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Tigers working on passing game

Whistles shrilled out across the track field at Bradwell Institute as the Tiger football team conducted summer conditioning activities last week.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers are senior-heavy

Pumping iron, running sprints and hitting the tackle blocks is what the Liberty County football team has kept busy with throughout the spring. For the Panthers, going 8-4 overall last year and finishing 3-1 in Region 3-AAAA was just a starting point as they look to climb higher up the playoff ladder.

June 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA practice policy for heat and humidity

(a) Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts (including during the summer) in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity that will be signed by each head coach at the beginning of each season and distributed to all players and their parents or guardians. The policy shall follow modified guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine in regard to:

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to 2-AA All-Region soccer teams

Region 2-AA coaches recently released the names of players who were selected to the all-region team.

June 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lovelady in the big leagues

Anticipation erupted into shrieks of joy and excitement at the Hinesville home of former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation Department. And while the group was all smiles, cheers and a few laughs, the kids also learned lessons about football.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB draft Friday.

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the country and a top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Last year, McMillan led the squad with 119 total tackles, four for loss, and a fumble recovery. A junior this year, McMillan is expected to lead the defense as teammates Darron Lee and Joshua Perry pursue their NFL careers.

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Bananas’ game benefits families of fallen heroes

SAVANNAH - The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is teaming up with the Savannah Bananas to host Red, White and Blue Night at Grayson ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Three LCRD teams headed to GRPA championships

Three local Liberty County Recreation Department All-Star baseball and softball teams are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournaments this week.

July 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports sites upgrade Mitchell’s ranking

Liberty County basketball player Davion Mitchell is ranked number 34 overall among the top 150 Class of 2017 prospects, according to rivals.com.

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan to spotlight Buckeyes at media day

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan will represent Ohio State during the Big 10 Media Days in Chicago which runs ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

BI discount cards on sale

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long 4-Hers place at state horse show

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club took part in the Georgia 4-H Horse Show early last month in Perry. The three-day event was ...

July 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae preps for summer league this weekend

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced their 2016 summer league roster Tuesday afternoon which will feature former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae.

July 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long linebacker commits to Kentucky

With football season still a month away, Long County has one player who is already generating excitement.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan considered for several major awards

According to Land-Grant Holy Land writer Meredith Hein, former Liberty County football player Raekwon McMillan has a shot at being nominated for several distinguished football ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan gets save for Marlins against Braves

Long County native and Miami Marlin pitcher Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Friday and picked up a save against the Braves in Atlanta.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Riceboro camp focuses on basketball fundamentals

Scott's All*Stars recently had their annual camp June 27-30 at the Riceboro Youth Center. The camp was organized through the Liberty County Recreation ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tournament includes pro-am rounds

CLAXTON - Martin NeSmith, the president of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Jesup, announced that the dealership is the ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae to stay with Cavs

According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their option on former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Registration extended for women’s football clinic

STATESBORO - The deadline to register for Georgia Southern's Second Annual Women's Football Clinic, sponsored by East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, has ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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