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Developer pitches suburban stadium for Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) - Doraville city officials say an Atlanta developer has pitched a plan to build a new retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed GM plant. Luke Howe, an aide to the city's mayor, said that The Sembler Co. has proposed building a retractable roof stadium on 90 acres of the site. The auto plant site sits near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 285, a heavily traveled corridor on the outskirts of northeast Atlanta. A possible suitor for the stadium would be the Atlanta Falcons, who play in the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta ...

December 24, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


LCHS Panthers sweep Thomson in region play

A small gathering watched Saturday as the Liberty County Panthers swept the visiting Thomson Bulldogs in a Region 3-AAA basketball doubleheader.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers open tourney with win

Bradwell Institute recovered from a slow start to earn a 71-49 win last Saturday over Westside High School at the Great Southern Shootout in Macon.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA boys team improves to 10-0

First Presbyterian Christian Academy is only 4 years old but don't tell that to the boys basketball program.

December 24, 2008 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports


FPCA Highlander boys still undefeated

So far, so good for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther boys beat Beach

With 5.1 seconds left on the clock and a tie score at 64, it appeared the game between the Beach High Bulldogs and the Liberty County would go into overtime. But the Bulldogs made some costly errors, sending Liberty's Rion Brown and Julian Stokes to the line as the Panthers pulled out 69-64 win at home on Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panther signs with Brewton-Parker

Liberty County power forward Candace Barham signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Brewton-Parker College on Friday night, minutes after she helped her team defeat Tattnall County.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local soccer team wins bracket in Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won the Silver Bracket division this past weekend at the Savannah Recreation Cup hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Greg Maddux retires

LAS VEGAS - Greg Maddux grew up with the same weekend ritual as so many other American kids.

Tagging along with his big brother, he would run down to the park to play ball against the older guys from the neighborhood in regular Sunday scrimmages.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick AP baseball writer | Sports


Lady Tigers beat Coffee in rematch

Vengeance proved sweet for Bradwell Institute as the Lady Tigers defended their home court against Coffee High School on Saturday, winning 50-46 in a non-region basketball game.

December 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Professor who protested UGA athlete treatment dies

ATHENS - Jan Kemp, the University of Georgia professor who publicly criticized the school for allowing athletes to continue playing sports and stay in school after they failed remedial classes, has died. She was 59.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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LCRD tracksters place at state meet

The Liberty County Recreation Department competed at the 2016 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A State Track and Field championships.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Stixx take Rincon tourney

The Southern Stixx, a traveling baseball team from Long County, won a recent 12U baseball tournament in Rincon.

June 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Local hurler drafted by KC Royals

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round ...

June 11, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan mentioned as strong 2017 NFL prospect

According to a report on bleacherreport.com, former Liberty County and current Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be the best middle linebacker in the ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. Rec. employees pull double duty as coaches

The job of a recreation department director can be tough.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner catches ribbon

The Long County boys track and field team competed in the recent Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Championship in Jefferson.

June 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Sports briefs

Kingfish Classic for Two Hundred Club

June 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


In memory of the greatest

President George W. Bush wraps the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, around the neck of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger band members meet new director

Bradwell Institute band program students were able to meet their newly hired band director, Alan Weathers, during a meet-and-greet held Thursday inside the Tiger band ...

June 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide runner finishes 4th in state

The Long County girls track team recently competed in the Georgia High School Association 2-AA State Track and Field Championship, which was held in Atlanta ...

June 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Mitchell invited to elite camp

Liberty County basketball player Davion Mitchell has been invited to the National Basketball Association Top 100 Camp at the University of Virginia, which will take ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars win 10th-grade tourney

Scott's All*Stars held the seventh annual Scott's All*Stars Classic from May 20-22 in Hinesville. There were three age groups, eighth through ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Hinesville Gators tryouts

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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