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Thornton placed on NFL Draft watch

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler said former Liberty County High School and current North Carolina State football player Shadrach Thornton is among the team's three top senior NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in the upcoming season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan back in Triple-A

Long County native and veteran Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has been sent to the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A minor-league affiliate for the second time this season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


‘Voice of the Eagles’ Blair leaving for LSU

Georgia Southern "Voice of the Eagles" and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Long County High School baseball standout Trystan Goodro is continuing to excel at the collegiate level.

June 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McGowan designated for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday designated Long County High School alumnus and right-handed pitcher Dustin McGowan for assignment, according to media reports on csnphilly.com.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New track club earns medals

A new local track team is placing well in statewide competitions.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott attends camp at Harvard

Brendan Scott, Long County High School's 2014 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier football player of the year, was invited to attend a football camp at Harvard University. Scott attended the camp June 14 through an invitation he received from the school.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCRD 8U All-Stars win championship

The Liberty County Recreation Department 8U baseball team won the Silver Division championship in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Warm-Up tournament June 13 in Glynn County.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Baseball camp set

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Football coach recognized as coach on rise

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz was named to Athlon Sports' list of 15 college-football coaches on the rise for 2015 after leading the Eagles to a Sun Belt Conference championship in their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

June 19, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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SBC coaches honor six Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt ...

July 23, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


2 Panthers recognized by ESPN

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation for the Class of 2017, according to ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan placed on NFL Draft watch list

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has placed former Liberty County High School football player and current Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan among the ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell Institute’s schedule set for 2015

Bradwell Institute has put the finishing touches on its 2015 softball schedule.

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


UGA’s Chapman named All-Academic by group

Former Bradwell Institute track star and current University of Georgia senior heptathlon competitor Quintunya Chapman made the list Friday of U.S. Track & Field and ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mitchell gets attention at Nike Peach Jam

The Georgia Stars 16U AAU basketball team claimed the 2015 Nike Peach Jam title last week in North Augusta, South Carolina, led primarily by the ...

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports Briefs

Blue Tide baseball fundraiser set

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


6 Eagles earn preseason honors from SBC coaches

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Getting back to full strength

Local personal trainer Vince Gumataotao placed fourth overall in the light heavyweight division at the National Physique Committee Georgia Bodybuilding competition July 11 in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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


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