...

July 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide alumni game on Thursday

The Long County varsity softball team will play the annual alumni game Thursday. Former team players, who have graduated, can play in the contest against ...

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. sets football camps

The Long County Recreation Department will host three free mini-football camps during August for kids ages 7-10.

July 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty Recreation Dept. gearing up for fall sports

Registration for youth football and cheerleading at the Liberty County Recreation Department runs through Aug. 12. The programs are for 7- to 12-year-olds, as of ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA starts football season Aug. 12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will get a jump start to its football season this year. While most public schools won't play their first regular-season ...

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide sweat through summer workouts

Though the temperatures have been hovering around 100 recently, the heat hasn't stopped the Long County football team from getting in summer workouts. Players ...

July 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


YMCA Swim Championship meet brings unity

Hundreds of swimmers converged Saturday morning at the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA for the annual YMCA Swim Championships.

July 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Georgia Southern All-Sports Reunion Sept. 17

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern Athletics invites all athletic alumni to GATA Club's fourth annual All-Sports Reunion and Night of Champions on Sept. 17, while Eagle ...

July 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles coach, players head to Media Day

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers and seniors Matt Breida and Ironhead Gallon will represent the Eagles at Sun Belt Football Media Day in the ...

July 22, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Sports


Crusader signs with Blue Jays

Faith Baptist Christian Academy baseball player Chavez Young signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae named to league’s first team

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost 85-79 to the Chicago Bulls.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County faces tough Region 2-AAA

The 2016 high school football season is just around the corner.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


High school coaches attend same camp

Longtime Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer William Roberts had a surprise for the kids in his 5th Quarter Elite football camp Tuesday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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