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Thornton placed on NFL Draft watch

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler said former Liberty County High School and current North Carolina State football player Shadrach Thornton is among the team's three top senior NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in the upcoming season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan back in Triple-A

Long County native and veteran Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has been sent to the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A minor-league affiliate for the second time this season.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


‘Voice of the Eagles’ Blair leaving for LSU

Georgia Southern "Voice of the Eagles" and Learfield Sports general manager Chris Blair has accepted a role to become the play-by-play voice of the LSU Tigers following the conclusion of their 2015 football season.

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mitchell put on ESPN prospect list

Liberty County High School Panther standout Davion Mitchell has been selected for ESPN's list of the top 60 basketball recruits for the Class of 2017.

June 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Long County High School baseball standout Trystan Goodro is continuing to excel at the collegiate level.

June 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McGowan designated for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday designated Long County High School alumnus and right-handed pitcher Dustin McGowan for assignment, according to media reports on csnphilly.com.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


New track club earns medals

A new local track team is placing well in statewide competitions.

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Scott attends camp at Harvard

Brendan Scott, Long County High School's 2014 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier football player of the year, was invited to attend a football camp at Harvard University. Scott attended the camp June 14 through an invitation he received from the school.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LCRD 8U All-Stars win championship

The Liberty County Recreation Department 8U baseball team won the Silver Division championship in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Warm-Up tournament June 13 in Glynn County.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports Briefs

Baseball camp set

June 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Football coach recognized as coach on rise

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz was named to Athlon Sports' list of 15 college-football coaches on the rise for 2015 after leading the Eagles to a Sun Belt Conference championship in their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

June 19, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


First-year coach excelling with 12U Rebels

Dana King Jr. knew he would want to coach kids someday.

June 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


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Fall prep football schedules set

Summer vacation will soon end, meaning the kids will head back to school and prep sports will quickly get underway. Football becomes the focal point ...

July 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Changes coming for GSU’s Paulson stadium

STATESBORO - With the kickoff of the 2015 Georgia Southern football season now less than two months away, Paulson Stadium is once again undergoing some renovation.

July 15, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports


McMillan on Butkus Award list team

Ohio State Buckeye football player Raekwon McMillan was named to the Butkus Award watch list, according to a report on Land-Grant Holy Land.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Golf tournament funds scholarships

The committee of the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship Fund has scheduled its 11th annual golf tournament for Aug. 1.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Ex-FPCA pitcher on elite team

New England Collegiate Baseball League pitcher Richard Lovelady was selected to the NECBL Southern Division All-Star Team.

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


BI graduates, brothers still competing

Former Bradwell Institute graduates and brothers Jarvis and Derek Braxton proved they could still compete in track like they did during their Tiger days. The ...

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tiger named to All-Region First Team

Bradwell Institute incoming senior soccer player Justus Hoffmann was named to the 2015 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region First Team.

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS player draws SMU offer

Class of 2017 Liberty County High School basketball player Davion Mitchell has received another college offer, this time from Southern Methodist University, according to smu ...

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Highlander headed to UK

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Jacksonville State University basketball player D.J. Felder is headed to the United Kingdom to play for the Surrey ...

July 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mites take 3rd in state

Liberty County Recreation Department's Mite Boys' All-Star A Team took third place overall at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Tournament. The state ...

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Ex-FPCA pitcher leads collegiate team in wins

Richard Lovelady is leading the Ocean State Waves in wins so far this season. Lovelady, the former First Presbyterian Christian Academy hurler, is 3-0 for ...

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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