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Two Eagles games to be on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 13, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles coach focused, Dawgs have high hopes

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


GSU players earn postseason honors

STATESBORO - Evan Challenger and Aaron Mizell were named to the College Sports Madness' All-Sun Belt Conference First Team.

June 11, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


McRae camp offers advanced training

Professional basketball player Jordan McRae was back home in Midway last weekend, offering professional training tips to the next generation of hopeful hoops players.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County HS hosts kids’ football camp

It wasn't too many years ago that a young player looked like he was going to show some promise during a kids' football camp put on by the Liberty County High School football team.

June 10, 2015 | John Wood Special to the Courier | Sports


FPCA alumnus Lovelady playing in summer league

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady is playing summer-league baseball for the New England Collegiate League's Ocean State Waves, according to the team's website.

June 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to All-Region 2-AA team

Long County High School was well-represented on this year's All-Region 2-AA girls' soccer team.

June 10, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles set for two games on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two Eagles honored

STATESBORO - Evan Challenger and Aaron Mizell were named to the College Sports Madness' All-Sun Belt Conference First Team.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Fritz staying focused; Dawgs’ hopes high

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tiger basketball camp sets foundation

Bradwell Institute basketball coach Rhett Hellgren scanned the basketball gym as players participate in various drills during his first annual Tiger basketball camp.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars players, coaches get their rings

Scott's All*Stars' freshman players and coaches received their championship rings for winning the 5A and 3A championships May 30 during a ceremony held at Jenkins High.

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Long County event benefits area liver transplant recipient

The annual Fishin' for a Cure Pan Fish Tournament was held recently at Nobles Cabin in Long Cabin.

June 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Milton-Jones on Dream roster, doesn’t play in opener

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones was on the roster for the Atlanta Dream's WNBA season opener Friday night in Madison Square Garden against the New York Liberty, but she did not play, according to wnba.com.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Lambert headed to UGA

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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Former GSU baseball players move up in minors

STATESBORO - Two former Georgia Southern baseball players were promoted last week.

June 25, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Rec department has fun available

The Liberty County Recreation Department has many ways for area residents to have a little fun and cool off during the summer heat.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Summer splashing is frequent at new water park

A new area water park is already a hit less than a month after it opened.

June 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports Briefs

Blue Tide baseball golf fundraiser planned

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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


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