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Vick co-defendant pleads guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges

RICHMOND, Va - One of Michael Vick's co-defendants pleaded guilty Monday to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges and agreed to fully cooperate with the government in its prosecution of the Atlanta Falcons star and two other men.

August 14, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell Associated Press Writer | Sports


McGowan hurls back-to-back wins

Dustin McGowan picked up his seventh win of the season Tuesday, as Toronto slammed the Minnesota Twins 7-0.

August 14, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tourney for fun, golf, education

The third annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off Saturday morning and planners are expecting another year of great golf and fundraising for scholarships to be awarded to local students.

August 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Sports


Heat on at GSU practices too

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football worked through day three of fall camp at the practice fields.

August 12, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCRD move affords after-school program

An earlier than expected move for Liberty County Recreation Department administrative offices has led to new after-school care programs for elementary-age students.

August 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Youth sports starting for fall

Soccer tryouts

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Falcons start preseason tonight

The Falcons take their first step into the 2007 season when the team travels to New York to battle the Jets in a preseason match-up tonight at 7.

August 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two take tennis to state

John Henning and John Tapper competed in a recent state tennis tournament in Peachtree City. They qualified for state by winning their age divisions during the Second District tournament July 10 in Waycross. At state, Henning won his first-round match but lost in the semi-finals. Tapper played well but lost a close match to his first-round opponent. Henning competed in the 10 & under division and Tapper in the 18 & under division.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Falcons start camp without Vick

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation ‑ known as Bad Newz Kennels ‑ operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Barred by the NFL from reporting to work with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and asked the public to hold its judgment "until all the facts are shown."

Lustily jeered by hundreds of protesters as he entered and left U.S. District Court, Vick strolled in stony silence and did his only talking inside the courtroom, where his career as a superstar quarterback and his freedom are jeopardized.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Linkster places

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Golfer hits first hole-in-one

Area builder and avid golfer Josh Stafford of Jesup recently accomplished a feat that few ever experience. While playing golf with his father and uncle on July 21 at Laurel Island Links in St. Mary's, Stafford made his first hole-in-one. "The 17th hole was playing 175 yards, so I hit a soft 5-iron into a slight breeze. It bounced once, rolled about four feet and disappeared," Stafford said when asked about his shot. "Golf is a game of highs and lows and this is the ultimate high. Ironically, the last time I played out here, I put out a ...

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD adds fall baseball, softball

Fall baseball and softball (new)

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Nine Rockets in running for gold

Nine top track performers will represent Hinesville at the 2007 AAU National Junior Olympics.

August 09, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Two win medals at Junior Olympics

Two Liberty County youngsters medaled in tae kwon do at the Junior National Olympics last week in California. Bethany Lormis, 10, won a gold medal in forms and a gold in sparring and David Betts, 16, earned silver in forms and a bronze in sparring during their competition against some of the finest tae kwon do olympic-style kickboxing competitors from around the United States.

August 07, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


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Tigers travel to Coffee County on Friday

Bradwell Institute has its last regular-season game Friday when the Tigers face Coffee County in a Region 3-AAAAA in Douglas.

November 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA prepares for first round of playoffs

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has made history yet again, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in its three-year program.

November 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County wraps up season against Cadets

The Long County football team wraps up its season Friday when the Blue Tide travels to Savannah to face Benedictine Military School.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Six Lady Tide named All-Region

Six members of the Long County High School softball team last week were recognized on the All-Region 2-AA team.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


5K Fun Run/Walk held Saturday

Wind and bitter cold made for a sparse turnout for this year's 5K Fun Run/Walk by the American Legion Post 321 on Saturday.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Former Harlem Globetrotters Legends come to Ludowici

The Former Harlem Globetrotter Legends came to Ludowici on Sunday, bringing their magic to both young and old.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Title on the line for Eagles on Saturday?

With no Sun Belt Conference championship game this season, the league winner could - at least partially - be decided Saturday.

November 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


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