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Two take tennis to state

John Henning and John Tapper competed in a recent state tennis tournament in Peachtree City. They qualified for state by winning their age divisions during the Second District tournament July 10 in Waycross. At state, Henning won his first-round match but lost in the semi-finals. Tapper played well but lost a close match to his first-round opponent. Henning competed in the 10 & under division and Tapper in the 18 & under division.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Falcons start camp without Vick

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Michael Vick was due in federal court Thursday to start a legal process that jeopardizes not only his career, but also his freedom.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was expected to appear at a bond hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges. Vick is accused with three others of conspiracy involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation ‑ known as Bad Newz Kennels ‑ operated on Vick's property in rural Surry County.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. ‑ Barred by the NFL from reporting to work with the Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and asked the public to hold its judgment "until all the facts are shown."

Lustily jeered by hundreds of protesters as he entered and left U.S. District Court, Vick strolled in stony silence and did his only talking inside the courtroom, where his career as a superstar quarterback and his freedom are jeopardized.

August 10, 2007 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Linkster places

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Golfer hits first hole-in-one

Area builder and avid golfer Josh Stafford of Jesup recently accomplished a feat that few ever experience. While playing golf with his father and uncle on July 21 at Laurel Island Links in St. Mary's, Stafford made his first hole-in-one. "The 17th hole was playing 175 yards, so I hit a soft 5-iron into a slight breeze. It bounced once, rolled about four feet and disappeared," Stafford said when asked about his shot. "Golf is a game of highs and lows and this is the ultimate high. Ironically, the last time I played out here, I put out a ...

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


LCRD adds fall baseball, softball

Fall baseball and softball (new)

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Nine Rockets in running for gold

Nine top track performers will represent Hinesville at the 2007 AAU National Junior Olympics.

August 09, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Two win medals at Junior Olympics

Two Liberty County youngsters medaled in tae kwon do at the Junior National Olympics last week in California. Bethany Lormis, 10, won a gold medal in forms and a gold in sparring and David Betts, 16, earned silver in forms and a bronze in sparring during their competition against some of the finest tae kwon do olympic-style kickboxing competitors from around the United States.

August 07, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Masons helping runners run

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Rebels taking games national

The AAU St. James Coastal Crew Rebels 17-and-under team head to nationals in Orlando, Fla., Thursday to face the best in AAU boy's basketball. The 15-and-under Rebels returned from the Big Shot Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend, ranking sixth out of 70 teams under coach Michael Brown. The Rebels ask for continued support to help cover travel expenses. Anyone wanting to help, can call Walthour at 980-4559. Keep up the Rebel's at wwwcoastalcrewrebels.com

August 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Youth learn basics of game

To coach eager, athletic youngsters, college and pro football players gathered this week for Cedric Dickerson's second annual football camp.

August 07, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan bounces back with win

Dustin McGowan was happy he got a win this past Thursday night, but he was happier his team wasn't swept in their four game series against the Yankees. After losing the first three games, Toronto defeated New York 3-2.

August 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long camp develops players to Tide football

Two years ago, Long County High School, Head Coach Kyle Wilson and his coaches held the first Junior Blue Tide Football Camp. They had 10 participants that year.

August 04, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


More than lucky 13 headed to state

The number 13 isn't considered lucky and for 13 Liberty County Hammerhead swimmers, it took more than luck to earn births to state competition in Tifton today and Saturday.

August 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hurricanes revamping offense

After their second straight loss, the Hinesville Hurricanes are rebuilding.

August 04, 2007 | By Patty Leon 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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