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Hammerheads have state champ

It took nearly a decade, but the Liberty County Recreation Department's swim team, the Hammerheads, had one of its own take the title at the state swim meet in Tifton last weekend.

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


Sticking to the Wing-T

"It's been good to us," Tiger football head coach Jim Walsh said about the offensive strategy the team has consistently used for years.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


NFL pre-season starts Sunday

The 2008 football season kicks off with pre-season action at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hall of Fame Week pits the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins. NBC Sports will telecast the game nationally, while Westwood One provides national radio coverage.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers have depth at QB

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had the unfortunate fate of losing their starting quarterback last season before the first snap was ever taken from center. Wilson Brown had impressed the coaches with his abilities and skills so much he took snaps for the varsity as a ninth grader. Last season he was going to lead the Tigers as a sophomore but a knee injury in the spring dashed the Tigers' vision for him as the starting quarterback.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes tough it out Ironman style

Head coach Jamie Sharp of the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team is not one to back down from a battle. Win or lose he prefers to do it on the gridiron.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


4-1/2 men try to take crown in Orlando

4-1/2 Men hope to out do the second place finish they had last year, by bringing home the first place trophy as they head out to play at the 3v3 National Soccer Tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando tomorrow.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Starters return to BI defense

The Bradwell Tigers have will have a strong defensive front as six players return to their starting positions from last season.

August 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels take first at Statesboro

The 14U Coastal Crew Rebels won first place at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club Tournament last weekend under new head coach Rodney Davis.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Milton-Jones makes Olympics

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Masonic Lodge donates to team

The Southeast Elite Track Team is competing at nationals this weekend among the nation's brightest and most talented athletes.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton at Patriots training camp

Surviving the first series of cuts to date, former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player and Georgia Tech linebacker Gary Guyton headed north on July 15 as the New England Patriots prepare to launch a football training camp tomorrow.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes fall short against Warriors

Despite opening the game with a halfback option pass to a wide-open receiver for a touchdown, the Hinesville Hurricanes found themselves short of a victory in their second home game of the season on Saturday night.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County working to fill L-HEMA vacancies

County administrators were busy working to fill two vacancies at the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency during the heart of active hurricane season.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Liberty Fest biggest and best ever

A little rain on Friday night and hot temperatures on Saturday did not dampen the success and turnout of the 2008 Liberty Fest Weekend.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Teen Achievers give summer fun

Providing fun and activities to the young kids while teaching life skills and good morals to the teenagers is just a sample of what the Liberty County YMCA Teen Achievers Program is all about.

August 05, 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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