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Atlanta Braves launch All-Star Student Achievers Program presented by Chick-Fil-A

The Atlanta Braves and Chick-Fil-A have teamed up to reward students for academic excellence with the All-Star Student Achievers Program.

March 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre retires after 17 seasons

After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.

March 19, 2008 | By Chris Jenkins AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons release Warrick Dunn after signing Turner

ATLANTA- The Atlanta Falcons released running back Warrick Dunn on Monday, one day after signing free agent Michael Turner.

March 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


FPCA brings title home to Hinesville

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders toppled number one ranked Bethesda 54-49 Saturday afternoon to bring the GISA state championship trophy home to Hinesville.

March 18, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers suffer heartbreaking loss at Elite Eight

Jarvis Jones nearly handed Saturday's Class AAA

March 18, 2008 | By David Ching of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Special to the Courier | Sports


Local baseball round up

Bradwell Tigers

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide tame the Tigers

The bats were in full swing for the Long County Blue Tide baseball team Friday night as they slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over the visiting Bradwell Tigers.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Basketball Team Season Ends In Quarter-Finals

The Long County High School boys basketball team's quest for a state championship came to a dismal end Friday night in Savannah.

March 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers dropped out by three-points

Despite holding a slight lead through the fourth quarter, the Liberty County Panthers' season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Carver-Columbus tonight as they lost a close and competitive game by only three-points (66-63). Nonetheless the Panthers had a spectacular season making it to the Elite Eight. Full details in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI hosts track meet

Bradwell Institute hosted a track meet on Feb. 27, where Antonio Allen (middle) posted the fastest time in the 300-yard hurdles at 43.78 seconds.

March 16, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


South Georgia Kings develop talent, academic prowess

The AAU South Georgia Kings basketball team is gearing up for their tournament season, showcasing the talented squad of players from Liberty County, Savannah and the surrounding areas.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders to battle rival Bethesda for state title

Joey Bell scored a First Presbyterian Christian Academy record 44-points and Terrence Alston had a school record 18 assists in Thursday's 96-58 victory over Fullington Academy.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide Make Elite-8 with 77-72 Win Over Wildcats

LUDOWICI -- The Long County boys basketball team had to make up a 13-point deficit late in the game to beat the Laney High School Wildcats Tuesday night.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Panthers win in overtime by 1 (55-54)

When Shaw charged in as the underdog against NE Macon last Friday they set their goal on toppling them and did so in overtime.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers, Lady Panthers are eliminated from state

The bus rides home from Stone Mountain and Columbus were silent, a time for reflection Wednesday night after the Lady Tigers and the Lady Panthers were knocked out of state playoffs, both in round 2.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

The Scott's All*Stars basketball program recently awarded two Marcus Scott/Canzola Scott $500 scholarships.

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide players earn All 2-AA honors

Four members of the Long County High School baseball team recently were selected for All-Region 2-AA honors.

June 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Two Eagles drafted by MLB

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior outfielder Aaron Mizell was the second Eagle selected in last week's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft after being taken in the 32nd round by the Houston Astros.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


RH Wildcat pitcher drafted by Cleveland

Chandler Newman was projected to be chosen in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, but wasn't called through its first two days.

June 15, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rec leagues All-Stars

Long County Recreation Department Director Henry Strickland said the 12U midget league boys baseball team was runner-up at the recent Lyons Invitational Tournament.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

SE Georgia Basketball Camp

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles, Bulldogs gearing up

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two Eagles games to be on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 13, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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