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Falcons start preseason tonight

The Falcons take their first step into the 2007 season when the team travels to New York to battle the Jets in a preseason match-up tonight at 7.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two take tennis to state

John Henning and John Tapper competed in a recent state tennis tournament in Peachtree City. They qualified for state by winning their age divisions during the Second District tournament July 10 in Waycross. At state, Henning won his first-round match but lost in the semi-finals. Tapper played well but lost a close match to his first-round opponent. Henning competed in the 10 & under division and Tapper in the 18 & under division.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Falcons start camp without Vick

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation ‑ known as Bad Newz Kennels ‑ operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Barred by the NFL from reporting to work with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and asked the public to hold its judgment "until all the facts are shown."

Lustily jeered by hundreds of protesters as he entered and left U.S. District Court, Vick strolled in stony silence and did his only talking inside the courtroom, where his career as a superstar quarterback and his freedom are jeopardized.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Linkster places

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Golfer hits first hole-in-one

Area builder and avid golfer Josh Stafford of Jesup recently accomplished a feat that few ever experience. While playing golf with his father and uncle on July 21 at Laurel Island Links in St. Mary's, Stafford made his first hole-in-one. "The 17th hole was playing 175 yards, so I hit a soft 5-iron into a slight breeze. It bounced once, rolled about four feet and disappeared," Stafford said when asked about his shot. "Golf is a game of highs and lows and this is the ultimate high. Ironically, the last time I played out here, I put out a ...

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD adds fall baseball, softball

Fall baseball and softball (new)

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Nine Rockets in running for gold

Nine top track performers will represent Hinesville at the 2007 AAU National Junior Olympics.

August 09, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Two win medals at Junior Olympics

Two Liberty County youngsters medaled in tae kwon do at the Junior National Olympics last week in California. Bethany Lormis, 10, won a gold medal in forms and a gold in sparring and David Betts, 16, earned silver in forms and a bronze in sparring during their competition against some of the finest tae kwon do olympic-style kickboxing competitors from around the United States.

August 07, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Masons helping runners run

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Rebels taking games national

The AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 17-and-under team head to nationals in Orlando, Fla., Thursday to face the best in AAU boy's basketball. The 15-and-under Rebels returned from the Big Shot Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend, ranking sixth out of 70 teams under coach Michael Brown. The Rebels ask for continued support to help cover travel expenses. Anyone wanting to help, can call Walthour at 980-4559. Keep up the Rebel's at wwwcoastalcrewrebels.com

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Youth learn basics of game

To coach eager, athletic youngsters, college and pro football players gathered this week for Cedric Dickerson's second annual football camp.

August 07, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan bounces back with win

Dustin McGowan was happy he got a win this past Thursday night, but he was happier his team wasn't swept in their four game series against the Yankees. After losing the first three games, Toronto defeated New York 3-2.

August 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long camp develops players to Tide football

Two years ago, Long County High School, Head Coach Kyle Wilson and his coaches held the first Junior Blue Tide Football Camp. They had 10 participants that year.

August 04, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


More than lucky 13 headed to state

The number 13 isn't considered lucky and for 13 Liberty County Hammerhead swimmers, it took more than luck to earn births to state competition in Tifton today and Saturday.

August 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | 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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