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Frye to play in all-star game

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Frye, an offensive tackle for Georgia Southern, has accepted an invitation to the Medal of Honor Bowl senior all-star game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

December 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU men’s hoops becoming fun again

You'd have to go back to this time of year in 2003 when Georgia Southern basketball was really, truly fun.

December 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Thornton helps Wolfpack earn Bitcoin Bowl victory

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton and former Bradwell Institute lineman Chester Brown played in Friday's Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide football team honored at awards banquet

The Long County High School football team recently held its annual awards banquet at the school cafeteria to recognize over 50 players and adults for their efforts.

December 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty stables shine at Georgia Fall Classic

Liberty County stables placed well in the final show of the 2014 American saddlebred season.

December 29, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Local hoops stars fare well in college

Several former high-school athletes from the Liberty County area are midway through their college-basketball seasons. Here are updates on a few local players.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Regional honors for Tigers

Despite the Bradwell Institute football team's 0-10 record, several Tigers made the 3-AAAAA All-Region Team.

December 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCRD recognizes volunteers

Kenneth Bell, Travis Mobley, Albert Hawkins, Dana Lee, Jewlya Dunkins, Robert Freeman, Melissa Moore, Jessica and Antonio DeLosangeles, Sean Walker, Rey Torres, Rebecca Dates, Ashley Halliday and Larry Durrence (not pictured) were recognized at a Dec. 16 Liberty County Recreation Department board meeting and received three-year volunteer coaching awards.

December 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two locals in Friday’s Bitcoin Bowl

Two former Liberty County prep football players are getting ready for the 2014 BitCoin Bowl game Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tigers, Panthers take wins into break

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School each had one final away game this last weekend before starting Christmas break. Bradwell faced Wayne County Friday in Jesup where the girls won 39-35 and the boys fell 60-54 in overtime.

December 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Five Blue Tide players on All-Region Team

Long County High School was represented during the recent selection of the 2-AA All Region football team.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Panther leads scoring in Australian league

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae currently tops the Australian National Basketball League in scoring. He plays for Melbourne United.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sikes earns pre-season honors

Savannah State University Tiger slugger Charles "Trey" Sikes was recently named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American team by Collegiate Baseball, according to SSU's website.

December 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scholarship flag football tournamenmt plays through drizzle

What's a little rain when it comes to playing football? Apparently the day-long drizzle was not a factor in making the fourth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament a success.

December 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Rion Brown inks deal with Belgian club

Former Liberty County High School basketball star Rion Brown has signed a deal to play for a professional club in Belgium, his agent announced Saturday.

December 22, 2014 | Brent Zell | Sports


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Georgia Southern has chance to make a statement

It's time to find out just how good Georgia Southern's men's basketball team can be.

January 14, 2015 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Buckeyes, McMillan ready for big game

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will play Monday night for the College Bowl Football Series National Title. The Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the finals and will face the Oregon Ducks. Both teams are 13-1.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA, David Emanuel split region opener

The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.

January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


McRae named player of the month for December

Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders named to All-Region Team

The 2014 First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team made history by earning the program's first two wins and having several players named to the All-Region Team this past season.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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