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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.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


‘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.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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.

June 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New track club earns medals

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

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Baseball camp set

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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.

June 19, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

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

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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Eagles tickets on sale, Fan Fest coming

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern ticket office and Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced this week that football season tickets for the 2015 campaign have exceeded ...

August 02, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Midnight Madness in Ludowici

The Long County High School football team got a jump on all of the other teams in the state by holding its first full-contact practice ...

August 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


GSU QB named to Manning Award watch list

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison has been named to the Manning Award watch list, announced July 23 by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

July 31, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Bulldogs to turn to backs this season

MACON - The heat of fall camp for the Georgia Bulldogs football team may not be a direct byproduct of the competition for the starting quarterback ...

July 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Sports


Coaches, players gather for media event

WAYCROSS - High-school football coaches from around southeast Georgia were at the Historic Rail Head Depot on Saturday to meet with media and fans before teams ...

July 29, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Blue Tide Kick-Off Celebration is Friday

When new Long County High School head football coach Eric McNair took over the program, he said he was excited about the new season beginning.

July 29, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Middle Georgia State coach runs soccer camp in Hinesville

Middle Georgia State University head soccer coach Vinny Gill hosted a camp last week at Hinesville's Brown Park.

July 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet Friday

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Men’s hoops team heads to Costa Rica

Fresh off of a surprising season that saw it get a win away from the NCAA tournament, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team is ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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 open softball regular season 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 ...

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


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