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Georgia knocks off Michigan State

ORLANDO, Fla. - 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 | By Mark Wangrin The Associated Press | Sports


Ga. Tech's Johnson gets new contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract on Thursday.

January 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


BI Tigers go 2-1 in holiday tournament

After dropping the first game of the Montezuma- Macon County Christmas Tournament 45-41 against Macon Westside last Friday, Bradwell Institute rebounded with back-to-back victories, defeating Baldwin 48-39 on Saturday and Dooly County 71-59 on Monday.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Abraham, Milloy key to Atlanta success

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith can only hope John Abraham and Lawyer Milloy are quick healers.

December 31, 2008 | George Henry and Barry Wilner The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs enjoying bowl week in Orlando

ORLANDO - Georgia's football team practiced for 90 minutes on Monday at Olympia High School in Orlando as preparations continued for Thursday's Capital One Bowl against Michigan State.

December 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LSU and Ga. Tech go bowling tonight

ATLANTA - LSU football coach Les Miles said Monday it was premature to discuss possible changes on his coaching staff before tonight night's Chick-fil-A Bowl against Georgia Tech.

December 31, 2008 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Top 10 sports stories for Georgia in 2008

• No title for Bulldogs: Georgia opened the season No. 1 in the preseason football poll but suffered losses to Ala-

December 31, 2008 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Long County boys, girls teams fall at Tattnall County

Both Long County High School basketball teams dropped close games Saturday night at Tattnall County in Reidsville.

December 31, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Camden wins Class AAAAA

ATLANTA - Camden County High School completed an unbeaten season Saturday, winning its second Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA football championship with a 21-14 win over Peachtree Ridge.

December 31, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers hope to rebound from first loss of season

Liberty County fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday, dropping a 64-63 decision to McIntosh County Academy in Darien.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Economic slump sparks Arena football shutdown

Saying an injustice was served to the players, staff and fans of the Arena Football League, Hinesville native and former Bradwell Institute standout Will Pettis is uncertain of what the future holds for him.

December 31, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sports taught Hall of Famers life lessons

The five men inducted into the 2008 Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame each shared a story with the audience at Thursday night's banquet at Club Stewart, and while they all had different memories to relive, they were linked by a common theme: the lessons they learned from sports.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Arena Football cancels 2009 season

NEW YORK - The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.

The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


Liberty boys suffer first loss

McIntosh County Academy handed visiting Liberty County a 64-63 loss in a non-region boys basketball game Saturday night. The defeat was the first of the season for the Panthers (8-1), who are ranked fourth in the latest Class AAA state coaches poll.

For details of the game, read Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

December 30, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers knock of Blue Tide, 95-90

Jordan McRae poured in 37 points and fellow junior Rion Brown added 27 on Friday to lead Liberty County to a 95-90 non-region basketball win over host Long County.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Articles by Section - Sports


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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