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BI Tigers victorious over Camden in OT

Camden County ran the clock, controlled the offense and had a 2-0 lead against the Bradwell Tigers at Olvey Field on Thursday. It seemed the Tigers were destined to lose to the Wildcat squad that has defeated them for the past four years - the duration of head coach Greg Cooke's career at Bradwell.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Midway Middle Panthers three-peat

"This is our third championship in a row - a three-peat," said Midway Middle School Lady Panthers basketball coach Shannon McFadden.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders get baseball under way

With most of his players still excited about winning the state title in basketball, Highlander baseball coach Joey Brown barely had enough time to squeeze in one week's worth of practice before they scrimmaged Robert Toombs Academy on Monday.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


Panthers take top spot at track meet

The Panthers took the top spot at their first home track meet Tuesday when they hosted Effingham and Wayne counties.

March 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Allenhurst, Long County men arrested on child porn charges

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs departments, working in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, wrapped up a two-month, statewide investigation that led to the arrest of more than 20 people, including Long County and Allenhurst residents, for allegedly possessing child pornography this week.

March 13, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tiger soccer team downs Groves H.S.

A penalty kick by David Miller in the first half and a solid kick by Chris Schuster in the second helped the Bradwell Tigers boyssoccer squad stay ahead of the Groves High Rebels in Tuesday's 2-1 win at home on Olvey Field.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Camden beats BI Tigers, 8-4

Going into the sixth inning, the Tigers trailed by 2 (3-5) as they hosted their region opener against Camden County Tuesday afternoon. By the end of the 7th inning, however the Wildcats were up by 4 to win 8-4.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers finish second, third at invitational

On Saturday, the Bradwell Tigers track team competed in Camden County at the 39th annual Dana Shavalier Invitational, where the boys finished second and the girls' squad, although relatively small, took third place.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers take first against Savannah squads

Leading the pack against the Savannah area schools the Liberty County High School Panther track teams took first place wins with the boys earning 115 points and the girls earning 112 at a meet at Savannah State University on Tuesday.

March 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tiger loss to Redan ends season

Although the season is over, the Bradwell Lady Tigers have a lot to celebrate after finishing the season with a 25-5 record and a stand at the Elite Eight on Saturday when undefeated Redan High School won 59-40 at Fort Valley State University.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers improve to 3-0 with Benedictine win

It's David Samuel's first year as Liberty's baseball coach and so far the coach and his squad are undefeated with a 3-0 record after winning 7-3 in Savannah on Monday against Benedictine.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers lose to Wildcats, 7-5

Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren summed up his squad's 0-5 record with one word, "performance." The Tigers took a 7-5 loss at home Saturday against Richmond Hill despite a second inning rally that brought in 4 runs and put the Tigers up by 1.

March 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kiss-A-Pig Campaign starts

SAVANNAH - Rusakis Plaza came alive with the OlymPIG athletes parading on stage as this year's 17th annual Kiss-A-Pig Campaign kicked off Saturday.

March 11, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Panthers close out Johnson in 4

Starting the game down 0-1 after a homerun from the visiting team might intimidate some squads, but the Liberty County Panthers brushed the dirt off, rolled up their sleeves and drove in 10 points in the second inning. The Panthers closed the game in the fourth with a 16-1 rout over visiting Johnson High School on Thursday.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats head to state tournament

Pinning their way to more medals, eight of nine wrestlers from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Mat Rats wrestling team are on their way to their first state meet.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Tigers fall to Indians, bounce back against Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute's baseball team lost on the road last weekend, but scored a victory at home Thursday over Long County.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


RH Wildcats too tough for BI Tigers

Bradwell hosted Richmond Hill Tuesday on Olvey Field and despite big saves from goal keepers Christiana Eskridge and Reina Richardson the girls lost, 7-0. The BI girls slip to 3-7 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.

March 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death

It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Panthers pitch no-hitter against Groves

It was a quick trip to and from Garden City Thursday as the liberty County High School baseball team wrapped up a 17-1 win in four innings. The Panther boys had the game sealed in the first inning driving in 13 runs off 10 hits.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Soccer teams fall in recent games

Bradwell Institute hosted Richmond Hill and Liberty County High School played at Savannah Christian in soccer games but both local prep schools suffered losses Tuesday.

March 26, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty gets swept

The Liberty County High School baseball team was shut out twice in a doubleheader Saturday at Thomson.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell, Liberty teams lose on the road

The Liberty County High School soccer teams dropped their games against Wayne County on Friday in Jesup.

March 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Trial in Fort Stewart soldier's slaying is underway

A jury was selected and the trial started this week in federal court in Savannah in the death of a Fort Stewart soldier.

March 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


John talks NFL, raises funds

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was back home in Hinesville on Friday helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Liberty.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


S. Effingham sweeps Tigers

Bradwell Institute was looking to earn Region 3-AAAAA wins on the soccer field Tuesday. But the South Effingham High School Mustangs had other plans, as they swept the Tiger teams on Olvey Field.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets swept by Statesboro

This year, the Bradwell Institute baseball team has scheduled its region 3-AAAAA games a bit differently than in previous years. The Tigers are playing each region opponent three times in one week, starting last week when they went 0-3 against South Effingham.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Robotic turkey decoy to help catch poachers

Turkey season opened Saturday, and the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation did its part to ensure that only legal hunters get gobblers.

March 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Injured deputy's wife forgives alleged drunk driver

A probation revocation hearing for the man accused of injuring a former Liberty County deputy at the Port of Savannah was continued until May 5.

March 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | News


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