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Ford Plantation unveils redesigned course

Not every golf course gets designed by Pete Dye. Probably even fewer get redesigned by a Hall of Famer.

November 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned course

Not every golf course gets designed by Pete Dye. Probably even fewer get redesigned by a Hall of Famer.

November 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Panthers head into post season at Griffin

The Liberty County football team starts postseason play Friday at Griffin.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship

The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship on Nov. 8 at Mercer University in Macon.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers hit the hardwood Friday

The high-school basketball season kicks into gear Friday with crosstown rivals Liberty County and Bradwell Institute going head to head at Bradwell.

November 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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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Fourth annual Watkins flag-football tourney set

The fourth annual Joe Watkins Memorial Scholarship Flag Football Tournament has been set for Dec. 20 on the soccer fields at James Brown Park in Hinesville.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


This team will be remembered for a long time

There wasn't a whole lot that was pretty about the Georgia Southern Eagles in their final game of the 2014 season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Anthony Special to the Courier | Sports


Murphy to headline banquet

STATESBORO - Atlanta Braves legend and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker at the annual Evening with the All-Stars banquet Friday, Jan. 30 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Fundraising bowling tournament set

December 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Meet this year’s local hall of fame inductees

Four athletes will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The annual sports awards banquet is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Club Stewart.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers, Panther boys celebrate victories

Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell on Nov. 22 for a basketball rematch of games played just a week earlier. The results came out the same, though, with the Lady Tigers striking in the fourth quarter for a 43-35 win. The Liberty boys then beat the Bradwell boys, 63-42.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Panther football team wins grant from Falcons

According to Liberty County High School football coach Kirk Warner, the Panther football team has won a grant from the Atlanta Falcons.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Tide star still plays in ABA

Former Long County High basketball player Nate Gooding still is hooping it up in the American Basketball Association.

December 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Colonels Island site of Bluff Creek’s fall show

The 15th annual Bluff Creek Stables Fall Horse Show, held Oct. 25 on Colonels Island, drew the top barns and competitors in Southeast Georgia.

November 24, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Sports


Thornton, Wolfpack clinch bowl eligibility

North Carolina State University's Wolfpack football team, which features former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton, became eligible for a bowl game after beating Wake Forest, 42-13, on Nov. 15.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Former Panther impresses as freshman

Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan is living up to everyone's expectations so far as an Ohio State Buckeye

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Fun is the key to maintaining long-term fitness

Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andre Weil gave a lecture on longevity, fitness, lifestyle changes and the current state of the nation's health-care system on Nov. 15 at the Trustees Theater in Savannah. The lecture was sponsored by Gulfstream as part of the company's "Live Well/Be Well" series for their employees and the general public.

November 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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