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‘Mat Rat’ lays the smack down

Small in stature but big with his throws and moves, Hunter Wilson, 8, a member of the Liberty County Recreation Department's wrestling team called the Mat Rats made his farewell performance at regions and state placing at both meets in the 70 pound bantam weight class.

July 10, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


13U Rebels going to USBA Nationals

Following in the footsteps of their competitive and successful older Coastal Crew Rebel players, the 13U squad has attained a national bid and is headed to North Myrtle Beach for the USBA Nationals scheduled for June 23-28.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kings repeat on River Street

With 70 teams from seven different states taking the court at the annual River Street Classic Basketball Tournament held in Savannah last weekend, fans knew the competition was going to be fierce.

July 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Forfeit hampers ’Canes dedication game

An unexpected last minute decision by the Central Florida Thoroughbreds to forfeit last Saturday's Hinesville Hurricanes home opener left the fans, but more importantly the players and family members who were there to dedicate the game to the late Mary Jo Sharp, a bit bewildered.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Station selling strong ethanol

A possible reprieve from rising cost of gas opened to the public today as the first ethanol E85 fuel pump in Hinesville was placed in service after a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning at the Clyde's # 62 gas station at 791 E. G. Miles Parkway.

July 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Panther football team hits weights

The Liberty County Panthers started summer football conditioning June 2 and are focusing on getting in top shape regarding speed and physical strength.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Championship down to double-elimination

As the Liberty County Recreation Department's baseball and softball championship games are being decided, Tuesday night's junior, mite and midget baseball championship bouts proved to be a show of the underdogs as every second place team had to beat their opponents twice to take the trophy.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hoops Day a sneak preview

The St. James Sports Center was active with slam dunks, fancy lay-ups and a display of the finest young up and coming basketball players in the local and surrounding areas as First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted their first, of what they hope will become an annual, Highlander Hoops day on Monday.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Safety a priority at LCRD pool

Cedric Johnson spends his days in a pair of shorts and tank top, which is considered professional business attire for his job as the Liberty County Recreation Department's pool manager and lifeguard. He dutifully checks the concession supplies and patrols the pool area where three other lifeguards watch the swimmers and frolickers perched high in their lifeguard tower chairs.

July 03, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


"Canes storm Troop Park

The Hinesville Hurricanes, semi-pro football team will host their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Long Bell Football Stadium at Liberty Independent Troop Park.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers condition for physical strength

Running with chutes on the grassy field, jogging through mini hurdles, ladder drills on the track, learning function and form and pumping iron is how some of the Bradwell Tigers football players spent one week of their summer vacation.

June 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers log 2 victories against Brantley

The Bradwell Tigers summer league has traveled throughout the area in order to keep their baseball skills developing. Monday afternoon they hosted Brantley County at home and pulled out two come-from-behind victories in the last inning 5-4 and 9-8, during their scrimmage.

June 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Realtors tee off for a cure

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors finally got a chance to hit the greens, hosting their second annual Relay For Life Golf Tournament last Saturday. The event was originally scheduled for April but a storm postponed the event.

June 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Scout receives prestigious honor for saving his cousin's life

Troop 500 bestowed a prestigious honor on one of its own Thursday for saving another person's life.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Hammerheads’ first meet a success

The Liberty County Recreational Department's Swim Team, the Hammerheads, completed their first meet on June 2, at the LCRD pool facility. The swim team featuring veteran and new swimmers managed to complete the meet and placed second against four other swim teams from various counties including, Douglas, Wayne and Jeff Davis. The second place finish was a first for the swim team.

June 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Patriots knock down Highlanders 54-12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Bellville where they fell 54-12 at Pinewood Christian Academy during Friday night's non- conference football game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers have tough road game Saturday

Liberty County will hit the road for its only Saturday night game of the season, traveling to Albany to play Monroe.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA plays at Pinewood

The game was scheduled as a home game, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team will try for its first win tonight in Bellville against Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell has bye week

Bradwell Institute is out of action tonight as the Tigers enter their bye-week.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty topped by South Effingham

The Liberty County softball team dropped a 5-0 decision to South Effingham on Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAA game in Effingham.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall at SVA

Bradwell Institute pitcher Mackenzie Stewart struck out six batters and gave up only one hit Wednesday, but the Lady Tigers still fell to St. Vincent's Academy, 3-1, in Savannah in a non-region game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Jury quickly reaches Boles guilty verdict

The jury didn't deliberate long in the state's case against Torres Boles. The six men and six woman took less than an hour Wednesday to find the Hinesville man guilty of felony murder, three charges of cruelty to children and one charge of deprivation of a child - his own daughter, Andraia Boles, who was 3 years old at the time of her death.

September 19, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Cadets control Panthers

Liberty County football coach Kirk Warner had said the game against Benedictine should be viewed as a precursor to the postseason.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Backs shine in Bradwell’s loss

Each team in Friday's Bradwell Institute-Richmond Hill football game had a back put up stellar numbers.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty wins on roadLiberty wins on road

It was supposed to be a Region 3-AAAA softball doubleheader Saturday at Thomson, but rain put game two on hold.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


YMCA level-two gymnasts place third

The Liberty gymnastics team of the Liberty County YMCA competed Sept. 6-7 at Champions Gymnastics in Jacksonville, where the level-two gymnasts placed third overall.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers topped by Cadets

Changing regions came at a cost for Liberty County High School. Panther head football coach Kirk Warner was forced to find teams to replace the sub-region Augusta teams - and Savannah powerhouse Benedictine obliged.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI drops region battle

Richmond Hill walked into Olvey Field and handed Bradwell Institute a 28-7 Region 3-AAAAA loss Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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