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Long's dream of pro ball comes true

Several youngsters who pick up a bat, ball and glove often dream of one day playing under the lights of a big league team. Clay Young, a right-handed pitcher from Long County, was no different. Ever since he stepped foot on a diamond in T-ball at the age of 5, his goal has been to one day reach the major leagues.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


Pondering what defines a fan

Thanks to the wonders of inter-league play, the Atlanta Braves (35-31) will be cutting the pine against my Cleveland Indians (38-26) this weekend.

June 30, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Eagles kickoff times finalized

The kickoff times for Georgia Southern's upcoming football season have been finalized

June 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


River Street Classic features local AAU basketball talent

Liberty County boasts several AAU basketball teams. Unfortunately, they play most of their games on the road in places like Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn and Orlando, Fla.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


HBS wins Midget crown

The Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball season concluded Tuesday with the Midget league championship.

June 30, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


McGowan continues to pitch well for Jays

Dustin McGowan continued to show Toronto manager John Gibbons he made the right call, putting the right-hander in the rotation. McGowan had another good outing this past Friday, going seven innings and allowing two earned runs and four hits in the Blue Jays' 4-3 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

June 28, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Book, exhibit celebrate baseball's glory days

NEW YORK - Joe DiMaggio's 1948 Yankee jersey with a black sleeve strip commemorating the death that year of Babe Ruth. A telescope used by the Giants to steal catchers' signs from center field at the Polo Grounds, presumably helping them get to the 1951 World Series. The cap Johnny Podres wore when he pitched the Dodgers to their Series victory in 1955.

June 28, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


McDonald's team finishes second

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Hurricanes play Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes will play in a benefit game Saturday in Brunswick.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Woodmen of World win Mite championship

The Woodmen of the World's Mite baseball team lost its first four games of the LCRD baseball season, but they regrouped and wound up winning the championship.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Rockies come in second in Pee-Wee league

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Braves finish undefeated

Rarely does a team in the Liberty County Recreation Department storm through a baseball season like the Braves did in the Pee-Wee league.

June 28, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Hammerheads have good showing, but rain wins

Another recreational season of competitive swimming has begun for the Liberty County Hammerheads.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Heritage Bank cashes in championship

Heritage Bank won the Liberty County Recreation Department Junior league baseball championship, defeating Chemtall 13-5 Friday.

June 24, 2007 | Staff reports | Sports


Lions Club wins Midget title

The Lions Club had the odds stacked against them Thursday night. If they wanted to win the LCRD Midget softball championship, they had to do the feat with only eight players, opposed to the standard 10.

June 24, 2007 | By Jimmy Currier Sports Editor | Sports


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Former prep players doing well at West Alabama

Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers take loss into bye week

After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall in Statesboro

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Fritz bucking trends at GSU

There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.

September 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ellison Earns Second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


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