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Panthers’ young defense steps up

The Liberty County Panthers have tweaked their offense to fit their players' size and speed and for Panther defensive coordinator Thomas Desbiens it was an opportunity to have his players learn to read the shotgun spread.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Golf tourney continues educational legacy

Everyone who remembers Henry "Hank" White says the same thing. He loved children and was committed to helping students further their education. This legacy was celebrated Saturday morning during the Henry "Hank" White Golf Tournament at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County opens new rec buildings

It took roughly a year, but the Liberty County Recreation Department has a new home for the administration and a new building for maintenance equipment.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tiger Wilson Brown says he is ready

After missing last season with a knee injury Bradwell Institute's Wilson Brown says he is anxious to get back into the game as the Tigers' starting quarterback.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers decide on starters

With two seasons of snaps under his belt junior Julian Stokes will likely be the starting quarterback for the Liberty County Panthers this season. Stokes started taking snaps as a freshman when the starting quarterback was injured and out with a dislocated shoulder.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local siblings rock the sport karate world

Fighting among siblings is not an unusual thing for parents to encounter. But sibling who approach fighting as a sport and become world titleholders is quite another thing.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Heat changes practice schedules

Practice in full uniforms began for Liberty County High and Bradwell Institute football teams Tuesday and an issue more troubling than the condition of the players was the heat. With temperatures and heat indexes hitting record highs all week, the coaches had to change standard practice procedures.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


4th-quarter rally can’t help ’Canes avoid loss

A rally in the fourth quarter couldn't help the Hinesville Hurricanes, who found themselves four points short of a tie or win against the Savannah Warriors Saturday.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


National Night Out draws small crowd

The sun peeked out from the clouds and cast its warmth on a small group people who showed up for the National Night Out celebration Saturday afternoon in Bradwell Park.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


First Lady Panther’s practice rained out

Friday afternoon was supposed to be Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard's first glimpse of what his team would look like for the upcoming season. But with lightning striking nearby and the rain moving in, he only got a quick glimpse of who was possibly returning and how many he may have to work with.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther's new OC a familiar face

The Liberty County Panthers' football squad starts the season with a new offensive coordinator managing the team's direction. This new coach however, has a familiar face.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers hope to open season ine new stadium

According to Liberty County School Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Conley, the Liberty County Panthers will have their first home game of the 2008 season at their new Donell Woods Stadium.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Contractor cuts natural gas line

Workers from BRW Construction accidentally hit a 1 1/4" natural gas line while excavating an area to install new water lines. The incident that occurred shortly after 2:15 p.m. was near the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 196 West but traffic was not disrupted.

August 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Former Tiger makes SAC commissioner’s honor roll

Former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player, Jake Walsh, was among 644 student athletes who made the 2007-08 South Atlantic Conference commissioner's honor roll.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ex-Tiger Lliso is Army’s place kicker

As if being a top rated soccer player, place kicker and member of the JROTC for the Bradwell Institute Tigers was not impressive, Joey Lliso set the bar one level higher when he was taken as a walk-on place kicker for the U. S. Army football team at West Point Military Academy.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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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


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


Panthers edge out 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 Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


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


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


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


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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