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Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre retires after 17 seasons

After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.

March 19, 2008 | By Chris Jenkins AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons release Warrick Dunn after signing Turner

ATLANTA- The Atlanta Falcons released running back Warrick Dunn on Monday, one day after signing free agent Michael Turner.

March 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


FPCA brings title home to Hinesville

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders toppled number one ranked Bethesda 54-49 Saturday afternoon to bring the GISA state championship trophy home to Hinesville.

March 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers suffer heartbreaking loss at Elite Eight

Jarvis Jones nearly handed Saturday's Class AAA

March 18, 2008 | By David Ching of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Special to the Courier | Sports


Local baseball round up

Bradwell Tigers

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide tame the Tigers

The bats were in full swing for the Long County Blue Tide baseball team Friday night as they slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over the visiting Bradwell Tigers.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Basketball Team Season Ends In Quarter-Finals

The Long County High School boys basketball team's quest for a state championship came to a dismal end Friday night in Savannah.

March 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers dropped out by three-points

Despite holding a slight lead through the fourth quarter, the Liberty County Panthers' season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Carver-Columbus tonight as they lost a close and competitive game by only three-points (66-63). Nonetheless the Panthers had a spectacular season making it to the Elite Eight. Full details in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI hosts track meet

Bradwell Institute hosted a track meet on Feb. 27, where Antonio Allen (middle) posted the fastest time in the 300-yard hurdles at 43.78 seconds.

March 16, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


South Georgia Kings develop talent, academic prowess

The AAU South Georgia Kings basketball team is gearing up for their tournament season, showcasing the talented squad of players from Liberty County, Savannah and the surrounding areas.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders to battle rival Bethesda for state title

Joey Bell scored a First Presbyterian Christian Academy record 44-points and Terrence Alston had a school record 18 assists in Thursday's 96-58 victory over Fullington Academy.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Make Elite-8 with 77-72 Win Over Wildcats

LUDOWICI -- The Long County boys basketball team had to make up a 13-point deficit late in the game to beat the Laney High School Wildcats Tuesday night.

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


Panthers win in overtime by 1 (55-54)

When Shaw charged in as the underdog against NE Macon last Friday they set their goal on toppling them and did so in overtime.

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


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


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Softball season getting closer

While football soon will highlight Friday nights, the local girls' softball teams will also be busy once school starts again.

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County football action starts Aug. 14

The Long County High School varsity football team recently announced its schedule for the 2015 season.

July 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles top preseason SBC coaches poll

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern has been picked to win the Sun Belt in the 2015 preseason coaches poll, according to gseagles.com.

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Gators’ camp draws about 40 participants

The Liberty County Recreation Department and Hinesville Soccer Association held a soccer camp this past Monday through Thursday at James Brown Park. Hinesville Gators founder and coach Tom Sukaratana with the assistance of several former Gator players now playing soccer in college, helped nearly 40 boys and girls learn the fundamentals of the sport. The Hinesville Gators will be celebrating their 32nd season this year.

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles games on third largest network in state

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football games will again be broadcast statewide in 2015 as the Eagles begin their second season of FBS play in the Sun Belt Conference.

July 17, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Running store sets open house

Georgia Game Changers owners Ron and Sandra Elliott have set an ambitious schedule for next weekend.

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Fall prep football schedules set

Summer vacation will soon end, meaning the kids will head back to school and prep sports will quickly get underway. Football becomes the focal point from August through November and Bradwell Institute, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School have their 2015 football schedules set.

July 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Changes coming for GSU’s Paulson stadium

STATESBORO - With the kickoff of the 2015 Georgia Southern football season now less than two months away, Paulson Stadium is once again undergoing some renovation.

July 15, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports


McMillan on Butkus Award list team

Ohio State Buckeye football player Raekwon McMillan was named to the Butkus Award watch list, according to a report on Land-Grant Holy Land.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Golf tournament funds scholarships

The committee of the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship Fund has scheduled its 11th annual golf tournament for Aug. 1.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Ex-FPCA pitcher on elite team

New England Collegiate Baseball League pitcher Richard Lovelady was selected to the NECBL Southern Division All-Star Team.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI graduates, brothers still competing

Former Bradwell Institute graduates and brothers Jarvis and Derek Braxton proved they could still compete in track like they did during their Tiger days. The brothers, both law-enforcement officers, earned several medals at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in in Fairfax, Virginia.

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger named to All-Region First Team

Bradwell Institute incoming senior soccer player Justus Hoffmann was named to the 2015 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region First Team.

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS player draws SMU offer

Class of 2017 Liberty County High School basketball player Davion Mitchell has received another college offer, this time from Southern Methodist University, according to smu.rivals.com.

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Highlander headed to UK

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Jacksonville State University basketball player D.J. Felder is headed to the United Kingdom to play for the Surrey Scorchers of the British Basketball League, according to a news report on BBC.com.

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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