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Young Rebel, FPCA player dreams big

Xavier Jackson, 13, is a basketball player with aspirations of making it to the NBA.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Junior Lady Highlanders come on strong

The Lady Highlander varsity squad struggled in its inaugural season, finishing 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the GISA region 2-A, but the school can look to the up and coming junior varsity to see its possible turn around.

February 18, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA takes region, local schools win

The third attempt was a charm for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders as the boys varsity squad took its third victory against Bethesda on Friday night in Milledgeville, earning the GISA Region 2-A championship. FPCA won 73-68 in overtime.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Panther soccer already in full swing

The Liberty County Panther soccer teams have kicked the season into full gear as the boys report a record of 2-0-1 to date.

February 16, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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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


Tigers fall to Indians, bounce back against Blue Tide

Bradwell Institute's baseball team lost on the road last weekend and scored a victory at home this past Thursday. The Tiger boys are now 4-8 overall and 0-6 in Region 3-AAAAA.

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


Lady Panthers thump Toombs Co.

A soggy field and a light drizzle didn't stop the Liberty County High School Lady Panther soccer team from defeating Toombs County, 6-1, Friday afternoon in Lyons.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA earns first region win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy earned its first Region 2-AA win of the season Friday by winning at Twiggs Academy, 6-5.

March 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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