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McMillan loses stripe — and it’s a good thing

Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BI’s Johnson honored for perfect attendance

Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Two things GSU better be good at in Sun Belt

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offering variety of fall programs

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern receivers more than just blockers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


John suffers ankle injury in Colts preseason opener

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John sustained an ankle injury in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener against the Jets Thursday night. The Colts lost 13-10.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long Commission salutes young ball players

The Long County Commission Tuesday recognized the Long County 10-and-under All-Star baseball team for winning the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C championship. The boys won the title last month by defeating Putnam County 14-0 in the championship game.

August 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles ushering in new era

STATESBORO - The beginning of an era for Georgia Southern begins with two events for the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 6 as GSU will recognize its unprecedented six national championships and the game ball will be delivered by parachute drop by the Golden Knights.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Rotary Club to host fishing tournament

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Thornton reinstated to Wolfpack

Liberty County High School alum Shadrach Thornton has been fully reinstated to the North Carolina State football team after being suspended, according to published reports.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide win scrimmage against Brunswick

The Long County High School softball team claimed a 6-5 win over Brunswick in a scrimmage Tuesday at Ludowici.

August 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Play, academics honored at annual tournament

The 10th annual Henry "Hank" White golf tournament was held Aug. 2 at Cherokee Rose Country Club, with both good golf and academic achievements honored.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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Blue Tide JV fall to Tattnall County

Though the Long County High School varsity football team had last week off from game action, the junior-varsity squad traveled to Reidsville on Thursday but lost to Tattnall County, 42-14.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Berry seeing more action for SSU Tigers

Former Long County High School football standout Josh Berry, who is now a member of the Savannah State University team, saw action on Saturday against Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Eagles open new Paulson with big win

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern rang in the Football Bowl Subdivision era with the first game in a newly-renovated Paulson Stadium against Savannah State on Saturday evening. However, the starters only got to play in half of it.

September 10, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Severe Impact to hold tryouts for 18U team

September 10, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide pitcher throws no-hitter against St. Vincent’s

Thursday, the Long County High School softball team ended a three-game losing streak by beating St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

September 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders count on renewal

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't play football Friday. The team entered its bye-week looking at a 0-2 start. But the Highlanders have an opportunity to turn things around Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win nail-biter over R. Hill

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Lady Panther Cassidy Collum displayed her patience and pitching savvy. The Lady Panthers had bases loaded but two outs. Focused and knowing she was ahead in the count with three balls and one strike, Collum waited as the pitch came her way and saw that it was high and outside.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall to Statesboro Blue Devils

Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart tossed five strikeouts and was three for three at bat but it wasn't enough to hold off the Statesboro Blue Devils on the softball field Thursday. The Statesboro girls beat Bradwell, 8-1, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest on the Lady Tigers' field.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers force Buccaneers off plank

Liberty County High School defeated McIntosh County Academy 45-14 Friday night in a non-region contest in Darien.

September 06, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers suffer heartbreaking loss

Bradwell Institute suffered a heartbreaking loss on the road Friday falling to Calvary Day 28-21 in a heated game that was tied with five minutes left on the clock.

September 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell looking to bounce back

Bradwell Institute will be in Savannah at 7:30 tonight to take on Calvary Day in a non-region game.

September 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County on road tonight to battle Buccaneers in Darien

The Liberty County Panthers will play McIntosh County Academy tonight in Darien in a non-region game.

September 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide play twice in Hazlehurst this weekend

The Long County High School softball team is back on the diamond again today and Saturday, as the Lady Tide travel to the Jeff Davis Recreation Department in Hazlehurst for a non-region tournament.

September 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


My take: What we learned last week

Well, the Football Bowl Subdivision era is officially under way at Georgia Southern, with the Eagles dropping a heartbreaker last Saturday at North Carolina State.

September 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ghosts of GSU offenses past came to life in Raleigh

There were several moments that old-school Georgia Southern fans must've smiled Saturday when Willie Fritz's Georgia Southern Eagles played North Carolina State.

September 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


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