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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


Five Blue Tide players on All-Region Team

Long County High School was represented during the recent selection of the 2-AA All Region football team.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Donell Woods Tournament set for Saturday

Attention turns to local junior-varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams Saturday for the 22nd annual Donell Woods Tournament at Bradwell Institute and Snelson-Golden Middle School.

January 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


BI to host Wrestling Super Brawl fundraiser

Wrestling madness will hit Bradwell Institute when it hosts the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

January 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern has chance to make a statement

It's time to find out just how good Georgia Southern's men's basketball team can be.

January 14, 2015 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Buckeyes, McMillan ready for big game

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will play Monday night for the College Bowl Football Series National Title. The Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the finals and will face the Oregon Ducks. Both teams are 13-1.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA, David Emanuel split region opener

The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.

January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


McRae named player of the month for December

Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders named to All-Region Team

The 2014 First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team made history by earning the program's first two wins and having several players named to the All-Region Team this past season.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers produce comeback win

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute girls' basketball teams split their home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther, Tiger boys fall in respective home games

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School dropped boys' basketball home games Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA squads ready for action

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's basketball teams return to action this week after taking some time off for the holidays.

January 07, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Former Lady Panther cited for USA South weekly honor

Former Liberty County High School basketball player and current LaGrange College player Kymberli Payno recently was named the USA South Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4, according to a news release from the LaGrange College's website.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Men’s team gets 1st Sun Belt win

STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.

January 07, 2015 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


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