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Hurricane warning tonight

It's time for some tailgating fun at Long Bell Stadium as the Hinesville Hurricanes kick off their summer semipro football season at 7 p.m. tonight when they host the Tri-County Panthers.

June 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Irish eyes smile on Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As bagpipes wailed outside from the parade a block down the street, Tanni Embric scrambled to keep up behind the bar with four growing lines of gaudy green St. Patrick's Day revelers thirsty for cold beer - with nearly an hour to go before lunchtime.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


DoD readies for possible aid to Japan

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 - Though the Japanese government has not yet requested help in dealing with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit early this morning near the coast of Honshu, U.S. forces are being readied in case such a request comes, a Defense Department spokeswoman said here today.

March 11, 2011 | By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service | Sports


Sentence reform measure gaining steam

ATLANTA - Tough criminal sentencing laws that have left Georgia's prisons bursting at the seams and taxpayers footing a costly bill could be getting an overhaul.

February 17, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Islands High School no match for Lady Tigers

Islands High is having a tough time in its first year in tough Region 3-AAAAA. It didn't get any easier for the Lady Sharks on Tuesday in Hinesville, as they fell to region leader Bradwell Institute 81-4.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


BI wins first against new Sharks team

In a battle between two basketball programs looking for their first win of the season - and in Islands High's case, first win ever - Bradwell Institute beat the Sharks 85-23 on Tuesday at BI.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Pirates clip LCHS Panthers

Liberty County High School coach Willie Graham isn't sure why his Panthers dropped a 56-51 home game to Brunswick on Tuesday night.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Lady Pirates snag win from Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School girls coach Carolyn Kelly must feel, at times, like she's starring in the movie "Groundhog Day." Her team often starts to play good basketball, only to have mental errors from past games show up again.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Highlanders beat Blazers 72-66 in 2nd meeting

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Highlander basketball team and the Bethesda Blazers still battle on the hardwood as if they were fighting for another state title. But this season the school's are in different classifications, taking a bit of the pressure off both teams but not the game's intensity. On Friday night the Highlanders managed to stay ahead for a 72-66 win at home in their second meeting to date.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Saints visit Long County tonight, Appling comes to town Saturday

The Long County High School Lady Tide is back in action tonight against St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

January 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Blue Tide player on Warriors team

Former Blue Tide basketball and football standout Ricky Rivera was back in the area and on the hard court Saturday. Rivera, a guard with the Middle Georgia College basketball team, was in Brunswick where the Warriors took on the College of Coastal Georgia. The Warriors had to overcome a 10-point deficit at the half to pull out a tough 68-62 win over the Mariners. Though Rivera didn't put up any points in the game, he pulled down four defensive rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

January 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


LCHS Panthers stage comeback in final minute

A regulation basketball game is 32 minutes long. It took every one of those 32 minutes Saturday night for the Liberty County boys to beat visiting McIntosh County Academy 56-51.

January 12, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Yellow Jackets sweep both Long boys and girls

Saturday wasn't a good day for the Long County High School basketball program, as both the Blue Tide and the lady Tide lost to rival Wayne County High School in Jesup.

January 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McIntosh takes girls game in final seconds

Errors plagued the Liberty Panther girls as they fell to McIntosh County Academy 60-58 at home Saturday night in a game that came down to the final ticks of the clock.

January 12, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Highlanders conquer Bible Baptist 121-64

First Presbyterian bounced back from a 10-point loss to Faith Baptist by dominating Savannah's Bible Baptist 121-64 on Saturday afternoon at the St. James Sports Center.

January 12, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


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McRae suffers sprained ankle in loss

LAS VEGAS ­- Midway native Jordan McRae led Philadelphia with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting Tuesday, but suffered a sprained left ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Samsung NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Milton-Jones’ season ends with injury

ATLANTA - Riceboro native and Atlanta Dream forward Delisha Milton-Jones will miss the remainder of the 2014 WNBA season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon, the team announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell Lady Tigers Softball Conditioning and Try-outs

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae shining in summer league

Midway native Jordan McRae has garnered attention as he tries to nail down a spot with the Philadelphia 76ers.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Milton-Jones back in Ga.

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones was acquired last week by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream in a mid-season trade with the New York Liberty, the Dream announced.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Pelton claims first, second

Cassandra Pelton of Ludowici earned first- and second-place finishes in two recent archery events, according to Evans County Junior Olympic Archery Development Archery Team coach Holly Edgar.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Ninth-grade Rebels go 3-0 at tourney

The ninth-grade Coastal Crew Rebels boys' basketball team went 3-0 at the Elite 32 Showcase last weekend in Marietta.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give to rally

Scott's All*Stars collected gently used uniforms and name-brand shoes to give away at the Back to School Rally last Saturday in Riceboro.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


YMCA has swim meet, classes

The Liberty County YMCA has a slew of activities planned for this weekend and has a new boxing class open for registration.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White golf tourney tees off Aug. 2

July 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Social-media access available for Sun Belt Media Day

New social-media features will be incorporated into the Sun Belt Conference's media day July 22 in New Orleans as the league debuts the "Sun Belt Social Media Suite" to allow fans access and connections to media-day activities.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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