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Tech’s Johnson named top first year coach by the FWAA

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FWAA) – Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson was named Thursday as the nation's top first-year coach as part of the Football Writers Association of America and Aon Insurance's Freshman All-America Team.

January 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Smoltz set to sign with Red Sox

BOSTON -- Never shy about pitching on a big stage, John Smoltz, a potential Hall of Famer, is on the verge of signing with the Boston Red Sox, where every game feels big.

January 08, 2009 | By Ian Browne / MLB.com | Sports


Georgia's Stafford, Moreno enter 2009 NFL draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - With Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno headed to the NFL, Georgia probably won't have to worry about another preseason No. 1 ranking in 2009.

January 08, 2009 | By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hold that pose: Florida, Oklahoma play for No. 1

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Standing next to the crystal football, Bob Stoops was the picture of Mr. Agreeable.

January 08, 2009 | By Ben Walker AP National Writer | Sports


Orlando builds big lead, holds on to beat Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) - For three quarters, Orlando hardly missed. In the final period, nothing seemed to go.

January 08, 2009 | AP Sports Writer | Sports


Long Countian has link to Miami Dolphins

Most folks in this area know Jerry Smiley for his barbecue. In the Rye Patch area, he has served it to friends from his home and more recently from The Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

January 07, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


BI splits a pair of games with Blue Tide

Lady Tigers

January 07, 2009 | Alena Parker Staff writer | Sports


McGowan focused on new season

As Long County's Dustin McGowan prepares for spring training, the right-hander paused to discuss his team's upcoming season, sketching an idea of what he thinks the Toronto Blue Jays need to focus on to win.

January 07, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Basketball poll ranks Liberty Co. 4 in Class AAA

The Georgia Sports Writers Association recently ranked the Liberty County High School boys basketball team fourth among teams in Class AAA. Here are the ranked boys teams with their corresponding poll votes (first-place votes are in parentheses):

January 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Sports


Local hoops action on tap Tuesday

With the holiday season behind us, the pulse of area high school basketball picks up. Here is a quick look at some of the upcoming action.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers notch eighth victory

Bradwell Institute's girls basketball team continued its winning ways with a 63-55 victory Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla., against Wolfson High School.

January 05, 2009 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


UGA awaits choices by Stafford, Moreno

ATLANTA - College underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to enter the 2009 NFL draft.

January 05, 2009 | By Charles Odum Associated Press writer | Sports


Tigers are committed

Coming off a 49-38 win last Friday against Jenkins, the first of the season for Bradwell Institute's boys basketball team, several players said they have recommitted themselves to adding to that total and trying to qualify for a playoff spot.

January 03, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


UGA has SEC pride

ATHENS (AP) - Although they're concentrating on their Jan. 1 date with No. 19 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs will take an interest in other postseason games featuring other Southeastern Conference teams.

January 03, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Faith wins Sam Harris tourney

Staff report

January 03, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


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Golf helps cancer patient

The Jay Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament will be Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


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