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Daffron named Telfair head coach

After spending the past four years as an assistant football coach for the Liberty County Panthers, Jeff Daffron will soon take over as the new head football coach for the Telfair County High Trojans.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


One down, one to go for FPCA

As expected, the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-A title will be decided Monday with the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders facing area rival Bethesda.

February 15, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Regular season nears end

Local basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons tonight. The Bradwell Institute Tigers are away at Johnson High School in Savannah and the Panthers host Richmond Hill for senior night.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


AAU season kicks off with tryouts

Area middle schools have wrapped up their basketball seasons, but as one door closes another is swinging wide open. The AAU basketball season is about to begin.

February 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Burn victim making progress

A man, who was severely burned Jan. 8 as he tried to save his 2-month-old son's life during a house fire is undergoing several skin graft surgeries at the Augusta Burn Center, according to updates posted by family members on the hospital's www.caringbridge.org Web site.

February 10, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


LCHS, Baldwin split wins

The Liberty County High School boys basketball team beat the Baldwin Braves 70-61 in Baldwin on Saturday night to stay on top with a of 23-1 overall record and a 10-1 in Region 3-AAA mark. The Lady Panthers lost in overtime when the Baldwin girls eked out a 46-43 victory. The Liberty girls are 16-5 overall and 8-3 in the region.

February 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Guyton reflects on second season

Last year, as an rookie linebacker for the New England Patriots, Gary Guyton had two official starts and played in 14 games. This season, the former Bradwell Institute Tiger started all 16 games, including a playoff match against the Ravens.

February 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


LCHS tears down Bears

The Lady Panthers pressed the court at home Friday night to defeat the Lady Bears of Burke County in an 84-41 stunner.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusaders defeat two Saints teams

Faith Baptist pounded Urban Christian on Friday in Savannah, winning 96-67. The Crusaders also defeated St. Paul, 78-71, at home on Thursday, successfully wrapping up the regular season. Now the Ludowici squad is preparing for the state tournament.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA downs Georgia Christian

The Highlanders took a decisive 71-38 win at Georgia Christian on Friday, bouncing back after a 2-point loss to Bethesda on Tuesday. The Lady Highlanders fought hard but lost 41-31.

February 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Once a cat, always a cat

Tigers will always be Tigers and Panthers will always be Panthers unless, of course, a Panther becomes a Tiger and a Tiger becomes a Panther. Confused yet?

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers trounce Beach twice

The first time the Lady Tigers took on the Lady Bulldogs of Beach High, the Hinesville girls came out on top on their home turf, winning 57-39. On Tuesday night, the Bradwell girls headed to Savannah expecting the Bulldogs to avenge the loss.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Blazers win by 2, tie FPCA for No. 1

The Bethesda Blazers and First Presbyterian Christian Academy have traded region wins on several occasions and even a few region titles, but for the past two seasons the Highlanders have denied the Blazers the state title.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Bulldogs avenge loss with 45-36 home win

The Beach Bulldogs were fueled Tuesday by the memory of a 58-48 loss to the Bradwell Tigers on Jan. 12 in Hinesville. This time, the 'Dogs fought to protect their home court and their determination paid off with a 45-36 win over Bradwell. In a tight first half, the teams kept it close, but Beach pounded the boards in the second half to avenge last month's defeat.

February 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Sheriff out of hospital, home

After spending roughly two months at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Dec. 3, Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin is home. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Courier.

February 03, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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Crusader signs with Blue Jays

Faith Baptist Christian Academy baseball player Chavez Young signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae named to league’s first team

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not make it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost 85-79 to the Chicago Bulls.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Can’t find my green thumb anywhere

Well, at least I tried.

July 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


HDDA discusses upcoming events

Hollie Moore Barnidge, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Main Street program manager, addressed business leaders at the Hinesville Downtown Partners meeting Thursday at VIP ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business


High school coaches attend same camp

Longtime Liberty County Recreation Department volunteer William Roberts had a surprise for the kids in his 5th Quarter Elite football camp Tuesday morning.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther gets fifth star

After Nike's The Opening this past week, Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte was formally rated as a five-star recruit by 247Sports Wednesday.

July 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Elite soccer camp back in Hinesville

Sweat dripped from the 30 campers running drills. But the heat wasn't enough to keep them from learning the professional way of playing the ...

July 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae scores double figures in three games

It took the Cleveland Cavaliers summer league three games before getting a win in Las Vegas. But that wasn't former Liberty County basketball player ...

July 13, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Three LCRD teams headed to GRPA championships

Three local Liberty County Recreation Department All-Star baseball and softball teams are headed to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournaments this week.

July 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Serving food instead of fireworks

It's always nice when you get a chance to spend a long holiday weekend with family.

July 06, 2016 | By Patty Leon Liberty Foodie | Food


Lovelady gets first pro win

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.

July 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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