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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


Sand Gnats leaving Savannah for South Carolina

The Savannah Sand Gnats minor-league baseball team will move to Columbia, South Carolina, following the current baseball season, according to a news release on the team's website Thursday.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Still living the Dream

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones has re-signed with the Atlanta Dream, according to a news release issued by the WNBA franchise.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS sprinter signs with SSU

Lady Panther sprinter Destiny Hall signed a letter of intent Friday to run track for Savannah State University at the high school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Articles by Section - 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


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

The Scott's All*Stars basketball program recently awarded two Marcus Scott/Canzola Scott $500 scholarships.

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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