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Braves reach 3-year agreement with Kawakami

ATLANTA (AP) - Japanese All-Star pitcher Kenshin Kawakami and the rebuilding Atlanta Braves agreed Tuesday to a three-year contract.

January 13, 2009 | AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smoltz, Red Sox finalize $5.5 million deal

BOSTON (AP) - John Smoltz finalized his $5.5 million, one-year agreement with the Boston Red Sox, confident he can still contribute after 20 years with the Atlanta Braves and major offseason shoulder surgery.

January 13, 2009 | Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lowe and Braves nearing $60M, 4-yr deal

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves worked to bolster their rotation, closing in Tuesday on a $60 million, four-year deal with Derek Lowe, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

January 13, 2009 | Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tigers joust Windsor Forest on home turf

The Men and Lady Tigers defended their home turf Friday, jousting the Windsor Forest Knights.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Bradwell Tiger makes NFL Rookie ranking

Rookie Patriot linebacker and former Hinesville resident Gary Guyton was ranked 126th among linebackers in statistics posted on the NFL Web site. He tied Jon Alston from the Oakland Raiders, Anthony Spencer of Dallas and Patriot teammate Adalius Thomas.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two Mat Rats place at Dixie Nationals

Two wrestlers from the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team entered into the arena set up at the World Congress Center in Atlanta 13 days ago for the 2008 Dixie Nationals. Fourteen hours later, Rats Andrew Houghton and Tyler Fisher placed fourth and third, respectively, in the Rookie Division for their folkstyle wrestling accomplishments.

January 12, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


West Georgia athletic director Murphy to retire

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - West Georgia athletic director Ed Murphy announced on Friday his retirement effective Jan. 31.

January 09, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Sloppy, choppy game leaves Florida as BCS champion

MIAMI (AP) - The game defied expectations. Tim Tebow fulfilled them.

January 09, 2009 | AP National Writer | Sports


Lady Tigers defeat Savannah High, 64-32

Girls

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide roll over Pierce Co. Bears, 84-65

Boys

January 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers face four region opponents

It's been nearly three weeks since the Liberty County Panthers hit the courts and tonight they check to see just how rusty they may be.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA taking the high road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys basketball team remains the lone undefeated team in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tech’s Johnson named top first year coach by the FWAA

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FWAA) – Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson was named Thursday as the nation's top first-year coach as part of the Football Writers Association of America and Aon Insurance's Freshman All-America Team.

January 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Smoltz set to sign with Red Sox

BOSTON -- Never shy about pitching on a big stage, John Smoltz, a potential Hall of Famer, is on the verge of signing with the Boston Red Sox, where every game feels big.

January 08, 2009 | By Ian Browne / MLB.com | Sports


Georgia's Stafford, Moreno enter 2009 NFL draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - With Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno headed to the NFL, Georgia probably won't have to worry about another preseason No. 1 ranking in 2009.

January 08, 2009 | By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Game features southeast Georgia players

Area baseball fans got a treat Thursday as two former high school stars and now major league players faced each other on the diamond.

June 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McRae gets time in Finals game 3

Former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae got his first few minutes on the hardwood during game 3 of the NBA Finals for ...

June 15, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Lady Tigers conditioning

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Camp focuses on basics, fun

Bradwell Institute's football coaches and a few Tiger players spent the week having a little fun with aspiring players at the Liberty County Recreation ...

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Volunteers prep players

"Pick those feet up. Come on, now knees up," William Roberts yelled as he led a group of kids through a football drill Tuesday evening.

June 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round ...

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner catches ribbon

The Long County boys track and field team competed in the recent Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Championship in Jefferson.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Kingfish Classic for Two Hundred Club

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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