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UGA gymnist not trying to Olympics

ATHENS - Junior Gym Dog and two-time Olympic medalist Courtney Kupets has decided not to make a second run for the 2008 Olympics, Georgia head coach Suzanne Yoculan has announced. Kupets, the NCAA all-around champion as a freshman and sophomore, instead has decided to focus solely on her team goals, her collegiate career and academic future.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


UGA gymnist not trying to Olympics

ATHENS - Junior Gym Dog and two-time Olympic medalist Courtney Kupets has decided not to make a second run for the 2008 Olympics, Georgia head coach Suzanne Yoculan has announced. Kupets, the NCAA all-around champion as a freshman and sophomore, instead has decided to focus solely on her team goals, her collegiate career and academic future.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bulldogs hand Panthers two losses

The Panthers were handed two losses Friday night as the Beach High Bulldogs capitalized on their defense and outshot the men and women's basketball teams. The Panthers fell to 1-2 while the Lady Panthers suffered their first loss of the season and stand at 2-1.

December 20, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


McGowan reflects on pitcher's untimely death

Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Kennedy collapsed this past Friday at around 1:15 a.m., while staying with his wife's parents in Tampa, Fla.

December 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondennt | Sports


FPCA varsity beats Glennville, now 4-1

First Presbyterian Christian Academy had their home opener Monday night against the Lady and Men Minutemen of Glennville Christian Academy.

December 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


A winner among Georgia Tech's losses

It's hard to find something to celebrate after a disappointing loss to your state rival and the firing of your head coach. But for one Hinesville family, it was an honor to celebrate their son's performance for the last four years as a Yellow Jacket.

December 13, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Tide dominates Yellow Jackets, Ladies split

The Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team dominated rival Wayne County this past Saturday and improved their record to 2-0.

December 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondennt | Sports


Panthers look ahead to basketball state finals

The Liberty County Panthers men's basketball season is set to begin with one goal in mind - the state finals.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Playoff-bound Tigers face Valdosta tonight

Another battle of the big cats takes place tonight as the Bradwell Tigers head into hostile Wildcats territory to face Valdosta High. It is the first round of AAAAA playoffs as the number three seed 3-AAAAA Tigers meet the number 2 seed 1-AAAAA Valdosta.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Richt makes sure everyone has a place to go for Thanksgiving

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt wanted to make sure everyone had a place to go on Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers start season at Joe Greene tourney

The Liberty County Panthers started their basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday at the 30th annual Joe Greene Tip-Off Tournament in Savannah.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Glavine talks with Braves about return

ATLANTA -- The Braves held their first formal talks Wednesday in pursuit of 300-game winner Tom Glavine, hoping to lure him back to Atlanta to finish his career.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Tech fires head football coach

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech fired coach Chan Gailey on Monday, two days after his sixth straight loss to rival Georgia ended a disappointing season.

December 11, 2007 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press Sports Writer | Sports


Dog-baying competition draws dogs from all over Southeast

This past weekend, competitors from as far as South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama; and from surrounding Camden, Liberty, Evans, Appling, and Tattnall Counties, all came out to the dog-baying Competition hosted by Ray's Bay Pen.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers aim for great things

I'm expecting great things this season," Lady Panthers Head Coach Carolyn Kelly said. "I'm especially expecting a lot from my only two returning seniors."

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


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Williams named Panthers’ MVP

Liberty County High School football player Jacquez Williams was surprised to learn he was named the Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Panther player of the year for the 2014 season.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders get first win of season

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team is 1-1-1 on the season after thumping Appling Christian, 14-1, Monday at home.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Pace, area riders honored at banquet

Lynn Pace, who owned and operated Dixie Stables Farms in Allenhurst for 45 years, was honored at the American Saddlebred Association of Georgia's annual banquet Feb. 21 in the State Botanical Gardens in Athens.

March 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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