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Man wins SUV with hole-in-one at tourney

"It felt like a miracle," Liberty County resident Leroy Strickland said, referring to the hole-in-one that landed him a 2007 Suzuki on Saturday.

September 29, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


GSU retires Russell legacy

Georgia Southern University unveiled the addition of coach Erk Russell's name and his team's championship years to the two retired jerseys at Paulson Stadium at halftime of Saturday's game vs. West Georgia.

September 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tide 2-0 in thriller ending

Two and 0, that sounds pretty good to Coach Kyle Wilson, and his Long County Blue Tide football team. The team is undefeated, but they barely were able to escape with a win Friday, as they won a nail-biter 41-40 over the Bryan County Redskins.

September 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide recognize youth

Long County youth football players and cheerleaders came out to be recognized Friday at the Long County Blue Tide football game. Before the game, all the kid teams lined up as the high school team ran by giving them a "high five." All the kids got a free admittance to the game. The kids were on the field as the high school teams warmed up, and each team and their head coach was recognized over the loud speaker.

September 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Lady Panthers having record season

The Lady Panthers played three games in the last week with only one loss and a new season record. The Panthers are 8-3 for the season and 2-0 in region play as they annihilated the Hephzibah Rebels in a double-header regional game on Saturday.

September 27, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Lady Tigers lose to Groves

The Lady tigers of Bradwell took to the softball field on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and split the games against two tough opponents by losing to the Lady Groves Rebels and defeating the Lady Knights of Windsor Forest.

September 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Blue Tide squeaks pass Bryan County

September 25, 2007 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tides lose in 9th

The Long County Blue Tide softball team lost a tough 2-1 game to the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets this past Thursday.

September 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


McGowan gets 10th win as Blue Jays fight for playoff

The Toronto Blue Jays won 7-3 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Friday night, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

September 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tigers lose to Bears 24-14

The sixth-rated Griffin Bears stepped onto Olvey field looking to repeat their 48-0 shutout performance from last season against the Bradwell Tigers.

September 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers split double header

The Lady Panthers traveled to Wayne County to face the Yellow Jackets Tuesday afternoon for a double header. The first game was a nail biter for the Panthers who were trailing the Yellow Jackets 7-3 in the fifth inning. The Panthers started Cassie Standard on the mound but switched to Jacklyn Gonzales who recently moved up from the JV squad. It was all Yellow Jackets until late in the seventh inning when suddenly the Lady Panthers bats were on fire. After the yellow Jackets walked three players on base, Ashley McRae hit a triple starting the scoring drive and the ...

September 25, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


Bradwell edged out, Long does the edging

The Bradwell Tigers fought hard, but the Griffin Bears took them by two touchdowns Friday night.

September 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Barham in learning mode for GSU

It didn't take a brain surgeon to realize Liberty County High School stand out Cornelius Barham was a good football player. After all, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound defensive end was a leader for the Panthers on and off the football field during his four years at LCHS.

September 22, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Sports


GSU opens season tomorrow

STATESBORO - The taste, Marcelo Estrada thought, was gone forever. Now, its back.

September 22, 2007 | By Mike Brown Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell opens with military appreciation night

The Bradwell Tigers take to their home field tonight as they face the Griffin Bears.

September 22, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Sports


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Buckeyes, McMillan ready for big game

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will play Monday night for the College Bowl Football Series National Title. The Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the finals and will face the Oregon Ducks. Both teams are 13-1.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA, David Emanuel split region opener

The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.

January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


McRae named player of the month for December

Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Highlanders named to All-Region Team

The 2014 First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team made history by earning the program's first two wins and having several players named to the All-Region Team this past season.

January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


FPCA swim-a-thon to generate funds

Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.

January 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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