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Fishin’ for a Cure raises $65,000 for sick kids

The third annual Fishin' for a Cure tournament on May 17 brought the battle against childhood diseases to the Atlamaha River.

May 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Trey Sikes on MEAC team

Savannah State University's junior designated hitter Trey Sikes was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2014 All-Conference Baseball Team, according to a press release issued by meacsports.com.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Ex-Tiger 2nd in SEC heptathlon

Former Bradwell Institute track athlete Quintunya Chapman placed second in the heptathlon in the Southeastern Conference outdoor track championship in Lexington, Ky., last week.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Coach Tom’s 30 years spotlighted

Tom Sukaratana was recognized by his peers and soccer players on May 16 during a surprise recognition party honoring his more than 30 years of dedication to the sport here.

May 26, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


GSU player put in work, reaps NFL draft

On the weekend of the NFL Draft, a lot of football players hope they've done enough to make a team want to select them.

May 15, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


You can't predict Harang

As the 2014 season began, there weren't many pundits out there willing to pick the Atlanta Braves to repeat as National League East Division champions. Not with all their injuries, and not with the media darling Washington Nationals poised to rebound under new leadership.

April 29, 2014 | By Andrew Hirsh Special to the Courier | Sports


Golf tourney in Pembroke May 17

The Pembroke Lodge No. 469 F&AM's second annual Golf Tournament is May 17. Registration is at noon and there will be shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served after the tournament.

April 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Soldier to throw ball for Sand Gnats

The Third Infantry Division 2013 soldier of the year, Spc. April Walters, will throw out the first pitch of the Savannah Sand Gnats opening day game on Thursday at Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E Victory Dr. in Savannah.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Everything you want to know about GSU spring practice

Georgia Southern football began Tuesday with the first week of spring practice.

March 27, 2014 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Bradwell boys stay unbeaten

Bradwell Institute's soccer teams had a split with Calvary Day on Tuesday at Olvey Field. The girls lost, 6-0, but the Tiger boys won, 5-1, to start the season 2-0. At Liberty County on Tuesday, the Lady Panthers topped Toombs County, 2-0, for their first win of the season.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty to host state playoff game

Two points separated the Region 3-AAAA champion from the second-place team. Unfortunately for fans of Liberty County High School boys' basketball, that advantage went in Glenn Hills' favor.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Community celebrates Raekwon McMillan Day

Members of the community gathered at the Liberty Performing Arts Center Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of Liberty County High School senior Raekwon McMillan, who has committed to play football for Ohio State University.

December 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Sports


Liberty winless in first 2 at Classic

The first time Liberty played Brunswick a month ago, the Panthers lost by only a bucket. Thursday's game, during Liberty's opener at Statesboro High School's annual Christmas tournament, was decidedly different.

December 30, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tide players recognized at banquet

Lady Tide softball players were recognized at the recent Long County High School Fall Sports Banquet.

December 30, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Eagles begin search for new coach

Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU officials held a press conference to address the coaching search Tuesday at Paulson Stadium's Bishop Field House.

December 27, 2013 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


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Brown signs with Israeli team

Former Liberty County High School boys' basketball player Rion Brown has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel, according to tweets from his agent and the Palm Beach Post.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Tigers busy as season approaches

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill took his players back to his alma mater last week for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp at Georgia Southern University.

July 23, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


McRae makes summer camp second team

Safe to say that Liberty County left its imprint on this year's NBA's Vegas Summer Camp, thanks to two of its native sons.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Braves are in for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 22, 2014 | By Mike Anthony Guest columnist | Sports


Brown, Hornets down Pelicans

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown scored 16 points Thursday, helping the Charlotte Hornets win their second straight Samsung NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae appears OK after injury

It appears that former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae was not badly injured last Tuesday, as he was placed back in action in the 76ers' summer-league game against the Bulls late Thursday night.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Angels star bats at Savannah school

SAVANNAH - First a bishop, now an Angel. Special guests keep coming to Savannah's only Catholic, all-male military high school.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae suffers sprained ankle in loss

LAS VEGAS ­- Midway native Jordan McRae led Philadelphia with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting Tuesday, but suffered a sprained left ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Samsung NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Milton-Jones’ season ends with injury

ATLANTA - Riceboro native and Atlanta Dream forward Delisha Milton-Jones will miss the remainder of the 2014 WNBA season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon, the team announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Bradwell Lady Tigers Softball Conditioning and Try-outs

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae shining in summer league

Midway native Jordan McRae has garnered attention as he tries to nail down a spot with the Philadelphia 76ers.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Milton-Jones back in Ga.

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones was acquired last week by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream in a mid-season trade with the New York Liberty, the Dream announced.

July 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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