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Marauders teams take second places in tourney

Liberty County's traveling baseball program, the Marauders, claimed two second-place honors at the Georgia Games Tournament May 16-17 at the Guy Minik Sports Complex in Savannah.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Walthour named to post at Georgia Tech

Former Liberty County High School and Georgia Tech point guard Metra Walthour has been named the assistant director of women's basketball operations at Georgia Tech, according to a news release on ramblinwreck.com.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Byington inks contract extension

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Mark Byington has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season following the Eagles' runner-up finish in the Sun Belt regular season and a trip to the Sun Belt Championship Game, according to gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GSU teams making the grade in classroom

STATESBORO - Nine of Georgia Southern University's 16 athletic programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the 2013-14 academic year, and nearly all programs showed an increase in their score from the previous report, according to a news release on gseagles.com.

June 01, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


GHSA rule change draws mixed reviews

In just three short years, high-school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 30, 2015 | By Horace Holloman For the Coastal Courier | Sports


Eagles out of Sun Belt tourney, end at 30-27

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game 5 of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament May 21 at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 28, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


RH alumn starting College World Series

No. 4 Auburn earned the program's first trip to the softball College World Series by sweeping a best-of-three Super Regional series from No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend in Auburn, Alabama, according to auburntigers.com.

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McMillan makes ‘emerging linebacker’ list

Sports on Earth writer Matt Brown published his pick for the top-25 linebackers entering the 2015 season, and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the cut.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Pelton shines at big event

Former Long County High School student Cassandra Pelton continued her dominance on the archery range at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship from May 14-17 in Newberry, Florida.

May 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty soccer players make All-Region

Several Liberty County High School players were named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team, according to Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former local athletes prep at West Alabama

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football players Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas and LaBaron Anthony, respectively, wrapped up spring practice at the University of West Alabama with the team's recent spring game in Livingston, Alabama.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles eliminated from Sun Belt tourney

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game five of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 27, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


Sand Gnats leaving Savannah for South Carolina

The Savannah Sand Gnats minor-league baseball team will move to Columbia, South Carolina, following the current baseball season, according to a news release on the team's website Thursday.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Still living the Dream

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones has re-signed with the Atlanta Dream, according to a news release issued by the WNBA franchise.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCHS sprinter signs with SSU

Lady Panther sprinter Destiny Hall signed a letter of intent Friday to run track for Savannah State University at the high school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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Articles by Section - 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


McRae camp offers advanced training

Professional basketball player Jordan McRae was back home in Midway last weekend, offering professional training tips to the next generation of hopeful hoops players.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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