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Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local competes in state Special Olympics

Miracle Ashley of Ludowici placed fourth in her division of the State Special Olympics Master's Bowling Tournament on July 18 in Savannah.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Alzheimer’s Association to host night with Gnats

The Sand Gnats are hosting an Alzheimer's Community Night at 6:30 tonight as they take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

July 31, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Brett Favre says no to a comeback with the Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The purple No. 4 jerseys with "FAVRE" on the back were already in heavy circulation around the Twin Cities and it seemed almost inevitable that Brett Favre would end his second retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings.

July 29, 2009 | Jon Krawczynski AP Sports writer | Sports


Zorn: Redskins don't want Vick 'at this juncture'

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn says the team will not sign Michael Vick "at this juncture."

July 29, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


After stunning loss, Phelps rebounds with record

ROME (AP) - Michael Phelps had another swimsuit issue.

July 29, 2009 | Paul Newberry AP National Writer | Sports


A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local golfer, former GSU Eagle competes in Savannah tourney

Special to the Courier

July 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


GSU releases kickoff times

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for the five Georgia Southern home football games have been set. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the times Friday.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Former Tide player leads Kentucky tackling

University of Kentucky freshman and former Long County High School standout Jamin Davis saw his first college action Friday in the team's annual Blue ...

April 22, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Charity Golf Tournament Saturday

PRESS RELEASE

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady 'Landers rewriting FPCA record book

The 2017 Lady Highlanders have played their way into FPCA record book.

April 21, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Long beats #10 Appling

After losing their top two pitchers early in the season, the Long County High School baseball team has had a hard time coming up with ...

April 20, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Savannah State asks to drop to Division II

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University President Cheryl D. Dozier Monday announced the intent to classify all athletics programs from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division II ...

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Liberty, BI baseball on hard times

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball were in action in the past few days, with the Tigers, fresh off a series against Brunswick, taking on ...

April 20, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty County wins region track meet

Liberty County High School boys and girls track team are the 2017 Region 2AAA track and field champions. Hosted at their rival school Bradwell Institute ...

April 20, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty honors seniors, fall to rival Bradwell

The Liberty County Panthers' soccer teams closed out their regular seasons on Thursday, April 13 with a loss and a tie to crosstown, non-region rival ...

April 17, 2017 | Caleb Bailey | Sports


FPCA Track qualifies for State

The FPCA track team traveled to Robert Toombs Christian Academy on Wednesday for the GISA region meet. The Highlanders qualified for State in several track ...

April 17, 2017 | By: Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Coaches Caravan comes to Evans County

STATESBORO, Ga - Georgia Southern University Athletics is hitting the road for their annual Coaches Caravan.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


BI JV girls go 6-1-1

The Bradwell Lady Tiger Soccer program concluded its 2017 campaign with a record of 6-1-1, lead by head JV coaches Joanne Van Belkum and Hannah ...

April 17, 2017 | By: BI Varsity Coach Scott Akin Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County Falls to Brantley County 11-3

On Tuesday, the Long County High School baseball team hosted Brantley County in a 2-AAA Region contest. Despite a game effort the Blue Tide were ...

April 17, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA's Mitchell signs to East Georgia State College

Highlander basketball standout, George Mitchell, signed a letter of intent on Thursday to play for East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, GA. Mitchell is following ...

April 17, 2017 | By: Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


All*Stars split games at Augusta tournament

Scott's All*Stars recently competed in the Ice Breaker tournament in Augusta, Georgia. The 17U team went 2-2.

April 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Run raises $2,600 for Helen's Haven for kids

Area runners came out April 1 to support the annual Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center's 5K fundraiser, which raises awareness for National ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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