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Bradwell, Liberty head toward end of regular seasons

The Bradwell Institute and Liberty County baseball teams dive into action this week as the regular-season finales loom.

April 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


New concussion policy adopted for high-school football players

The Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee adopted a new policy Monday that aims to reduce the risk of concussions in high-school football athletes.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Record-setter Spieth seems to be the right Masters champion

History will remember the 2015 Masters Tournament as Jordan Spieth's Masters, and that's a good thing.

April 15, 2015 | Vince Johnson | Sports


Blue vs. White game set for Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Special teams looking for consistency

With the top rushing offense in the nation, a more- concerted effort on improving passing numbers in the upcoming season and figuring out how to replace four starters from last year's offensive line, one would think the kicking game would be the least of head coach Willie Fritz's worries.

April 15, 2015 | Horace Holloman | Sports


Long Co. goes 1-1 in region play

The Long County High School baseball team went 1-1 in region 2-AA play for the week beating Bryan County but falling to Benedictine Military School.

April 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA bounces back after 2 tough losses

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted David Emanuel Academy on April 2 and played at Citizens Christian Academy on Tuesday, losing both.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Playground named for longtime volunteer

A brief dedication ceremony was held April 4 to name the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Liberty Co. baseball struggles at Wayne Co.

Lightning forced game two of a doubleheader to be called Friday. Wayne County had already shut out the Panthers 10-0 in game one and were up 11-1 in game two before Mother Nature halted play.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers swept in weeklong series

The Bradwell Institute Tigers went 0-3 against the Effingham Rebels this week in a three-game region 3-AAAAA series.

April 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Horse-show season begins at Southern Legacy

The 2015 American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia began it show season March 21 with the inaugural show for Southern Legacy Stables in Allenhurst.

April 13, 2015 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Highlanders drop last two games on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted David Emanuel Academy last Thursday and played at Citizens Christian Academy this past Tuesday but dropped both games with losses.

April 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers drop two against Effingham

In another three game region 3-AAAAA series, the Bradwell Institute Tigers are currently 0-2 against the Effingham Rebels this week.

April 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers finish second at Plankhorn Invitational Meet

Liberty County High School's track teams were in Jacksonville last weekend where the boys and girls finished in second place at the Plankhorn Invitational Meet.

April 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Augusta remains in Georgia

Alas. My bracket was a disaster - Kentucky didn't win the men's college basketball title. Heck, thanks to Wisconsin, Kentucky didn't even get to the title game, but apparently won the riot.

April 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Sports


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Eagles top Clemson on diamond in series closer

CLEMSON, S.C. - Ryan Cleveland tallied four hits and drove in five runs including the eventual game-winner in the ninth inning as Georgia Southern rallied for a 7-4 win over Clemson in the series finale Sunday.

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports Briefs

Basketball Bash set for May 22-24

May 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA advances to round 2

First Presbyterian Christian Academy took the first two games in a best-of-three series against Georgia Christian Friday, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers strike out in first round of state

The Griffin Bears took swift action in dropping the Liberty County High School baseball team out of the playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Golf tourney set for May 16

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 46 golf-tournament fundraiser for disabled veterans will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles end Blue Tide soccer season

The Long County High School boys soccer season ended Wednesday as Riverside Military Academy defeated them in the second round of the state playoffs.

May 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Six Lady Tide run at state

Thursday, six members of the Long County High School track team competed in the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship in Albany. The meet was at Hugh Mill Stadium and ran through Saturday.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers, Panthers going to state meet

Members of the Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute track and field teams recently competed at their respective region sectional events.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA honors athletes

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored the Highlander athletes during the school's annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

May 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Pitcher on conference honors team

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady, has been named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association All-Conference Second Team.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Panther earns Mid-South accolades

Former Liberty County High School basketball and track athlete Courtney Rhodes earned her first MSC athlete of the week for the week of April 21, according to a press release from the University of the Cumberlands.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger week-long basketball camp signup deadline approaching

Bradwell varsity basketball coach Rhett Hellgren has scheduled the first Tiger basketball camp for June 1-5. It and is open to boys and girls in grades 3-9.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


How my lazy client became a triathlete

I have an awesome client who, despite being generally lazy and unmotivated, was able to complete 3 triathlons. No, I am not exaggerating.

May 07, 2015 | Molly Freestone FamilyShare | Sports


GSU softball season ends with loss

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Georgia Southern softball's 2015 season ended when Eagles were eliminated from the Sun Belt Tournament by Georgia State 8-0.

May 07, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Footgolf combines soccer, golf

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD – FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports soccer and golf. The first FootGolf tournament on an Army installation will occur here at 9 a.m. Friday.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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