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McMillan loses stripe — and it’s a good thing

Recognized as a huge rite of passage, Ohio State Buckeye coach Urban Meyer announced he was removing the black stripes off the helmets of two freshmen - including Liberty County High School alum and OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BI’s Johnson honored for perfect attendance

Bradwell Institute quarterback Duane Johnson won a 55-inch flat-screen TV in recognition of his 100 percent attendance to all team activities and practice in the spring, summer and fall. Johnson received the TV from new BI head coach Greg Hill on Monday.

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Two things GSU better be good at in Sun Belt

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 13, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Sports briefs

LCRD offering variety of fall programs

August 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


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


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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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