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After stunning loss, Phelps rebounds with record

ROME (AP) - Michael Phelps had another swimsuit issue.

July 29, 2009 | Paul Newberry AP National Writer | Sports


A field of dreams

It appears the new engineered soil and sod field for Liberty County High School's Donell Woods Stadium is right on track. The project was to be completed in mid July. With the recent rains the job was set back temporarily but the new sod is down with four weeks to set before the Panthers' home opener on Aug. 28 against McIntosh Academy. Attempts to get comments from school officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


'Canes take another

Showing no signs of slowing, the Hinesville Hurricanes barreled across Myrtle Beach Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Predators 20-8, according to head coach James Sharp.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Anchor runner headed to Belmont Abbey College

Lekeyia Legare spent only one season with the AAU We Run It Track Club in the summer, but her ability to take the anchor leg of the 400x100-meter relay caught the attention of Bill Hodge the new head track coach for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

July 29, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local golfer, former GSU Eagle competes in Savannah tourney

Special to the Courier

July 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Cheerleaders drum up interest

From a simple front somersault to a hitch pyramid, competitive cheerleading requires physical strength, flexibility and focus. Being involved in cheerleading for 40 years, Linda Purnell said it's time the boys and girls of Liberty County get their opportunity to compete in the sport that has taught her some important life lessons.

July 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


GSU releases kickoff times

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for the five Georgia Southern home football games have been set. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the times Friday.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Football season approaching

While Aug. 6 signals the start of the new school year, diehard football fans probably have Aug. 1 marked on their calendars. The day marks the official start of football practice as allowed in the bylaws of the Georgia High School Association. It marks the start of two-a-day practices, football helmets, shoulder pads, tackling drills, offensive drills and defensive strategies.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kids splash away last days of summer

With school starting in two weeks, children and adults alike are trying to get in a few last splashes of summer fun at Stafford Park pool. The kiddie pool teemed with toddlers and their parents on Wednesday and the bigger kids showed off their diving skills, performing dives, flips and somersaults.

July 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Braves move to new radio home

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have a new radio rightsholder for the 2010 season.

July 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contador wins time trial; Armstrong moves to 3rd

ANNECY, France - Alberto Contador all but assured his second Tour de France victory Thursday, winning the race's final time trial while Lance Armstrong moved up one spot to third place.

July 24, 2009 | Jamey Keaten Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes kill Assassins, 11-0

Even after a 4th of July break and a string of road games, the strength of the Hinesville Hurricanes hasn't diminished to tropical storm status. The 'Canes maintained their intensity and blew away the Low Country Assassins, 11-0, on Saturday night at Long Bell Stadium.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U Rebels prep for showcase, nationals

After placing 12th out of 248 teams in last year's AAU National Tournament, the St. James Coastal Crew 17U Rebels were selected to participate in the 2009 Super Showcase, which precedes this year's national tournament in Orlando, Fla.

July 22, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Blue Tide star heads to Georgia Tech

On Wednesday Long County High School standout football player Tariq Carpenter signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. Carpenter ...

February 06, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


FPCA soccer signs to play with Mississippi school

FPCA's Auset Gibbs, signed a scholarship to Southwest Mississippi Community College on Thursday. SMCC, a two-year school that plays in the NJCAA, is in ...

February 03, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Panthers win, Lady Panthers fall on Senior Night

Liberty County High School took on the Brunswick Pirates in the Panthers' Senior Night game at home.

February 02, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


'Landers dominate, keep win streak alive

The FPCA varsity boys kept up their winning streak Saturday.

February 02, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


BI revenges losses to Ware

Saturday, Bradwell Institute looked to revenge earlier loses to Ware County. On Dec. 13, the Lady Gators defeated the Lady Tigers 34-19, and the Gators ...

February 02, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Tide teams fall to BCHS

Saturday wasn't a good night to be a Long County basketball fan. Both the Blue Tide and the Lady Tide lost to Bryan County ...

February 02, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


SB: How Super Bowl changed Terry Bradshaw

If you want to hear Terry Bradshaw speak passionately on a subject, ask him which of his four Super Bowl titles was most memorable for ...

February 02, 2017 | By George Dickie Gracenote/Tribune Media | Sports


Super Bowl: Let the craziness begin

The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl. Just let those eight words sink in for a minute.

February 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Wednesday's signings

Liberty County's Jaalon Frazier, Antonio Golden and Tracy White, and Long County's Tariq Carpenter and Gerald "L.G." Williams, all signed letters of ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Sports


Long County picks up region win

With the regular season winding down, the Long County boys basketball team picked up a big Region 2-AAA win Friday, beating Pierce County.

January 31, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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