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Panthers first home game moved to Olvey

The Liberty County Panthers first home game this season at Donell Woods Stadium has been changed to Sept. 11, to allow sufficient time for sod on new engineered soil to take root.

July 31, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local competes in state Special Olympics

Miracle Ashley of Ludowici placed fourth in her division of the State Special Olympics Master's Bowling Tournament on July 18 in Savannah.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Alzheimer’s Association to host night with Gnats

The Sand Gnats are hosting an Alzheimer's Community Night at 6:30 tonight as they take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

July 31, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


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


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Bradwell soccer lose to Effingham

Bradwell girls and boys soccer teams competed in a region matchup against Effingham County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Panthers and Tigers lose Tuesday baseball games

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute baseball teams were in action on Tuesday evening with the Panthers taking on Tattnall County, and the Tigers ...

April 05, 2017 | Daniel Waugh | Sports


Local senior bowler is state champion

Mel Ford of Hinesville won the Georgia State Bowling Association's annual Super Senior Bowling Tournament March 25-26 in Valdosta.

April 04, 2017 | Staff report | Sports


Good Friday 7K Walk-Run on April 14

The Liberty County Homeless Coalition will have its sixth annual Good Friday 7K Run/Walk for Shelter on April 14.

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS, BI highlight Plankenhorn Invitational

Rescheduled from Friday to Wednesday, Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute track and field competed in the 14th annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational at Southeast ...

April 03, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh | Sports


Blue Tide, Lady Tide moving up

The Long County High School boys soccer team manhandled Brantley County Tuesday in a 10-0 victory in Ludowici.

April 03, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Blue Tide ends streak, beats BI

A late-game surge Wednesday handed the Long County High School baseball team a win over the Bradwell Institute in Ludowici.

April 03, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


FPCA downs Frederica, now 15-0

The last time the Lady Highlanders defeated Frederica Academy was three years ago in 2014.

April 03, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


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