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Georgia Southern receivers more than just blockers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


John suffers ankle injury in Colts preseason opener

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John sustained an ankle injury in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener against the Jets Thursday night. The Colts lost 13-10.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long Commission salutes young ball players

The Long County Commission Tuesday recognized the Long County 10-and-under All-Star baseball team for winning the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C championship. The boys won the title last month by defeating Putnam County 14-0 in the championship game.

August 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eagles ushering in new era

STATESBORO - The beginning of an era for Georgia Southern begins with two events for the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 6 as GSU will recognize its unprecedented six national championships and the game ball will be delivered by parachute drop by the Golden Knights.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Sports briefs

Rotary Club to host fishing tournament

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Thornton reinstated to Wolfpack

Liberty County High School alum Shadrach Thornton has been fully reinstated to the North Carolina State football team after being suspended, according to published reports.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide win scrimmage against Brunswick

The Long County High School softball team claimed a 6-5 win over Brunswick in a scrimmage Tuesday at Ludowici.

August 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Play, academics honored at annual tournament

The 10th annual Henry "Hank" White golf tournament was held Aug. 2 at Cherokee Rose Country Club, with both good golf and academic achievements honored.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

5-K Run set for Saturday in Ludowici

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Thomas honored for Valley League play

Georgia Southern outfielder Hunter Thomas was named to the Valley Baseball League all-league second team as announced by the summer collegiate-baseball league.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


John opens at third string on Colts’ chart

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John listed as third string at left tackle in the recently released first draft of the Indianapolis Colts' depth chart, according to a news release on the team's website.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan makes the Champions’ Club, reps with veterans

Reports posted on toledoblade.com and cleveland.com say freshman Ohio State Buckeye and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the team's Champions' Club, which is reserved for Buckeyes who have their on-field and off-field lives in order.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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Crosstown rivalry resumes tonight

The big football clash pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers will kick off at 7:30 tonight at Olvey Field.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County opens vs. Tattnall

The Long County High School football team plays its first regular-season game of 2014 tonight by hosting Tattnall County.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger Touchdown Club hires new game announcer

The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop second region game

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide shut out by Vidalia at home

The Long County High School softball team fell to Vidalia, 7-0, Tuesday in Ludowici.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


John on Colts’ IR; Thornton, McMillan set for season debuts

Each National Football League team had to cut their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and, as indicated in earlier news reports, the Indianapolis Colts placed rookie lineman and Hinesville native Ulrick John on their injured-reserve list.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Single GSU Eagle tickets now on sale

Individual tickets for Georgia Southern's five games at Paulson Stadium are now on sale with the ability to order in advance online at GSEagles.com/tickets. Single-game tickets may also be purchased in person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in the Cowart Building at 203 Lanier Drive or by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


New era for Sun Belt, new world for Eagles

It's a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it's a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

August 28, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sports briefs

Annual Albert Nelson Golf Tournament set

August 27, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Spikers want to make statement

Georgia Southern volleyball coach Dustin Wood likes the opportunity in front of the Eagles, and it's not because they're in the Sun Belt.

August 27, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Merson earns GSU’s first Sun Belt honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern goalkeeper Katie Merson has earned the Eagles' first Sun Belt Conference award when she was named the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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