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Lambert headed to UGA

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long Co. archery team competes at state

The Long County 4-H Archery team has had much success in the past, including a state championship and a bronze medal at the national competition in 2010.

June 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Hinesville Gators U10 win tourney

The Hinesville Gators U10 boys' team won the Storm Soccer Tournament on May 16-17 in Savannah.

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Eagles earn preseason honors

CLEVELAND - Ten Georgia Southern players were named to the Sun Belt preseason football team in Phil Steele's 2015 College Football Preview, which was released Monday, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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Hinesville Gators to hold tryouts

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Beck reflects on major-league debut

Last Thursday, former Georgia Southern pitcher Chris Beck lived out an experience that thousands can only dream about.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Time, network set for Eagles’ opener vs. WVU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will open its second season of Football Bowl Subdivision play under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown as the Eagles take on West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wolfes, Lippett each receive postseason recognition

Georgia Southern men's golfer Scott Wolfes has been named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team, earning the honor for the second time in his career, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Graham’s coaching career comes to end

Earlier this year, Liberty County High School varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham announced he was stepping down from his teaching position. However, he hoped he would be able to stay on as a coach in some capacity. After all, he has

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA rule changes draw mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

June 01, 2015 | By Horace Holloman Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County holds awards banquet

The Long County High School track-and-field team held its annual awards banquet May 15 at the Golden Corral in Jesup.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Marauders teams take second places in tourney

Liberty County's traveling baseball program, the Marauders, claimed two second-place honors at the Georgia Games Tournament May 16-17 at the Guy Minik Sports Complex in Savannah.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Walthour named to post at Georgia Tech

Former Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech point guard Metra Walthour has been named the assistant director of women's basketball operations at Georgia Tech, according to a news release on ramblinwreck.com.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Byington inks contract extension

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Mark Byington has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season following the Eagles' runner-up finish in the Sun Belt regular season and a trip to the Sun Belt Championship Game, according to gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GSU teams making the grade in classroom

STATESBORO - Nine of Georgia Southern University's 16 athletic programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the 2013-14 academic year, and nearly all programs showed an increase in their score from the previous report, according to a news release on gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


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Tiger marching band adopting Latin theme

Bradwell Institute's Tiger Marching Band will add salsa this year as its football halftime shows will feature a new Latin theme.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther band will moon-walk halftimes

Liberty County High School's Panther Marching Band will moon-walk to pop icon Michael Jackson songs this year during football halftime shows.

July 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former LCHS Panther on preseason ACC team

North Carolina State University running back Shadrach Thornton made the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team list, which was released Thursday.

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide opens regular softball season on Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former FPCA star helps win soccer title

A regional women's soccer team has former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and current Armstrong State University soccer player Brooke Standard to thank in part for its summer league championship.

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU athletics extend Learfield contract

Georgia Southern University announced Wednesday that a new 15-year agreement with Learfield Sports for multimedia rights of Georgia Southern athletics had been reached.

July 25, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


SBC coaches honor six Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt Dobson and Derek Keaton earned second-team honors in the league's preseason coaches vote, which was announced Monday.

July 23, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


2 Panthers recognized by ESPN

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation for the Class of 2017, according to ESPN's list of the top 300 incoming juniors.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


McMillan placed on NFL Draft watch list

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has placed former Liberty County High School football player and current Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan among the top college-football linebackers to watch in 2015.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell Institute’s schedule set for 2015

Bradwell Institute has put the finishing touches on its 2015 softball schedule.

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


UGA’s Chapman named All-Academic by group

Former Bradwell Institute track star and current University of Georgia senior heptathlon competitor Quintunya Chapman made the list Friday of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's 2015 All-Academic honorees. Chapman was one of the 838 women honored from 207 different Division I schools.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mitchell gets attention at Nike Peach Jam

The Georgia Stars 16U AAU basketball team claimed the 2015 Nike Peach Jam title last week in North Augusta, South Carolina, led primarily by the shooting efforts of Liberty County High School basketball player Davion Mitchell.

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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Blue Tide baseball fundraiser set

July 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


6 Eagles earn preseason honors from SBC coaches

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt Dobson and Derek Keaton earned second-team honors in the league's preseason coaches vote, which was announced Monday.

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Getting back to full strength

Local personal trainer Vince Gumataotao placed fourth overall in the light heavyweight division at the National Physique Committee Georgia Bodybuilding competition July 11 in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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