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Graham’s coaching career comes to end

Earlier this year, Liberty County High School varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham announced he was stepping down from his teaching position. However, he hoped he would be able to stay on as a coach in some capacity. After all, he has

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA rule changes draw mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

June 01, 2015 | By Horace Holloman Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County holds awards banquet

The Long County High School track-and-field team held its annual awards banquet May 15 at the Golden Corral in Jesup.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Marauders teams take second places in tourney

Liberty County's traveling baseball program, the Marauders, claimed two second-place honors at the Georgia Games Tournament May 16-17 at the Guy Minik Sports Complex in Savannah.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Walthour named to post at Georgia Tech

Former Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech point guard Metra Walthour has been named the assistant director of women's basketball operations at Georgia Tech, according to a news release on ramblinwreck.com.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Byington inks contract extension

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Mark Byington has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season following the Eagles' runner-up finish in the Sun Belt regular season and a trip to the Sun Belt Championship Game, according to gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GSU teams making the grade in classroom

STATESBORO - Nine of Georgia Southern University's 16 athletic programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the 2013-14 academic year, and nearly all programs showed an increase in their score from the previous report, according to a news release on gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GHSA rule change draws mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 30, 2015 | By Horace Holloman For the Coastal Courier | Sports


Eagles out of Sun Belt tourney, end at 30-27

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game 5 of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament May 21 at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 28, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


RH alumn starting College World Series

No. 4 Auburn earned the program's first trip to the softball College World Series by sweeping a best-of-three Super Regional series from No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend in Auburn, Alabama, according to auburntigers.com.

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan makes ‘emerging linebacker’ list

Sports on Earth writer Matt Brown published his pick for the top-25 linebackers entering the 2015 season, and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the cut.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Pelton shines at big event

Former Long County High School student Cassandra Pelton continued her dominance on the archery range at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship from May 14-17 in Newberry, Florida.

May 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty soccer players make All-Region

Several Liberty County High School players were named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team, according to Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former local athletes prep at West Alabama

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football players Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas and LaBaron Anthony, respectively, wrapped up spring practice at the University of West Alabama with the team's recent spring game in Livingston, Alabama.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles eliminated from Sun Belt tourney

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game five of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 27, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


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GSU QB named to Manning Award watch list

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison has been named to the Manning Award watch list, announced July 23 by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

July 31, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Bulldogs to turn to backs this season

MACON - The heat of fall camp for the Georgia Bulldogs football team may not be a direct byproduct of the competition for the starting quarterback ...

July 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Sports


Coaches, players gather for media event

WAYCROSS - High-school football coaches from around southeast Georgia were at the Historic Rail Head Depot on Saturday to meet with media and fans before teams ...

July 29, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Blue Tide Kick-Off Celebration is Friday

When new Long County High School head football coach Eric McNair took over the program, he said he was excited about the new season beginning.

July 29, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Middle Georgia State coach runs soccer camp in Hinesville

Middle Georgia State University head soccer coach Vinny Gill hosted a camp last week at Hinesville's Brown Park.

July 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet Friday

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Men’s hoops team heads to Costa Rica

Fresh off of a surprising season that saw it get a win away from the NCAA tournament, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team is ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tiger marching band adopting Latin theme

Bradwell Institute's Tiger Marching Band will add salsa this year as its football halftime shows will feature a new Latin theme.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther band will moon-walk halftimes

Liberty County High School's Panther Marching Band will moon-walk to pop icon Michael Jackson songs this year during football halftime shows.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former LCHS Panther on preseason ACC team

North Carolina State University running back Shadrach Thornton made the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team list, which was released Thursday.

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide open softball regular season Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former FPCA star helps win soccer title

A regional women's soccer team has former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current Armstrong State University soccer player Brooke Standard to thank in part ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU athletics extend Learfield contract

Georgia Southern University announced Wednesday that a new 15-year agreement with Learfield Sports for multimedia rights of Georgia Southern athletics had been reached.

July 25, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


SBC coaches honor six Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt ...

July 23, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


2 Panthers recognized by ESPN

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation for the Class of 2017, according to ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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