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McGowan focused on new season

As Long County's Dustin McGowan prepares for spring training, the right-hander paused to discuss his team's upcoming season, sketching an idea of what he thinks the Toronto Blue Jays need to focus on to win.

January 07, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Basketball poll ranks Liberty Co. 4 in Class AAA

The Georgia Sports Writers Association recently ranked the Liberty County High School boys basketball team fourth among teams in Class AAA. Here are the ranked boys teams with their corresponding poll votes (first-place votes are in parentheses):

January 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Sports


Local hoops action on tap Tuesday

With the holiday season behind us, the pulse of area high school basketball picks up. Here is a quick look at some of the upcoming action.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers notch eighth victory

Bradwell Institute's girls basketball team continued its winning ways with a 63-55 victory Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla., against Wolfson High School.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


UGA awaits choices by Stafford, Moreno

ATLANTA - College underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to enter the 2009 NFL draft.

January 05, 2009 | By Charles Odum Associated Press writer | Sports


Tigers are committed

Coming off a 49-38 win last Friday against Jenkins, the first of the season for Bradwell Institute's boys basketball team, several players said they have recommitted themselves to adding to that total and trying to qualify for a playoff spot.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


UGA has SEC pride

ATHENS (AP) - Although they're concentrating on their Jan. 1 date with No. 19 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs will take an interest in other postseason games featuring other Southeastern Conference teams.

January 03, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Faith wins Sam Harris tourney

Staff report

January 03, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Two Panthers on All-Region First Team

Liberty County High School football players Roderick Jones, Julian Stokes and Trier Bennett were recently named to the 2008 All-Region 3-AAA team.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Falcons wary of Warner's air attack

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It was barely a year ago that the Falcons visited Arizona and returned home with a three-point overtime loss.

January 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Stafford, Moreno lead Georgia past Michigan State

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matthew Stafford gave the type of performance in the Capital One Bowl that'd make a fitting finale to his excellent Georgia career.

January 02, 2009 | Mark Wangrin Associated Press Writer | Sports


Lady Tigers to face Jacksonville school

The Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute hope to start the new year just as they finished 2008: with a road win. They will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., today to take on Wolfson High School. The tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

January 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


UGA disappoints, but Falcons soar in ’08

ATLANTA - This was supposed to be the year the Georgia Bulldogs competed for a national championship. Instead, the Atlanta Falcons were the state's football success story of the year.

January 02, 2009 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Sports


Sporting news

Police: Turner involved in domestic dispute

January 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


LSU pummels Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Richard Dickson believes LSU lost more than a spot in the Top 25 when it lost five games one year after winning the national championship.

January 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


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Students show skills on the track

More than 100 students representing Liberty and Long counties, and Fort Stewart competed in the Special Olympics May 6 at Liberty Independent Troop Park's ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan in Jamaica for cause

Former Liberty County High School Raekwon McMillan is one of 11 Buckeye athletes and full time staff members in Jamaica for the week long Soles4Souls ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


FPCA names top athletes in all sports

Highlander athletes recognized on awards night

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Seniors recognized

Long County's senior baseball players were recognized during the team's recent Senior Night.

May 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Relay for Life 5K lists medalists

The results for the first Liberty Regional Medical Center Relay for Life 5K have been posted online.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide’s record season ends with loss

The Long County girls soccer team's Cinderella season ended May 4 with a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian School (13-4-1) in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


LCRD track headed to state meet

Sixty-six Liberty County Recreation Department track athletes are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Track meet this weekend. The GRPA meet will ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tide scrimmage is Friday

After two weeks of slamming pads and fighting the heat, the Long County football team will take the field Friday for the annual Blue/White ...

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther 2nd at state meet

Lady Panther Dejah Smith placed second in the discus throw at the state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Nineteen teams play in Chamber tourney

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual golf tournament on April 29, presented by Coastal Electric Renewables.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell softball tryouts

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlander wins 2 gold medals at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy multisport athlete Trayvon Harris brought home two gold medals from the Georgia Independent School Association State Track Meet, which was held ...

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LRMC hosts 5K for Life

Liberty Regional Medical Center hosted its first 5K in support of the Liberty County Relay for Life on Friday evening.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA gets swept by Windsor, eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team got to host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday at St. James Field.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local catcher is headed to Omaha World Series

Local baseball player Christian Ruff is looking for a chance to be scouted by top baseball recruits this summer after being invited to attend the ...

May 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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