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Atlanta Braves blank Bulldogs 8-0 In spring training exhibition

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Swinging wood bats, the Georgia Bulldogs managed 7 hits but no runs in an 8-0 exhibition loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in front of 3,408 fans at Champions Stadium.

March 14, 2008 | By Georgia Sports Communication Special to the Courier | Sports


New Long head baseball coach optimistic

LUDOWICI -- Players, coaches and fans would just as soon, forget the 2006-07 Long County High School baseball season. With injuries plaguing the team all year, the team was able to muster only 4 wins against 20 losses.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Lady Panthers sent off in style

March 13, 2008 | By Shelby Bush Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers knocked out in round two

Early score reports as posted on gasports.com (The Georgia High School Sports Scoreboard) indicates that both the Lady Panthers and the Lady Tigers were knocked out of a shot at the state title.

March 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers qualify for Elite Eight

The Liberty County Panthers won a nailbiter Tuesday night, 55-54 in overtime over Shaw.

March 13, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Braves tickets go on sale Friday

Atlanta Braves 2008 individual tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. Single game tickets will be available at the Braves box office at Turner Field, 1-800-326-4000, Braves.com/tickets and all TicketMaster outlets. In 2008, every Tuesday and Wednesday game features a two-for-one ticket offer; every Wednesday - a free gate giveaway; every Thursday - a theme night; every Friday - post-game Fireworks; and every Sunday is a "Braves All Star Sunday" when children 14 and under can run the bases after the game, and Braves alumni will sign autographs for fans in Fan Plaza.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers continue road trips toward title

Women's basketball is alive and well in Liberty County as the Bradwell Lady Tigers and the Liberty Lady Panthers continue their quest for a state title. Both Lady squads will have to do it on the road, however, as the competitions gets harder and the road trips get longer.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Three Tigers headed to state weightlifting

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had 19 athletes compete in the Area VI Lee Murray GACA Weight-Lifting competition at Statesboro High two weeks ago. Athletes competed in 10 different weight classes and were allowed 3 lifts per event in bench press, parallel squat, and power clean. The top 3 participants in each weight class advance to the state competition in Perry on Saturday March 22nd. Senior Reuben Boone competed in the 171-180 lb. weight class and earned a first place finish with a 990lb. total. Sophomore Sheldon Barnes competed in the 191-205lb.-weight class and earned a second place finish with ...

March 12, 2008 | By Aron Mock Special to the Courier | Sports


Women’s soccer in full gear for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers began their soccer season and participated in a recent tournament at Richmond Hill. With only one returning player from last season, many would think that the Lady Panthers would be in a rebuilding stage. But word from the sidelines indicate that the Lady Panthers are looking cohesive and are poised to have a strong defense.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA one win away from championship

The First Presbyterian Highlanders are just one victory away from going to the championship game after last Saturday's win over Heirway Christian Academy at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. The Highlanders toppled Heirway 59-44 with Joey Bell once again posting the top scorer of the game with 15 points. Bell also wowed the crowd by dunking the ball over his 6'10" opponent making the WTOC play of the day. Hakeem Golden gave his best by out rebounding the opponents who all ranged in size from 6'4" to 6'10".

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Block at the clock gives Panthers 1-point victory (64-63)

The rain outside didn't stop the fans from coming in to support the Liberty County Panthers as they played the Worth County Rams in round one of the state playoffs Friday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders victorious over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School

The First Presbyterian Highlanders advanced to round two after taking a 20-point victory over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School in the first round of GISA state playoffs Thursday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


What’s happening in the NFL

MIAMI - Wayne Huizenga's passion for the Miami Dolphins remains, but after more than a decade as their sole owner, he says it's time for someone else to become the boss.

March 09, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


AAU Coastal Crew Rebels 14U get new coach

The AAU 14U Coastal Crew Rebels are under the guidance of a new head coach this season. Although the title of Rebels coach is new, Rodney Davis is no stranger to Liberty County, the Rebels and coaching.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

The Scott's All*Stars basketball program recently awarded two Marcus Scott/Canzola Scott $500 scholarships.

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide players earn All 2-AA honors

Four members of the Long County High School baseball team recently were selected for All-Region 2-AA honors.

June 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Two Eagles drafted by MLB

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior outfielder Aaron Mizell was the second Eagle selected in last week's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft after being taken in the 32nd round by the Houston Astros.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


RH Wildcat pitcher drafted by Cleveland

Chandler Newman was projected to be chosen in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, but wasn't called through its first two days.

June 15, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rec leagues All-Stars

Long County Recreation Department Director Henry Strickland said the 12U midget league boys baseball team was runner-up at the recent Lyons Invitational Tournament.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

SE Georgia Basketball Camp

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles, Bulldogs gearing up

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two Eagles games to be on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 13, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles coach focused, Dawgs have high hopes

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


GSU players earn postseason honors

STATESBORO - Evan Challenger and Aaron Mizell were named to the College Sports Madness' All-Sun Belt Conference First Team.

June 11, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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