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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


Golf tournament being hosted at Hunter Army Airfield

The ninth annual GEICO-Ohio Wesleyan Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled March 13-15 at Hunter Golf Course.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Atlanta Braves blank Bulldogs 8-0 In spring training exhibition

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Swinging wood bats, the Georgia Bulldogs managed 7 hits but no runs in an 8-0 exhibition loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in front of 3,408 fans at Champions Stadium.

March 14, 2008 | By Georgia Sports Communication Special to the Courier | Sports


New Long head baseball coach optimistic

LUDOWICI -- Players, coaches and fans would just as soon, forget the 2006-07 Long County High School baseball season. With injuries plaguing the team all year, the team was able to muster only 4 wins against 20 losses.

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


Lady Panthers sent off in style

March 13, 2008 | By Shelby Bush Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers knocked out in round two

Early score reports as posted on gasports.com (The Georgia High School Sports Scoreboard) indicates that both the Lady Panthers and the Lady Tigers were knocked out of a shot at the state title.

March 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers qualify for Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers won a nailbiter Tuesday night, 55-54 in overtime over Shaw.

March 13, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Braves tickets go on sale Friday

Atlanta Braves 2008 individual tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. Single game tickets will be available at the Braves box office at Turner Field, 1-800-326-4000, Braves.com/tickets and all TicketMaster outlets. In 2008, every Tuesday and Wednesday game features a two-for-one ticket offer; every Wednesday - a free gate giveaway; every Thursday - a theme night; every Friday - post-game Fireworks; and every Sunday is a "Braves All Star Sunday" when children 14 and under can run the bases after the game, and Braves alumni will sign autographs for fans in Fan Plaza.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers continue road trips toward title

Women's basketball is alive and well in Liberty County as the Bradwell Lady Tigers and the Liberty Lady Panthers continue their quest for a state title. Both Lady squads will have to do it on the road, however, as the competitions gets harder and the road trips get longer.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Three Tigers headed to state weightlifting

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had 19 athletes compete in the Area VI Lee Murray GACA Weight-Lifting competition at Statesboro High two weeks ago. Athletes competed in 10 different weight classes and were allowed 3 lifts per event in bench press, parallel squat, and power clean. The top 3 participants in each weight class advance to the state competition in Perry on Saturday March 22nd. Senior Reuben Boone competed in the 171-180 lb. weight class and earned a first place finish with a 990lb. total. Sophomore Sheldon Barnes competed in the 191-205lb.-weight class and earned a second place finish with ...

March 12, 2008 | By Aron Mock Special to the Courier | Sports


Women’s soccer in full gear for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers began their soccer season and participated in a recent tournament at Richmond Hill. With only one returning player from last season, many would think that the Lady Panthers would be in a rebuilding stage. But word from the sidelines indicate that the Lady Panthers are looking cohesive and are poised to have a strong defense.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA one win away from championship

The First Presbyterian Highlanders are just one victory away from going to the championship game after last Saturday's win over Heirway Christian Academy at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. The Highlanders toppled Heirway 59-44 with Joey Bell once again posting the top scorer of the game with 15 points. Bell also wowed the crowd by dunking the ball over his 6'10" opponent making the WTOC play of the day. Hakeem Golden gave his best by out rebounding the opponents who all ranged in size from 6'4" to 6'10".

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon | 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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