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Yellow Jackets receive 20 letters of intent

ATLANTA- Georgia Tech first-year head coach Paul Johnson announced Wednesday the signing of 20 highly-touted high school seniors to national letters of intent, including eight from Georgia.

February 22, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Men Tide wraps up season with victory as Ladies lose to Brantley

Ladies lose to Brantley County

February 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Local Lady Pirate sets record

Kaneetha Gordon, a former Liberty County Lady Panther who now plays for the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates, set a record when the senior became AASU's new rebounding leader with 964 career boards during their hard loss to North Georgia on Jan. 21.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Georgia Southern Football Receives 36 Commitments

STATESBORO- Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher announced the Eagle Football program received 36 signed commitments for 2008. The announcement came during Wednesday's press conference in the Parrish Football Center.

February 22, 2008 | By Patrick Osterman GSU AD Media Relations | Sports


Martial arts helps develop confidence, character, more

The challenges in Tyler Dixon's short life have included included the deployment of his father, Staff Sgt. Michael Dixon, who is expected to return from deployment with the National Guard within weeks.

February 22, 2008 | By Pat Young Special to the Courier | Sports


Tigers split victories at Beach High

The Tigers returned from an away game at Beach High where men clawed a 70-61 victory over the Bulldogs and the ladies dropped the game 47-35, slipping into second and possibly third place in the 3-AAAAA region.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders have one last game before post season

After taking back-to-back victories over David Emanuel Academy (80-55) and Citizens Christian (86-55) last Friday and Saturday, the men's varsity Highlanders are getting a few days off before they face their last regular season opponent, Thomas Jefferson, Friday night.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS recognizes boys at basketball homecoming game

Tuesday, between the girls and boys basketball games, Long County High School crowned the 2008 Homecoming king and princes.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Local McDonalds owner presents plague to nominees

February 21, 2008 | Staff report Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide win streak continues as they down Indians

LUDOWICI - Before a packed house, the Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team picked up their fifth 2-AA Region win in a row over Charlton County 94-70.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Highlanders played 5 games in eight days, win 4 of 5

With a grueling schedule in their 2-AA GISA region, the First Presbyterian Men's varsity Highlanders played one home and four away games in the last eight days. Not to be left behind the Lady Highlander and junior varsity men, along with their first C-Team (middle school) played and traveled for some hoops action.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers have one game left in regular season

The Panthers play their final game of the regular season Friday night when they travel to face South Effingham.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers earn first-round byes in playoffs

With the hoops season winding down, the Liberty County Panthers are just waiting to see what happens in the rest of their region and sub region to see who they draw in the post season.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dramatic end at the Tigers Den

The seniors lined up for flowers and photographs during Bradwell's basketball homecoming game Friday night. But the sparks and fireworks came on the court in a climatic men's game and one-point, at-the-buzzer victory over Windsor Forest (60-59).

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


AAU Coastal Crew Rebels stressing education first

The high school basketball season is approaching the playoffs and soon many players will seek out the traveling teams and summer leagues. But school won't be out for the summer if you plan to play for the AAU Coastal Crew Rebels.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McMillan picked for top-50 list; LeCounte shines at camp

The Northeast Ohio Media Group is counting down its top 50 picks of Big Ten Conference football players, and former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan made the list at No. 36.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chapman places 3rd at nationals

Former Bradwell Institute and current senior University of Georgia Lady Bulldog heptathlete Quintunya Chapman placed third in the NCAA National Championship Tournament held June

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports brief

Long County Blue Tide baseball fundraiser

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Scott’s All*Stars give scholarships

The Scott's All*Stars basketball program recently awarded two Marcus Scott/Canzola Scott $500 scholarships.

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Blue Tide players earn All 2-AA honors

Four members of the Long County High School baseball team recently were selected for All-Region 2-AA honors.

June 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Two Eagles drafted by MLB

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior outfielder Aaron Mizell was the second Eagle selected in last week's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft after being taken in the 32nd round by the Houston Astros.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


RH Wildcat pitcher drafted by Cleveland

Chandler Newman was projected to be chosen in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, but wasn't called through its first two days.

June 15, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports


Panther football player competes in Five-Star Camp

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte was among the top 100 players that was invited to the 2015 Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Rec leagues All-Stars

Long County Recreation Department Director Henry Strickland said the 12U midget league boys baseball team was runner-up at the recent Lyons Invitational Tournament.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

SE Georgia Basketball Camp

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles, Bulldogs gearing up

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two Eagles games to be on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 13, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles coach focused, Dawgs have high hopes

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


GSU players earn postseason honors

STATESBORO - Evan Challenger and Aaron Mizell were named to the College Sports Madness' All-Sun Belt Conference First Team.

June 11, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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