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Eagles rally from deficit; drop Sun Belt debut to UT, 62-61

ARLINGTON, Texas – Lonnie McClanahan hit a driving right-handed layup with 14.1 seconds left to lift UT Arlington to a 62-61 men's basketball victory over Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams Tuesday night in College Park Center.

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte set for Under Armour Elite 50

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been selected to take part in the inaugural Under Armour Elite 50 Experience.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan, Buckeyes getting ready for ’Bama, Sugar Bowl

Looking to build on a stellar freshman regular season, former Liberty County High School football linebacker Raekwon McMillan is prepping to play for Ohio State on Thursday in the All-State Sugar Bowl.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty takes two at ’Boro tourney

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team won its first two games in the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament last weekend in Statesboro.

December 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Scott named Blue Tide’s Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of Year

Running back Brendon Scott has been named the 2014 Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Player of the Year for Long County High School.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Frye to play in all-star game

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Frye, an offensive tackle for Georgia Southern, has accepted an invitation to the Medal of Honor Bowl senior all-star game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

December 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU men’s hoops becoming fun again

You'd have to go back to this time of year in 2003 when Georgia Southern basketball was really, truly fun.

December 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Thornton helps Wolfpack earn Bitcoin Bowl victory

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton and former Bradwell Institute lineman Chester Brown played in Friday's Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide football team honored at awards banquet

The Long County High School football team recently held its annual awards banquet at the school cafeteria to recognize over 50 players and adults for their efforts.

December 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty stables shine at Georgia Fall Classic

Liberty County stables placed well in the final show of the 2014 American saddlebred season.

December 29, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Local hoops stars fare well in college

Several former high-school athletes from the Liberty County area are midway through their college-basketball seasons. Here are updates on a few local players.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Regional honors for Tigers

Despite the Bradwell Institute football team's 0-10 record, several Tigers made the 3-AAAAA All-Region Team.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD recognizes volunteers

Kenneth Bell, Travis Mobley, Albert Hawkins, Dana Lee, Jewlya Dunkins, Robert Freeman, Melissa Moore, Jessica and Antonio DeLosangeles, Sean Walker, Rey Torres, Rebecca Dates, Ashley Halliday and Larry Durrence (not pictured) were recognized at a Dec. 16 Liberty County Recreation Department board meeting and received three-year volunteer coaching awards.

December 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two locals in Friday’s Bitcoin Bowl

Two former Liberty County prep football players are getting ready for the 2014 BitCoin Bowl game Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers, Panthers take wins into break

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School each had one final away game this last weekend before starting Christmas break. Bradwell faced Wayne County Friday in Jesup where the girls won 39-35 and the boys fell 60-54 in overtime.

December 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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FPCA hits 3-pointer at buzzer to make semis

Frederick Heaggans hit a 3-pointer from half-court at the buzzer Saturday to lift the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team over Furtah 66-64 in the Georgia Independent School Association quarterfinals in Stillmore.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Road ends for Panthers

CARROLLTON - Foul trouble and Jonesboro's second-half offensive excellence proved too tough a combination for No. 7 Liberty County in its 71-43 loss in the Class AAAA Final Four on Saturday at the University of West Georgia Coliseum.

March 02, 2015 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Golf tournament set for April 18

The MJM Foundation Inc. and Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. will host the Inaugural "Two Person Captains Choice" Golf Tournament at 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Hurricanes hit season’s halfway point

Liberty County's semi-professional football team, the Hinesville Hurricanes, took a 2-2 record into this weekend's action.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Tiger breaks school record

Former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina Upstate, broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles Feb. 20 at the App State Indoor Open in Boone, North Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County All-Stars compete in district tournament

The Long County 12-under all-star basketball competed Thursday in the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Tournament in Baxley. In a game that went back fourth for four quarters, Appling County won, 37-28.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty tops BI in rematch

Liberty County balanced the scales with Bradwell Institute on Friday in its 9-4 non-region baseball win at BI.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Two Lady Panthers sign with colleges

Liberty County High School soccer player Myesha Robinson signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday at the LCHS media center.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Two Lady Panthers sign with colleges

Liberty County High School soccer player Cortney Welch will play at South Carolina State after signing a letter of intent Friday at LCHS' media center.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide in first place after win; Lady Tide fall

The Long County High School boys' soccer team got a huge win Friday, beating Benedictine Military School, 6-5, in Ludowici.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA advances in state tournament

First Presbyterian Christian Academy advanced to the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA tournament, beating Furtah Prep Saturday, 66-64. The game, which was played at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, was decided by a last-minute three-pointer by the Highlanders.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Jonesboro bumps Liberty from state tourney

The Liberty County Panthers lost their final-four game in Carrollton Saturday evening. The score against Jonesboro was 71-43.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA boys in state quarterfinals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team will play Furtah Prep in the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore.

February 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers going to the Final Four

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has earned its way back to the Class AAAA final four.

February 26, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Panthers make final four

It was an intense battle between Liberty County High and Americus-Sumter but the Panther boys edged out a 58-52 win to advance to the final four of the state playoffs. The Panthers won the game tonight in their home gym.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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