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Croom, Dogs prepare for Ga. Tech's triple option

ATLANTA (AP) _ Paul Johnson won't be the only triple-option expert at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

October 04, 2008 | By Charles Odum AP Sports writer | Sports


Football Begins SoCon Play Against Elon

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football, in the midst of a four-game stretch at Paulson Stadium, opens Southern Conference play this Saturday (Sept. 20) playing host to Elon. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).

October 04, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Cairo new No. 1 in Class AAA Georgia high school football

ATLANTA - After losing to Class AAAAA No. 3 Northside-Warner Robins, Class AAA Carver-Columbus drops to No. 2 and makes way for Cairo to top the poll in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Rain delays end of second round, Georgia Southern with three holes remaining.

FLORENCE, S.C. - Georgia Southern University jumped out to an early first round lead before rain interrupted the second round of the Raines Development Intercollegiate at The Country Club of South Carolina.

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Antonio Henton Named SoCon Player of the Week

STATESBORO, Ga. - Antonio Henton (Fort Valley/Peach County) earned his first-ever Southern Conference weekly award as he was named 'Offensive Player of the Week' on Monday (Sept. 15). Georgia Southern's sophomore quarterback helped orchestrate a 34-27 overtime win last weekend over Northeastern.

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Falcons re-sign Rader for depth at tight end

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) _ The Atlanta Falcons re-signed tight end Jason Rader on Wednesday, one day after the team waived Martrez Milner.

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


More football fun with the AFC

Last week I went out on a limb and told you the teams I think will be the teams to beat in the National Football Conference (NFC). Well folks I will admit it, this week I cheated on my predictions in the American Football Conference (AFC) - not by much, but a little. I will tell you the change I made involved a team with a quarterback whose initials are T and B, but other than that, they're all the same as they were prior to week one in the NFL.

September 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Georgia Southern snaps overtime losing streak, defeats Northeastern 34-27

STATESBORO, Ga. - Antonio Henton scored a 25-yard touchdown run in the first overtime, then the defense held Northeastern on fourth down as Georgia Southern defeated the Huskies 34-27 Saturday night (Sept. 13) at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles (2-1 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak in overtime, last winning in extra periods three years ago at Northeastern.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Nesbitt has big yards, big turnovers in loss

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia Tech's 278 yards rushing against Virginia Tech, including 151 by quarterback Josh Nesbitt, showed the potential of Paul Johnson's spread option offense.

September 30, 2008 | By Charles Odum AP Sports writer | Sports


Ryan's mistakes hurt Falcons in 24-9 loss to Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa Bay's Earnest Graham supposedly lacked the size and speed necessary be a productive NFL running back. Even the Buccaneers weren't sure what they had until forced to give him the ball.

September 30, 2008 | By Fred Goodall AP Sports writer | Sports


Gators U13 makes impressive debut

The Hinesville Gator U13 Classic Team entered the world of competitive soccer last weekend and landed in the finals at the Atlanta Cup. The Atlanta Cup is the largest competitive youth tournament in the United States, played over the three-day Labor Day weekend. After holding only three complete team practices, and with key players nursing injuries, the Gators made it to the championship round. Coached by Tom Sukaratana and assisted by Christopher Martin, the Gators are expected to be a highly competitive team in the state and the region.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Bulldogs get ready for real challenge against the Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 2-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (2-0) practiced in full pads for two hours on Wednesday afternoon as they get set for this weekend's Southeastern Conference opener against South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC) in Columbia.

September 27, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Buccaneers to start Griese against Falcons

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - An ankle sprain put Jeff Garcia's name on the injury report. A shaky performance in Tampa Bay's season opener cost the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback his starting job this week against Atlanta.

September 27, 2008 | By Fred Goodall AP Sports writer | Sports


Pro football fun: Let's look at the NFC

Well it's that time of the year again, ball season, and for me there is no ball, like football. Nothing keeps my attention like football, and especially at is best level, the NFL. So even though I'm no expert, by no means, I thought I would go out on a limb, and make some predictions about the upcoming year. That way all you folks who see me at the Long County football, basketball and baseball games will be able to come up to me and laugh, and say, "You picked who?"

September 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Eagles Continue Home Stand Against Northeastern

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football continues its four-game homestand, playing host to Northeastern this Saturday (Sept. 13). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Paulson Stadium.

September 27, 2008 | Staff report | 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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