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Buccaneers to start Griese against Falcons

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - An ankle sprain put Jeff Garcia's name on the injury report. A shaky performance in Tampa Bay's season opener cost the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback his starting job this week against Atlanta.

September 27, 2008 | By Fred Goodall AP Sports writer | Sports


Pro football fun: Let's look at the NFC

Well it's that time of the year again, ball season, and for me there is no ball, like football. Nothing keeps my attention like football, and especially at is best level, the NFL. So even though I'm no expert, by no means, I thought I would go out on a limb, and make some predictions about the upcoming year. That way all you folks who see me at the Long County football, basketball and baseball games will be able to come up to me and laugh, and say, "You picked who?"

September 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Eagles Continue Home Stand Against Northeastern

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football continues its four-game homestand, playing host to Northeastern this Saturday (Sept. 13). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Paulson Stadium.

September 27, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Armstrong coming out of retirement for Tour

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Look out France, Lance Armstrong is making a comeback.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Vertuno AP sports writer | Sports


John Smoltz wants to pitch for Braves in 2009

ATLANTA (AP) _ John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.

September 25, 2008 | By George Henry AP sports writer | Sports


Shrine club golf tournament set for Saturday

The 23rd annual Hinesville Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Current president Jim Williams said there is still time to register or sponsor a hole.

September 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Georgia RB heading for another big season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ With one mighty leap, Knowshon Moreno made it clear he's headed for another big season.

September 23, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP sports writer | Sports


New guys get off to good start for Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) _ The new guys got off to quite a start in Atlanta.

September 23, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP sports writer | Sports


Collier still recovering; placed on reserve list

Jacksonville Jaguar's third year offensive tackle Richard Collier remains in intensive care at Shands Jacksonville Hospital but, according to his agent, Jeff Jankovich, he is making gradual improvements.

September 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two more Rebels invited to exclusive basketball camp

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Turnovers Key Eagles' Home-Opening Win

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's defense forced three fumbles in the fourth quarter, keying the Eagles' 34-20 non-conference football win over Austin Peay, Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Paulson Stadium. The win snaps Georgia Southern's (1-1 overall) three-game losing streak -two against Football Bowl Subdivision teams - dating back to last year.

September 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hurricanes set to impact Florida

While everyone is busy keeping their eyes on the tropics, a Hurricane is set to directly impact Quincy, Fla., on Saturday as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team enter the second round of playoffs, facing the South Georgia Warriors.

September 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Three seniors look to lead Eagles back to SoCon title, NCAA Regionals

STATESBORO, Ga. - It has been a rare two-year drought for Georgia Southern from appearing in the NCAA Regionals. A perennial national-power, this could be the year Georgia Southern returns.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Football Home Opener Set for Saturday

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern University begins a four-game homestand at Paulson Stadium to kick off its home football schedule. The 16th-ranked Eagles will play host to Austin Peay State, a scheduled 6 p.m. start.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Secondary preparing for athletic Lions receivers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Listen to news out of Detroit this week and you'll hear of a team committed to establishing a running game. But in Atlanta, fans are hearing more about a wide receiver's homecoming.

September 19, 2008 | By J. Michael Moore, AtlantaFalcons.com Managing Editor | Sports


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LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI finishes season splitting games with Statesboro

Bradwell's basketball teams closed out the 2015-16 regular season against Region 3-AAAAA opponent Statesboro. The Lady Tigers picked up the win 32-17. The Tigers ...

February 08, 2016 | John Wood | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide beat Saints, Tide fall to Cadets

Long County basketball teams closed out the regular season Friday in Ludowici with the girls notching a win, but the boys falling.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


LCRD sports

Liberty County Recreation Department is gearing up for spring sports:

February 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Tide to continue success

The Long County Lady Tide soccer team went 10-3 in 2015 and made the state playoffs for the second year in a row.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide has state title as its goal

Last year was a good season for Long County boys soccer team. In only its third year of existence the team went 10-4, ending the ...

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County sweeps Bucs

Long County's varsity basketball teams swept the McIntosh County teams Friday in Darien. The boys won 82-54 and the girls 51-48.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bowling fundraiser for veterans

Marne Lanes will host a Veterans Bowling Fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Disabled American Veterans, on April 2. The entry fee is $20 per person. Registration ...

February 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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