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Lady Tigers, Lady Panthers are eliminated from state

The bus rides home from Stone Mountain and Columbus were silent, a time for reflection Wednesday night after the Lady Tigers and the Lady Panthers were knocked out of state playoffs, both in round 2.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD Senior boys take district 2 tourney

The Liberty County Recreation Department senior boys basketball All-Star team won the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association District 2 basketball tournament Feb. 22 and 23.

March 14, 2008 | By Sylvester Cooper and Tangy Johnson Special to the Courier | Sports


Golf tournament being hosted at Hunter Army Airfield

The ninth annual GEICO-Ohio Wesleyan Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled March 13-15 at Hunter Golf Course.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Atlanta Braves blank Bulldogs 8-0 In spring training exhibition

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Swinging wood bats, the Georgia Bulldogs managed 7 hits but no runs in an 8-0 exhibition loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in front of 3,408 fans at Champions Stadium.

March 14, 2008 | By Georgia Sports Communication Special to the Courier | Sports


New Long head baseball coach optimistic

LUDOWICI -- Players, coaches and fans would just as soon, forget the 2006-07 Long County High School baseball season. With injuries plaguing the team all year, the team was able to muster only 4 wins against 20 losses.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Lady Panthers sent off in style

March 13, 2008 | By Shelby Bush Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers knocked out in round two

Early score reports as posted on gasports.com (The Georgia High School Sports Scoreboard) indicates that both the Lady Panthers and the Lady Tigers were knocked out of a shot at the state title.

March 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers qualify for Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers won a nailbiter Tuesday night, 55-54 in overtime over Shaw.

March 13, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Braves tickets go on sale Friday

Atlanta Braves 2008 individual tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. Single game tickets will be available at the Braves box office at Turner Field, 1-800-326-4000, Braves.com/tickets and all TicketMaster outlets. In 2008, every Tuesday and Wednesday game features a two-for-one ticket offer; every Wednesday - a free gate giveaway; every Thursday - a theme night; every Friday - post-game Fireworks; and every Sunday is a "Braves All Star Sunday" when children 14 and under can run the bases after the game, and Braves alumni will sign autographs for fans in Fan Plaza.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers continue road trips toward title

Women's basketball is alive and well in Liberty County as the Bradwell Lady Tigers and the Liberty Lady Panthers continue their quest for a state title. Both Lady squads will have to do it on the road, however, as the competitions gets harder and the road trips get longer.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Three Tigers headed to state weightlifting

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had 19 athletes compete in the Area VI Lee Murray GACA Weight-Lifting competition at Statesboro High two weeks ago. Athletes competed in 10 different weight classes and were allowed 3 lifts per event in bench press, parallel squat, and power clean. The top 3 participants in each weight class advance to the state competition in Perry on Saturday March 22nd. Senior Reuben Boone competed in the 171-180 lb. weight class and earned a first place finish with a 990lb. total. Sophomore Sheldon Barnes competed in the 191-205lb.-weight class and earned a second place finish with ...

March 12, 2008 | By Aron Mock Special to the Courier | Sports


Women’s soccer in full gear for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers began their soccer season and participated in a recent tournament at Richmond Hill. With only one returning player from last season, many would think that the Lady Panthers would be in a rebuilding stage. But word from the sidelines indicate that the Lady Panthers are looking cohesive and are poised to have a strong defense.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA one win away from championship

The First Presbyterian Highlanders are just one victory away from going to the championship game after last Saturday's win over Heirway Christian Academy at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. The Highlanders toppled Heirway 59-44 with Joey Bell once again posting the top scorer of the game with 15 points. Bell also wowed the crowd by dunking the ball over his 6'10" opponent making the WTOC play of the day. Hakeem Golden gave his best by out rebounding the opponents who all ranged in size from 6'4" to 6'10".

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Block at the clock gives Panthers 1-point victory (64-63)

The rain outside didn't stop the fans from coming in to support the Liberty County Panthers as they played the Worth County Rams in round one of the state playoffs Friday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Former GSU baseball players move up in minors

STATESBORO - Two former Georgia Southern baseball players were promoted last week.

June 25, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


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