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Lifter hoping to medal at Junior Olympics

Many competitive weight lifters dream of standing on podiums and having gold medals placed around their necks.

June 27, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Hurricane warning tonight

It's time for some tailgating fun at Long Bell Stadium as the Hinesville Hurricanes kick off their summer semipro football season at 7 p.m. tonight when they host the Tri-County Panthers.

June 24, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Irish eyes smile on Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As bagpipes wailed outside from the parade a block down the street, Tanni Embric scrambled to keep up behind the bar with four growing lines of gaudy green St. Patrick's Day revelers thirsty for cold beer - with nearly an hour to go before lunchtime.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


DoD readies for possible aid to Japan

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 - Though the Japanese government has not yet requested help in dealing with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit early this morning near the coast of Honshu, U.S. forces are being readied in case such a request comes, a Defense Department spokeswoman said here today.

March 11, 2011 | By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service | Sports


Sentence reform measure gaining steam

ATLANTA - Tough criminal sentencing laws that have left Georgia's prisons bursting at the seams and taxpayers footing a costly bill could be getting an overhaul.

February 17, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Islands High School no match for Lady Tigers

Islands High is having a tough time in its first year in tough Region 3-AAAAA. It didn't get any easier for the Lady Sharks on Tuesday in Hinesville, as they fell to region leader Bradwell Institute 81-4.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


BI wins first against new Sharks team

In a battle between two basketball programs looking for their first win of the season - and in Islands High's case, first win ever - Bradwell Institute beat the Sharks 85-23 on Tuesday at BI.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Pirates clip LCHS Panthers

Liberty County High School coach Willie Graham isn't sure why his Panthers dropped a 56-51 home game to Brunswick on Tuesday night.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Lady Pirates snag win from Lady Panthers

Liberty County High School girls coach Carolyn Kelly must feel, at times, like she's starring in the movie "Groundhog Day." Her team often starts to play good basketball, only to have mental errors from past games show up again.

January 14, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Highlanders beat Blazers 72-66 in 2nd meeting

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Highlander basketball team and the Bethesda Blazers still battle on the hardwood as if they were fighting for another state title. But this season the school's are in different classifications, taking a bit of the pressure off both teams but not the game's intensity. On Friday night the Highlanders managed to stay ahead for a 72-66 win at home in their second meeting to date.

January 14, 2011 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Sports


Saints visit Long County tonight, Appling comes to town Saturday

The Long County High School Lady Tide is back in action tonight against St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

January 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Blue Tide player on Warriors team

Former Blue Tide basketball and football standout Ricky Rivera was back in the area and on the hard court Saturday. Rivera, a guard with the Middle Georgia College basketball team, was in Brunswick where the Warriors took on the College of Coastal Georgia. The Warriors had to overcome a 10-point deficit at the half to pull out a tough 68-62 win over the Mariners. Though Rivera didn't put up any points in the game, he pulled down four defensive rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

January 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


LCHS Panthers stage comeback in final minute

A regulation basketball game is 32 minutes long. It took every one of those 32 minutes Saturday night for the Liberty County boys to beat visiting McIntosh County Academy 56-51.

January 12, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Yellow Jackets sweep both Long boys and girls

Saturday wasn't a good day for the Long County High School basketball program, as both the Blue Tide and the lady Tide lost to rival Wayne County High School in Jesup.

January 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McIntosh takes girls game in final seconds

Errors plagued the Liberty Panther girls as they fell to McIntosh County Academy 60-58 at home Saturday night in a game that came down to the final ticks of the clock.

January 12, 2011 | John Wood Correspondent | Sports


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Home-school Faith Baptist grad to play volleyball with CCGA

College of Coastal Georgia head volleyball coach Jeff Huebner has announced Samantha Brannen, a home-school graduate of Faith Baptist Christian Academy of Ludowici, has committed to play for the Mariners this upcoming season.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier sports@coastalcourier.com | Sports


Next step a big one for Brown

One of the things that sticks out about Tel Aviv, Israel, to Rion Brown is its weather.

July 28, 2014 | By Brent Zell | Sports


Panthers focus on 2014 campaign

This past season was important for the Liberty County Panthers.

July 28, 2014 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


YMCA starting boxing class

Registration is open for the YMCA's new boxing class.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Y swim team takes third place

The Effingham YMCA repeated as champion of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia Championship Swim Meet, held July 19 at the Hinesville YMCA.

July 26, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


New region, new focus for Lady Tigers

Bradwell Institute softball head coach Sharyll Eastlake more than understands the task that lies ahead for her team as the Tigers enter a new region for the 2014 season.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


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


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


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