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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


GHSA rule change draws 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.

May 30, 2015 | By Horace Holloman For the Coastal Courier | Sports


Eagles out of Sun Belt tourney, end at 30-27

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game 5 of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament May 21 at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 28, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


RH alumn starting College World Series

No. 4 Auburn earned the program's first trip to the softball College World Series by sweeping a best-of-three Super Regional series from No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend in Auburn, Alabama, according to auburntigers.com.

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan makes ‘emerging linebacker’ list

Sports on Earth writer Matt Brown published his pick for the top-25 linebackers entering the 2015 season, and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the cut.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Pelton shines at big event

Former Long County High School student Cassandra Pelton continued her dominance on the archery range at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship from May 14-17 in Newberry, Florida.

May 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty soccer players make All-Region

Several Liberty County High School players were named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team, according to Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former local athletes prep at West Alabama

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football players Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas and LaBaron Anthony, respectively, wrapped up spring practice at the University of West Alabama with the team's recent spring game in Livingston, Alabama.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles eliminated from Sun Belt tourney

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game five of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 27, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


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Rebels play well in North Carolina tournament

An overtime loss prevented the St. James Coastal Crew 12U Rebels basketball team from playing in the championship last weekend at a tournament in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

July 06, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


All*Stars learn at Duke BB camp

Six Scott's All*stars' basketball players participated in a recent Duke University basketball camp.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Georgia Games cycling championships set for July 11

MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games Cycling Championships road race will take place July 11. The criterium and time trials will follow on July 12.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Eagles named All-Sun Belt

STATESBORO - Eight Georgia Southern football student-athletes have been named preseason All-Sun Belt by Athlon Sports, and the Eagles have been picked second in the conference by the publication.

July 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


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.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


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.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


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.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI football players selling discount cards

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

June 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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.

June 30, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


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.

June 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Panthers show promise during summer drills

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

June 29, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Baseball academy in Long County

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

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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