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Two take tennis to state

John Henning and John Tapper competed in a recent state tennis tournament in Peachtree City. They qualified for state by winning their age divisions during the Second District tournament July 10 in Waycross. At state, Henning won his first-round match but lost in the semi-finals. Tapper played well but lost a close match to his first-round opponent. Henning competed in the 10 & under division and Tapper in the 18 & under division.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Falcons start camp without Vick

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation ‑ known as Bad Newz Kennels ‑ operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Barred by the NFL from reporting to work with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and asked the public to hold its judgment "until all the facts are shown."

Lustily jeered by hundreds of protesters as he entered and left U.S. District Court, Vick strolled in stony silence and did his only talking inside the courtroom, where his career as a superstar quarterback and his freedom are jeopardized.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Linkster places

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Golfer hits first hole-in-one

Area builder and avid golfer Josh Stafford of Jesup recently accomplished a feat that few ever experience. While playing golf with his father and uncle on July 21 at Laurel Island Links in St. Mary's, Stafford made his first hole-in-one. "The 17th hole was playing 175 yards, so I hit a soft 5-iron into a slight breeze. It bounced once, rolled about four feet and disappeared," Stafford said when asked about his shot. "Golf is a game of highs and lows and this is the ultimate high. Ironically, the last time I played out here, I put out a ...

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD adds fall baseball, softball

Fall baseball and softball (new)

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Nine Rockets in running for gold

Nine top track performers will represent Hinesville at the 2007 AAU National Junior Olympics.

August 09, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Two win medals at Junior Olympics

Two Liberty County youngsters medaled in tae kwon do at the Junior National Olympics last week in California. Bethany Lormis, 10, won a gold medal in forms and a gold in sparring and David Betts, 16, earned silver in forms and a bronze in sparring during their competition against some of the finest tae kwon do olympic-style kickboxing competitors from around the United States.

August 07, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Masons helping runners run

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Rebels taking games national

The AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 17-and-under team head to nationals in Orlando, Fla., Thursday to face the best in AAU boy's basketball. The 15-and-under Rebels returned from the Big Shot Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend, ranking sixth out of 70 teams under coach Michael Brown. The Rebels ask for continued support to help cover travel expenses. Anyone wanting to help, can call Walthour at 980-4559. Keep up the Rebel's at wwwcoastalcrewrebels.com

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Youth learn basics of game

To coach eager, athletic youngsters, college and pro football players gathered this week for Cedric Dickerson's second annual football camp.

August 07, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan bounces back with win

Dustin McGowan was happy he got a win this past Thursday night, but he was happier his team wasn't swept in their four game series against the Yankees. After losing the first three games, Toronto defeated New York 3-2.

August 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long camp develops players to Tide football

Two years ago, Long County High School, Head Coach Kyle Wilson and his coaches held the first Junior Blue Tide Football Camp. They had 10 participants that year.

August 04, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


More than lucky 13 headed to state

The number 13 isn't considered lucky and for 13 Liberty County Hammerhead swimmers, it took more than luck to earn births to state competition in Tifton today and Saturday.

August 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hurricanes revamping offense

After their second straight loss, the Hinesville Hurricanes are rebuilding.

August 04, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


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Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers use homecoming to fight cancer

For the first time, the Liberty County High School football team held a Pink Out to raise awareness of breast cancer Friday.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor players during banquet

Looking different than they normally do on a softball field, the Bradwell Institute softball players were all dressed up for their annual awards banquet Sunday at Club Stewart.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Dawgs fine without Gurley

Georgia has found a formula to win without star running back Todd Gurley.

October 29, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Eagles' powerful rushing attack is up front

Georgia Southern is averaging 45 points and 402 rushing yards per game this season.

October 29, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Lady Panther is region's pitcher of year

Five Liberty County softball players recently were named to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA team.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers ready for last home game

Bradwell Institute welcomes Brunswick to Olvey Field on Friday for the Tigers' final home game of the 2014 season.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panther end to play in Junior Bowl

Liberty County High School defensive end Jacari Roberts has been selected to the RisingSenior.com Georgia Junior Bowl on Dec. 30.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate homecoming game

It was a happy homecoming night for Liberty County on Friday.

October 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County finally beats MCA

Long County on Friday finally exorcised a demon that had been haunting the football program for 10 years.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Mustangs’ first half clinches win over Tigers

GUYTON - Bradwell Institute couldn't recover from South Effingham's big push in the first half and lost, 30-12, Friday in Region 3-AAAAA action.

October 25, 2014 | Patrick Donahue | Sports


Donation made to help Long County band’s trip

The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band in its drive to perform in McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27.

October 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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