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My take: Eagles face other side of coin

My take: Eagles face other side of coin

At about this time last year, Georgia Southern football fans were getting pretty antsy about the upcoming season.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:38 p.m.
Putting in summertime work

Putting in summertime work

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill’s first season with the Tigers didn’t go exactly like he planned, as the Tigers went 0-10.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 10:41 a.m.
McRae to play in NBA Summer League

McRae to play in NBA Summer League

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, according to sixers.com.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 10:38 a.m.
Two BI players finding success on Team Elite

Two BI players finding success on Team Elite

High-school baseball gives kids opportunities to learn the game and play at a competitive level. However, a school season is limited to only a couple of months, and most teams don’t have the staff to offer players the specific individualized training that makes them more marketable to college teams.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 10:35 a.m.
LCRD Mite boys win District 2 title

LCRD Mite boys win District 2 title

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mite boys’ All-Star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association District 2 Championship June 23 in Waycross.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 10:31 a.m.
BI football players selling discount cards

BI football players selling discount cards

The Bradwell Institute football players are selling discount cards to raise funds for the upcoming season.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 11:55 a.m. | Updated: jun. 30, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Magazine honors area football coaches

Magazine honors area football coaches

High-school head football coaches from southeast Georgia were celebrated recently at CrabDaddy’s Restaurant on St. Simon’s Island by In the Game High School Sports Magazine.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 10:56 a.m. | Updated: jun. 30, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Soccer camp planned

Soccer camp planned

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring an elite camp July 6-9 at James Brown Park for boys and girls ages 6-17.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 11:56 a.m. | Updated: jun. 29, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Young runner enjoying the competition

Young runner enjoying the competition

Growing up with two older sisters and a younger one, all athletic and competitive and all into soccer, can make it difficult to carve your own niche in the household.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 12:02 p.m. | Updated: jun. 29, 2015 3:30 p.m.
Golf tourney for Tide baseball

Golf tourney for Tide baseball

The Long County Diamond Club will host its third annual Long County Baseball Golf Tournament on Aug. 8 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The club is seeking sponsors. For more information, call David Stapleton at 432-6149 or Phil Swindell at 912-977-0000.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Updated: jun. 29, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Panthers show promise during summer drills

Panthers show promise during summer drills

June was a busy month for the Liberty County Panthers football team.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.
Baseball academy in Long County

Baseball academy in Long County

The Long County Recreation Department is hosting its first Baseball Academy of Hope baseball camp.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 11:58 a.m.
Coach Pete Woodward will be missed

Coach Pete Woodward will be missed

As coaches, we spend more time with our coaching family than we do our real families.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 10:38 a.m.
'Voice of Eagles' Blair going to LSU

'Voice of Eagles' Blair going to LSU

Georgia Southern “Voice of the Eagles” and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 10:58 a.m. | Updated: jun. 28, 2015 11:30 a.m.
Former GSU baseball players move up in minors

Former GSU baseball players move up in minors

STATESBORO — Two former Georgia Southern baseball players were promoted last week.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Rec department has fun available

Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:51 a.m.
Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:46 a.m.
Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Blue Tide baseball golf fundraiser planned

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:42 a.m.
Thornton placed on NFL Draft watch

Thornton placed on NFL Draft watch

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler said former Liberty County High School and current North Carolina State football player Shadrach Thornton is among the team’s three top senior NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in the upcoming season.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:40 a.m.
McGowan back in Triple-A

McGowan back in Triple-A

Long County native and veteran Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has been sent to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A minor-league affiliate for the second time this season.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:36 a.m.
‘Voice of the Eagles’ Blair leaving for LSU

‘Voice of the Eagles’ Blair leaving for LSU

Georgia Southern “Voice of the Eagles” and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 10:33 a.m.
Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN’s list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:50 p.m.
Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Long County High School baseball standout Trystan Goodro is continuing to excel at the collegiate level.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:47 p.m.


McGowan designated for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday designated Long County High School alumnus and right-handed pitcher Dustin McGowan for assignment, according to media reports on csnphilly.com.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:44 p.m.
New track club earns medals

New track club earns medals

A new local track team is placing well in statewide competitions.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:43 p.m.
Scott attends camp at Harvard

Scott attends camp at Harvard

Brendan Scott, Long County High School’s 2014 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier football player of the year, was invited to attend a football camp at Harvard University. Scott attended the camp June 14 through an invitation he received from the school.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:41 p.m.
LCRD 8U All-Stars win championship

LCRD 8U All-Stars win championship

The Liberty County Recreation Department 8U baseball team won the Silver Division championship in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Warm-Up tournament June 13 in Glynn County.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:40 p.m.
Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Baseball camp set

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 12:39 p.m.
Football coach recognized as coach on rise

Football coach recognized as coach on rise

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz was named to Athlon Sports’ list of 15 college-football coaches on the rise for 2015 after leading the Eagles to a Sun Belt Conference championship in their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 11:02 a.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2015 10:00 a.m.
First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:45 a.m.
McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

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.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:43 a.m.
10 Blue Tide honored by region

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.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:40 a.m.
Chapman places 3rd at nationals

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

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:38 a.m.
Sports brief

Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:36 a.m.
Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

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

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 10:35 a.m.
Blue Tide players earn All 2-AA honors

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.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:18 a.m.
Two Eagles drafted by MLB

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.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:16 a.m.
RH Wildcat pitcher drafted by Cleveland

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.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:15 a.m.
Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

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.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:13 a.m.
Rec leagues All-Stars

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. 

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:09 a.m.

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