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Smith's TD leads Panthers past Falcons 24-9

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Steve Smith celebrated his first touchdown of the season with an emphatic spike that sent the ball into the stands. His Carolina Panthers teammates then watched as he frantically tried to retrieve the ball from a fan.

October 14, 2008 | By Mike Cranston AP Sports writer | Sports


GSU Lady Eagles voleyball team loses to Chattanooga

STATESBORO, Ga. --- The Georgia Southern volleyball team was unable to overcome a slow start and fell 3-1 (30-28, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23) to Chattanooga Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

October 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


2009 GSU SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED

STATESBORO, Ga. --- Georgia Southern head softball coach Maggie Johnson has announced the release of the 2009 schedule.

October 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern Loses on Late Field Goal to Elon

STATESBORO, Ga. - Raja Andrews tied a Georgia Southern single-game record making nine receptions, but Andrew Wilcox's fifth field goal of the game was the difference as the Eagles dropped their Southern Conference opener to Elon, 22-20 at Paulson Stadium. Georgia Southern fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league while Elon improved to 3-1 and 1-0.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Gum Branch family makes riding a family affair

The Arnold family from Gum Branch has taken their love of horses and riding a step further than most. Ashley Arnold, 15, and her sister Courtney, 13, started riding when they were 7 and 5, respectively, because they loved horses.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Co-op tournament aids Cancer Society

Employees from Coastal Electric Cooperative decided they wanted to extend a helping hand with a fishing tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

October 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


O.J. jury taken on unannounced trip to Vegas hotel

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The start of the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping trial was postponed Friday while the jury made an unannounced visit to the scene of the alleged crime at a casino hotel.

October 04, 2008 | By Ken Ritter Associated Press Writer | Sports


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


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Dawson makes All-State AA team

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association recently selected Long County softball pitcher Harley Dawson to its 2015 All-State Class AA team.

February 01, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McCullan placing high in senior year

Former Bradwell Institute long-jumper Joshua McCullan is off to a good start in his senior year at Alabama.

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offers baseball, softball instruction

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


McRae expected to sign with Suns after hitting record 61 points

Jordan McRae set a NBA D-League record by scoring 61 points in Tuesday's 13-123 overtime win over the Canton Charge.

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County crowns homecoming king, princes

During the Groves basketball game Friday, Long County held its 2016 Homecoming King and Princes Ceremony.

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tigers split weekend games

The Bradwell Institute girls' basketball team went 1-1 in its last two games. The Lady Tigers lost at Effingham County 55-39 in a Region 3-AAAAA ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Panthers keep perfect record in region play

The Liberty County boys' basketball team is 6-0 in Region 3-AAAA after taking another region win Saturday afternoon at Burke County.

January 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County teams sweep Groves

The Long County boys' basketball team faced Groves on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter ...

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Highlanders win first game

The roar could be heard from the parking lot across the road from the St. James Sports Center. A small rumble that erupted as the ...

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS Panthers remain undefeated in region play

Liberty County boys' basketball team is 5-0 in Region 3-AAAA, after taking down Wayne County 88-57 in the Panthers' home gym Friday. The Panther boys ...

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide beat Jeff Davis

Long County boys and girls basketball teams split their varsity games Tuesday against Jeff Davis County with the Blue Tide winning 78-52 and the Lady ...

January 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers twice

Ware County took a pair of Region 3-AAAAA games Tuesday night over Bradwell Institute. The Lady Gators needed an extra frame to defeat Bradwell's ...

January 25, 2016 | John Wood | Sports


Lady Tide softball player signs to play with SGSC Hawks

Lady Blue Tide softball player Caitlyn Wingate signed to play for South Georgia State College during a ceremony at Long County High School Friday.

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Region coaches honor Panthers players

Liberty County football players Richard LeCounte and Jacquez Williams received their All-Region trophies from the Georgia High School Coaches Association last week.

January 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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