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Tide takes one game at a time

Oh what a difference a year makes. As the Blue Tide approaches the critical point of the baseball season, preparing for seven straight regional games in 2-AA, they should feel proud with their overall performance to date.

April 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide washes out Tigers 17-11

The Bradwell Institute Tigers dropped a non-region game by six runs to the Long County Blue Tide Saturday afternoon. The loss came just after the Tigers took their first victory over regional opponent, Windsor Forest, last Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Water theft cases end with plea, no prosecution

A felony theft of services charge against a prominent Hinesville contractor appears settled, according to court documents.

April 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | News


Panthers win regional opener on the road 5-4

The Liberty County Panthers edged out the Burke County Bears Friday night in a come from behind battle with a one run lead to take their first region game (5-4).

April 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther makes an Eagle during victory at Sapelo Hammock

A Liberty County Panther scored an eagle during a match pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers and the McIntosh Academy Buccaneers at Sapelo Hammock Golf Course Wednesday.

April 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Building from the basics

Only 2 years old, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders junior varsity and varsity soccer squads can best be described as a works in progress.

April 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther tennis builds for the future

Love is in the air. Not just the love of the spring flowers, warmer weather and longer days. We are talking serious love, tennis style.

April 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders split games against Toombs Academy

The First Presbyterian Highlanders split victories in Lyons against Robert Toombs Academy Tuesday afternoon.

April 04, 2008 | By Pat Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers lose on penalty kick shoot out 2-3

The Liberty County Lady Panthers displayed a well-orchestrated defensive performance that held South Effingham in check, forcing two-overtimes but were edged out in a penalty kick shootout Tuesday afternoon.

April 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers get first win over the Knights

Showing they can keep their minds, as well as hearts, in a game, the Bradwell Tigers got their first win of the year on the road at Windsor Forest Tuesday night making them 1-1 in region 3-AAAAA.

April 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers drop game to Camden in double overtime only to kick down the Rebels

After a close match against Camden County, where the Men Tigers lost in double overtime 2-1, last Thursday, the Bradwell soccer squads bounced back against The Groves Rebels Tuesday night with the Lady Tigers winning 3-1 and the men winning 3-0.

April 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Glynn Academy Terrorize the Tigers

The Bradwell Tigers showed some renewed stamina on the baseball field despite their 9-19 loss to the Glynn Academy Terrors Monday afternoon.

April 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local track star helps Kennesaw State to number one

Former Liberty County track star Josh McNair helped the Kennesaw State University Owls men's indoor track team make history March 2, becoming the first KSU men's program to earn a Division I Conference Title.

April 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA elite kickers head to London

Griffin Larkin, Austin Buchs, Kristian Eby, Colin Williams, Joey Bell and Joshhua Rodgers are headed to London, England, Friday to attend Chelsea Soccer Camp and learn and play among the pros for a week. The Courier will follow up with the young men when they return.

April 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders continue to improve their game

Rickey Gilliard covers home as a wild throw from third base went over the catcher's head during the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders double-header against Pinewood Christian Friday. FPCA lost the first game 15-0. The final score of the second game was not available. FPCA continues to improve. Last season Pinewood Christian lashed out against FPCA 35-0 during one of their meets. Pinewood Christian is an established baseball program with several regional titles.

April 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Richmond Hill

Bradwell senior players Chris Nunn, Sage Sammons, Hunter Jackson and John Riddel were honored at the Tigers' last home baseball game of the season Wednesday afternoon. However, the celebration didn't last as Richmond Hill beat the Tigers, 9-3, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s senior soccer players honored during last home game

Bradwell Institute held its final home soccer game for the 2014 season Wednesday afternoon, hosting Ware County.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders avenge earlier loss to DEA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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