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Hinesville Gators to hold tryouts

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Beck reflects on major-league debut

Last Thursday, former Georgia Southern pitcher Chris Beck lived out an experience that thousands can only dream about.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Time, network set for Eagles’ opener vs. WVU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will open its second season of Football Bowl Subdivision play under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown as the Eagles take on West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wolfes, Lippett each receive postseason recognition

Georgia Southern men's golfer Scott Wolfes has been named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team, earning the honor for the second time in his career, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Graham’s coaching career comes to end

Earlier this year, Liberty County High School varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham announced he was stepping down from his teaching position. However, he hoped he would be able to stay on as a coach in some capacity. After all, he has

June 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


GHSA rule changes draw mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

June 01, 2015 | By Horace Holloman Special to the Courier | Sports


Long County holds awards banquet

The Long County High School track-and-field team held its annual awards banquet May 15 at the Golden Corral in Jesup.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Marauders teams take second places in tourney

Liberty County's traveling baseball program, the Marauders, claimed two second-place honors at the Georgia Games Tournament May 16-17 at the Guy Minik Sports Complex in Savannah.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Walthour named to post at Georgia Tech

Former Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech point guard Metra Walthour has been named the assistant director of women's basketball operations at Georgia Tech, according to a news release on ramblinwreck.com.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Byington inks contract extension

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Mark Byington has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season following the Eagles' runner-up finish in the Sun Belt regular season and a trip to the Sun Belt Championship Game, according to gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GSU teams making the grade in classroom

STATESBORO - Nine of Georgia Southern University's 16 athletic programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the 2013-14 academic year, and nearly all programs showed an increase in their score from the previous report, according to a news release on gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GHSA rule change draws mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 30, 2015 | By Horace Holloman For the Coastal Courier | Sports


Eagles out of Sun Belt tourney, end at 30-27

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game 5 of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament May 21 at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 28, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


RH alumn starting College World Series

No. 4 Auburn earned the program's first trip to the softball College World Series by sweeping a best-of-three Super Regional series from No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend in Auburn, Alabama, according to auburntigers.com.

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan makes ‘emerging linebacker’ list

Sports on Earth writer Matt Brown published his pick for the top-25 linebackers entering the 2015 season, and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the cut.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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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


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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


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

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

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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