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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


Armstrong coming out of retirement for Tour

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Look out France, Lance Armstrong is making a comeback.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Vertuno AP sports writer | Sports


John Smoltz wants to pitch for Braves in 2009

ATLANTA (AP) _ John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.

September 25, 2008 | By George Henry AP sports writer | Sports


Shrine club golf tournament set for Saturday

The 23rd annual Hinesville Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Current president Jim Williams said there is still time to register or sponsor a hole.

September 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Georgia RB heading for another big season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ With one mighty leap, Knowshon Moreno made it clear he's headed for another big season.

September 23, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP sports writer | Sports


New guys get off to good start for Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) _ The new guys got off to quite a start in Atlanta.

September 23, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP sports writer | Sports


Collier still recovering; placed on reserve list

Jacksonville Jaguar's third year offensive tackle Richard Collier remains in intensive care at Shands Jacksonville Hospital but, according to his agent, Jeff Jankovich, he is making gradual improvements.

September 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two more Rebels invited to exclusive basketball camp

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Turnovers Key Eagles' Home-Opening Win

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's defense forced three fumbles in the fourth quarter, keying the Eagles' 34-20 non-conference football win over Austin Peay, Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Paulson Stadium. The win snaps Georgia Southern's (1-1 overall) three-game losing streak -two against Football Bowl Subdivision teams - dating back to last year.

September 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hurricanes set to impact Florida

While everyone is busy keeping their eyes on the tropics, a Hurricane is set to directly impact Quincy, Fla., on Saturday as the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team enter the second round of playoffs, facing the South Georgia Warriors.

September 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Three seniors look to lead Eagles back to SoCon title, NCAA Regionals

STATESBORO, Ga. - It has been a rare two-year drought for Georgia Southern from appearing in the NCAA Regionals. A perennial national-power, this could be the year Georgia Southern returns.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Football Home Opener Set for Saturday

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern University begins a four-game homestand at Paulson Stadium to kick off its home football schedule. The 16th-ranked Eagles will play host to Austin Peay State, a scheduled 6 p.m. start.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Secondary preparing for athletic Lions receivers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Listen to news out of Detroit this week and you'll hear of a team committed to establishing a running game. But in Atlanta, fans are hearing more about a wide receiver's homecoming.

September 19, 2008 | By J. Michael Moore, AtlantaFalcons.com Managing Editor | Sports


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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


Liberty boys make it 13 in a row

Liberty County played Saturday at New Hampstead in Region 3-AAAA games. The Panthers remain undefeated in region play, beating the Phoenix 97-74. The Lady Panthers ...

January 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County holds onto 2nd in region

The Long County boys' basketball team beat Bryan County 65-53 in Pembroke on Friday in a big Region 2-AA game.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County’s Lady Tide go 1-1 over the weekend

The Long County girls' basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend, picking up a win over Bryan County and falling to Ware County.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Bradwell, Lewis Frasier take seconds at Donell Woods

Bradwell Institute's junior varsity boys' basketball team and Lewis Frasier's eighth-grade girls' basketball team finished as runners-up for the 23rd annual Donell Woods ...

January 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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