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Mud as the great motivator

On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.

May 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Brown to battle as Viking

As a Highlander for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Mike Brown ruled the hardwood and helped his squad earn three state rings during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. The lanky 6-foot, 3-inch athlete averaged 12.2 points per game his senior year, using his lightning speed and accuracy to come through time and time again in critical moments.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports wrtier | Sports


LCHS’s Bennett tops in state discus

One week after Lady Panther Jana Jones earned a first-place finish at the girls state track meet, Panther AJ Bennett accomplished the same, taking first place with a discus toss of 184 feet, 4 inches.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers, Panthers finish spring training

Football season officially opens in August, but the Bradwell Tigers and the Liberty County Panthers wasted no time looking for players and getting them in shape during a 10-day spring training, which wrapped Friday afternoon.

May 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Rebels take floor in Bluffton

The St. James 16U Coastal Crew Rebels played in Bluffton this weekend, polishing their skills on the hardwood for this summer's AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The boys qualified for nationals after winning the Easter Classic. The organization needs sponsors. For more information, call coach Darryl McCray at 492-6120 or Rebels' founder Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


RH resident is new area prosecutor

May 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Jones No. 1 in state track

Beating her opponent by a whopping 8.2 inches, Lady Panther discus thrower Jana Jones earned the state crown at the girls state track meet last weekend in Albany.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Herschel Walker recalls twists, turns of athletic career

It may surprise many to know that former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker chose college versus a military career by simply flipping a coin. Speaking to an audience Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Chapel, the Heisman Trophy winner admitted he didn't want to go to UGA at all - at first.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Four Panthers qualify for national meet

Four Liberty County Panther weightlifters recently qualified for the USA Weightlifting School-age National Competition this summer in Foster City, Calif.

May 14, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


’Canes storm past Broncos in pre-season scrimmage

Usually it takes a cowboy to break in a wild bronco. Last Saturday, however, a vicious storm did the trick. The Hinesville Hurricanes tamed the Beaufort Broncos, 42-6, in their pre-season opener on Fort Stewart.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Students, mothers honored at halftime

During intermission at Saturday's pre-season game featuring the Hinesville Hurricanes and the Beaufort Broncos, Liberty County Elementary students and mothers were recognized. Students received accolades for writing sponsorship letters on behalf of the Hinesville team and moms received gifts a day shy of Mother's Day.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Tigers honored at soccer banquet

They donned suits and fancy dresses but it wasn't the prom. In fact, the group that filled Bradwell Institute's cafeteria last Thursday would be more likely to use a dance floor for an impromptu soccer game than for cutting a rug.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Chapman brings home three medals

Camille Jackson, Quintunya Chapman, Shonteria Williams, KeAndre Ladson, Kissimmee Herring, Kwajelin Holsendolph and Sherina Hornsby made the voyage to Albany last weekend for the girls state track meet. The athletes represented the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers in Class AAAAA.

May 12, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder conviction draws life plus five years

"I meant to hurt her. I meant to cut her, but I didn't mean for her to die," defendant Richard Geiger told jurors Friday under cross examination by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Russell Mabrey.

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


Devils exorcise Panthers

Columbus High School's diamond Blue Devils put the hoo-doo on visiting Liberty County on Friday, eliminating the Panthers in the first round of the playoffs in two quick, mercy-rule games.

May 10, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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New display case for BI champions

There is a new trophy case at Bradwell Institute that showcases the 1965 state champion football team and the 1976 state winning baseball team. The ...

January 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Woods tourney focuses on JV, ninth grade teams

The 24th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament is Saturday. The tournament showcases junior varsity and ninth grade teams.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Highlanders in Ecuadorian finals

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players D.J. Felder and Jordan Johnson are playing in the championship series in the Latin Basketball League in ...

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


McMillan opts out of senior year, going into NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to pick a new defensive captain and middle linebacker after Raekwon McMillan formally declared for the 2017 NFL Draft ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate Pierce Bears

Liberty County hosted Pierce County in Region 2-AAA basketball Friday. The Lady Panthers allowed a second half comeback to lose to the Lady Bears 50-39 ...

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae hits 21 in Cavs loss to Bulls

In his third NBA start, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae scored 21 points against the Chicago Bulls last Wednesday.

January 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Don’t set yourself up for failure

I, for one, am glad that the holidays are finally behind us. Welcome 2017, come on in while I slam the door shut on 2016 ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


McMillan a bright spot in Buckeyes’ rout

BREAKING: Former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan, has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NFL draft. McMillan broke the news with a ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Frazier helps Bulldogs beat Auburn

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native JJ Frazier had a huge game against Auburn Dec. 29.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


McRae gets first NBA starts

With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had his first two NBA starts for the Cleveland ...

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA beats HH Academy 72-56 Friday

Highlanders George Mitchell and Isiah Scott combined for 44 points as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team defeated Hilton Head Academy 72-56 Friday.

January 04, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders keeping busy over holiday break

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the ...

January 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders keep busy over holiday

Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the ...

January 03, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


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