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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


Rebels headed to nationals

The 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2009 AAU National Tournament. According to head coach Ernie Walthour, the team stands a good chance of placing among the top squads, especially with the addition of JaQwan Raymond, a 6' 2" junior shooting guard from Statesboro High, and the return of key players Alex Reid and Jordan Johnson.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


2 from Team Hinesville going international

Team Hinesville weightlifters, Kayla Rand and Mack Brunson, are the first members of the local weightlifting squad to earn bids to international meets. Rand is headed to Chile for the 2009 Pan-Am 17U Championships in September and Brunson will go to Canada in November for the Quebec Junior Championship.

July 20, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dickerson camp preps future pros

Ladder drills, up/downs, tackling pads and a lot of laughter were at the forefront of Thursday morning's session on the first day of the 2009 Cedric Dickerson Football Camp at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville. With nearly 40 kids in attendance, professional football player Cedric Dickerson, his cousin and Cincinnati Bengals draft pick Michael Johnson and cousin and semi-professional player Chris Jones, led the campers through drill stations, working on the fundamentals of football.

July 17, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Jays’ McGowan report not good

The Toronto Blue Jays released more bad news July 5 concerning pitcher Dustin McGowan, a Long County High School alum and former Blue Tide hurler.

July 17, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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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


All*Stars tryouts next weekend

Scott's All*Stars will have tryouts next weekend for the program's eight season.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS Panthers route Herons

After a victory over Richmond Hill, the Lady Panthers of Liberty County extended their winning streak Friday to three with a 68-51 win over Brantley ...

January 30, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


FPCA dominates homecoming game

There was much to celebrate Friday at the St. James Sports Center. The FPCA Highlanders had their annual homecoming game against tough region opponent Citizens ...

January 30, 2017 | By Marcia Graham | Sports


Bradwell sweeps Tattnall County

Following the loss to Brunswick High the previous Friday, the Bradwell Institute Tigers and Lady Tigers bounced back with Tuesday night victories over Effingham County ...

January 30, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Bradwell names new head football coach

Former Bradwell Institute assistant head football coach Ross Couch can take the word "assistant" from his title.

January 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


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