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Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


BI alum Chapman sets records at UGA

Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman set University of Georgia records en route to collegiate all-time top-10 scores in the Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon last Thursday in Athens, according to a news release on georgiadogs.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty head toward end of regular seasons

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball teams dive into action this week as the regular-season finales loom.

April 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


New concussion policy adopted for high-school football players

The Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee adopted a new policy Monday that aims to reduce the risk of concussions in high-school football athletes.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Record-setter Spieth seems to be the right Masters champion

History will remember the 2015 Masters Tournament as Jordan Spieth's Masters, and that's a good thing.

April 15, 2015 | Vince Johnson | Sports


Blue vs. White game set for Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Special teams looking for consistency

With the top rushing offense in the nation, a more- concerted effort on improving passing numbers in the upcoming season and figuring out how to replace four starters from last year's offensive line, one would think the kicking game would be the least of head coach Willie Fritz's worries.

April 15, 2015 | Horace Holloman | Sports


Long Co. goes 1-1 in region play

The Long County High School baseball team went 1-1 in region 2-AA play for the week beating Bryan County but falling to Benedictine Military School.

April 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA bounces back after 2 tough losses

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted David Emanuel Academy on April 2 and played at Citizens Christian Academy on Tuesday, losing both.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Playground named for longtime volunteer

A brief dedication ceremony was held April 4 to name the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Liberty Co. baseball struggles at Wayne Co.

Lightning forced game two of a doubleheader to be called Friday. Wayne County had already shut out the Panthers 10-0 in game one and were up 11-1 in game two before Mother Nature halted play.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers swept in weeklong series

The Bradwell Institute Tigers went 0-3 against the Effingham Rebels this week in a three-game region 3-AAAAA series.

April 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Horse-show season begins at Southern Legacy

The 2015 American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia began it show season March 21 with the inaugural show for Southern Legacy Stables in Allenhurst.

April 13, 2015 | Wyler Smith | Sports


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Two Eagles sign with NFL teams

Former Georgia Southern football players Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye signed undrafted free-agent contracts with NFL clubs over the weekend.

May 16, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Spring games this weekend

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute's football teams held spring training for their respective football teamsthe past two weeks and will hold inter-league play this weekend.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Blue Tide seniors recognized during last home game

The Long County High School baseball team recently recognized its graduating seniors: Christian Hall, Ryan McGowan and Clay Strickland.

May 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sikes named MEAC Player of Year

Former Liberty County High School baseball player and current Savannah State University Tiger Trey Sikes was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year, according to an SSU news release.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Three Lady Panthers place at state meet

Liberty County High School had three Lady Panthers place well at the state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Area players set for All-Star Games

Three area soccer players will play in the 2015 Coastal Empire All-Star Games on Saturday afternoon at Daffin Park in Savannah.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia Southern scheduled to face Auburn in ’17

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern Eagles will travel to legendary head coach Erk Russell's alma mater, the Auburn Tigers, to open the 2017 football season.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Dates set for GSU football camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz has announced the dates for six Eagle Invasion Football Camps in the summer of 2015 with locations across Georgia.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles top Clemson on diamond in series closer

CLEMSON, S.C. - Ryan Cleveland tallied four hits and drove in five runs including the eventual game-winner in the ninth inning as Georgia Southern rallied for a 7-4 win over Clemson in the series finale Sunday.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports Briefs

Basketball Bash set for May 22-24

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers strike out in first round of state

The Griffin Bears took swift action in dropping the Liberty County High School baseball team out of the playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Golf tourney set for May 16

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 46 golf-tournament fundraiser for disabled veterans will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles end Blue Tide soccer season

The Long County High School boys soccer season ended Wednesday as Riverside Military Academy defeated them in the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Six Lady Tide run at state

Thursday, six members of the Long County High School track team competed in the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship in Albany. The meet was at Hugh Mill Stadium and ran through Saturday.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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