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Bulldogs to turn to backs this season

MACON - The heat of fall camp for the Georgia Bulldogs football team may not be a direct byproduct of the competition for the starting quarterback job. That stands to generate plenty of reaction on its own.

July 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Sports


Coaches, players gather for media event

WAYCROSS - High-school football coaches from around southeast Georgia were at the Historic Rail Head Depot on Saturday to meet with media and fans before teams began practicing.

July 29, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Blue Tide Kick-Off Celebration is Friday

When new Long County High School head football coach Eric McNair took over the program, he said he was excited about the new season beginning.

July 29, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Middle Georgia State coach runs soccer camp in Hinesville

Middle Georgia State University head soccer coach Vinny Gill hosted a camp last week at Hinesville's Brown Park.

July 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet Friday

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Men’s hoops team heads to Costa Rica

Fresh off of a surprising season that saw it get a win away from the NCAA tournament, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team is taking its act outside the country.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tiger marching band adopting Latin theme

Bradwell Institute's Tiger Marching Band will add salsa this year as its football halftime shows will feature a new Latin theme.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther band will moon-walk halftimes

Liberty County High School's Panther Marching Band will moon-walk to pop icon Michael Jackson songs this year during football halftime shows.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former LCHS Panther on preseason ACC team

North Carolina State University running back Shadrach Thornton made the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team list, which was released Thursday.

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide open softball regular season Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former FPCA star helps win soccer title

A regional women's soccer team has former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current Armstrong State University soccer player Brooke Standard to thank in part for its summer league championship.

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU athletics extend Learfield contract

Georgia Southern University announced Wednesday that a new 15-year agreement with Learfield Sports for multimedia rights of Georgia Southern athletics had been reached.

July 25, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


SBC coaches honor six Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt Dobson and Derek Keaton earned second-team honors in the league's preseason coaches vote, which was announced Monday.

July 23, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


2 Panthers recognized by ESPN

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation for the Class of 2017, according to ESPN's list of the top 300 incoming juniors.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan placed on NFL Draft watch list

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has placed former Liberty County High School football player and current Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan among the top college-football linebackers to watch in 2015.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Panthers fall short in Effingham

SPRINGFIELD - The Liberty County Panthers showed flashes of their big-play capability, but they also made too many mistakes to erase Friday night.

August 24, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Sports


Bulloch Academy romps over FPCA, 37-0

Bulloch Academy dominated First Presbyterian Christian Academy in the season opener for both teams as the Gators handed the Highlanders a 37-0 defeat Friday night ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers’ home opener rained out

Bradwell Institute's Region 3-AAAAA opener was in the second inning Thursday in Hinesville when lightning delayed the game. It was soon called because of ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide 5-3 after 3 weeks

After a scorching 3-0 start to the season, the Long County softball team cooled off a bit, going 2-3 over its last five games.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles men set nonconference hoops games

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern men's basketball team has announced its 10-game 2015-16 nonconference schedule.

August 22, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


FPCA, Liberty fall in season openers

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School both suffered losses in their first regular season football games.

August 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA looks to keep rising

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will start its fourth season of football Friday by hosting Bulloch Academy at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers open season at Effingham Co.

Liberty County High School opens the 2015 football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday with an away game at Effingham County.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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