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Player expects different life in Israel

Rion Brown's basketball world tour has gone from Liberty County to Miami to Las Vegas - and soon, Israel will be added.

July 25, 2014 | By Brent Zell | Sports


Golf tourney Aug.2 is for scholarships

The 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tennis tourney next month in R. Hill

The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association will hold an adult doubles tennis tournament beginning Aug. 15 at the Richmond Hill High School and Rec Department courts.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eagles ranked 8th in SBC coaches poll

NEW ORLEANS - Sun Belt Conference coaches voted new member Georgia Southern eighth in their 2014 preseason poll released Saturday, according to a news release from the school.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tide players getting into condition

With summer winding down and football season fast approaching, it is crucial for high-school programs to get as much out of the players as possible during their offseason conditioning programs.

July 24, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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


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Single GSU Eagle tickets now on sale

Individual tickets for Georgia Southern's five games at Paulson Stadium are now on sale with the ability to order in advance online at GSEagles.com/tickets. Single-game tickets may also be purchased in person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in the Cowart Building at 203 Lanier Drive or by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


New era for Sun Belt, new world for Eagles

It's a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it's a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

August 28, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Annual Albert Nelson Golf Tournament set

August 27, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Spikers want to make statement

Georgia Southern volleyball coach Dustin Wood likes the opportunity in front of the Eagles, and it's not because they're in the Sun Belt.

August 27, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Merson earns GSU’s first Sun Belt honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern goalkeeper Katie Merson has earned the Eagles' first Sun Belt Conference award when she was named the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide beat Terrors

The Long County High School softball team got back on the winning track Thursday by beating Glynn Academy, 11-4, in Brunswick.

August 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Tickets on sale for Liberty vs. Bradwell

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers fall to Rebels 35-7

Liberty County High School dropped the season opener after a series of miscues, fumbles and interceptions made the game a bit easier for the Effingham County Rebels. The visiting team strolled away with a 35-7 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tonight’s the night for Panthers

The Liberty County football team kicks off its regular season at 7:30 tonight by facing the Effingham County Rebels at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers have one week to prep for season opener

Last Friday, the Bradwell Institute Tigers scrimmaged at Toombs County, with neither team able to get into the end zone.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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