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Eagle season takes flight, Barham joins

STATESBORO - First-year head coach Chris Hatcher officially opened fall camp as the Georgia Southern Eagles hit the practice fields Monday.

August 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


'Canes' first win is forfeit

The Hinesville Hurricanes got an unexpected bye-week as the Savannah Seaport Sharks forfeited Saturday night's game.

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD fall registrations

Fall baseball and softball

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Rebels ranked 7th in nation

The Coastal Crew Rebels 12U basketball team placed seventh in the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament.

August 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Vance, rest of Bulldogs start practices

The University of Georgia Football team hosted a media day last week and coach Mark Richt talked about the team's future as practices begin.

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers open volleyball season

The Lady Tigers volleyball team prepares for the upcoming season with high expectations from their head coach, Readie Kelly.

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Smoke gathering over 2008 Olympics

BEIJING (AP) - The Olympic Games are a year away, but protests have already begun from groups who want to change China.

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


McGowan leads sweep of Rangers; Jays 1 run short against Yankees

Dustin McGowan picked up his eighth win of the season Sunday night, with a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers.

August 23, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Bulldog football begins as players report

ATHENS - The University of Georgia welcomed its football student-athletes to campus Friday as they officially reported in preparation for the start of fall football camp. All players expected to report arrived.

August 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Rodeo offers barrels of fun

You don't have to go to Texas to see some good-ole, bucking-bull riders and honest-to-goodness cowboys and cowgirls.

August 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Softball begins -- Lady Panther style

The pinging of the bats, and the neon green balls can only mean one thing. Fast pitch softball is just around the corner.

August 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Lady Mavericks bring home bronze

The Liberty Lady Mavericks 14-under girls basketball team came home with a bronze medal, taking third place in the Georgia Games tournament in Atlanta on July 20-22.

August 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Job more than fun and games

Shawn Mills has been hired as director of the Long County Recreation Department. Mills, who medically retired from the military in 2004, has been a resident of the county since 2000, and works as a supply information management officer at Fort Stewart.

August 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Fielding dreams

Lady Tigers softball is gearing up for the new season by starting tryouts at James Brown Park. Coach Jeff Eastlake expects four varsity players to return and hopes a few junior varsity players will be able to step it up to the next level. But, he knows that he faces a challenge, as a majority of the players will be freshman.

August 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan misses win, Devil Rays rally late

Dustin McGowan pitched six solid innings and looked like he would pick up his third win in a row this past Monday. But a late rally by Tampa Bay cost the right-hander the win, as Toronto lost 5-4.

August 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide have many pieces in place for 2015

The Long County football team fell to Benedictine Military School, 62-15, Friday in Savannah, ending the season with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Region 2-AA.

November 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty runnners battle tough course at state meet

The elevation and course made it tough for the Liberty County High School cross-country team at the GHSA AAAA state meet Saturday at Carrollton.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Tide softball team holds awards banquet

The Long County High School softball team held their annual awards banquet last Thursday at Sybil's in Jesup.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Holds on to Beat Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Eagle junior safety Matt Dobson picked off Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones in the end zone and returned it a school-record 102 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the third quarter, and it proved to be the game-winning points, lifting Georgia Southern to a 28-25 victory over Texas State at Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon. Georgia Southern improved to 8-2 overall and remained undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference at 7-0.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Dobson Named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Junior safety Matt Dobson, who returned an interception 100+ yards for a touchdown in the Georgia Southern win over Texas State, was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week. From Monticello, Fla., the two-year starter broke both the Georgia Southern and Sun Belt record for longest interception return with his 100-yard play, the previous records were 98 and 99 yards, respectively. Dobson, one of only three players to accomplish this feat in the FBS this season, becomes the first Eagle to be named a Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide fall to Cadets

The Long County High School football team traveled on Friday to Savannah, where they took on the fourth-ranked Benedictine Military School in the Tide's last game of the season.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA falls in first playoff game

Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger track team plans to host a 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team is hosting its first annual Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers expecting good season

After posting a 20-8 overall record, including a 5-1 Region 3-AAAA mark, and making the state playoffs last season, the Liberty County boys' basketball team is ready to do better this year.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers to feature many freshmen

Liberty County girls' basketball coach Carolyn Kelly had a relatively young team last year, but nothing like what she said she'll encounter this season.

November 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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