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Schools prep for basketball

Basketball tryouts and practices started on Oct. 26. Local high schools have organized their teams and are busy preparing for the 2009-10 season. In this edition, we'll take a look at the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers, who went 25-5 overall and 13-1 in Region 3-AAAAA last season.

November 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hall of Fame inductees selected

Among this year's Liberty County Sports Hall of Fame inductees is Sheriff J. Don Martin, who was chosen for his contributions to the Harvey Overton Bradwell Tiger Football Booster Club.

November 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers make playoffs

"Good job, guys. We got the win and we got to where we wanted to be," Bradwell Tiger football coach Jim Walsh said to his team after they the Johnson High Atom-

November 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers tame Wildcats, 32-13

Liberty County put a damper on Richmond Hill's homecoming festivities by taming the Wildcats with a 32-13 win in Bryan County Friday night.

November 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Cats battle in Bryan Co.

Good news for the fans of the Liberty County Panthers: Win or lose, they are in the playoffs after clinching third place in Region 3-AAA. However, Panther coach Kirk Warner said they still want to go out on top as they battle the Wildcats in Richmond Hill to finish the regular season.

October 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers face Johnson in final home game

The Bradwell Institute Tigers have a big night ahead as they host Johnson at Olvey Field.

October 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Former Tiger plays Tebow

For a college scouting team, it's usually all guts, no glory. But this weekend, one former Bradwell Tiger will get a moment in the spotlight as he plays the part of Tim Tebow to help the Bulldogs prepare for their game against the Florida Gators tomorrow in Jacksonville.

October 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty taekwondo center places well in championships

During the 2009 Liberty Sport Taekwondo Championship Tournament on Saturday at the Shuman Center, the hometown LCRD squad placed well in forms and sparring.

October 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA falls in state finals

First Presbyterian Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team made it to the state finals for the first time in the program's three-year history, but the Highlanders came up a few goals short. FPCA lost 4-1 to Oak Mountain Academy on Saturday in Macon.

October 28, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rapper signs contract with label

Born and raised in Midway, James Barrett was a regular student at Liberty County High School when someone told him he had a gift for poetry and asked if he ever considered rapping.

October 26, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


Cats claw dogs, 41-14

The Bradwell Tigers knew the Beach High Bulldogs had ace athletes, especially Simon Heyward. Anticipating the wildcat play and the versatility of the Dogs' run/pass offense, Tiger coach Jim Walsh and his team turned the tables on the Savannah squad and did something unexpected. They passed the ball and spread the run to more than just Sheldon Barnes. The Tigers added another victory to stay in playoff contention, defeating the Bulldogs 41-14 at home Friday for homecoming.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Taekwondo tournament draws crowd

More than 100 participants and spectators filled the Shuman Center Saturday for the 2009 Liberty Taekwondo Championships. Competitors from 5 years old to those in their mid-thirties displayed their forms and fighting skills, competing for the honor of the Dojo's Masters.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI marks homecoming

Bradwell Institute will crown its homecoming queen on the football field tonight, but the Tigers are really looking for crowning a victory. They're hosting the Beach High Bulldogs. After defeating the Savannah High Blue Jackets at home last week, 50-0, the Tigers will count on their defense to stop the Bulldogs - specifically, Simon Heyward.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers look to take region’s No. 2 spot

"The game is a big game for us and a big game for our program," Panther head coach Kirk Warner said of tonight's match-up against Baldwin Braves at Donell Woods Stadium. "We have not had that big signature win for our program and I think Baldwin would be that win."

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA to play for state championship

It came down to a penalty kick in the second half, but the Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy eked out a 1-0 victory over Community Christian in the state semi-finals, sending them to the championship game tomorrow in Macon.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lady ’Landers run ends

Injuries foiled the state playoff run for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls soccer team.

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA hosts playoffs first round Thursday

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team will host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday beginning at 2 p.m. on St. James ...

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers fall in round one

Liberty County's hopes of advancing to the second round of the state baseball playoffs were dashed in Dublin Friday.

May 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage

Three juveniles were arrested Thursday afternoon after a criminal investigation into several homes being vandalized at new housing developments.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Former LCHS Panther now with Hoosiers

Former Liberty County and St. James Coastal Crew Rebels basketball player Freddie McSwain committed to play as an Indiana Hoosier on Sunday, according to a ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ state tennis run falls just short

Liberty County's tennis teams made the state playoffs, but fell last week in the first round.

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Buffalo is a cut above beef

I'm no steak expert, but I love a properly cooked steak every now and then. I don't often cook steaks at home. I ...

April 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


FPCA outlasts weather, Monsignor Donovan

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School was delayed a few times by lightning and rain, but the game ...

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County wins slugfest against Claxton

Liberty County and Claxton traded blows throughout an entertaining baseball game before the Panthers came away with an 8-6 win in eight innings Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers lose heartbreakers to Brunswick

Bradwell Institute lost both games of a doubleheader at Brunswick by just one run.

April 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA honors seniors players

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Robert Toombs Christian Academy Monday afternoon in the final soccer matches of the regular season.

April 20, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady ’Landers 2nd in region, coach sees state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlander soccer team nearly had a perfect season. The girls were sitting on an 8-0 record until a 3-1 ...

April 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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