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Ghosts of GSU offenses past came to life in Raleigh

There were several moments that old-school Georgia Southern fans must've smiled Saturday when Willie Fritz's Georgia Southern Eagles played North Carolina State.

September 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Sunbury 5K set

September 05, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers, Tigers show positive signs

Liberty County eked out a 10-9 win over Bradwell on Friday at Olvey Field in a game filled with mistakes and penalties. But there were some positives for both squads.

September 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide play well, but fall to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell to Tattnall County, 23-14, on Friday in Ludowici.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


’Landers lose to Briarwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy fell to 0-2 Friday by losing to Briarwood Academy, 52-20, in Warrenton.

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide drop third in a row

The Long County High School softball team's skid continued Thursday as the Lady Tide fell to Bacon County, 1-0, for their third loss in a row.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI shut out by Mustangs

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the South Effingham Lady Mustangs, 11-0, in three innings Thursday in Springfield.

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Eagles fall short at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. - Georgia Southern's Kevin Ellison fumbled on the 1-yard line trying to score a touchdown that would have put the game away, and N.C. State scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 6:55 to beat the Eagles, 24-23, on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.

September 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Notebook: Miscues cost GSU in season opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - After Kevin Ellison fumbled on the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter Saturday against N.C. State - a play that resulted in a 99-yard touchdown drive and a momentum swing that led to a 24-23 win for the Wolfpack - Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz didn't want to challenge the ruling.

September 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon set

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long County falls to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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Panthers look to down Windsor Forest

Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to South Effingham

Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide look to get first win against McIntosh County

The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA finishing season on the road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County recreation teams recognized by Blue Tide

The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Zombies invade Holbrook Pond

It appears the walking dead were among humans at the inaugural Dawn of the Zombies 5K run last Saturday at Holbrook Pond.

October 21, 2014 | Lewis Levine | Sports


Memorial Day beats FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Missed field goal leads to Panther loss

The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils shut out Tigers at home

The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Rebels 36-20

Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.

October 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Defense could sink Falcons vs Ravens

Standing in the path of an Atlanta team intent on establishing the run to spare its own sinking 31st-ranked defense is Baltimore's 3-4 scheme capable of winning - if not dominating - every matchup up front. Atlanta's edge is on the perimeter with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, who had 12 catches in his last game against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Ryan makes too many throws eye-to-eye with pass rushers and more horizontal patterns and dump-offs to running backs Antone Smith and Steven Jackson spreads Baltimore's attacking linebackers.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Reynolds Reuters News Service | Sports


Jaguars facing resurgent Browns

The Cleveland Browns are seeking their best six-game start since 2001 when they enter a soft portion of the schedule Sunday at the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

October 17, 2014 | Reuters News Service | Sports


Lady Panthers’ state run over

Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.

October 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


GSU declares "Whiteout" for Georgia State game

STATESBORO & ATLANTA – A "Whiteout" is in effect for Georgia Southern's game vs. Georgia State at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, October 25th as Eagle Nation is encouraged to wear white to the game. The University Store will have white "SOUTHERN not State" T-shirts available both in the campus store and online for this special event.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide fall in first round of state

The Long County High School softball team's season came to an end on Wednesday as they lost a best of two-out-of-three series to Berrien County in the first round of the state playoffs. According to Lady Tide Head Coach Brian Thomas his team lost to the Rebels 8-0 and in the first game and then 3-0 in the second game. The games were in Nashville.

October 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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