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Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


GSU releases kickoff times

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for the five Georgia Southern home football games have been set. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the times Friday.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Braves move to new radio home

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have a new radio rightsholder for the 2010 season.

July 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contador wins time trial; Armstrong moves to 3rd

ANNECY, France - Alberto Contador all but assured his second Tour de France victory Thursday, winning the race's final time trial while Lance Armstrong moved up one spot to third place.

July 24, 2009 | Jamey Keaten Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Rebels headed to nationals

The 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2009 AAU National Tournament. According to head coach Ernie Walthour, the team stands a good chance of placing among the top squads, especially with the addition of JaQwan Raymond, a 6' 2" junior shooting guard from Statesboro High, and the return of key players Alex Reid and Jordan Johnson.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


2 from Team Hinesville going international

Team Hinesville weightlifters, Kayla Rand and Mack Brunson, are the first members of the local weightlifting squad to earn bids to international meets. Rand is headed to Chile for the 2009 Pan-Am 17U Championships in September and Brunson will go to Canada in November for the Quebec Junior Championship.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dickerson camp preps future pros

Ladder drills, up/downs, tackling pads and a lot of laughter were at the forefront of Thursday morning's session on the first day of the 2009 Cedric Dickerson Football Camp at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. With nearly 40 kids in attendance, professional football player Cedric Dickerson, his cousin and Cincinnati Bengals draft pick Michael Johnson and cousin and semi-professional player Chris Jones, led the campers through drill stations, working on the fundamentals of football.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Jays’ McGowan report not good

The Toronto Blue Jays released more bad news July 5 concerning pitcher Dustin McGowan, a Long County High School alum and former Blue Tide hurler.

July 17, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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FPCA splits first soccer games of year

The FPCA varsity soccer teams began their season on Feb. 27 at the St. James Sports Center. The varsity girls won with an 8-0 shutout ...

March 09, 2017 | By Marcia Graham | Sports


Eagles play in conference tourney tonight

The 2017 Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's basketball tournaments begin this week in New Orleans.

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Highlanders' stellar season ends a little short

Despite Friday's loss to Furtah Prep in the GISA Final Four, the FPCA Highlanders' 2016-17 season was packed with wins and achievements.

March 09, 2017 | By Marcia Graham | Sports


Nationally ranked player too much for Patnhers

A nationally ranked player contributed to the Liberty County High School 71-62 loss Saturday to Pace Academy in the AAA State Basketball semifinals.

March 09, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Eagles women eliminated from tournament

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (13-17, 9-10 SBC) closed out the season on Tuesday evening, losing to the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-24 ...

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Armstrong Athletics to end intercollegiate competition at end of 2016-17 season

The 2016-17 season of intercollegiate competition is set to be the last for Armstrong State University.

March 08, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Sports


Liberty falls in Final Four

Defending state Class AAAA basketball champion Liberty County High School won't play for the Class AAA boys basketball title after the Panthers fell 71-62 ...

March 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Sports


Highlanders fall in double OT

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team fell 75-71 in a double-overtime, final four game held at Mercer university Friday. The FPCA boys were ...

March 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Update: Recommendations approved

Update: The consolidation committee has approved the four recommendations.

March 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Sports


Ga. Southern releases 2017 football schedule

On March 1, Georgia Southern University released their 2017 football schedule for the upcoming season in the fall.

March 02, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Jordan McRae waived by Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived former Liberty County High School basketball star Jordan McRae. McRae, in his second season with Cleveland, averaged 4.4 points ...

March 02, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty dominated quarterfinal game

The Liberty County Panthers boys' basketball team advanced to their third straight Final Four Wednesday night after an 89-72 victory over the Islands High Sharks ...

March 02, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


Panthers move on to Final Four

The Liberty County Panthers earned a slot in the GHSA's AAA Final Four Wednesday, beating Islands High 89-72.

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Sports


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