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Fielding dreams

Lady Tigers softball is gearing up for the new season by starting tryouts at James Brown Park. Coach Jeff Eastlake expects four varsity players to return and hopes a few junior varsity players will be able to step it up to the next level. But, he knows that he faces a challenge, as a majority of the players will be freshman.

August 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


McGowan misses win, Devil Rays rally late

Dustin McGowan pitched six solid innings and looked like he would pick up his third win in a row this past Monday. But a late rally by Tampa Bay cost the right-hander the win, as Toronto lost 5-4.

August 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ready for some GSU football?

Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher and his staff are making final preparations for Saturday, the day when 90 players report to fall camp.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | Sports


Column: Give us a sporting chance

Where are today's athletes taking us sports fans?

August 18, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Hammerheads prove fierce

The Liberty County Recreation Department sent their largest state team to competition in Tifton for the 2007 GRPA State Swimming Championships.

August 16, 2007 | Submitted | Sports


Cheerleader takes to the air

A Long County High School cheerleader has given credence to the idea that tenacity and hard work does pay off for those who earn it.

August 16, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Sports


Results from YMCA swim championship

The Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA hosted the 2007 summer championship swim meet Saturday and many local swimmers came out on top. Here are the final local results:

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


When it rains, it pours

After a torrential rainfall, the Hinesville Hurricanes and the Savannah Warriors took to the soaked field at Lewis Frasier Middle School and battled it out to the bitter end of the fourth quarter.

August 16, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Braves acquire Teixeira

ATLANTA (AP) - Mark Teixeira found himself in a pennant race Tuesday, when the Atlanta Braves finalized a seven-player trade to acquire him from the Texas Rangers.

August 15, 2007 | By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer | Sports


Swimming with the big boys

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Players impress coaches at Softball World Series

LUDOWICI - Six local girls recently took part in the Girls Softball World Series in Savannah. Joining six other girls from Chatham County, they were members of the 16-and-under Savannah Indians, who placed sixth in the event.

August 14, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Fall brings LCRD swimming, tennis

The Liberty County Recreation Department will host adult swim lessons Aug. 6-16, Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Register at the LCRD. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 876-5359.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Sports


Vick co-defendant pleads guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges

RICHMOND, Va - One of Michael Vick's co-defendants pleaded guilty Monday to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges and agreed to fully cooperate with the government in its prosecution of the Atlanta Falcons star and two other men.

August 14, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell Associated Press Writer | Sports


McGowan hurls back-to-back wins

Dustin McGowan picked up his seventh win of the season Tuesday, as Toronto slammed the Minnesota Twins 7-0.

August 14, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tourney for fun, golf, education

The third annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off Saturday morning and planners are expecting another year of great golf and fundraising for scholarships to be awarded to local students.

August 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Sports


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Blue Tide have many pieces in place for 2015

The Long County football team fell to Benedictine Military School, 62-15, Friday in Savannah, ending the season with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Region 2-AA.

November 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty runnners battle tough course at state meet

The elevation and course made it tough for the Liberty County High School cross-country team at the GHSA AAAA state meet Saturday at Carrollton.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Tide softball team holds awards banquet

The Long County High School softball team held their annual awards banquet last Thursday at Sybil's in Jesup.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Holds on to Beat Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Eagle junior safety Matt Dobson picked off Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones in the end zone and returned it a school-record 102 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the third quarter, and it proved to be the game-winning points, lifting Georgia Southern to a 28-25 victory over Texas State at Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon. Georgia Southern improved to 8-2 overall and remained undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference at 7-0.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Dobson Named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Junior safety Matt Dobson, who returned an interception 100+ yards for a touchdown in the Georgia Southern win over Texas State, was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week. From Monticello, Fla., the two-year starter broke both the Georgia Southern and Sun Belt record for longest interception return with his 100-yard play, the previous records were 98 and 99 yards, respectively. Dobson, one of only three players to accomplish this feat in the FBS this season, becomes the first Eagle to be named a Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS beats Richmond Hill Wildcats, 44-22

Liberty County High School shut down Richmond Hill High School's running game Friday night and capitalized on several turnovers to beat the Wildcats, 44-22, at Donell Woods Stadium.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trojans shut out BI in Douglas

The Bradwell Institute Tigers were no match for the Coffee County Trojans and were shutout, 42-0, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest Friday in Douglas, marking the end of BI's first 0-10 season since 1954.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tide fall to Cadets

The Long County High School football team traveled on Friday to Savannah, where they took on the fourth-ranked Benedictine Military School in the Tide's last game of the season.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


FPCA falls in first playoff game

Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.

November 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger track team plans to host a 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team is hosting its first annual Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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