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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


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


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Eagles getting in their kicks after recent struggles

The kicking game has been an adventure at Georgia Southern for the last two years.

August 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Tuesday Night Open League

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Chapman claims bronze

Former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman earned a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the eighth annual North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championship in Athletics event last weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McMillan loses stripe — and it’s a good thing

Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BI’s Johnson honored for perfect attendance

Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Two things GSU better be good at in Sun Belt

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offering variety of fall programs

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Georgia Southern receivers more than just blockers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


John suffers ankle injury in Colts preseason opener

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John sustained an ankle injury in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener against the Jets Thursday night. The Colts lost 13-10.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long Commission salutes young ball players

The Long County Commission Tuesday recognized the Long County 10-and-under All-Star baseball team for winning the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C championship. The boys won the title last month by defeating Putnam County 14-0 in the championship game.

August 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles ushering in new era

STATESBORO - The beginning of an era for Georgia Southern begins with two events for the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 6 as GSU will recognize its unprecedented six national championships and the game ball will be delivered by parachute drop by the Golden Knights.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Rotary Club to host fishing tournament

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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