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Buzzer-beater ends Liberty’s title quest

The crowd at Tuesday's Liberty County High School playoff basketball game was standing room only. Panther fans cheers and yells filled LCHS's gym as the game drew to a close and the home team clung to a 2-point lead. Dougherty High School fans were solemn … until Trojan Joshua Lewis tossed in a 3-point shot at the buzzer to help his team defeat the Panthers 59-58.

March 05, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Tigers headed to Elite Eight

The Lady Tigers made their fan base a little nervous as they allowed Riverdale to chip away at an 11 point lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

FPCA three-peats

The Bethesda Blazers were desperate to avenge previous state title losses to the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders when they battled in the state final Saturday afternoon at Georgia College and State University. The Blazers led by 7 then traded leads with the Hinesville boys roughly 10 times before the Highlanders secured the crown, 55-46.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Tigers host Sweet 16 tonight

The Lady Tigers hosted Luella in the first round of state and coasted to a 69-49 win at home Saturday night.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Long makes Sweet 16, downing Jefferson Co.

The Blue Tide basketball team beat Jefferson County High School in Louisville on Friday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association State Championship. The 90-86 win advanced the Long County boys to the Sweet 16.

March 03, 2010 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Faith Baptist wins NACA tournament

Ludowici's Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders beat Arthur Christian Mennonites out of Ohio, 80-70, Saturday for the championship of the National Association of Christian Athletes' tournament in Tennessee.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers rally, beat Brantley 7-5

If you arrived early and left early then you missed the comeback. The Bradwell Institute Tigers trailed Brantley County for most of Mondays game, but rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading to a 7-5 win.

March 03, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Buzzer-beater ends Liberty's state quest

Dougherty came into Liberty County's gym and squeezed in a trey shot at the buzzer to win the game by one ending the Panthers quest for a class AAA state title.

March 02, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Sports briefs for Feb. 28, 2010

NWTF BanquetThe 25th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet will be sponsored by the Coastal Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on March 11 at The Clubhouse in Rye Patch.There will be a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, door prizes, a gun giveaway and several raffles. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7. For tickets or more information, call Jay Harwell at 977-4325 or Robert Clark at 312-0351. For directions to the Clubhouse in Rye Patch, go to

Hinesville 'Canes team meeting

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

Panthers eliminate Shaw

The Liberty County High School boys basketball team and their fans exhaled collectively Friday after the Panthers managed a 90-82 victory at home, eliminating Shaw from the state playoffs. The game was a close one.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers to work on pitching

Coach Rhett Hellgren said his Bradwell Institute Tiger baseball team has nine returning lettermen from last season but added that his squad needs to work on pitching skills to have a successful season.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lady Panther signs with Young Harris

Lady Panther third baseman Dominique Sibley has signed to play softball at Young Harris College. She penned her name to a partial scholarship alongside friends and family in Liberty County High School's media center Thursday morning, formally becoming a Mountain Lion.

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Liberty Co. buzzing with high school sports action

Basketball is still the biggest draw in town with three local schools chasing state titles, but here are a few scores from other sports in our area:

March 01, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Liberty kicks off Kiss-A-Pig campaign

Sporting a wizard's robe, long white hair, a flowing beard and plastic snout, Liberty County Hospital Authority Chairman Jon Long expressed his desire Thursday to kiss a pig. Long is this year's Team Liberty candidate for the American Diabetes

March 01, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE

Highlanders win third state title beating Blazers 55-46

Highlander 55, Bethesda 46

February 27, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

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BI Tigers beat Brunswick Pirates

Bradwell Institute nudged out a 21-18 win at Hokey Jackson Stadium Monday night, beating the Brunswick Pirates in a region 2-(6) A football game.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Sunbury 5K draws 125 runners

The seventh annual Sunbury 5K on Oct. 1 attracted roughly 125 runners and walkers.

October 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

Both Liberty and Long counties have been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Highlanders fall in final game; still see positives

It wasn't the best finish to a football season. As a matter of fact First Presbyterian Christian Academy lost 43-8 at Robert Toombs Christian ...

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Georgia Bulldog named to SEC pre-season BB team

Glennville native and former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player JJ Frazier was named to the All-SEC pre-season first team Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

McMillan makes mid-season All-American list

Current Ohio State linebacker, Raekwon McMillan was one of six Buckeyes named to the mid-season All-America list Wednesday.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Former Liberty player with Canadian Football League

Former Liberty County running back Shadrach Thornton is back on the football field playing for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Long added to FEMA government aid, Liberty private still on hold

Long County was one of nine counties added to the Georgia Declaration for funding which will supplement state agencies and local recovery efforts from damages ...

October 24, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business News

Liberty tops Appling County

Liberty County High School is off to a 2-0 start in region 2-AAA after playing two games this past week. The Panther boys played Tattnall ...

October 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Carter praises storm response here

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.

October 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

FEMA workers in area

Liberty County residents will have to wait a bit longer to see whether federal individual assistance will help them cover costs associated with damages from ...

October 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | News

Panthers open region with win

Liberty County High School finally got a chance to play their first region 2-AAA game Tuesday and won 44-20. The game played at Tattnall County ...

October 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

John signed by Arizona Cardinals

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals last week.

October 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports

Eating up a storm

Well thank you very much, Hurricane Matthew. I left Florida 10 years ago to get away from blow-hards like you and yet here one is ...

October 13, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE

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