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Tiger basketball camp sets foundation

Bradwell Institute basketball coach Rhett Hellgren scanned the basketball gym as players participate in various drills during his first annual Tiger basketball camp.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars players, coaches get their rings

Scott's All*Stars' freshman players and coaches received their championship rings for winning the 5A and 3A championships May 30 during a ceremony held at Jenkins High.

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County event benefits area liver transplant recipient

The annual Fishin' for a Cure Pan Fish Tournament was held recently at Nobles Cabin in Long Cabin.

June 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Milton-Jones on Dream roster, doesn’t play in opener

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones was on the roster for the Atlanta Dream's WNBA season opener Friday night in Madison Square Garden against the New York Liberty, but she did not play, according to wnba.com.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Lambert headed to UGA

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. archery team competes at state

The Long County 4-H Archery team has had much success in the past, including a state championship and a bronze medal at the national competition in 2010.

June 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Hinesville Gators U10 win tourney

The Hinesville Gators U10 boys' team won the Storm Soccer Tournament on May 16-17 in Savannah.

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Eagles earn preseason honors

CLEVELAND - Ten Georgia Southern players were named to the Sun Belt preseason football team in Phil Steele's 2015 College Football Preview, which was released Monday, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Hinesville Gators to hold tryouts

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Beck reflects on major-league debut

Last Thursday, former Georgia Southern pitcher Chris Beck lived out an experience that thousands can only dream about.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Time, network set for Eagles’ opener vs. WVU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will open its second season of Football Bowl Subdivision play under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown as the Eagles take on West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wolfes, Lippett each receive postseason recognition

Georgia Southern men's golfer Scott Wolfes has been named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team, earning the honor for the second time in his career, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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


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Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports Briefs

Blue Tide baseball golf fundraiser planned

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Thornton placed on NFL Draft watch

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler said former Liberty County High School and current North Carolina State football player Shadrach Thornton is among the team's three top senior NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in the upcoming season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan back in Triple-A

Long County native and veteran Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has been sent to the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A minor-league affiliate for the second time this season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


‘Voice of the Eagles’ Blair leaving for LSU

Georgia Southern "Voice of the Eagles" and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Long County High School baseball standout Trystan Goodro is continuing to excel at the collegiate level.

June 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McGowan designated for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday designated Long County High School alumnus and right-handed pitcher Dustin McGowan for assignment, according to media reports on csnphilly.com.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New track club earns medals

A new local track team is placing well in statewide competitions.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott attends camp at Harvard

Brendan Scott, Long County High School's 2014 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier football player of the year, was invited to attend a football camp at Harvard University. Scott attended the camp June 14 through an invitation he received from the school.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCRD 8U All-Stars win championship

The Liberty County Recreation Department 8U baseball team won the Silver Division championship in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Warm-Up tournament June 13 in Glynn County.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Baseball camp set

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Football coach recognized as coach on rise

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz was named to Athlon Sports' list of 15 college-football coaches on the rise for 2015 after leading the Eagles to a Sun Belt Conference championship in their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

June 19, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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