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Long's dream of pro ball comes true

Several youngsters who pick up a bat, ball and glove often dream of one day playing under the lights of a big league team. Clay Young, a right-handed pitcher from Long County, was no different. Ever since he stepped foot on a diamond in T-ball at the age of 5, his goal has been to one day reach the major leagues.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


Pondering what defines a fan

Thanks to the wonders of inter-league play, the Atlanta Braves (35-31) will be cutting the pine against my Cleveland Indians (38-26) this weekend.

June 30, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Eagles kickoff times finalized

The kickoff times for Georgia Southern's upcoming football season have been finalized

June 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


River Street Classic features local AAU basketball talent

Liberty County boasts several AAU basketball teams. Unfortunately, they play most of their games on the road in places like Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn and Orlando, Fla.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


HBS wins Midget crown

The Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball season concluded Tuesday with the Midget league championship.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


McGowan continues to pitch well for Jays

Dustin McGowan continued to show Toronto manager John Gibbons he made the right call, putting the right-hander in the rotation. McGowan had another good outing this past Friday, going seven innings and allowing two earned runs and four hits in the Blue Jays' 4-3 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

June 28, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Book, exhibit celebrate baseball's glory days

NEW YORK - Joe DiMaggio's 1948 Yankee jersey with a black sleeve strip commemorating the death that year of Babe Ruth. A telescope used by the Giants to steal catchers' signs from center field at the Polo Grounds, presumably helping them get to the 1951 World Series. The cap Johnny Podres wore when he pitched the Dodgers to their Series victory in 1955.

June 28, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


McDonald's team finishes second

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes play Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes will play in a benefit game Saturday in Brunswick.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Woodmen of World win Mite championship

The Woodmen of the World's Mite baseball team lost its first four games of the LCRD baseball season, but they regrouped and wound up winning the championship.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Rockies come in second in Pee-Wee league

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Braves finish undefeated

Rarely does a team in the Liberty County Recreation Department storm through a baseball season like the Braves did in the Pee-Wee league.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Hammerheads have good showing, but rain wins

Another recreational season of competitive swimming has begun for the Liberty County Hammerheads.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Heritage Bank cashes in championship

Heritage Bank won the Liberty County Recreation Department Junior league baseball championship, defeating Chemtall 13-5 Friday.

June 24, 2007 | Staff reports | Sports


Lions Club wins Midget title

The Lions Club had the odds stacked against them Thursday night. If they wanted to win the LCRD Midget softball championship, they had to do the feat with only eight players, opposed to the standard 10.

June 24, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


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Rion Brown inks deal with Belgian club

Former Liberty County High School basketball star Rion Brown has signed a deal to play for a professional club in Belgium, his agent announced Saturday.

December 22, 2014 | Brent Zell | Sports


FPCA boys handed first loss of season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last weekend while going 1-1 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons.

December 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell teams split with Wayne

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams got a split in home games with Wayne County last Tuesday.

December 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide snap losing streak

The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally got their mojo back last week by picking up wins over Pierce County and Jeff Davis County.

December 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local riders compete in final show of 2014

The final local horse show of the 2014 season was Nov. 15 at Pine Haven Stables and Riding Academy in Brunswick and featured successful showings by Liberty County riders.

December 22, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


GSU to host two baseball camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will host two baseball camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Brown inks deal with Belgian club

Former Liberty County High School basketball star Rion Brown has signed a deal to play for a professional club in Belgium, his agent announced today.

December 20, 2014 | By Brent Zell | Sports


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County teams fall to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were swept by Bryan County in Region 2-AA action last Friday in Pembroke.

December 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan racks up honors

Former Liberty County linebacker and current Ohio State Buckeye Raekwon McMillan was named to ESPN's 2014 True Freshman All-American Team on Monday.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wildcats’ football coach resigns

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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