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Brett Favre says no to a comeback with the Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The purple No. 4 jerseys with "FAVRE" on the back were already in heavy circulation around the Twin Cities and it seemed almost inevitable that Brett Favre would end his second retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings.

July 29, 2009 | Jon Krawczynski AP Sports writer | Sports


Zorn: Redskins don't want Vick 'at this juncture'

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn says the team will not sign Michael Vick "at this juncture."

July 29, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


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


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Lady Highlander to play soccer for GMC

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer star Cecilia Graham signed Wednesday to play collegiate soccer for Georgia Military College.

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers go 1-3 in just three days

The Liberty County High School baseball played three games in three days this past week, with two contests being at home and one on the ...

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers compete in third home meet

Liberty County's track and field team hosted their third home meet of the season Thursday, competing against Wayne County, Richmond Hill and Bradwell Institute ...

March 13, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Liberty COunty Rec basketball All-Star action

2017 LCRD All-Star basketball results in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state tournaments

March 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County rec team wins state

The Long County 14 and under All-Star basketball team captured the Georgia Recreation Parks Association state championship Saturday.

March 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


BI runs well at own meet

Bradwell Institute hosted the fourth annual Readie Kelly Invitational over the weekend, featuring track and field members from Bradwell, Richmond Hill, Glynn Academy, South Effingham ...

March 09, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Blue Tide washes over Tigers on Diamond

The Long County Blue Tide baseball team (3-6) defeated the Bradwell Institute Tigers (3-5) Monday night 10-6.

March 09, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


FPCA splits first soccer games of year

The FPCA varsity soccer teams began their season on Feb. 27 at the St. James Sports Center. The varsity girls won with an 8-0 shutout ...

March 09, 2017 | By Marcia Graham | Sports


Eagles play in conference tourney tonight

The 2017 Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's basketball tournaments begin this week in New Orleans.

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Highlanders' stellar season ends a little short

Despite Friday's loss to Furtah Prep in the GISA Final Four, the FPCA Highlanders' 2016-17 season was packed with wins and achievements.

March 09, 2017 | By Marcia Graham | Sports


Nationally ranked player too much for Patnhers

A nationally ranked player contributed to the Liberty County High School 71-62 loss Saturday to Pace Academy in the AAA State Basketball semifinals.

March 09, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Eagles women eliminated from tournament

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (13-17, 9-10 SBC) closed out the season on Tuesday evening, losing to the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-24 ...

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Armstrong Athletics to end intercollegiate competition at end of 2016-17 season

The 2016-17 season of intercollegiate competition is set to be the last for Armstrong State University.

March 08, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Sports


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