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Professor who protested UGA athlete treatment dies

ATHENS - Jan Kemp, the University of Georgia professor who publicly criticized the school for allowing athletes to continue playing sports and stay in school after they failed remedial classes, has died. She was 59.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Saints knock off Falcons

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton rarely shies away from risks - and desperate times only seem to embolden him.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia, Ga. Tech get bowl berths

Georgia started the season with hopes of winning a national title. Michigan State was in the running for the Rose Bowl until its very last game.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hinesville man on championship tennis team

Hinesville's Mike Dushner joined players from Southbridge Raquet Club and the Franklin Creek Tennis Center in Savannah to form a team that competed in the State Super Seniors Tennis Tournament. The event was hosted by the Landings Club of Savannah last month. The All-Star squad won the state title in the men's 60s division. Dushner and company now advance to the Southern Super Seniors Championships, which is scheduled for March 20-22, in Pelham, Ala. Other teams that competed in the state tournament were from Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta and Southern Crescent. Team members included Mike Dushner, Tony Occiano ...

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers defeat Coffee

The Bradwell Lady Tigers earned a revenge victory at home Saturday night, defeating Coffee County 50-46. Last week, Cooffee County beat Bradwell in Douglas, and coach Faye Baker said it was nice to see her girls defend their home ground.

December 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Georgia Tech to play LSU in Chick-fil-A-Bowl

ATLANTA - After accepting an invitation to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Wednesday, Georgia Tech (9-3) learned today that its opponent will be defending national champion LSU (7-5). The Yellow Jackets and Tigers will square off in the New Year's Eve game at the Georgia Dome (7:30

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty County sweeps Tattnall County

Liberty County High School's basketball teams continue to impress. On Friday, each squad picked up a win over Tattnall County. The boys (6-0) beat the Warriors 85-56, while the Panther girls (5-1) won 66-57.

December 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Falcons lock up playoff berth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sometimes, the simplest parts of the plan are the most important.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Liberty boys knock off Hawks in region opener

When Liberty County's Region 3-AAA openers against Washington County were over Friday, both schools had something to boast about.

December 22, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Panther shines at Kennesaw State

MARIETTA - Former Liberty County High School track and field standout Josh McNair recently took first place in the shot put and second place in the weight throw at Kennesaw State's first Black and Gold Meet at Marietta High School .

December 22, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kool Kids treated to an early Christmas celebration

Gifts lined the stage Thursday at the St. James Sports Center as children fidgeted in their seats and waited for their names to be called.

December 22, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BCS bowl games slated

Today

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA girls aim for second region win

Considering First Presbyterian started a girls basketball program last year with only a junior varsity squad, one would think the Lady Highlanders would be struggling this season, their varsity debut.

December 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers start region play

Bradwell Institute's girls basketball team suffered it first loss of the season on Tuesday, falling 73-70 at Coffee High School in Douglas.

December 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA honors seniors players

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Robert Toombs Christian Academy Monday afternoon in the final soccer matches of the regular season.

April 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who ...

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


New geocaching game celebrates state park system’s 85th annivesary

ATLANTA - Treasure-hunt fans will soon have a new quest that takes them from Georgia's mountains to its marshes.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

Swing for re-entry

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Professional wrestling coming to Lewis Frasier Middle School

Lewis Frasier Middle School will host the Hinesville Havoc professional wrestling match at 7 p.m. April 30.

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McRae starts, scores big

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae got his first start for the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday and made the most of his opportunity ...

April 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady ’Landers 2nd in region, coach sees state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlander soccer team nearly had a perfect season. The girls were sitting on an 8-0 record until a 3-1 ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers honor seniors between rainy DH games

The drizzle kept fans under umbrellas as the Liberty County baseball team hosted Wayne County in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers get a win

Bradwell Institute's baseball team rallied to come from behind to beat Savannah Country Day 10-9 Wednesday.

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Self-defense class

April 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


All*Stars start travel season strong

Scott's All*Stars 16U team won the Georgia Cup in Suwannee April 1-2, according to coach Marcus Scott IV. The boys then took first ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Physicals Saturday

Students enrolled in Liberty County Schools can complete athletic physicals free on Saturday.

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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