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Ghosts of GSU offenses past came to life in Raleigh

There were several moments that old-school Georgia Southern fans must've smiled Saturday when Willie Fritz's Georgia Southern Eagles played North Carolina State.

September 05, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Sunbury 5K set

September 05, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Panthers, Tigers show positive signs

Liberty County eked out a 10-9 win over Bradwell on Friday at Olvey Field in a game filled with mistakes and penalties. But there were some positives for both squads.

September 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide play well, but fall to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell to Tattnall County, 23-14, on Friday in Ludowici.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


’Landers lose to Briarwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy fell to 0-2 Friday by losing to Briarwood Academy, 52-20, in Warrenton.

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Lady Tide drop third in a row

The Long County High School softball team's skid continued Thursday as the Lady Tide fell to Bacon County, 1-0, for their third loss in a row.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


BI shut out by Mustangs

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the South Effingham Lady Mustangs, 11-0, in three innings Thursday in Springfield.

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Eagles fall short at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. - Georgia Southern's Kevin Ellison fumbled on the 1-yard line trying to score a touchdown that would have put the game away, and N.C. State scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 6:55 to beat the Eagles, 24-23, on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.

September 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Notebook: Miscues cost GSU in season opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - After Kevin Ellison fumbled on the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter Saturday against N.C. State - a play that resulted in a 99-yard touchdown drive and a momentum swing that led to a 24-23 win for the Wolfpack - Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz didn't want to challenge the ruling.

September 03, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon set

September 03, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Long County falls to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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Highlanders call game at half time

Anyone who follows the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders knows the team is willing to fight to the finish.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers fall in homecoming game

Homecoming night was a tough one for Bradwell Institute as the Tigers fell to Glynn Academy, 37-6, on Friday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest at Olvey Field.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Eagles’ Football Game at New Mexico State to Air on SportSouth

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In an agreement between the New Mexico State and Georgia Southern Athletic Departments, Saturday's Sun Belt Conference Football game between the two schools will be aired on SportSouth. Kickoff for the game at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M., is set for 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

October 03, 2014 | Rosemary Carter GSU media relations | Sports


Lade Tide advance to second round of region playoffs

Long County High School's Lady Blue Tide softball team won the first two of their best of three series against St. Vincent's Academy Thursday at home during their region playoffs games. The victories meant the girls advance to the second round of the Region 2-AA playoffs and guarantees the Lady Tide a spot in the state tournament.

October 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Eagles go west for battle of Sun Belt unbeatens

It's week six of the college football season, and there's still six Sun Belt Conference teams without a conference loss.

October 02, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Lady Tigers lose tight game in Richmond Hill

Bradwell Institute's softball team kept fighting, but the Richmond Hill girls edged out a 4-2 win in the final regular season and Region 3-AAAAA game for the Lady Tigers.

October 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators stifle the Tigers run game

It definitely wasn't the passing game that helped Ware County beat Bradwell Institute, 33-0, last Friday in Waycross.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders look to keep moving forward

There is only one way to top winning the first football game in program history - win the next game.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Raiders, face Vidalia for homecoming

Heading into this week's homecoming activities, the Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, last Friday in Alma.

September 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former prep players doing well at West Alabama

Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers take loss into bye week

After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall in Statesboro

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Fritz bucking trends at GSU

There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.

September 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ellison Earns Second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


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