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Lady Panther signs with Brewton-Parker

Liberty County power forward Candace Barham signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Brewton-Parker College on Friday night, minutes after she helped her team defeat Tattnall County.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local soccer team wins bracket in Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won the Silver Bracket division this past weekend at the Savannah Recreation Cup hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Greg Maddux retires

LAS VEGAS - Greg Maddux grew up with the same weekend ritual as so many other American kids.

Tagging along with his big brother, he would run down to the park to play ball against the older guys from the neighborhood in regular Sunday scrimmages.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick AP baseball writer | Sports


Lady Tigers beat Coffee in rematch

Vengeance proved sweet for Bradwell Institute as the Lady Tigers defended their home court against Coffee High School on Saturday, winning 50-46 in a non-region basketball game.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Professor who protested UGA athlete treatment dies

ATHENS - Jan Kemp, the University of Georgia professor who publicly criticized the school for allowing athletes to continue playing sports and stay in school after they failed remedial classes, has died. She was 59.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Saints knock off Falcons

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton rarely shies away from risks - and desperate times only seem to embolden him.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia, Ga. Tech get bowl berths

Georgia started the season with hopes of winning a national title. Michigan State was in the running for the Rose Bowl until its very last game.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hinesville man on championship tennis team

Hinesville's Mike Dushner joined players from Southbridge Raquet Club and the Franklin Creek Tennis Center in Savannah to form a team that competed in the State Super Seniors Tennis Tournament. The event was hosted by the Landings Club of Savannah last month. The All-Star squad won the state title in the men's 60s division. Dushner and company now advance to the Southern Super Seniors Championships, which is scheduled for March 20-22, in Pelham, Ala. Other teams that competed in the state tournament were from Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta and Southern Crescent. Team members included Mike Dushner, Tony Occiano ...

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers defeat Coffee

The Bradwell Lady Tigers earned a revenge victory at home Saturday night, defeating Coffee County 50-46. Last week, Cooffee County beat Bradwell in Douglas, and coach Faye Baker said it was nice to see her girls defend their home ground.

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


Georgia Tech to play LSU in Chick-fil-A-Bowl

ATLANTA - After accepting an invitation to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Wednesday, Georgia Tech (9-3) learned today that its opponent will be defending national champion LSU (7-5). The Yellow Jackets and Tigers will square off in the New Year's Eve game at the Georgia Dome (7:30

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty County sweeps Tattnall County

Liberty County High School's basketball teams continue to impress. On Friday, each squad picked up a win over Tattnall County. The boys (6-0) beat the Warriors 85-56, while the Panther girls (5-1) won 66-57.

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


Falcons lock up playoff berth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sometimes, the simplest parts of the plan are the most important.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Liberty boys knock off Hawks in region opener

When Liberty County's Region 3-AAA openers against Washington County were over Friday, both schools had something to boast about.

December 22, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Panther shines at Kennesaw State

MARIETTA - Former Liberty County High School track and field standout Josh McNair recently took first place in the shot put and second place in the weight throw at Kennesaw State's first Black and Gold Meet at Marietta High School .

December 22, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Track star: Graduation, training for Olympic trials ‘out-of-mind...’ time

Editor's note: A brief about Quintunya Chapman preparing for the Olympic trials ran in the June 22 edition of the Coastal Courier. Because of ...

June 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rebels do well at Elite Basketball Camp

The St. James Coastal Crew Rebels were invited to the University of South Alabama Elite Basketball Camp in Mobile on June 11.

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan on All-American team

Former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan has made the Athlon Sports All-America Team for the 2016 preseason, according to a report posted on Rivals ...

June 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Mitchell at camp

Just a week after attending the NBA Top 100 camp, Liberty County basketball player and Auburn commit Davion Mitchell is traveling again for another elite ...

June 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


LCRD 2016 softball champions

The Liberty County Recreation Department annouces their 2016 softball champs. The winning teams were:

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae’s rollercoaster leads to ring

Fighting what seemed to be insurmountable odds, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae is basking in the glory of playing in the NBA and ...

June 22, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Tiger track star preparing for Olympic trials

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia track athlete, Quintunya Chapman is preparing for the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, in July.

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County lineman signs to play for Mizzou

Long County football player Darvis Holmes signed a letter of intent June 12 to play football with Missouri.

June 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County soccer team has 9 on All-Region teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players selected All-Region.

June 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

BB tourney here Fri.-Sunday

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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


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