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Tigers drop region opener at Effingham

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their games Tuesday at Effingham County in their Region 3-AAAAA openers.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Thornton honored by ACC

Former Liberty County High School running back and current North Carolina State player Shadrach Thornton received honorable mention on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team, according to a press release on

December 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Metter hands Lady Tide first loss

In a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team dropped a 50-49 decision to Metter in Ludowici for its first loss of the season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Tigers too much for Blue Tide to handle

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Local players doing well in GCAA so far

After attaining a No. 6 national ranking and bringing home the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association championship title last year, the East Georgia State College basketball team is off to a sluggish start this season.

December 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Fourth annual Watkins flag-football tourney set

The fourth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 20 on the soccer fields at James Brown Park in Hinesville.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports

This team will be remembered for a long time

There wasn't a whole lot that was pretty about the Georgia Southern Eagles in their final game of the 2014 season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Anthony Special to the Courier | Sports

Murphy to headline banquet

STATESBORO - Atlanta Braves legend and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker at the annual Evening with the All-Stars banquet Friday, Jan. 30 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Sports briefs

Fundraising bowling tournament set

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Meet this year’s local hall of fame inductees

Four athletes will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The annual sports awards banquet is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Club Stewart.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Tigers, Panther boys celebrate victories

Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell on Nov. 22 for a basketball rematch of games played just a week earlier. The results came out the same, though, with the Lady Tigers striking in the fourth quarter for a 43-35 win. The Liberty boys then beat the Bradwell boys, 63-42.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Panther football team wins grant from Falcons

According to Liberty County High School football coach Kirk Warner, the Panther football team has won a grant from the Atlanta Falcons.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Former Tide star still plays in ABA

Former Long County High basketball player Nate Gooding still is hooping it up in the American Basketball Association.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

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

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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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