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Fielding dreams

Lady Tigers softball is gearing up for the new season by starting tryouts at James Brown Park. Coach Jeff Eastlake expects four varsity players to return and hopes a few junior varsity players will be able to step it up to the next level. But, he knows that he faces a challenge, as a majority of the players will be freshman.

August 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan misses win, Devil Rays rally late

Dustin McGowan pitched six solid innings and looked like he would pick up his third win in a row this past Monday. But a late rally by Tampa Bay cost the right-hander the win, as Toronto lost 5-4.

August 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ready for some GSU football?

Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher and his staff are making final preparations for Saturday, the day when 90 players report to fall camp.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Column: Give us a sporting chance

Where are today's athletes taking us sports fans?

August 18, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Hammerheads prove fierce

The Liberty County Recreation Department sent their largest state team to competition in Tifton for the 2007 GRPA State Swimming Championships.

August 16, 2007 | Submitted | Sports


Cheerleader takes to the air

A Long County High School cheerleader has given credence to the idea that tenacity and hard work does pay off for those who earn it.

August 16, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Results from YMCA swim championship

The Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA hosted the 2007 summer championship swim meet Saturday and many local swimmers came out on top. Here are the final local results:

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


When it rains, it pours

After a torrential rainfall, the Hinesville Hurricanes and the Savannah Warriors took to the soaked field at Lewis Frasier Middle School and battled it out to the bitter end of the fourth quarter.

August 16, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Braves acquire Teixeira

ATLANTA (AP) - Mark Teixeira found himself in a pennant race Tuesday, when the Atlanta Braves finalized a seven-player trade to acquire him from the Texas Rangers.

August 15, 2007 | By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer | Sports


Swimming with the big boys

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Players impress coaches at Softball World Series

LUDOWICI - Six local girls recently took part in the Girls Softball World Series in Savannah. Joining six other girls from Chatham County, they were members of the 16-and-under Savannah Indians, who placed sixth in the event.

August 14, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Fall brings LCRD swimming, tennis

The Liberty County Recreation Department will host adult swim lessons Aug. 6-16, Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Register at the LCRD. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 876-5359.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Vick co-defendant pleads guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges

RICHMOND, Va - One of Michael Vick's co-defendants pleaded guilty Monday to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges and agreed to fully cooperate with the government in its prosecution of the Atlanta Falcons star and two other men.

August 14, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell Associated Press Writer | Sports


McGowan hurls back-to-back wins

Dustin McGowan picked up his seventh win of the season Tuesday, as Toronto slammed the Minnesota Twins 7-0.

August 14, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tourney for fun, golf, education

The third annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off Saturday morning and planners are expecting another year of great golf and fundraising for scholarships to be awarded to local students.

August 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Sports


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Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Colonels Island site of Bluff Creek’s fall show

The 15th annual Bluff Creek Stables Fall Horse Show, held Oct. 25 on Colonels Island, drew the top barns and competitors in Southeast Georgia.

November 24, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Thornton, Wolfpack clinch bowl eligibility

North Carolina State University's Wolfpack football team, which features former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, became eligible for a bowl game after beating Wake Forest, 42-13, on Nov. 15.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Former Panther impresses as freshman

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan is living up to everyone's expectations so far as an Ohio State Buckeye

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS softball players honored at banquet, include region’s top pitcher

Liberty County High School honored Lady Panther softball players at an annual awards banquet Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA star adjusts to college play

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand out soccer player Brooke Standard just completed her first college soccer season for the Lady Pirates of Armstrong State University.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs, 58-40, but Long boys edged out, 58-47

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Military camaraderie through sports

The 3rd Infantry Division has been celebrating its birthday this week with an array of athletic competitions.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Sports


Panthers win 2 at Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panthers edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bowling tourney to fight diabetes

Fort Stewart's United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association will host a fundraiser for the Team Liberty County 2015 Kiss-A-Pig Campaign benefitting the American Diabetes Association.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs; Boys edged out

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Both Panther teams beat Tattnall

Liberty County's Lady Panther edged out Tattnall County High School, 44-41, Friday in a non-region game.

November 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Ticket Specials Available for GSU Eagles Home Finale Nov. 29th

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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